Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any queries regarding the First Answer Quiz services, we are confident that the additional information below will answer the majority of questions which may arise.

General Quiz Night Information

Why should I host a quiz night?

Quizzes provide a fun and relaxed social activity that ultimately can be a great icebreaker.

For those who are competitive or like to test their brain, quizzes provide an intellectual challenge, while for others it’s a great way of getting together and having a laugh.

The First Answer Quiz will tailor questions to suit your needs, if you prefer tougher questions we will provide an array of brainteasers. If you’re just looking for light entertainment and a good laugh we will happily focus the questions this way.

Generally we like to provide a bit of both and our standard and premium packages use a number of multimedia-based questions to keep everyone interested whether they’re a genius or not.

Whether you’re looking to raise money for a charity, gather your workmates for some office banter and team-building camaraderie, or attract and maintain patrons at your pub, our aim is to create an entertaining, engaging and relaxed atmosphere for your guests which will ultimately help you to achieve your goals.

How do I organise a successful quiz night?

As with most things in life, the more effort you put into organising a quiz night, the better results you can expect to achieve.

Key areas to organise:

  • Create a budget and recruit volunteers
  • Book a venue
  • Approach local businesses as sponsors & donors
  • Organise a quiz master
  • Promote your quiz night
  • Conduct the quiz night

Fortunately the First Answer Quiz provides you with a ‘Quiz Night Preparation Guide’, ‘Quiz Night Checklist’ and ‘Quiz Night Running Schedule’ containing detailed instructions on how to organise a successful quiz night and expands on many of the steps listed above.

Preparation Guide

A detailed guide focusing on how to organise your next quiz night.

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Event Checklist

A checklist of suggested tasks to be completed prior to your quiz night.

Download

Event Running Guide

A sample running schedule for your quiz night including timings.

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How much money can I expect to raise by hosting a fundraising quiz night?

The final amount you can expect to raise from hosting a fundraising quiz night will largely depend on the number of people that attend your quiz night and the entertaining games and challenges on the night.

You can leave the entertainment and mini-games to us, but as far as attracting guests we highly recommend you draw up a budget and a fundraising goal in the early stages of organising your quiz night, which will ultimately drive many of the decisions you make.

When developing a budget for your event, you should take into consideration:

Quiz Night Costs:

  • Venue hire
  • Quiz night hosts & questions
  • Promoting the event (creating and printing tickets & posters)
  • Audio / visual hire
  • Prizes (donated)
  • Applications for a liquor license (if required)
  • Food & beverages
  • Table decorations

Quiz Night Revenues:

  • Event ticket sales
  • Raffle tickets
  • Mini-game entry
  • Silent auction items
  • Donations from community members
How long to your quiz nights typically run for?

Our quiz nights consist of 6 rounds of 10 questions per round and typically run for between 2 1/2 – 3 hours.

Standard & Premium packages – time allocations:

  • Welcome & introduction
  • 5 rounds of 10 questions per round & answers
  • 2 mini-games between rounds
  • Breaks between rounds
  • Announcements of silent auction & raffle winners
  • Thanking your sponsors & assistants
  • Announcement of winners

What are the basic rules of your quiz nights?

In these days of Google, Twitter, Facebook & carrier pigeon, we have a few simple rules to ensure that our quiz nights remain fun and fair for all of your guests.

General quiz night rules:

  • Each quiz will consist of 50 questions: 5 rounds with 10 questions in each round.
  • Teams are required to write their team name / number on each answer sheet.
  • Questions will be read twice only, please use your notes page to avoid any confusion.
  • At the end of each round, teams will be given 10 seconds to select a runner to bring your answer sheets up to the marking table.
  • Team scores will calculated and displayed at the end of each even numbered round.
  • In the event of a tie, both teams are awesome, however a tie breaker question will be used to determine the ultimate winner.
  • Smart phones or any other electronic device which may be used to check answers are not permitted to be used during the quiz.
  • If a team member needs to leave the quiz for any reason during a round, they will not be allowed to re-join the quiz until the completion of the current round of questions.
  • Moving from one table to another during the quiz is not permitted.
  • Any team that elects to join the quiz late (after the 1st round and before the start of the 2nd round) will receive 1 mark lower than the lowest mark awarded in the first round.
  • Correct spelling on the answer sheets is not required (unless of course we ask you to spell a word), however your answers must be legible. If more than one answer is given when a single answer is required, your both answers will be marked as incorrect.
  • If you have a query regarding a question / answer, please raise it with your quizmaster at the end of the round. Your quizmaster has the final say on any disputed answers.

Important Considerations

Do you provide a venue for my quiz night?

We do not currently provide a venue for your quiz night, however we can provide suggestions for venues in the Perth metropolitan area.

Venue Considerations:

  • Availability for your desired quiz night date
  • Any discounts / special deals offered by the venue for a charity quiz night
  • A central location (for public transport)
  • The capacity of the venue
  • Booking duration (allowing sufficient time to set-up and pack-away)
  • Tables and chairs
  • Liquor license (apply 1 month before the event – if required)
  • Kitchen facilities (Food & beverages)
  • Requirements for quiz masters (eg. power, data projector, projector screen, PA system)
  • Security (if required)
Do you provide prizes for my quiz night?

Our quiz packages do not include prizes for your quiz night and this is something you will need to organise prior to your event.

We recommend that you consider sourcing prizes for the following achievements when planning for your fundraising quiz night:

Recommended Prizes:

1st Place

A table prize for the 1st placed team at the end of the night.

2nd Place

A table prize for the 2nd placed team at the end of the night.

3rd Place

A table prize for the 3rd placed team at the end of the night.

Last Place

A funny table prize for the last placed team at the end of the night.

Mini-game 1

A prize for the winning individual / table for mini-game 1.

Mini-game 2

A prize for the winning individual / table for mini-game 2.

Raffle winners

Prizes for your raffle winners [if applicable].

Optional Prizes:

Team Names

A prize for the funniest team name for one of the tables.

Funniest Answer

A prize / prizes for the funniest answer of the night.

Other Games

Any other mini-games which may take place during your quiz night.

Spot Prizes

Door prizes / spot prizes to be handed out randomly.

How do I obtain prizes for my quiz night?

Local businesses and community members are usually more than happy help out and contribute products & services for a fundraising quiz night.

We recommend the following items/services as prizes for your quiz night:

Items / services to consider:

  • Electronics & consumer goods (for the raffle and mini games)
  • Vouchers (restaurant, food, gym, beauty etc.)
  • Gift Certificates (store gift vouchers, service gift vouchers etc.)
  • Food & Beverages (chocolates, wine, hampers etc.)
  • Event Tickets (cinema, sports games, festivals etc.)
  • Sporting goods (memorabilia, clothing, equipment etc.)
  • Experiences (holidays, tours, zoo entry etc.)

When you receive a donation, an agreement should be reached with the contributor as to what they will receive in exchange.

Possible benefits for sponsors / donors:

  • A table at your trivia event
  • A chance to speak and promote their product at your event
  • Advertising / vouchers to be placed on each table
  • Their name & logo printed on a sponsors sheet
  • Their name & logo presented on a digital slide on the night
How can I promote my quiz night effectively?

We recommend that you begin to promote your quiz night at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to the event. This will provide enough time for word of your quiz night to spread and for your guests to make necessary arrangements for the night (eg. save the date, organise transport, hire baby sitters).

Promotional methods to consider:

  • Quiz night flyers & posters
  • Word of mouth – Spread the word through friends, family and work colleagues.
  • Advertise your event on social media (eg. Twitter & Facebook).
  • Ask your chosen charity to promote your event through their networks.
  • Write a short ad for print media (newsletters, newspapers etc.)
  • Print tickets for your event to distribute to guests
What information should I include in my event flyer / poster?

When designing promotional material for your event, it is important to provide enough information for your guests to attend your quiz night.

Key event information:

  • Event name
  • Description of the event
  • Theme (if applicable)
  • Location
  • Date and time
  • Price (per person / table)
  • Payment method / ticket collection
  • RSVP contact
  • Food / beverages (available for purchase, provided or BYO)
  • Prizes on offer
What will I need to do on the night?

To ensure that your quiz night runs smoothly, we recommend that on the night of your quiz event you:

Prepare the venue:

  • Prepare a basic seating chart for your guests
  • Transport donated prizes & silent auction items to the venue.
  • Arrive early to set up furniture, equipment, decorations & silent auction items.
  • Place table cloths, decorations and nibbles on each table (if applicable)
  • Place a table number, answer sheets and pens on each table
  • Ensure your sponsor’s advertising agreements are met on the night.

Prepare to take payments:

  • Organise a basic float to ensure correct change is available to you guests
  • Organise a receipt book for donations & silent auction purchases
  • Organise a payment method for the purchase of silent auction items

Enlist assistants to help you:

  • Greet guests and direct them to their table
  • Mark answer sheets during the quiz night
  • Sell raffle tickets to guests
  • Sell food & beverages to your guests
  • Speak about your chosen charity
  • Pack up and clean the venue afterwards

Quiz Packages

What quiz night packages do you offer?

We offer three great value quiz packages which we are confident will meet and exceed all of your trivia needs.

Our quiz packages:

Standard Package

$400 per quiz night
    • Perfect for those who want to take the hassle out of running a quiz night.

Premium Package

$500 *from $400 per quiz night
    • Ideal for teams who want to prove that they are number 1 on a specific topic.

Basic Package

$80 per quiz kit
    • Have everything but quality questions sorted? This option is perfect for you.

What categories of questions do you provide?

We provide a great mix of audiovisual and text-based questions from a wide variety of categories to keep your guests entertained and engaged. We also go to great lengths to rank and sort our questions based on levels of both perceived difficulty and actual real world results from each of the quiz nights we run.

This ensures that we can provide you with questions which strike the right balance in terms of being challenging, creative and comedic.

Our Categories Include:

  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy
  • Australiana
  • Biology
  • Business & Products
  • Chemistry
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Currency
  • Current Events
  • Environment & Nature
  • Fame & Fashion
  • Famous Faces
  • Film & Television
  • Flags of the World
  • Food & Beverages
  • General Knowledge
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Inventors & Inventions
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music & Musicals
  • Myths & Legends
  • Nature
  • Physics
  • Plants & Animals
  • Politics
  • Popular Culture
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Space & Time
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Video Games

If you are interested in hosting a quiz on a specific topic (The Simpsons, AFL etc), please consider purchasing our Premium Quiz Package.

How difficult are your questions?

Our experience has taught us that quizzes that are too easy are boring and quizzes that are too hard are frustrating, so the First Answer Quiz goes to great lengths to prepare questions that strike the right balance of difficulty for your audience.

We actively encourage feedback from guests and compile detailed statistics on the questions from each of the quiz nights we complete. It is this information as well as our years of experience in attending and conducting quiz nights which sets us apart from the competition.

Standard & Premium Quiz Package Information

What do you provide as part of your ‘Standard’ quiz package?

Our Standard Quiz Package includes:


Quizmasters

Professional & experienced Quizmasters to engage and entertain your guests.

Questions

A mix of 50 text, picture and audio based questions with varied topics and difficulties.

Equipment

A quality digital video projector and PA equipment to dazzle your audience.

Mini-Games

Hosting of fundraising mini-games, raffles and silent auctions between quiz rounds.

Stationary

All the printed answer booklets, marking guides, pens and paper you need for your quiz night.

Background Music

Background music to entertain your guests at the start of your quiz night and between rounds.

Preparation Guides

Quiz night preparation guides & checklists to help you to organise a successful quiz night.

What do you provide as part of your ‘Premium’ quiz package?

Our Premium Quiz Package includes:


Quizmasters

Professional & experienced Quizmasters to engage and entertain your guests.

Questions

A mix of 50 text, picture and audio based questions with varied topics and difficulties.

Equipment

A quality digital video projector and PA equipment to dazzle your audience.

Mini-Games

Hosting of fundraising mini-games, raffles and silent auctions between quiz rounds.

Themes

All quiz questions are tailored to suit a theme of your choice (eg. 1980’s, Simpsons, AFL etc).

Costumes

The option for your Quizmaster to dress up on the night to suit your chosen theme.

Stationary

All the printed answer booklets, marking guides, pens and paper you need for your quiz night.

Background Music

Background music to entertain your guests at the start of your quiz night and between rounds.

Preparation Guides

Quiz night preparation guides & checklists to help you to organise a successful quiz night.

What do I need to provide as part of the ‘Standard’ & ‘Premium’ packages?

If booking our Standard & Premium packages, you will sill need to provide:

  • A venue & furniture
  • Prizes & silent auction items
  • Food & Beverages (if applicable)
  • Decorations (if applicable)
  • Assistants to mark papers, sell raffle tickets, greet guests etc.

Basic ‘Do It Yourself’ Quiz Kit Information

What do you provide in your Basic ‘Do It Yourself’ Quiz Kit?

When you purchase our Basic Quiz Package, you have the option to receive your quiz kit via Email Delivery or Postal Delivery.

Our Email Delivery Option (Free Delivery) Includes:

Questions

A mix of 50 text based quiz questions with varied topics and difficulties.

Picture Round

An A5 sheet containing 10 picture based questions on a specific theme or topic.

Stationary

We will provide you with answer booklets and marking guides for your quiz night.

Preparation Guides

Quiz Night Preparation Guides & Checklists to help you to organise a successful quiz night.

Email Delivery

+ FREE DELIVERY – A ‘Do it yourself’ quiz kit will be sent to you via email in PDF format.

Our Postal Delivery Option (+$30 Delivery) Includes:

Questions

2x question sheets containing 50 text based quiz questions.

Picture Round

15x A5 sheets containing 10 picture based questions on a specific theme or topic.

Stationary

15x printed answer booklets and 2x marking guides for your quiz night.

Preparation Guides

1x printed Quiz Night Preparation Guide, Checklist & Running Schedule for your quiz night.

Postal Delivery

+ $30 DELIVERY – An additional fee of $30 will apply to cover printing, postage & handling costs.

When will I receive my First Answer Quiz ‘Basic’ DIY quiz night kit?

Once your payment has been received you will either be emailed or mailed your kit depending on your choice of

Basic package delivery:

Email Delivery

You will receive a digital quiz kit in .PDF format.

Emailed upon confirmation of your payment.

Delivered in 1 business day.

Postal Delivery

You will receive a printed quiz kit.

Posted upon confirmation of your payment.

Delivered in 5-7 business days.

What do I need to provide as part of this package?

If you select our Basic Quiz Package, you will still need to provide:

  • A venue & furniture
  • Prizes & silent auction items
  • Food & Beverages (if applicable)
  • Decorations (if applicable)
  • Assistants to mark papers, sell raffle tickets, greet guests etc.
  • Quiz hosts
  • Audio Equipment
  • Background music
  • Scoreboard
  • Stationary

Bookings & Payment Information

How do I book the First Answer Quiz?

To book the First Answer Quiz for your next trivia event, simply follow these steps:

Select a package

Select a ‘quiz package’ that best suits your needs.

Select a package

Request a booking

Fill out our easy-to-use ‘Booking Enquiry Form’.

Book a package

Await confirmation

Await final confirmation of your booking enquiry.

Please note that upon submitting a booking enquiry, we need to confirm that our quiz masters will be available for the date of your event. Therefore your booking will only be confirmed when you receive final written confirmation from the First Answer Quiz (usually within 2 business days).

Where are your quiz packages available?

Our ‘basic package’ can be used anywhere but the prices for our Standard and Premium packages are only available in the Perth metropolitan area.

We are happy to travel throughout Western Australia but appropriate pricing will need to be negotiated in these circumstances.

Please feel free to ‘contact us’ to discuss your requirements!

How do I purchase the First Answer Quiz ‘Basic’ package?

To purchase the First Answer Quiz ‘basic package’, simply:

Select a package

Fill out our easy-to-use ‘Booking Enquiry Form’.

Select a package

Request a booking

Select the ‘Basic Package – $80.00’ option.

Await confirmation

Select either ‘Email’ or ‘Post’ as your shipping method

Upon successfully submitting your Basic Package booking enquiry, you will receive an email containing payment information within 2 business days.

Please note that if you select to have your ‘Basic’ DIY quiz night kit delivered via Australia post, an additional $30.00 fee will apply to cover postage, handling and printing costs..

Delivery of your ‘basic package’ will be made as soon as your payment has cleared.

What payment methods do you accept?

Additional information relating to our payment terms can be found on your First Answer Quiz invoice.

We currently accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card [through a PayPal gateway]
  • Paypal
  • Direct Bank Transfer
What are your payment terms?

A non-refundable booking deposit of 20% is required for the purchase of our Standard or Premium quiz night packages. Your booking will be officially confirmed once payment for this initial deposit has been completed.

Customers purchasing our basic package will be required to pay for this package in full prior to the delivery of this product.

Payments are due within 14 days from the date of issue of your First Answer Quiz invoice and may be subject to credit approval.

All prices are listed in Australian dollars and are exclusive of GST and shipping/handling charges.

The First Answer Quiz will issue a tax invoice for the service setting out the package purchased and/or service to be performed, any variations to the service and any additional expenses you may incur. This tax invoice will include the final price for the services to be performed; this price may vary from the quoted price at the discretion of the First Answer Quiz.

A final invoice for the balance of your purchase will be sent out no less than 14 days prior to the date of your event. This payment must be paid in full prior to the commencement of your quiz event.

What is your event cancellation policy?

If you decide to cancel your booking prior to your quiz night, the following charges apply:

  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the quiz
    • – There will be no additional cancellation charge other than the forfeit of your initial deposit.
  • Cancellations 0 – 30 days prior to the quiz
    • – You will be charged 30% of the total price of the purchased package in addition to forfeit of your initial deposit.

Other Information

Why choose your standard package when your ‘basic package’ is cheaper?

Our standard package not only means much less hassle for you when it comes to running the event but also includes equipment hire and an array of funny and clever multimedia questions designed to excite the senses! If you’re organising the event for your pub/charity or social event why bother yourself with presenting and marking when you can sit back and enjoy yourself by participating on one of the tables!?

A number of other companies provide packages similar to your ‘basic package’, why should I choose yours?

Our ‘basic package’ prices are not only very competitive, they come with a guarantee of quality, well researched questions.

Why outsource your question-writing to NSW or QLD when you can use Perth’s freshest and most exciting quiz provider at very competitive prices!?

All the quizzes I’ve been to in the past have been too easy/hard, how do I know that yours isn’t the same?

Generally we will provide an intermediate quiz that has some easy, a lot of medium and some hard questions to ‘separate the wheat from the chaff’.

We will consult with you to work out your needs, whether you want a real brain teaser, or if you’d prefer more light-hearted entertainment.

As well as classifying questions based on how hard we perceive them to be, we also document how frequently questions we have asked in the past as answered correctly and incorrectly. This allows us to balance each quiz for difficulty.

What are the ‘Running Schedule’ and ‘Quiz Night Preparation Guide’ and why are they important?

The ‘Running Schedule’ is a rough breakdown of how your quiz night will run with forecasted round times etc and ‘Quiz Night Preparation Guide’ is a detailed checklist offering support on venue and prize organisation and event advertising. You can never be too prepared and we will endeavour to ensure your event is a success!

What if I want to choose a theme but only want the questions and can provide my own host, equipment etc?

If you just want something akin to our ‘basic package’ but you want the questions tailored to a specific theme we are more than happy to provide this but will have to negotiate price based on your request. Please contact us for a quote.

What happens if a quiz finishes with more than 1 table on the same score?

There are always winners at the First Answer Quiz. In the event of a multiple teams finishing the quiz on the same score we will ask a tiebreaker question which is generally that requires a number, so the closest to will win.

How can I keep in regular contact with the First Answer Quiz?

The advantage of following us on twitter and/or liking us on Facebook is that you will have access to nuggets of knowledge that will pop up during the First Answer Quiz.

We guarantee that at least one of the facts on our Twitter and Facebook pages will appear in the form of a question during the First Answer Quiz.

Why not get a leg up? Don’t worry, we rarely post more than once a day and will not spam your news feeds.

We will also advertise your event on our social media with ticketing information you are happy to share online so that we can get as many punters to your event as possible!

Your DIY quiz night kit is great, but will I receive the same questions again?

Our smart booking system ensures that you will not receive the same questions twice as part of your ‘Do-it-yourself’ quiz night kit.

If you experience any problems with the questions you receive, please contact us prior to your quiz night and we will be more than happy to replace these questions on a case by case basis.

Are your quiz nights suitable for all ages?

Our quiz nights are generally prepared for an adult audience, however if you would like to host an all-ages quiz night, we would be more than happy to tailor our questions to suit your needs.

When booking your quiz night, please ensure that you let us know if you require questions suitable for all ages.

Any other queries?

If you have any additional enquiries regarding our trivia packages or any other aspects of our services, please feel free to email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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