Are you a know-it-all? Trivia quizzes make for good icebreakers, whether in the pub, at home with your feet up or after a dinner party. When banter dies down, think of a quiz as a more highbrow version of the game ‘would you rather…’ We’ve been on the lookout for free online and printable quizzes. Here goes.
Liven up a dire dinner party with one of the 100 printable trivia quizzes on Hobby Lark, a website for sharing expertise about games and hobbies. What item of clothing was named after its Scottish inventor? What is the world’s longest river? Some quizzes are trickier than others and the site also offers quizzes for 10-14 year olds. The Hobby Lark site has a community of thousands of writers and hobby enthusiasts sharing games ideas for parties or downtime.
JetPunk attracts committed trivia nuts. Over 135 million quizzes have been taken since 2008 on this site, which is the brainchild of brothers John and Dan Hostetler. They currently get about 200,000 page views every day. Ready for a challenge? Countries that start with S; name that fruit; Harry Potter last names were just a few quizzes that grabbed our attention.
BuzzFeed’s popular personality quizzes should come with a warning. They are highly addictive which explains why there is a generation of youth hooked on BuzzFeed. Users answer a series of questions by choosing a photo that correlates with their response. The easy-to-use platform for creating and answering quizzes is top of its game.
CHALLENGE THE BRAIN
In which Christmas themed movie does Hugh Grant star as a British Prime Minister? What is the name of the Grinch’s dog? Test your knowledge with the free online and printable quizzes for children, teenagers and adults. For the festive period, wise up on carols, Father Christmas and Christmas number ones in anticipation of their new family-friendly Christmas Quiz 2016.
This easy-to-navigate website showcases an archive of free general knowledge trivia quizzes, both obscure and mainstream. The printable quizzes cover most subjects from music, sports, cinema, science and fashion. Best of all, we like their Pot Luck general knowledge quiz questions. Have this site up your sleeve for a dull day.
Essentially a digital version of every pub quiz ever written, the website Sporcle is a general knowledge minefield. The site was founded in 2007 by Matt Ramme looking for a better way to remember US Presidents. It now has thousands of free online trivia quizzes on every topic conceivable. Sporcle aims to ‘actively and methodically search out new and innovative ways to prevent our users from getting any work done whatsoever.’ Users can play quizzes on Sporcle without registering as a member; however, some features such as score tracking and commenting are only available to members.