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?
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!
💡 Find out more about how to quiz with AhaSlides
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.
Create a quiz slide
In a new presentation, choose 'Pick Answer', 'Pick Image' or 'Type Answer' as your first question slide.
Set up your questions
Write the questions and answer options, then play around with the settings to fit your style.
Invite your audience
On their phones, your players join your quiz, write their name and, if available, pick a quiz team.
Be the host with the most!
Lead your players through each question. The system will count up their points and announce the final winner!
Live Quiz Features
Have players work together. 3 different team scoring modes to choose from.
Pick at random with the spinner wheel! Great for bonus rounds and ice breakers.
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.
Manually add points for bonus rounds or remove them for bad behaviour.
Accept other answers on the fly. 100% spelling mistake-proof!
Let players show their love through fun emoji reactions.
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.
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!
3 Ways to Host a Live Quiz
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.