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Team Building 101: Why should you hire BQT to host your next workplace trivia night?

It’s essential for employees to chill out from time to time, since stress from work is, without a doubt, inescapable. Ready for a work breather? We all need a fun escape from the daily grind now and then. Gather the gang and dive into a whirlwind of games, puzzles, and quirky challenges with a trivia event night hosted by The Big Quiz Thing!

Think team-building is all trust falls and awkward ice breakers? Think again! Enter the world of trivia nights—it’s easy to set up and a surefire crowd-pleaser.

And hey, trivia isn’t just for the mega-brains among us. Sure, they get a kick out of it, but there’s a flavor of quiz for every palate! Continue below to see how our expert trivia hosts can customize your event and let the fun begin!

 

Common Themes for Workplace Trivia Nights:

Take a look at some of the most popular themes and sample questions you can use for office team-building events.

Workplace Trivia Questions

This theme involves trivia questions about the workplace: the company, employees, and the nature of the office environment.

Sample questions  and answers:

  • Q: It’s also the name of a low-cost brand of beer: According to a 2015 survey, what’s the single-most desirable element in an office workspace?    

A: Natural light

  • Q: What distinctively shaped edifice, located in the Eastern U.S., is the world’s largest office building?
    A: The Pentagon

There are lots of ways to get creative about this trivia category. Look around your office, gather some ideas, and pass them along to us so we can craft unique trivia questions just for you.

Movie-Themed Trivia Questions

Trivia questions about movies involve facts about films and movie stars.

Sample questions and answers:

  • Q: Its sequel is No. 3: What is the No. 1 highest-grossing movie of all time?

A: Avatar

  • Q: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson: The real-life subjects of which 2016 movie?

A: Hidden Figures

Sports-Themed Trivia Questions

Sports trivia questions include famous athletes, game rules, and historical events.

Sample questions and answers:

  • Appropriately, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all voiced characters in what 2006 Pixar movie?

A: Cars

  • Quite logically, which NFL team’s mascots include Edgar, Allan, and Poe?

A: Baltimore Ravens

  • Which current NBA team is named for the nation’s most visited amusement park?

A: Orlando Magic (named for the Magic Kingdom)

Geography-Themed Trivia Questions

Trivia questions about countries and places include interesting facts about their names, flags, capital cities, and historical events.

Sample questions and answers:

  • Q: How many of the 15 former Soviet Republics that are now independent countries have names ending in -stan?

A: Five

  • Q: Despite not sharing a border with Honduras, what Central American country was once known as British Honduras?

A: Belize

Science-Themed Trivia Questions

Trivia questions based on science include facts about physics, biology, chemistry, and more.

Sample questions and answers:

  • Q: In the realm of science, J is the only letter that doesn’t appear on what?

A: The Periodic Table of Elements

  • Q: It’s relevant to many tech companies (sort of…): Nephology is the study of what natural phenomenon?         

A: Clouds

  • Q: Biology, not geography: Where will one find the Islets of Langerhans?

A: The pancreas

Book-Themed Trivia Questions

Book-themed trivia questions include facts on all book genres, authors, and the publishing industry.

Sample questions and answers:

  • Q: What two words begin the titles of all three novels in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy?

A: The Girl

  • Q: What 1726 novel tells the story of a man named Lemuel and his voyages to places such as Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg, and Japan?

A: Gulliver’s Travels

  • Q: 1982 novel, 1985 movie, 2005 Broadway musical: Name the vividly hued story of African-American struggle in early-20th-century Georgia.

A: The Color Purple

Trivia Nights with Workmates: How Is It Done?

Setting up a trivia night is easier than you’d think—it’s all about the game plan!

Here’s a quick rundown on how you can accomplish a successful night full of exciting and interesting quiz fun.

  1. Spread the Word! Kick things off by starting a buzz about trivia team-building. Rally the troops—from interns to the CEO. Mixing departments? Now, that’s where the magic happens! Imagine Finance and Marketing battling it out over ’90s pop culture.
  2. RSVP, Please Make it official! Send out those snazzy invites. You can form teams yourself or let folks band together on their own. Bonus tip: Toss in some mixer activities pre-game to get everyone mingling.
  3. Pick Your Quiz: Choose a theme (or a blend of a few). Whether it’s iconic movie quotes or spicy workplace facts, get everyone’s input. There’s nothing like company lore to get everyone feeling connected!
  4. Location, Location, Location Your office atrium? Maybe an off-site venue for fresh vibes? Wherever it is, make sure it’s convenient for all.
  5. Gotta have prizes! A few fun prizes can kick up the motivation. And hey, who’d say no to snacks and drinks?
  6. Hire professionals! Why not make it easy on yourself—and guarantee success—by letting the Big Quiz Thing apply their decades of trivia experience to your quiz night. Inquire today!

6 Reasons Why Team Building Trivia Game Is Perfect In Corporate Events

People are a rare constant in the world of business. You can have the greatest product/service in history, but if the human beings pulling the strings aren’t working together efficiently, success can be elusive. This is where team-building comes in—it’s vital to develop the collaborative skills that make workplaces more efficient. And custom trivia is uniquely suited to benefit and delight corporate team-building clients. Why?

  1. It makes learning fun. A good quiz company entertains and educates in equal measure. Every player leaves a worthwhile quiz event having learned things intriguing and (perhaps) useful.
  2.  It draws from different skill sets. Well-thought-through and cunningly designed team building trivia encourages collaboration and rumination, recombining knowledge from a variety of subjects (and not just testing the retention of obscure facts about national capitals). Plus, a high-level trivia provider incorporates multimedia puzzles and offbeat formats that transcend mere listen-and-respond.
  3. It gets them thinking. That’s the nature of quality brain games, beyond you-know-it-or-you-don’t material. Good trivia questions and puzzles are about the journey, from information to thought process to conclusion to guess (confident or otherwise).
  4. It gets them talking. Smart trivia encourages creative thinking, getting teammates to collaborate in a way they can’t with less mental-based activities. Working together as actual teams means employees have to draw from everyone’s respective strengths to reach their goals.
  5. It encourages healthy competition. There’s no greater thrill than outsmarting your coworkers, as long as the competition is healthy, and that’s precisely what a legit trivia game fosters. This is why we tell clients that game prizes are never very important—the glow of victory (or mild frustration of near-victory) can remain the office buzz for weeks to come.
  6. It’s customizable. A professional trivia provider can find the trivia fun in any industry or group of coworkers. So not only can you thrill your office with a spectacular live game show, the game show can actually be about the office. It’s fun and relevant!

Given the evident advantages, it’s clear that team-building trivia isn’t just an activity—it’s an experience, a memorable chapter in your organization’s journey. But since every industry, company, and workplace is different, there are a million other reasons why a multimedia game show like the Big Quiz Thing is perfect for your—yes, your—trivia team building activity. 

Unleash the Ultimate Team-Building Trivia Night Without the Hassle!

Spearheading a trivia night for large workplace events can feel overwhelming. The logistics, the content, the engagement—it might seem like you need an entire committee just to pull it off. But why stretch your team thin on planning when you can tap into the experts?

With The Big Quiz Thing, you don’t just get a trivia night; you get an experience. Dive into multimedia-rich content, engage with charismatic quizmasters, and enjoy tailor-made questions that resonate with your team. We’ve got everything covered for your corporate event entertainment so you can sit back, relax, and just enjoy the game.

Would you like to experience entertaining trivia nights with the best quizmasters? Contact The Big Quiz Thing today!

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