5 Quizzes for Your (Virtual) Holiday Office Party

Katy Mrvova
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Are you one of the lucky ones who’ll enjoy a face-to-face office holiday party this year? Or is it still going to be a virtual get-together?

Whichever your case, what’s most important is 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 engaging end-of-year activities, we have one for you – run a fun quiz! Everyone loves quizzes, plus it’s a remote-friendly activity too so you can enjoy it in any setup, remote, face-to-face, or a hybrid one.

So, get prizes for the winners ready and get inspired by these 5 quizzes that you can easily set up using Slido Quizzes and run during your holiday party.

🟢 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 2021 quiz
Wrap up the year on a positive note with a bunch of good news.
🟢 Winter holidays of the world quiz
Learn about holiday traditions in different corners of the world.

#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 Slido 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?
A: Sagittarius
B: Cancer
C: Capricorn*
D: Virgo

In what decade did Coca-Cola start using Santa Claus in advertisements?
A: 1920s*
B: 1930s
C: 1950s
D: 1980s

Discovered on December 25, 1643, Christmas Island is an external territory of which country?
A: Australia*
B: Denmark
C: Thailand
D: UK

Which sports league has played a game on Christmas Day almost every year since its inception in 1946?
A: NHL
B: NBA*
C: NFL
D: Premier League

In what modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born?
A: Finland
B: Turkey*
C: Austria
D: Norway

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

Which famous US political figure has a cameo in Home Alone 2?
A: George W. Bush
B: Donald Trump*
C: Bill Clinton

How many ghosts show up in the Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’?
A: Three
B: Four*
C: Five

“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*

*Correct answer

💡 Tip
Getting ready for an end-of-year meeting? Here are 7 interactive ideas for your end-of-year meetings.

#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?
A: 69.2
B: 70.3
C: 71.9
D: 72.6

How many months did it actually take for us to rebrand?
A: 6
B: 7
C: 12
D: 22

How many air miles has the team traveled this year?
A: 600,000
B: 900,000
C: 1,400,000
D: 1,800,000

How many minutes did we spend on video calls?
A: 1,200
B: 12,000
C: 120,000
D: 1,200,000

How many Slack messages have we sent one another?
A: 520,300
B: 750,800
C: 990,900
D: 1,260,700

How many babies did we welcome last year?
A: 11
B: 14
C: 17
D: 19

How many new colleagues have we hired this year?
A: 32
B: 38
C: 42
D: 48

How many kilograms of coffee beans did we gobble up in 2019?
A: 138
B: 185
C: 213
D: 235

How many of our office plants have survived the lockdown?
A: 3
B: 5
C: 10
D: 15

#3. Company knowledge quiz

Gather some company stats, internal knowledge, or inside jokes and turn them into a quiz! You’ll have plenty of fun and you’ll also find out how well your employees know the company.

Tip: 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! As a little tip, you can re-run a similar quiz the following year to check for progress.

Here’s some inspiration for your quiz questions.

In what year was Slido founded?
A: 2010
B: 2011
C: 2012

How many people currently work at Slido?
A: 146
B: 149
C: 152

In which Slack channel would you report a bug?
A: #bugs
B: #bugs_critical
C: #alerts

How many people called ‘Michael’ work at Slido?
A: 6
B: 8
C: 11

In which room in the HQ does our CEO usually leave his famous slippers?
A: Customer care room
B: People ops room
C: Data room

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 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

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

#4. Good things that happened in 2021 quiz

Round up the year with a bunch of good news. We all need some positivity after another challenging year.

👉 Here’s a quiz that lists 10 good things that have happened this year.👈

It’s an ideal icebreaker activity during your end-of-year company meeting or a virtual Zoom party.

To play this quiz with your colleagues or friends, just go to your Slido account, add the questions, and you’re ready to go!

#5. Winter holidays of the world quiz

Wintertime is festive for many different cultures.

With this enlightening quiz, you’ll find out more about holiday traditions in different corners of the world.

Which country does the tradition of putting up a Christmas Tree come from?
A: Germany*
B: France
C: Poland

Playing Dreidel, the lighting of the Menorah, or exchanging foil-wrapped chocolate gold coins, are all traditions associated with:
A: Winter Solstice
B: Kwanzaa
C: Hannukah*

One of the winter holidays has a relatively short history, being celebrated only since 1966. Of which holiday do we speak?
A: Kwanzaa*
B: Hanukkah
C: Mawlid

Why does the Hanukkah menorah have nine branches?
A: Because the Hanukkah is a nine-day-long celebration
B: The number represents Judah and his eight closest followers
C: 8 candles represent each night of the festivities and there is one more candle used to light the others.*

Which color, believed to chase away evil spirits, is associated with the Chinese New Year traditions?
A: Blue
B: Red*
C: Yellow

What does Hanukkah mean in Hebrew?
A: Dedication*
B: Remembrance
C: Solstice

Which historical figure is believed to have started the tradition of decorating an evergreen tree?
A: Francis of Assisi
B: Martin Luther*
C: Henry VIII

The name Kwanzaa is inspired by the Swahili word ‘kwanza’ that means ‘first’. What does the name symbolize?
A: The first full moon of the year
B: The celebration of harvest also called “first fruit”*
C: The first of the seven principles celebrated during Kwanzaa

‘Festival of Lights’, celebrated in Sweden and Norway on December 13, is a feast celebrated in honor of which Christian martyr?
A: St. Lucia*
B: St. Stephen
C: St. Cecilia

In many European countries, December 6th is celebrated in honor of the saint who was known for his compassion for children and all those in need. What is the name of the holiday?
A: St. Vitus Day
B: St. Stephen Day
C: St. Nicholas Day*

We wish you a successful wrap-up of the year 2021!

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 – just have fun!

And if you need tips on how to facilitate a memorable quiz activity, find 13 of them here.

Happy holidays! 🎉

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