On the top right, click the New button and then hit the arrow beside Google Forms from the drop-down list. Choose “Blank Quiz” from the menu.
Change the name of the quiz on the top left, as well as in the box above the first question. Also, make sure to add in a description, so respondents understand the topic or any other information they need to know.
Every new form comes with a multiple choice question box already provided. You can either edit it or change the type of question via the drop-down box shown in the picture above.
Click the Answer Key button on the bottom left of the question box. Now click on the correct answer(s) for the question and enter the number of points its worth (see the above image for help). If you’d like to provide an explanation to an answer, click “Add answer feedback” and enter text, link, or YouTube video!
You can even send respondents a certificate of completion through the Certify’em add-on!
Click the Done button when ready to move on.
It’s very easy to add new questions in Google Forms. Click the plus (+) symbol in the sidebar to the right of the question box to add a new question. Repeat steps 4-5 until you have as many questions as you want!
If you want a question to be required, make sure to hit the switch button in the bottom right of the question box.
Depending on how long your quiz is, you can add in sections of questions based on categories. Using the example shown in the photo, let’s separate some questions from the rest by clicking the bottom button in the question sidebar. Repeat steps 3 to 7 until you’re satisfied with your quiz!
Click the cog wheel at the top right of the page to open up settings for the quiz. Some important settings are:
- Under the General tab, you can choose to collect emails, limit to one response, and see summary charts after submission.
- In the Presentation tab, you can choose to show a progress bar, shuffle question order, and edit the confirmation message that appears to respondents after submission.
- In the Quizzes tab, you can choose when grades are released and what respondents can see, like missed questions, point values, or correct answers.
Make sure to hit Save before moving on to the next step.
While you can view responses within Google Forms, it’s a good practice to create a Google Sheets spreadsheet with responses as well. Not only will it make exporting data easier, but it’s also easier to read through.
Click the Responses tab at the top of the page, then click the green Sheets icon as shown above. A window will pop up which allows you to edit the name of the spreadsheet if you’d like. Hit Create once you’re satisfied!
The spreadsheet will automatically be saved wherever the Google Form is, and it will automatically update with each new response.
You’re finally ready to share your quiz! Click the Send button at the top right of the page. Inside the popup, choose how you’d like to share your quiz: through email, social media, a custom link, or even embed it onto a website.
To see the example quiz in action, click here to take a short Video Game History quiz!
Congratulations on making your quiz! If you’re interested in add-ons for Google Forms that add new question types or integrations, check out our list of Add-ons for Google Forms!
Google Forms is a tool that has a variety of uses.