This year’s office holiday parties will probably feel a little different than the merry gatherings we were used to before. Maybe you’re hosting one in your office with restrictions in place. Or is it going to be a fully virtual get together this year?
Nevertheless, it’s all the more important to wrap up the year on a positive note, connect with your coworkers, and celebrate the year together – one way or another.
If you’re on the lookout for remote-friendly activities that you and your teammates – either in person or remote – can enjoy together, we have a few quiz ideas for you.
A quiz is a perfect activity for everyone to join in and gives you a nice opportunity to reward your employees with some prizes.
Get inspired by these 3 (+1) quizzes that you can easily set up and run during your holiday party with Slido Quizzes.
- Christmas trivia quiz
Engage your employees with a fun Christmas-themed quiz.
- Yearly recap quiz
Present your yearly company numbers in a more gripping way.
- Company knowledge quiz
Find out how well your teammates know your company.
+ Good things that happened in 2020 quiz
Wrap up the year on a positive note with a bunch of good news.
1. Christmas trivia quiz
A holiday party classic, this trivia quiz is nothing but laughs and competition. And don’t forget to get a sweet prize ready for the winner.
In case more people get the same number of correct answers, the ‘Timer’ feature in Slido will pick out the fastest one.
You can find this quiz in our Slido templates library and copy it to your event in two clicks. Just go to your Slido account, create a new event or enter your existing one, click the ‘Live polls’ tab, and navigate to ‘Browse templates’.
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What zodiac sign would you be if you were born on Christmas Day?
In what decade did Coca-Cola start using Santa Claus in advertisements?
Discovered on December 25, 1643, Christmas Island is an external territory of which country?
Which sports league has played a game on Christmas Day almost every year since its inception in 1946?
D: Premier League
In what modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born?
What is the most popular meal for Christmas in Japan?
A: McDonald’s Big Mac
B: Pizza Hut
C: KFC Fried Chicken*
D: Burger King: Whopper
Joe Pesci stars as ‘Harry’ and Daniel Stern is ‘Marv’ in which 1990 Christmas comedy?
A: Home Alone*
B: Jingle All the Way
C: Ernest Saves Christmas
D: The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Jingle Bells” was originally supposed to be:
A: A New Year’s Day song
B: An Independence Day song
C: A National Anthem
D: A Thanksgiving song*
2. Yearly recap quiz
‘Tis the season to round up the year. Why not try a different way to summarize the key numbers and company stats?
Letting your employees guess how well your company did in 2019 is much more fun than a top-down recap from the stage. Besides, you can perk up your quiz with fun stats related to your company culture and team activities.
Every year, we at Slido run an all-hands meeting before we officially kick off the party.
Here are some quiz questions from our own kitchen for your inspiration.
What do you think our final sales numbers are for the year?
A: 1.7 mil
B: 5.7 mil
C: 10.2 mil
D: 14.8 mil
What was our average NPS this year?
How many months did it actually take for us to rebrand?
How many air miles has the team traveled this year?
How many minutes did we spend on video calls?
How many Slack messages have we sent one another?
How many babies did we welcome last year?
How many kilograms of coffee beans did we gobble up in 2019?
3. Company knowledge quiz
Learn about how well your employees understand your company, its values, and organizational structure, in a more amusing way than a standard email survey – a quiz!
This quiz provides heaps of valuable data for the internal comms team. For example, with the ‘Hardest question’ feature in Slido Quizzes, you can see which questions got the smallest percentage of correct answers and therefore were the most difficult for the participants to answer.
This helps you to identify where there’s room for improvement in the company communications, and take action. As a little tip, you can re-run this quiz the following year to check for progress.
Take inspiration from these questions and adjust them as you see fit.
In what year was Slido founded?
How many people currently work at Slido?
Which one of these four things is not the responsibility of the people ops team?
A: Perks and benefits
B: Remote work experience
C: Inclusion and diversity
D: Work expenses
What would you do if a client asked for a privacy statement?
A: I’d contact the legal department
B: I’d send them a link to our security page
In which Slack channel would you report a bug?
If Slido were a person, which four words would best describe them?
A: Smart, caring, humble, friendly
B: Humble, smart, innovative, caring
C: Bold, innovative, smart, brave
D: Clever, fun, creative, kind
Which of these people isn’t part of a product development team?
A: UX designer
B: Data analyst
C: QA specialist
D: Brand manager
Who would you contact should you want to start a new team project?
A: The PMO office
B: Product manager
C: Your go-to person
D: No one, I would just get on with the project
Bonus: Good things that happened in 2020 quiz
Round up the year with a bunch of good news. We all need some positivity after a challenging year.
Here’s a quiz that lists 10 good things that have happened this year, as a reminder that there’s always a silver lining.
It’s an ideal icebreaker activity during your end-of-year company meeting or a virtual Zoom party.
Over to you
We hope that one of these quizzes will help you throw an amazing holiday party, whether you and your colleagues meet in person or in an online space.
If you need more tips on how to facilitate a memorable quiz activity, find 13 of them here.
Wishing you happy holidays and a successful wrap-up of the year 2020.