Letter Quiz

Blockbuster style learning resourceA familiar style of quiz for use on the interactive whiteboard. Click a letter to choose it. Ask the question along the lines of “Which T is a…” Select which team got it right, choose a new letter.

A new set of letters is generated every game but it never includes the letters X and Z.

UPDATE: You can now select upper or lower case letters as requested by a user.  Choose the case then click reset.

A bank of questions for Maths is also included. As it is a themed bank some letters are problematic. If anyone can think of better ones for J please comment below.

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Go to HTML5 iPad and tablet compatible learning resource.

Get maths question bank.

A user has kindly submitted a greatly expanded set of maths questions for this resource. The variety in this set should allow for much better differentiation as you can pick a question appropriate to the student.

Extended maths questions.

There is a supporting article on how to use this resource with others on this site to support teaching effective internet research on teacherledplus.com

Please contribute any other themed questions you have for this quiz for others to use. to this address:

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17 comments on “Letter Quiz

  1. admin Post author

    For general knowledge quizzes I use a dictionary. If the student picks letter T, for example, I flick to the T section of the dictionary and find an appropriate word. Then I ask “What T is a…” and read out the definition.

    For more subject specific quizzes you’d need to make a question bank like the Maths one. I will try and come up with some question banks for different subjects but it takes time to come up with three questions for every letter. If anyone does create a question bank and would like to contribute it, it would be very welcome.

  2. hasina

    What a fantastic resource. The learners enjoyed the game and the lesson was thoroughly enjoyed. The question bank is a very good idea and had a lot of useful relevant questions.

  3. Margaret

    Great ! Thank you.

    Alternative source of questions:Have individual students suggest questions with answers that begin with as many letters of the alphabet as they can for a teacher’s question like this – “What should we know about _____” ex. What should we know about mammals? solar system? weather? simple machines? global warming? It becomes a student’s thinking challenge to construct the questions & provide answers which are then compiled to make the quiz set of questions. (If his own good questions arise in the Quiz, the student could be identified but can’t give the answer.)

  4. Anne

    This is such a brilliant resource.
    I’m using this on my level 3 creative and media on observation day!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. admin Post author

    Thank you for the compliment. If you have a good question list for your subject perhaps you might contribute it for others to use?


  6. sarah dixon

    I intend to use this resource for a reward lesson with my special needs students tomorrow. I am going to use the question cards I have from a Junior Blockbusters game .

  7. Roger

    Hi, I have been using the letter quiz and the kids really enjoy it. I teach ICT and have developed a couple of word banks, one based on sound and the other on Database, and mail merge.

    I am more than happy to share these but not sure how to do this?

    Thanks for a great resource

    Roger C

  8. Spencer

    If you’d like to contribute your question list for others to use please forward them as an attachment in any popular format to the email address on the about page and I’ll format them and make them available to others. Let me know how you’d like to be credited on them.

    Thanks for your generosity.

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  10. Peter Fogarty

    This is an amazing resource. I found some boards which were on PowerPoint, so static, but never a random one like yours! If you do get a bank of questions about other topics, I would love to see them!

  11. Julie Fuller


    Is there anyway of downloading these resources. I work in a prison so have no internet access while there and have limtied technical capabilities. I have an interactive smart board but can only use things I can download and take in with me on disc.


  12. Spencer

    Hi, unfortunately not. Free sites need the continued visitation of their users to be able to support themselves. Once the resources are downloadable the visits drop off, and the site becomes financially nonviable.

    I do feel for those such as yourself who can’t find a way around it but there is no other way it can work. Sorry. Spencer

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