Create a Live Quiz
and Host it for Free

Bring sheer joy to any lesson, workshop or social event. Get huge smiles and total engagement, online or offline, with AhaSlides' live quiz maker.

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What is a Live Quiz?

A live quiz is any quiz presented by a host and played by players in real-time.

Think of some of your favourite game shows. Jeopardy, The Chase, Who wants to be a Millionaire? – they’re all examples of live quiz shows that share the same super basic format: the host asks the question, the player answers the question.

But live quizzes aren’t just the domain of big budget TV shows. Nowadays anyone can host a live quiz, online or offline, that perks up any audience and makes any event memorable.

How does a Live Quiz on AhaSlides Work?

Professional trivia company XQuizit using AhaSlides for an online live quiz.

AhaSlides is free, live quiz software for wherever you need a quiz.

You create your quiz questions, choose the settings, then host it for your players. Your players will join the quiz on their phones and will answer each question as you present it.

Points are tallied for each player (or each team in a team quiz) and are announced in an explosion of colour and confetti at the end!

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How to Make a Live Quiz

You're just 5 steps away from hosting a memorable and interactive quiz experience!

  1. 1
    Sign up for a free AhaSlides account

    A free account on AhaSlides lets you create and host magnificent live quizzes for up to 7 players.

  2. 2
    Create a quiz slide

    In a new presentation, choose 'Pick Answer', 'Pick Image' or 'Type Answer' as your first question slide.

  3. 3
    Set up your questions

    Write the questions and answer options, then play around with the settings to fit your style.

  4. 4
    Invite your audience

    On their phones, your players join your quiz, write their name and, if available, pick a quiz team.

  5. 5
    Be the host with the most!

    Lead your players through each question. The system will count up their points and announce the final winner!

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Create and Host Live Quizzes

Free quizzes whenever and wherever you need them.
Spark smiles, elicit engagement.

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Live Quiz Features


Have players work together. 3 different team scoring modes to choose from.

Spinner Wheel

Pick at random with the spinner wheel! Great for bonus rounds and ice breakers.

Add Audio

Make a song quiz or any trivia with audio. Embed audio clips to play on players’ phones.


Give your players a do-at-home quiz to complete in their own time.

Alter Points

Manually add points for bonus rounds or remove them for bad behaviour.

Handpick Answers

Accept other answers on the fly. 100% spelling mistake-proof!


Let players show their love through fun emoji reactions.

Profanity Filter

Automatically block swear words submitted by players.


Beautify your slides with your own images and GIFs, or ours.

Display on Phones

Players can see everything on their phones – no need to see the quiz master’s screen.


See engagement rate, correct answers and difficult questions of your quiz in one place.

Custom Link

Make your quiz yours by choosing a unique custom join code for your players.

Pssst, we’re more than a live quiz maker… 💡 AhaSlides is live engagement software for any situation. Along with quiz features, we’ve got a whole bunch of others for polling, rating, brainstorming and more fun stuff to engage your audience.

Live Quiz Templates

Save valuable trivia time with premade quizzes. Sign up for free, instant access to 250+ questions across general knowledge, pop music, film & TV and more!

General knowledge live quiz template on AhaSlides
General Knowledge
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Pub Quiz Series
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Pop Music Images
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Name the Song
Marvel Universe live quiz template on AhaSlides
Marvel Universe
Harry Potter live quiz template on AhaSlides
Harry Potter

3 Ways to Host a Live Quiz

Host a live quiz online with AhaSlides



Host your live AhaSlides quiz over Zoom. Simply share your screen with your players and take them through each question as they answer on their phones.



Host your quiz in person. Keep things automatic, organised and waste-free with AhaSlides.

Host a live quiz offline with AhaSlides
Host a hybrid quiz with AhaSlides



There are no boundaries with an AhaSlides quiz. You can host for both in-person and remote players, as long as they have a phone and internet connection.

When to Play a Live Quiz

Trivia is engagement. No matter the subject, the best live quiz software brings it to life with colour and chilled competition.

In School

Break the ice with a new class or check understanding of a new topic. A quiz for students, online or offline, is one of the most productive student engagement strategies for employing interactivity in the classroom. Use it as part of your online classroom games, for setting a self-paced quiz for homework and keep track of progress through reports.

At Work

Finding it hard to energise the team every week? Try a live quiz as an ice breaker activity, team meeting game or team building session. Start projects the fun way with a kickoff meeting quiz, or start your presentation (even if it’s on PowerPoint!) with a bit of trivia to get the ball rolling. Once you’re done, use a live quiz to get feedback

With Community & Friends

Form your bonds through trivia. Lift the mood at any social event, like a wedding, baby shower or general get-together with a film or TV quiz. Be the professional at your virtual pub quiz, with fully embeddable audio and image functions for the best, most versatile rounds!

During the Holidays

No matter if it’s a live or virtual Christmas this year, AhaSlides is the ultimate gift below the tech tree. Host a live quiz about Christmas music, movies, or pictures to spark the magic at home or the workplace. For the rest of the year, you can also find an Easter quiz and a Halloween quiz sitting snugly in our template library.

💡 Curious about your options? Check out how AhaSlides stacks up against similar quiz software like Kahoot, Mentimeter, Slido, Google Forms and Poll Everywhere.

AhaSlides helped me a lot in allowing me to host a virtual pub quiz the way I was planning. I'll be using AhaSlides for 100% of my online games.

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Péter B.
Founder of Quizland

We use AhaSlides to run a bi-weekly quiz, which is a great way to stay in contact. We've never had issues, even with 100+ players.

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Edwin N.
Talent Program Manager

We use this for our weekly quiz in our pub - it works really well! I love the versatile user options for quiz and the quick customer service.

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Kevin K.
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