A quiz is a mind game in which learners (as individuals or in teams) attempt to answer questions correctly. Quizzes are usually scored in points and many are designed to determine a winner from a group of participants. In an educational context, a quiz is sometimes used to assess learners. It often has fewer questions of lesser difficulty and requires less time for completion than a test.

Quizzes can be used to introduce a new topic. This gives the teacher an instant idea of what learners already know about the topic. Quizzes can be used to revise learners’ retention of previous lessons or at the end of a lesson. This allows the teacher to get feedback on learners’ progression. 


Overview of key steps:

  1. Design the quiz: blackboard, flipchart, flashcards, etc. (lesson planning)
  2. Determine the resources you need: computer, projector, manila paper, markers, audio-player, etc. (lesson planning)
  3. Carefully design questions relevant to your lesson plan and set clear ground rules for the learners (lesson planning)
  4. Set the scoring system and time learner get per question (lesson planning)
  5. If learners are participating in teams, think about the composition of those teams (lesson planning)
  6. Decide whether you want to award the winners with a prize (lesson planning)


  • Quizzes can be organized as a form of groupwork.


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