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How to Create a Match the Pair Quiz (+ 20 Quiz Questions)

How to Create a Match the Pair Quiz (+ 20 Quiz Questions)

Quizzes and Games

Lakshmi Puthanveedu 04 May 2022 5 min read

Quizzes are everyone’s favourite, regardless of age. But what if we say you can double the fun?

Match the pair games are one of the best ways to engage your audience. Whether you are a teacher looking for ways to make your lessons interactive or just looking for some fun games to play with your friends and family, these matching pair quizzes are perfect for it all.

Want to make a ‘match the pairs’ game but don’t know how? We’ve got you covered with this guide and a bunch of questions you can use.

What is a Matching Pair Quiz?

Matching type quizzes are pretty simple to play.  The audience is presented with two columns- sides A and B. The game is to match each option on side A with its correct pair on side B.

There’s a tonne of stuff a matching quiz is good for. In school, it’s a great way to teach vocabulary between two languages, to test country knowledge in geography class or to match science terms with their definitions.

When it comes to trivia, you can include a matching question in a news round, music round, science & nature round; pretty much anywhere really!

20 Matching Pair Quiz Questions

Round 1 – Around the World 🌎

  • Match the capital cities with the countries
    • Botswana – Gaborone
    • Cambodia – Phnom Penh
    • Chile – Santiago
    • Germany – Berlin
  • Match the world wonders to the countries they are in
    • Taj Mahal – India
    • Hagia Sophia – Turkey
    • Machu Picchu – Peru
    • The Colosseum – Italy
  • Match the currencies with the countries
    • US – Dollars
    • UAE – Dirhams
    • Luxembourg – Euro
    • Switzerland – Swiss Franc
  • Match the countries with what they are known as:
    • Japan – Land of the rising sun
    • Bhutan – Land of the thunderbolts
    • Thailand – Land of smiles
    • Norway – Land of the midnight sun
  • Match the rainforests with the country they are located in
    • Amazon – South America
    • Congo Basin- Africa
    • Kinabalu National Forest – Malaysia
    • Daintree rainforest – Australia

Round 2 – Science ⚗️

  • Match the elements and their symbols
    • Iron – Fe
    • Sodium – Na
    • Silver – Ag
    • Copper – Cu
  • Match the elements and their atomic numbers
    • Hydrogen – 1
    • Carbon – 6
    • Neon – 10
    • Cobalt – 27
  • Match the vegetables with the colours
    • Tomato – Red
    • Pumpkin – Yellow
    • Carrot – Orange
    • Okra – Green
  • Match the following substance with their uses
    • Mercury – Thermometers
    • Copper – Electric Wires
    • Carbon – Fuel
    • Gold – Jewelry
  • Match the following inventions with their inventors
    • Telephone – Alexander Graham Bell
    • Periodic table – Dmitri Mendeleev
    • Gramophone – Thomas Edison
    • Aeroplane – Wilber and Orville Wright

Round 3 – Maths 📐

  • Match the units of measurement 
    • Time – Seconds
    • Length – Meters
    • Mass – Kilogram
    • Electric Current – Ampere
  • Match the following types of triangles with their measure
    • Scalene – All sides are of different length
    • Isosceles – 2 sides of equal length
    • Equilateral – 3 sides of equal length
    • Right Angle – 1 90° angle
  • Match the following shapes with their number of sides
    • Quadrilateral – 4
    • Hexagon – 6
    • Pentagon – 5
    • Octagon – 8
  • Match the following Roman numerals to their correct numbers
    • X – 10
    • VI – 6
    • III – 3
    • XIX – 19
  • Match the following numbers with their names
    • 1,000,000 – One Hundred Thousand
    • 1,000 – One Thousand
    • 10 – Ten
    • 100 – One Hundred

Round 4 – Harry Potter

  • Match the following Harry Potter characters to their Patronus
    • Severus Snape – Doe
    • Hermione Granger – Otter
    •  Albus Dumbledore – Phoenix
    •  Minerva McGonagall – Cat
  • Match the Harry Potter characters in the movies to their actors
    •  Harry Potter – Daniel Radcliffe
    • Ginny Weasley – Bonnie Wright
    •  Draco Malfoy – Tom Felton
    • Cedric Diggory – Robert Pattinson
  • Match the following Harry Potter characters to their houses
    • Harry Potter – Gryffindor
    • Draco Malfoy – Slytherin
    • Luna Lovegood – Ravenclaw
    • Cedric Diggory – Hufflepuff
  • Match the following Harry Potter creatures to their names
    • Fawkes – Phoenix
    •  Fluffy – Three-Headed Dog
    • Scabbers – Rat
    • Buckbeak – Hippogriff
  •  Match the following Harry Potter spells to their uses
    • Wingardium Leviosa – Levitates object
    • Expecto Patronum – Triggers the Patronus
    •  Stupefy – Stuns target
    • Expelliarmus – Disarming Charm

💡 Want this in a template? Grab and host a match the pair quiz template for totally free!

An image of a live match the pair quiz on AhaSlides
AhaSlides is a quiz matching maker you can use for free!

Create Your Match the Pair Quiz

In just 4 simple steps, you can create matching quizzes to suit any occasion. Here’s how…

Step 1: Create Your Presentation

  • Sign up for your free AhaSlides account.
  • Go to your dashboard, click “new”, and click “new presentation”.
  • Name your presentation and click “create”.
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Step 2: Create a “Match the Pair” Quiz Slide

Out of 6 different quizzes and game slides options on AhaSlides, one of them is Match Pairs (though there’s much more to this free word matching generator!)

An image of quiz and games slides on AhaSlides

This is what a ‘match pair’ quiz slide looks like 👇

An image of a match the pair quiz template on AhaSlides

On the right side of the match pair slide, you can see a few settings to customise the slide according to your requirements.

  • Time Limit: You can choose the maximum time limit within which players can answer.
  • Points: You can choose a minimum and maximum point range for the quiz.
  • Faster Answers Get More Points: Depending on how fast the students answer, they get higher or lower points from the point range.
  • Leaderboard: You can choose to enable or disable this option. If enabled, a new slide will be added after your matching question to display the points from the quiz.

Step 3: Customise General Quiz Settings

There are more settings under “general quiz settings” that you can enable or disable according to your needs, such as:

  • Enable live chat: Players can send live chat messages during the quiz.
  • Enable a 5-second countdown before starting the quiz: This gives time for the participants to read the questions before answering.
  • Enable default background music: You can have background music in your presentation while waiting for the participants to join the quiz.
  • Play as a team: Instead of ranking the participants individually, they’ll be ranked in teams.
  • Shuffle the options for each participant: Prevent live cheating by shuffling the answer options randomly for each participant.

Step 4: Host Your Match the Pair Quiz

Get ready to have your players up on their feet and excited!

Once you are done creating and customising your quiz, you can share it with your players. Just click on the “present” button at the top right corner of the toolbar, to start presenting the quiz.

Your players can access the match the pair quiz through:

  • A custom link
  • Scanning a QR code
An image of the access link to join the presentation on AhaSlides

The participants can join the quiz using their smartphones. Once they’ve entered their names and chosen an avatar, they can play the quiz live either individually or as a team while you are presenting.

Free Quiz Templates

A good quiz is a mixture of matching pair questions and a bunch of other types. You can see how to make a great true or false quiz, an open-ended quiz, or just grab a free quiz template below!

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General Knowledge
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Marvel
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Name that Song
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Harry Potter
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Pub Quiz #1
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Pub Quiz #2

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