Questions with images

Question Database With Images

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We get 100s of enquiries from app and web publishers regarding our question database with images. This is no surprise as image content improves user retention and dwell time, ultimately increasing the value of any trivia digital product. However, there is a knowledge gap of image licensing rights with publishers and developers that often leads to delays in launching trivia products. This article aims to offer a definitive guide to how to license and use image content for quiz products.

5 Things To Know About Image Licensing

Images often have underlying copyright

Image content may have several underlying copyrights associated with it. A) there is the copyright of the photography themselves. The person who took the image may own the copyright or have assigned it. B) Image libraries – often a photographer has either assigned image copyright to a library like Getty or the library has purchased the copyright. C) Image Rights – the person in the image may also have rights in the image as it is there image being shown.

Images often have different usage rights 

Images will often have restrictions on usage when using them in a certain way. Commonly, images are only for ‘editorial usage’ (more on this later) or they could be allowed for ‘commercial usage’. Publishers need to look at any restrictions and how they may impact any usage of the image.

Image Libraries don’t understand trivia products

Image libraries have rigid licensing criteria and often trivia products do not fall into the usual categories. Typically companies license images for TV, Magazines or websites so often you may get a quote that is higher than it should be.

Different countries have different laws on image rights

Different countries will have differing laws and regulations on the usage of image rights. For instance, France has very strict privacy laws and potentially this will impact the global release of a product using a question database with images.

Sport is challenging when it comes to image rights

Sport in general have been the most proactive in protecting image copyright. There are many laws and rules about using sports stars (in their kit or playing for their team) that you need to consider when licensing image content for trivia products.

How Do I Navigate This Nightmare?

Many publishers ask us to help navigate the licensing issues. There are many work arounds that can be used to ensure you are compliant with image licensing. At The Question Co we are happy to help any publishers or developers to understand their options and find a solution for them to ensure their Question Database With Images works in a legal capacity

How Does The Question Co License Their Question Database With Images?

The Question Co has developed way to ensure that we are able to license a Question Database With Images. The solution is that we use images that are available under the Creative Comms Commercial Usage License.
Creative Comms is a protocol where photographers distribute their image content on the internet under a license where any publisher can use their images with no fee with attribution. This means as long as you credit the photographer in your app or website then you are free to use the image content.
The Question Co has spent years researching high quality content under these terms and written highly engaging content to the image asset. When you license our Question Database With Images we supply the questions and image assets in one easy format that enables the development team to integrate the content into the trivia product.

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Verified Trivia Database

Verified Trivia Questions – Quiz Products

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Verified Trivia Questions

Are you looking for verified trivia questions for your trivia project? The Question Co has over 450,000 trivia questions that are categorised and ready to be included in your product. All trivia questions come with a category and difficulty tag and are available in XLS, CSV, jSON or XML formats.

Why Is It Important To Have Verified Trivia Questions?

There are thousands of trivia products for users to choose from but what makes one more successful than others? Sometimes it is because of marketing, game play or advertising money but the quality of questions is always important.

How We Verify Trivia Questions

The Question Co creates over 20,000 per month for our database and directly for clients. Accuracy is our currency and we have a range of provisions in place to ensure we can offer verified trivia questions.

i) Professional Writers
All our writers are professional content creators who are trained to write engaging, quality and accurate content.

ii) Quality Assurance
We have a large team who work in quality assurance and review every question before it is added to our database or sent to clients

Why The Question Co Is The Leading Trivia Database

The Question Co has the largest and best trivia database in the world. The database contains 450,000 trivia questions. All trivia is verified and comes with a category and difficulty tag. Every month, we license over half a million questions to TV gameshows, Apps, websites and board game publishers.

1. Database Content

You can choose from over 400 categories and thousands of sub categories all containing verified trivia questions. Choose your topics and get your trivia product live today.

2. Question Types

We offer trivia questions in lots of different formats. These include Multiple Choice Questions, Put Them In Order, QA, True or False and Would You Rather. We have verified trivia to suit all needs.

3. License Agreement

We offer all content under a license agreement so you are secure in knowing you have all the correct legal rights to use the content in your product. We offer content under a 4 year license or license in perpetuity.

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Open Trivia

How To Use Open Trivia – Legalities & Realities

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How to Use Open Trivia?

Looking to find out how to use open trivia in your website or app? This is a question we often get asked by prospects. Open source trivia content is free so why would anyone pay for similar content? This article addresses this question and offers an definitive appraisal on whether open source trivia content is the right direction for you.

What Is Open Source Trivia Content?

Many Digital publishers consider open source content for their projects. The question is how to use open trivia in a way that benefits your project. Below is a summary of how open source trivia is aggregated and some pros and cons.

1. How is Open Source Trivia Aggregated?

Content is this is offered as “open trivia” is often user generated. This means an individual(s) have written the content and then offer 3rd parties to use the content for free under an ‘open source’ license. In theory, this type of trivia should be free of any copyright so potential publishers can use the content in their project without fear of breaking the law.

2. How Can I Be Sure The Content Is Not Stolen?

Unfortunately there are no guarantees when it comes to using open source content. The open source trivia may have been aggregated with the best of intentions, with multiple users uploading their ‘own’ content to contribute to the database. However, content that is uploaded by users is often owned by someone else and therefore the user has no right to upload it and distribute it under an open source license. You as the publisher will ultimately have the legal issue if you publish content that you do not have the rights to and this sums up the challenge of using open trivia from a commercial perspective.

3. Quality of Content / Verifying the Trivia is Correct?

When using open source content there is no quality control. You will need to QA every question and answer to ensure the content is correct. There is nothing worse than launching a trivia project with inaccurate content. You will turn users off your product and ultimately your trivia game will fail.

4. Where Can I Find Out More Information?

There is a wealth of information available on the legalities of using open source trivia content. We would recommend that you review the topic of ‘open source’ generally and a great starting point is the Open Source Initiative. The Open source DB project claims to have 4,000 “verified” questions – it maybe worth taking a look at the content and even using it for early testing for your project.

Why Is Your Trivia Database Different?

The Question Co is the leading trivia database in the world. The database contains over 450k questions all containing category and difficulty tags. Leading publishers such as Tik Tok, Microsoft, Gameloft and BBC trust The Question Co to power their trivia projects.

1. All Content Is Written By A Professional Writer

We employ over 20 writers who create trivia content for a living. You can be assured that all content is fact checked, well written and engaging. These are your minimum criteria if you want to create a trivia project that users will love.

2. All Trivia Comes With Category & Difficulty Tags

99% of our customers require category tags and difficulty tags. There is a good reason for this as there has not been a successful trivia product that only contains general knowledge content and no difficulty rating. You will not find content that is tagged in open trivia sources.

3. License Agreement

When licensing a trivia database from The Question Co you will be issued a detailed license agreement. This agreement states that The Question Co owns all the content that is being provided and states that you are legally allowed to distribute the trivia in your project. This has several benefits. Firstly, it gives you piece of mind that you are not funding a project that is not legal and secondly, if the product is successful you will have a saleable asset.

4. Industry Insight

The Question Co licenses over 500,000 questions every month and has detailed insight into what users expect from trivia content. When you work with The Question Co, you do not just get access to high quality questions, you will also access knowledge that will help you make a great project.

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Indian Quiz Database

Indian Quiz Database Launch

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TQC Launch Indian Quiz Database

The Question Co have launched an Indian Quiz Database following a huge increase in demand due to success of apps such as Loco & Zupee. TQC are the largest database of quiz content with over 450,000 questions and supply companies like Gameloft, Google,  Microsoft and Playtech.
The Indian Quiz Database contains 10,000 questions written for the mobile enabled audience. The content is available under license.

What Topics Are In the Indian Quiz Database?

TQC have analysed the most popular topics in the established mobile apps and have created high quality content to compliment your product.

1. Entertainment

This section contains Indian Pop Music trivia, Films and TV. All content is recent and up to date, ensuring that your audience will be engaged. The content is mainly drawn from Indian domestic entertainment but also contains some cross over Western entertainment popular in India.

2. Lifestyle

This section of the Indian Quiz Database contains Indian fashion, food and literature. These are the key ingredients of Indian millennial culture and we have the content that will keep your audience in your app longer.

3. Business, Tech & News

This section contains trivia on the latest Indian tech and business that make the news. In addition , there is content that is constantly updated with news that makes the headlines across India.

4. Core Topics

No trivia app can be without Geography, History and Politics. This section of the database contains Indian specific content for this topics.

Trivia Content Delivery Formats

TQC are not just a trivia database company, we are experienced in working directly with development teams of the biggest global publishers.

We offer our content in various formats including jSON, XML, CSV or XML. We have standard formats or can work to a specific brief. More details can be found by clicking here

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Quiz Database

Quiz Database Download

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Quiz Database Download: Licensing Trivia Content

In order to create a trivia product that will become a hit product you need to ensure you have a high quality quiz database download in order to populate your product. The key to building a successful quiz app or trivia website is matching the content to the audience you are looking for. This sounds simple, but often developers and publishers goal is create a product as broad as possible so there is a balance between core audience and overall reach of your final product.

What to Look for in Quiz Database Download

By following these simple steps below, you should be able to refine your criteria to ensure you acquire the right quiz content for your product.

1. Define Your Core Audience

Are you looking to target a specific demographic (ie under 21s) or a group with similar interests (eg NBA or Soccer)? If the answer is a demographic then you need to define the categories that the group will want to engage with. There is no point marketing to millennials and then having question content about 1960s music. This sounds obvious, but many quiz database downloads have a lot of older content that will simply not engage with your audience. Make sure any quiz content you license has a category and sub-category tag so you can select the content that is right for your audience.

2. Up-to-date Content

There are many options in licensing quiz databases but the cheaper or free options are often very out of date. It might save you money on initial MVP costs to chose a cheap content option but a trivia product is about the content, the tech is simply a delivery mechanism.

3. Character Count

Audiences have very short attention spans, so ensure the content is written for digital projects. Trivia content that works for board games or pub quizzes will not work for your trivia app. Work with you app development to define the ideal character count for questions and answers.

4. Quiz Database Question Type

Depending on your audience and product you need to choose between multiple choice trivia, question and answer or put them in order. Which one of these will best engage your audience? Once you decide, make sure your quiz database download has the correct question format for your project.

How The Question Co can help

We are the largest Quiz Database Download company in the world, with over 500,000 questions. We work with leading publishers such as Gameloft, ByteDance and Microsoft but also with 100s of start ups. Our database contains category and sub-category tags and also have difficulty ratings.

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Trivia Royale Question Database

Trivia Royale Questions and Answers

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Trivia Royale Questions and Answers

Trivia Royale is the exciting new quiz game from the makers of Quiz Up. Quiz Up dominated the app stores back in 2012 and The Question Co supplied the trivia content. Trivia Royale is the new format and gained over 2.5 million downloads in its first week of release. How did it do that? Through engaging gameplay and awesome trivia.

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The format is simple. Trivia Royale questions and answers are all multiple choice. You are pitched against 1,000 other players and must become the ultimate winner. Think ‘Fortnite’ but instead of the killing and silly dances its trivia questions.

You start by creating your own avatar. You then have to face off against opponents in batches of a 5 questions. Trivia Royale questions and answers get harder as the game goes on. 500 people who win the first round go on to the next and 500 people drop out. It keeps halving until the final 1 to 1 game and someone is crowned the Royale!

Billed as the world’s biggest trivia contest, Trivia Royale is one to watch. Quiz games have been getting bigger and better over the past few years and we’re excited to be a part of it. Interestingly the makers of Trivia Royale have opted not to offer cash prizes. Instead Teatime Games have recognised that people just want to be crowned the king (or queen) of trivia. Social quizzing is a huge market and we’re sure Trivia Royale will be here to stay. If your projects needs content in the style of Trivia Royale get in touch with us.

Multiple choice quiz content, just like Trivia Royale questions and answers, are what we license the most of here at The Question Co. If you have a project involving trivia we are here to help and can advise on the best trivia for your game.

The Question Co Partners with Big Daily Trivia to Create the Biggest Free Online Trivia Website

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Big Daily Trivia – Your Daily Source of Trivia on the Web

We are very pleased to partner with the biggest daily trivia website  – The team there have licensed over 25,000 trivia quizzes to create the biggest and best trivia website. Question categories that have been licensed include the most popular topics at The Question Co such as football, food, entertainment and lifestyle but the Big Daily Trivia website is also focussed on niche categories such as candy you can no longer buy, 70s song lyrics and gardening trivia.

There are numerous trivia websites but many rely on user generated content which means that players cannot be certain of the quality of the trivia available in each of the topics. Big Daily Trivia is focussed on the quality, quantity and breadth of topics. They ensure that all question content is fully fact checked and QA’d.

Big Daily Trivia launched in May 2020 and provides trivia and quiz lovers the ideal environment to play 1000s of trivia quizzes. They are updating their website daily with 100’s of trivia quiz challenges to keep their visitors happy with new content that cannot be found anywhere else on the web.

If you love the following trivia quiz topics: Daily Living quizzes, Sport trivia, Entertainment Trivia, Olden Days Quizzes, School Subjects Quizzes, Animal and Pets quiz challenges and Culture quizzes. The Olden Days, School Subjects and Daily Living trivia then visit their site to play now.

The site caters for the older generation of quiz lovers, as many of the competitor trivia websites focus on younger players. The older generation can reminisce with Jobs That No Longer Exist trivia or Grandma’s Cooking Trivia. They even have Candy and Drinks That You Can No Longer Buy trivia and many more topics like that.

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If you are looking for free daily quizzes on the web then is the number one place to find trivia quiz challenges you will love.

Christmas Trivia Questions

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Christmas number ones are a bit of a pop institution, adding sales at what is the peak record buying time of year. And although most people’s memory of big festive number one hits includes nostalgic numbers like Cliff Richard’s 1988 hit Mistletoe and Wine (which spent four weeks in the charts thanks to downloads) and Slade’s slice of festive rock, Merry Xmas Everybody (1973), there have been classier offerings. Anybody compiling a quiz on the subject might want to buy a Christmas number 1 question on which top band had no fewer than four Yuletide hits. The answer is The Beatles with I Want to Hold Your Hand in 1963, I Feel Fine in 1964, Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out in 1965 and Hello Goodbye in 1967.
Paul McCartney was also involved with the British 2012 Christmas no 1, a re-release of a version of the Hollies’ hit He ain’t Heavy (he’s my brother), produced to raise funds for the families of the 96 Liverpool football fans killed in 1989 in the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

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Halloween Quiz Questions

Halloween Trivia Questions – Quizzing

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Halloween Trivia Questions

Looking for halloween trivia questions? Halloween, celebrated round the world on October 31, is the dark side of a Christian festival, held on the eve of All Saint’s Day when the dead were traditionally honoured. According to scholars, it’s probably based on a pagan festival like Samhain and it’s ended up almost as commercial as Christmas. The name itself is a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve, and that would make a decent question for a Halloween quiz.

Of course, nowadays Halloween means trick and treat gangs roaming suburbia (the sensible among us stock up on chocolate and sweets to avoid retribution from small ghouls and ghosties). You might think this a recent invention, growing alongside the boom in consumer culture, but in fact, historians reckon this American tradition has been going for over a century. That’s a nice piece of Halloween trivia suitable for a scary quiz. But you’d need some grislier material – and that’s where the movies come in.

In terms of influence on popular culture, this festival is massive. The eponymous 1978 movie, called simply Halloween, starred the daughter of one of Marilyn Monroe’s co-stars in Some Like it Hot. Who was she? Jamie Lee Curtis who played the bookish, innocent heroine Laura Strode in this, the first of a series of so called slasher movies. Perhaps even more significant was the identity of Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh. In which Alfred Hitchcock film did she die in a manner that would forever make the shower a place of fear? Yes, Psycho. This film series is simply stuffed with Halloween-style trivia. Michael Myers, the stalker, apparently stabbed his sister to death when he was six and escapes when grown up to wreak cinematic havoc. But which big Hollywood star made his debut in the sixth installment, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers? It was Paul Rudd. The sinister goings on at the end of October have also cast their shadow over fiction. Which sci-fi writer penned the fantasy The Halloween Tree (1972) in which eight young trick or treaters discover a friend is at risk, cross time and space to save him, thereby learning the history of Halloween? Ray Bradbury, a nice answer to a nice Halloween quiz question.

Continuing on the Halloween trivia trail, which were the two most popular costumes chosen by adults on the West coast last year, according to the Los Angeles Times? Think warts, black pointy hats for number one and in the second spot, blood suckers. Yep, we all want to act out our inner witches and vampires.

The Question Co have an extensive library of Halloween Trivia Questions. Please get in touch to buy Halloween Trivia Questions.

Film Trivia Questions

Film Trivia Questions – Buy Today

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Looking for Film Trivia Questions? The top quiz topics have to be sport, music and film. It’s a question of popularity. The big screen provides more than its fair share of trivia and serious film quiz questions, which is not surprising when you consider that the celluloid genre has been entertaining us since the Lumiere brothers first filmed workers leaving their factory in Lyons in 1895. Early blockbusters (the term came from the name for the 4,000 pound bombs used by the RAF in World War II) included Ben Hur, with its famous chariot race, Gone with The Wind and Quo Vadis, but a good film quiz question would be Which was the first New Hollywood blockbuster? And to the nearest million, how much did it gross? The answer is Stephen Spielberg’s original finny epic, Jaws (1975) which made an eye-watering $100,000,000. It also set the trend for summer release in the States, with directors aiming to launch their big films by July 4.

Some of the most commercially successful movies of all time are, like Jaws, disaster movies, feeding our schadenfreude. Anybody wanting to buy film quiz questions would have to acquire a section on the genre. If you had to answer a question on the most successful examples, you’d probably pick Titanic or Independence Day. In fact, Titanic (1997), directed by James Cameron and starring Leonardo di Caprio and up and coming Kate Winslet, was the bigger commercial hit, taking over 600 million dollars at box office. Titanic trivia questions could include which scene, potentially the most embarrassing, was the first Rose and Jack filmed together? It’s the notorious nude art scene. And which cameo role did the director play? One of the men praying as the ship starts sinking.

The stars themselves form a happy hunting ground for anybody looking for teasers for a film quiz. There’s the cv approach, as in which massive 2001 hit starred Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers, who are heard but never seen? Shrek, naturally. Then there’s the left field, hobbies-of-the-stars approach. Zachary Quinto, for example, who has played Mr Spock since the 2009 movie that relaunched Star Trek, is musical and plays an instrument. Guitar? No, the banjo. And which star who has just been defying Gravity with Sandra Bullock had an aunt Rosemary who was a popular US singer. George Clooney. Another decent film quiz question about gorgeous George would be: in which European country does he have a lakeside holiday villa? Italy. But there was one star, who played magnificent heroines from Camille to Anna Karenina, who would never have wanted to feature in a film quiz, no matter how intriguing, as her most famous quote was “I want to be alone”. She was of course Greta Garbo.

Contact The Question Co to buy film quiz trivia. We have a huge selection of film trivia content.