Add MP3 audio files to a Riddle quiz

You can now add MP3 audio files to any Riddle quiz, poll, or survey. Turn up the volume – this rocks.

As bonafide quiz geeks, we know quizzes and other interactive content work best when you go beyond pictures and text.

Check out the NFL’s 49ers – they scored with their Riddle-powered ‘Can You Name These 49ers From Just their Voice?’ quiz… all using audio clips of their players.

49ers audio quiz example

Now you can easily embed audio files into your riddles.

Add MP3 or WAV audio files

Here’s how you can quickly add MP3 audio clips to any Riddle format:

  • Find a suitable audio file (.wav or .mp3 format)
  • It must be under 7 MB.
  • Click on the media picker – and then the ‘video/audio’ tab
  • Select audio – and upload your file.
  • You’ll be asked for a background image – you can upload one or use Google image search, Pexels, and our other options.
  • Choose if you’d like your clip to autoplay (as soon as the question loads) or when the user clicks play.

Here’s how your audio question will look using our quiz creator:

Need to just play a small portion of the clip?

Check out this great free tool from Audacity – you can click and save small sections of any music file.

Here’s a sample quiz we whipped up – not very intellectually challenging of course, but a good example of how easy it is to add audio with our quiz maker.

Suggested ways to use audio files in quizzes

Embracing audio opens up a whole new way to ask questions with Riddle.

We compiled this small sample of ideas – it’s barely scratching the surface, but we hope this helps spark ideas around your own unique needs:

Guess what happens next? – Perfect for music, sports, or any situational. Add a song or famous audio clip, and stop it part way so the audience guesses ‘what happens next?’. And Riddle lets you show the correct answer explanation – so you can play the whole clip after they guess.

audio quiz - showing correct answer

Who said this? – This is perfect for sports, media, or entertainment topics. Grab an audio clip of someone famous – and challenge your audience to guess the answer. You can even due this internally for a team-building exercise – record clips of your colleagues, and see who knows their coworkers best.

What’s making this sound? – We LOVED how the BBC used Riddle for their “Hey you, what’s that sound?” quiz around old radio sound effects. Simply play a sound – and make people guess.

audio quiz example

It might sound purely B2C (business to consumer) – but it’s great engagement for B2B (business to business) as well. Every industry has their own unique noises, from having coders guess the error sound to asking physicians to guess the symptom from the sound.

Where is this? – Sound can be powerfully evocative. Ask questions around clips from any famous location – from a Paris street scene to the plains of the Serengeti. Simple, effective, and impossible to resist playing.