True and False Games
True and false games can be used for revision of a topic, to introduce a new topic, or to have a fun game with some general questions. The twelve different types of games are listed below, and can help you in any situation of the schooling day. There is a game that will fit any situation you may come across. The questions are general and are suited for students of all ages. You can use these or come up with your own questions depending on what you are trying to achieve for that certain class.
Twelve types of games
These games are all different and suited for individual work right through to full class participation. You can use these games as rewards, revision or to introduce a new topic.
Left or Right
Play this game as an entire class. Have the left side of the room for true answers and the right side of the room for false answers. The entire class stands up and listens to the question the teacher reads out. They then have ten seconds to choose left side of the room (true) or right side of the room (false). The students who answer the question wrong have to sit down as they are out of the game. The students who answered right move back to the middle of the room and wait for the next question. The winner is the last student left. To make the game last longer, students who get an answer wrong have to put one hand on their head. Then if they get another answer wrong they have to put both hands on their head. If they then get a third question wrong they are eliminated. This is a great way to increase participation.
Heads or Tails
Play this game standing in a circle inside or outside. Students play with their eyes closed to stop cheating and copying each other. If they think the answer is true, they place both hands on their head. If they think the answer is false, they place both hands on their bottom. If a student answers incorrectly they must sit down. Play until you have a winner.
Big Board Game
Split the class into four even teams. Each team gets a little toy as their team’s mascot and is used as a marker on the board game. To set up the board you need to write large numbers from 1 – 20 on A4 pieces of paper and place them around the room. Then you have your big board game. Each team takes it in turn to be asked a question on the chosen quiz topic. If they answer correctly they move their team mascot one place. If they get the answer incorrect the mascot stays where it is until their next go. The winning team is the team who is in front at the end of the class. You can also make bonus rounds, where teams can move two extra spaces if they answer the question correctly. The Big Board Game is a great way for the students to learn about certain topics and build teamwork.
Split the class into two even teams. Give each student a number. This is the number the student will use when their team is batting or bowling. The batting team stands in order at the front of the class. The bowling side sits on the floor. When the number one batter is ready, the number one bowler stands up and reads the question to them. If they answer the question correctly they get two runs. If they don’t know the answer they can pass to the next batter; the team is then awarded one run if the correct answer is given. If the batsman gets the question wrong then no score is recorded. Once each student has batted swap teams around. It’s always good if you have time for two innings.
Teacher v Class
This can be a fun game to start or finish a lesson. The teacher asks the class one question at a time; they have to decide on an answer together. Keep track of how many they get right and how many they get wrong. The class wins if they get more right than the teacher. This can be a fun way for everyone to work together. You can also make rules such as if the class wins then they get to choose a penalty for the teacher, such as push-ups or star jumps and vice versa if the teacher wins. This will build class bonds and develop team unity.
Each student has a piece of paper and pencil and has to answer true or false to as many questions as the teacher feels is appropriate for revision work. As you’re reading the questions, write down the questions and answers so you can talk about the answers at the end of the test. This can be a great way to revise before exams, or a way to see in what areas the class needs extra knowledge for their future classes.
Split the class into two even teams; have one team stand on either side of the room. Read out a question from the quiz topic you are working on. The teams then need to talk together and agree on either true or false. Once they have agreed you get both teams’ answers. Play for ten questions, allowing time for team discussion between each question. This is great for revision and teaching each other. The winning team is the team with the most correct after the ten questions.
Class stands in a circle – this game can be played inside or outside. Two players opposite each other play together. They both close their eyes and answer false with their hands on their bottom or true with their hands on their head. If they get it right they both stay in the game. If one or both of them get it wrong they sit down. Keep going around the circle until you have a winner or you run out of time.
Have a special seat at the front of the class. One student sits in the seat and answers questions until they answer incorrectly. Keep track of how long their winning streak of correct answers goes for. This game can also be used as a reward for the students who have worked well for the entire class; you can use this as a reward system. The students will work hard and try to impress as they will all want a chance at being in the hot seat.
This is where students revise a certain topic by themselves. They read the question, then answer true or false. They can keep track of how many they get right or they can mark down the questions they answered incorrectly. Then do extra practice and revision on this area of the topic.
One on One
Pair students up and give them one iPad between them. The students then take it in turn of asking each other a question from the quiz topic they are working on or revising. Keep track of how many right and wrong each student gets. At the end the student with the most right answers wins.
Race Against The Clock
Pair students up, and between them they need one iPad and one stopwatch. One student times the other student who has to answer ten questions on a certain topic as fast as they can. After the ten questions are answered the student gives them their time on the stopwatch. For each incorrect answer the student adds an extra five seconds onto their time. Once both students have had a go, the student with the lowest time is the winner. This is a great way to challenge students who need a competitive edge.
True and False Questions
The questions here are general knowledge questions and are suited for students of all ages. Teachers can use these questions or they can create their own depending on the topic you are teaching. For over 3000 questions covering all subjects, you can download ‘QuizBreak’ on iTunes or Google Play for loads more questions.
Colour blindness is more prevalent among females then males. False
In cycling the leading rider wears a red jersey normally. False
Media Puzzle won the Melbourne Cup in 2002. True
Charles Wheatstone invented the telephone. False
The Hogwarts Express departs from platform 8 ¾ at London’s King’s Cross Station. False
Henry Ford was the person who developed the Model T Ford. True
The Black Mamba is the fastest snake in the world. True
Sir Donald Bradman’s batting average was over 100. False
The Brownlow Medal in 2003 was won by three players from different clubs. True
Australia’s largest surfwear manufacturer is Rip Curl. False
Five countries are larger than Australia. True
Squid blood is colourless. False
The Sydney Opera House was designed by Jørn Utzon.True
The lead singer of Silverchair is Guy Sebastian. False
Australia’s western-most point is Melbourne. False
Walt Disney provided the original voice for Mickey Mouse. True
Toy Story was not produced by Disney. False
In The Lion King the name of the warthog was Rumba. False
The name of a famous Disney movie was, Honey I Shrunk The Cat. False
As of 2011 Disney had animated 50 feature films. True
The tallest waterfall in Australia is in Launceston, Tasmania. True
The Idiot Fruit and Darling Peas are poisonous. True
Vincent Van Gogh was the Dutch painter who cut off part of his ear. True
The colour of chlorophyll is pink. False
The capital of Thailand is Koh Samui. False
Six points are scored for a touchdown in American football. True
The Kiwi Fruit is a soft green egg-shaped fruit and comes from New Zealand. True
The youngest Beatle was Ringo Starr. False
In Brazil the language spoken isPortuguese. True
Harry Potterlives at number four, Privet Drive. True
The cathedral of Nôtre Dame is in London. False
Red is the middle stripe of the French flag. False
Anne Frank wrote a famous diary while hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam. True
Brad Pittdirected Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and ET. False
Kennedyis the family name of JFK. True
There are nine players in a baseball team. True
The national sport of Japan is Sumo Wrestling. True
Humpy Dumpty’s nose grew longer every time he told a lie. False
The Milky Way is in the galaxy that we live. True
The Titanicsank in 1955. False
The smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua. True
Alice follows the White Rabbit down a hole into Wonderland. True
The Rolling Stones sang ‘Yellow Submarine’.False
Datsun was the previous brand name of the Nissan automotive corporation. True
Robin Hood had an encounter with the three bears. False
Eeyore is the name of Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend. True
A troll was defeated by the Three Billy Goats Gruff. True
Steve Jobs painted the Mona Lisa painting. False
Robin Hood leads a gang of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. True
Harry Potter stole Christmas in a Dr Seuss book. False
Aslan is the name of the Lion in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. True
Old Mother Hubbard picked a peck of pickled peppers. False
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie’s surname is Jones. False
Harry Potter’s pet owl’s name is Hedwig. True
Downing Street is the London home of the Prime Minister. True
Sheriff Woody Pride and Buzz Lightyear are major characters in A Bug’s Life series of films. False
Donald Duck’s girlfriend’s name is Sarah. False
The Flintstones live in Bedrock. True
The name of Shrek’s wife is Jane. False
Wolverine is the leader of the X Men. True
The name of the Kung Fu Panda is Jerry Panda. False
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. True
A hexagon has eight sides. False
The scientific formula H2O is oxygen. False
The only vowel not on the top row of a computer keyboard is U. False
Red is the innermost colour of a rainbow. False
Saturn is known as ‘The Red Planet’. False
Young of frogs and toads are called tadpoles. True
The cob and pen are the male and female of the swan. True
Harry Potter was eight years old when he discovered that he was a wizard. False
Beavers live in lodges and are notable for gnawing trees. True
A solar eclipse is the term for when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking out light from the latter. True
Cycling takes place in a velodrome. True
In a standard golf course there are 19 holes. False
A cricket bat is the name of the Australian throwing stick that can return to its thrower. False
Corn Flakes cereal is advertised with the slogan ‘Snap, crackle and pop’. False
There are 15 players in a rugby union team (not including substitutes). True
Green is the colour of the jersey won by the leader in the Tour de France. False
A slam-dunk is a type of pass in netball. False
Monopoly is licensed in 103 countries and printed in 37 different languages. True
On the Monopoly board there are three lots of Utilities. False
In Monopoly if one player owns all four train stations the rent jumps to $200. True
The board game Monopoly was manufactured by Eurogames. False
Monopoly is the highest selling board game of all time. True
The Spectacled Bear is a type of Brown Bear. False
The life of a housefly is only 14 days. True
Slugs have four noses. True
Dogs are born with two hearts. False
A group of lions is called a parliament. False
A group of owls is called a parliament. True
An ostrich is the fastest bird and can run up to 70 km/h. True
A cat was the first animal to go into space. False