What is "QuizArea Play" and "QuizArea Pro"?
We have two different websites. "QuizArea Play
" enables you to play free quizzes on line and print individual quizzes. "QuizArea Pro
" (where you are now!) enables you to combine several individual quizzes into a Quiz Compilation that can be printed off for use in many professional and leisure situations.
What are "Pub" quizzes?
This is the term used to describe a set of entertaining questions asked of several individuals or groups simultaneously. Usually there is a quizmaster who reads out the questions and usually there is an element of competition to see who can get the most questions right. This type of quiz has become so popular in pubs that "Pub quiz" has been adopted as the term to describe all quizzes of this nature. QuizArea call their quizzes "Pub quizzes" but they are equally suitable for use at charity fund raising events, sports club evenings, social club get-togethers and any gathering of friends and family.
Is it difficult to be a quizmaster?
Where do I start to learn about compiling quizzes?
Is there an easy way to print quiz compilations?
Can I make my own bespoke compilations?
You certainly can - QuizArea has sophisticated programming built into the site that allows you to compile quizzes that are exactly right for your target audience. Getting Started
gives you full details and the printable .pdf file at Quiz Compilation using QuizArea
provides a handy printout to guide you through the process.
Can I print quizzes for use professionally?
Yes. Provided that you adhere to our copyright terms (see next question) you can use the quizzes wherever you like.
Are the quizzes copyrighted?
Yes. All our quizzes are subject to copyright restriction. We allow our customers to print the quizzes provided that they are reproduced in the exact .pdf form that our software generates i.e. every sheet must show the QuizArea details at the bottom. Use of the material without showing the QuizArea details is a breach of our copyright.
Can I print as many copies as I like?
Yes. When you have completed a compilation you will be given an opportunity to download the resultant .pdf files (containing both questions and questions with answers) and you can then print off as many copies as you like. Furthermore the "Your Account" page of the website will automatically save your compilations so that you can print them off whenever you like in the future.
Do I need to register?
You can play quizzes on the QuizArea Play
site as often as you like without ever registering but if you choose to register then our website will automatically remember for you and display which quizzes you have played, when you played them and the scores you achieved. In addition you will be able to set your own preferences for playing quizzes and report errors.
Registering on the QuizArea Pro
site to compile and print professional quizzes will enable our website to track for you which quizzes you have used and when they were used.
No. Registering on either site gives you full rights on both sites.
What information do you need if I register?
How do I find quizzes on a particular subject?
Click on any of the quiz Categories - Art and Philosophy, Books, British Isles, etc. Each Category has a brightly coloured icon beside it. You can find the entire list (25 subjects) at the bottom of the home page and on the left hand side of all other pages.
How do I find quizzes of a particular type?
Each time you click on a quiz Category (see question above) another page will appear and near the top of the screen you will see a row of 5 different quiz Types - Multiple Choice, Pictures, Anagrams, Ordered Lists and Word Searches. Click on whichever quiz Type you require.
How do I select a quiz to view?
Each time you click on a quiz Type (see question above) another page will appear that shows the quiz Titles - click "View" beside any that you might like to include in your compilation. Please note that there are often so many quiz Titles that they will not all fit onto the same page and if this is the case then a "Next" button will appear at the foot of the page.
After I have viewed a quiz how do I collect it for my compilation?
Simply click the "Collect" button on any quiz that you are viewing - this will automatically add the quiz to your current compilation.
How do I know which quizzes I have used in compilations?
Each time you visit a screen that lists quiz Titles, you will see your own personal record for every quiz. If you have used the quiz before then you will see a tick on the same row as the quiz Title and alongside that the date that the quiz was used.
Why do the individual quizzes have numbers after their title?
This is to allow each quiz to be uniquely identifiable. Most of the time you need not worry about the numbers, instead you can sort the quizzes into whatever order you like by using the "Sort by" box at the top of every list of quizzes
What Should I do if I arrange a quiz and two or more teams tie?
Print out our Tiebreaker Questions
, select a question, read it to the teams and ask each for its answer. The team who gets closest to the correct answer is the winner. The questions are very difficult and the first question will probably decide the winner. If there is still a tie then ask other questions until a winner is determined.
Can I search for quizzes on a particular subject?
Yes, you can enter keywords (like Grisham, or Roads) into the Quiz Search box - you will find this beneath the main menus on the left hand side of every page. Press Go and you will then be provided with a list of links that contain your keyword(s)
Can I define where to search for the keywords in my searches?
Yes, if you are registered you can go to Your Account>Your Preferences>Search Mode and select either "Titles Only" or "Question and Answers"
How do I use the "Sort by" box at the top of a quiz list?
Click the arrow at the right hand side of the box to reveal a list of options. Click the option you require and the list will automatically be sorted for you.
Can I define a default order for sorting?
Yes, if you are registered you can go to Your Account>Your Preferences>Quiz Listings Order and select whichever option you prefer.
There are links along the bottom of every page - click the one you require.
Will my details be revealed to anyone else?
No. None of your details will ever be given or sold to any other company.
How do I contact QuizArea?
See our Contact Us
page for a full list of available options