I'm planning on running a Zoom trivia tournament with monetary prizes and am trying to avoid any concern about cheating to preserve competitive integrity. What are some types of questions that are more-or-less "cheat-proof?" (that is, they can't trivially be Googled within the time-limit... about 4.5 minutes)
Examples I have come across in the past which I think are good contenders (looking for examples that are not in these categories):
- Picture Round: Identify pictures of either famous religious sites, national treasures, natural structures or icons from pop culture, scenes from movies.
- Audio clips of songs which contestants must identify the name of
Edit: A few more examples I came across:
One way to have audio-based clues that avoid the the Shazam problem. Reverse the song.
Leave out the easiest search term from the question. For example, "How old is Etta Place when she leaves for Bolivia?", without ever mentioning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by name. This tip was suggested by Ken Jennings on his blog in 2006.
For bonus points: One of the rounds needs to be multiple choice. How do you make a relatively cheat-proof multiple choice question?