Introducing our new quiz format – the Quiz Generator (a.k.a. Auto-Quiz), an always new, always fresh quiz experience for your audience.
Simply upload your question database (a spreadsheet of 10-10,000 questions). Your quiz generator will show a random new mix of questions every hour/day/week – automatically.
Even better, you can choose the perfect mix of questions every time. For example, “Show 4 entertainment, 3 history, 3 math, and 5 sports questions.”
One spreadsheet = unlimited quizzes.
Completely unique to Riddle’s quiz maker, the quiz generator (auto-quiz) is very different from ‘traditional’ online quizzes.
Forget showing the same set of questions to every user.
Nope – our quiz generator (auto-quiz) lets you randomly display a new set of questions to each quiz taker, from a question bank of 10-10,000 questions.
Most importantly, you can upload your questions directly from any spreadsheet – for an easy to create, powerfully flexible bank of questions.
(At Riddle, we’re big believers in giving you a wide variety of content choices. Our quiz maker now features 15 distinct interactive formats – from the auto-quiz to personality tests and polls, plus surveys, listicles, and more.)
Why add a quiz generator (auto-quiz) to your site?
Each auto-quiz will be an ‘evergreen’ piece of content. Now, instead of your editorial teams having to create a series of quizzes to engage your audience – the auto-quiz is a ‘one and done’ project.
- Simply create a quiz generator (auto-quiz).
- Add questions – either from our public set of 10,000 or uploading your own.
- Select how many questions (and from which categories) to show each time.
- Set the refresh time – choose how often your quiz displays a new set of questions (every hour/day/week/month).
Case study – Red Bull
Who hasn’t heard of Red Bull these days?
Red Bull has moved far beyond just making energy drinks – now they’re behind some of the most well-known extreme sporting events on the planet.
One of their secrets? They’re really, really good at hooking their fans with compelling experiences – both online and off.
In this case, they used our quiz generator to power this online quiz contest about their race in Singapore.
Let’s break down why this quiz generator-powered contest worked so well:
- Red Bull first uploaded a spreadsheet of questions to their quiz generator.
- Next up – they set up their quiz generator so it showed a new set of 25 random questions for each contestant.
- This means a person couldn’t take a quiz – find out the answers, then retake. It was nearly impossible to ‘game’ the competition.
- We also loved their clever use of our quiz timer:
- They set a question time limit of 3 seconds – super difficult, and no time to Google answers.
- There was also a quiz-long time limit of 20 seconds – adding a burst of adrenaline as people tried to answer 25 questions as quickly as possible.
- Last, Red Bull popped in a contest entry form – contestants needed to add a receipt showing they had purchased a can of Red Bull.
Fan engagement AND boosting sales = that’s a great combination.
Quiz generator: live example
Check out this live quiz generator (auto-quiz), built in two minutes using our question bank of 10,000 questions across 26 subjects.
There you have it – your quiz will be a living, breathing interactive experience on your site.
- Encourage repeat visitors – people simply love taking quizzes. Give your audience a reason to keep coming back – highlight that the quiz will show new questions at regular intervals.
- Boost time on site – quizzes are powerful tools for increasing your ‘average time on site’. Quizzes average 3-5 minutes per visitor – from 50-150% better than the internet average of 120 seconds.
- Improving this key metric enhances your SEO with Google – so you’ll get more free traffic.
- Free up your content teams – instead of constant quiz creation, create one ‘always fresh’ quiz to engage your visitors.
- Run contests – an auto-quiz is a great opportunity for giveaways.
- Create a daily quiz and add a lead generation form to collect emails – refresh the questions daily, and track the points in a Google Sheet, with the highest score(s) earning prizes (read our post @ quiz contests and leaderboards).
Quiz generator – video walkthrough
Watch our co-founder Mike as he gives a short overview of how and why you should use an auto-quiz on your site:
Creating your quiz generator (auto-quiz):
Let’s take a deeper look at how to make your own quiz generator (auto-quiz) with our quiz creator.
(Want more details? Check our detailed step by step guide in our knowledge base.)
Step 1: Choose your questions
Making an auto-quiz is very similar to our other quiz formats – the main difference lies in how you add/select which questions to show.
We give you two options:
- Use our public question bank of over 10,000 general knowledge questions (featuring a range of categories and included in all plans)
- Upload your own (Pro and Team plans only) – you can easily add your own questions.
- Copy/paste from Excel or any spreadsheet program.
- Manually enter each question directly.
- Or upload your own CSV file of questions.
Making your quiz generator / auto-quiz:
- In Riddle’s quiz creator, select ‘auto-quiz’, then tap on the ‘Question Bank’ under the ‘create’.
- Pick your question bank – either Riddle’s public one or one of your own.
- Select the subcategories and categories of questions you’d like to include for this auto-quiz.
- Customize the difficulty (from 1-10, simple to super hard) and the number of questions from each category/subcategory to show each quiz taker.
World-class, geeky customer support
At Riddle, we’re unabashed quiz and customer service geeks. Instead of outsourcing, our entire team – from our CEO to engineers – take pride in helping our partners.
So put us to the test – if you have any questions about our quiz generator/auto-quiz, ask on support chat or at email@example.com/blog.
If we’re awake (7am to 10pm UK time), we try to answer every message in under two minutes flat. Boom!