Quizstarter - Just Start Quizzing!

“What does it take to have a great quiz?” is a question we have thought about for a long time. We have gone far and we’ve gone wide, we’ve looked under rocks and we’ve dug deep. We have looked at the hundreds of quizzes we have conducted, a whole lot of quizzes we have participated in, and tens of thousands of questions we have written. And that has led us to this simple formula which works in almost all of the situations we have encountered:

Highly engaged quiz-taker(s) + Engaging curated questions = A great quiz experience!

Of course, there are a few other factors as well such as the host, the environment, the company, which affect this. But at the very core, the two biggest factors are highly engaged participants and well-crafted questions that play to, pique, and tease the interests of the participants. The biggest obstacle to just start quizzing is the latter. How amazing would it be if you just had a set of curated questions suited to your interests!

We are sure you can think of a number of topics you would love to be quizzed on as a curious person, and a number of others that you would love to quiz your friends on. And this is where Quizstarter comes in - you bring the curiosity, we will bring the questions. All you need to do is tell us the topic of your liking, how difficult you would like the set to be, where we can send it to you, and voila! You shall find a curated 10-question set waiting for you in your inbox! It is as simple as that.

Who is this for?

  • Curious folks who want to be quizzed on topics of their liking.

  • Everyone looking to connect with friends, family, co-workers, and other groups in a more engaging, fun, and memorable way.

  • Fun hosts who want to throw in something creative and memorable in parties instead of the same old routines.

  • In a word this is for YOU!

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Celebrating a birthday with a quiz!

A few months ago we had a request that was right up our alley.
A friend had planned a 60th birthday party for her father-in-law. The invitees were fixed, the venue was chosen, the food all planned. But she wanted something more to liven up the evening.
Her father-in-law was a doctor with a wide range of interests and a strong friend circle which had remained intact from school and college days. Why not a quiz that sort of connects the journey from them to now - she thought. She approached us. We did a small interaction with her to know her father-in-law's interests, background, work, his friends, his past -  and using this info we made a custom-made quiz for the occasion.
The birthday "boy" walked into the venue with a large display of a newspaper frontpage from the day he was born. Keeping with our theme of always posing questions that are highly interesting, we took the audience on a journey that had them on the edge of their seats - realising that answers to our quiz questions were connecting them to places, events, people, moments and interests that had united them in the past.
Needless to say we were inundated with questions later on about "would we do it" for this occasion and that - and of course, we said, yes, we would. We had a whale of a time but what was most satisfying was to see the atmosphere of the room change from the regular banter to something special - we had provided them with triggers down memory lane - and that kept the warmth lit for a long while later.
For more testimonials and to know more about this kind of quizzing, visit our special site www.partyquizzing.com

When techies at VMware took on Bollywood

What can you do to stir up a bleary Wednesday afternoon and give engineers something unexpected yet clever to sink their teeth into?

We hosted a Bollywood quiz for the R&D engineers of VMware and ended up unearthing some hitherto unnoticed skills in the process such as: 'can decipher minimalistic posters at breakneck speed'; 'knows all stolen Hindi numbers'; 'lit fanboy' and 'B&W movies ka don'.

The event was a small let-your-hair-down part of our offerings to the software company where we engage employees in meaningful ways that whets their curiosity and gets them into a shape that is conducive for innovation. Omkar Yarguddi was in charge of proceedings as the quizmaster.

For the 45-minute duration of the quiz, the cafeteria was brimming with cheers, laughter and childlike urge for attention (of the quizmaster) as the techies blitzed past questions such as "What one word connects Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay?" to "In the late 80s, the civil war in Afghanistan came to a standstill because the Government was hosting the cast and crew of which film?" (Answers below.)

The audio round was enough to have people screaming above the tracks for the answers, in their enthusiasm to be the first - at one point Harish actually had to ask if anyone wanted to guess what the answer is even before the audio clip was played!

Just as filmy dialogues, melodies and stories are a part of all of us wherever we go, fun and enthusiasm should as much be a part of work and everything you do. It is nice to have a reminder of that once in a while.

Here are some more questions from the quiz:

3. What term connects the lead actress of “Rab ne bana di Jodi” with something that runs between Delhi and the town of Fazilka in Punjab?

4. Cautionary message at the end of which 1998 film?

“This film is an attempt on my part to reach out to all those people who took to violence as a means for their living. At the end of it, even if one of them out there looks into himself before he takes out his gun the next time, and understands that the pain he inflicts on others is exactly the same as he would suffer himself, I would consider this effort worthwhile.”

Answers to above questions:

1. Devdas
2. Khuda Gawah
3. NH10
4. Satya