Online quiz

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Online quizzes are quizzes that are published on the Internet and are generally for entertainment purposes.


Online quizzes are a popular form of entertainment for web surfers. Online quizzes are generally free to play and for entertainment purposes only though some online quiz websites offer prizes. Websites feature online quizzes on many subjects. One popular type of online quiz is a personality quiz or relationship quiz which is similar to what can be found in many women's or teen magazines. Websites hosting quizzes include Quizilla, FunTrivia, and OkCupid.

Blog quizzes[edit]

Blog quizzes (also known as quiz blog) refer to a specific genre of quizzes which are conducted by the quizzers on blogs.[citation needed] Blog quizzes may be about verbs[1] or a wide range of other topics.

Practical applications[edit]

Many online quizzes are set up to actually test knowledge or identify a person's attributes. Some companies use online quizzes as an efficient way of testing a potential hire's knowledge without that candidate needing to travel. Online dating services often use personality quizzes to find a match between similar members.

Quizot[2] is a quizzing platform which allows users to take a quiz on a number of topics. Users can also contribute questions which are undertaken review before being published. Quizot mostly carries question content relevant to Quiz bowl, pub quizzing and quizzing in India. Each question has an associated time limit and answering correctly earns credits for the user as does contributing a question.

Quiz as a form of knowledge transfer shows German Sixbreak.[3] It is a free, web-based, collaborative quiz and works similar to Wikipedia. Anyone can contribute questions in conjunction with a reliable source. All questions are editable by quiz community.


Most online quizzes are to be taken lightly. The results do not often reflect the true personality or relationship. They are also rarely psychometrically valid. However, they may occasion reflection on the subject of the quiz and provide a springboard for a person to explore his or her emotions, beliefs, or actions.


  1. ^ Nelson, Pam (2007-11-05). "Take a Triangle Grammar Guide quiz". The News & Observer. Retrieved November 28. 
  2. ^ Deccan Chronicle - A web platform for quizzers
  3. ^ Becker, Thomas. "Sixbreak community quiz". Thomas Becker Verlag. 

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