This step-by-step article will show you exactly how to create your own online multiple choice quiz you can use on your website and social media. Here's what we'll cover
Part 1: What Multiple Choice Quiz To Make
To begin building a multiple choice quiz you'll need to choose a topic. The best place to start with this is to create a quiz about your area of expertise. For us that would be "How Much Do You Know About Online Quizzes?" if we were a travel company it would be "How Much Do You Know About The World?"
The idea is that whatever your area of focus is you make a quiz about that.
As far as the actual format of the quiz title goes it should be in the template of "How Much Do You Know About (Blank)?" just keep it simple and focused on the topic.
Part 2: Writing the questions of your quiz
For the questions of your multiple choice quiz, you'll want to ask 7-10 fact-based questions about your topic.
The example we're following in this article is from Afar, which is a travel magazine and they made a quiz about Canada, so one of the questions is about a lake in Canada.
You'll write out common questions or facts about your topic and then create the questions with one or more answers being correct and the rest being incorrect.
Correct Answer Screens
With interact quiz maker you'll be able to show different screens to people based on whether they get each question right or wrong.
For the correct answer screens you'll definitely want to be positive and re-assuring, making the quiz taker feel good about the fact that they got the question right.
You'll also want to provide an explanation of why the answer is correct and maybe throw in some more interesting facts to accompany the question.
Incorrect answer screens
You'll be able to show a different view of someone gets the answer wrong.
On these screens you want to let people down easy, no one really wants to be told they got something wrong or aren't smart, so you can say "Not Quite" or "Close" instead of just saying "Wrong"
You'll also have an explanation on these screens that will give more context into why they got the answer wrong and that will help people not be confused about why they got it wrong.
Part 3: Opt-in Form For List Building
With quizzes you can set them up where you ask for an opt-in after someone finishes answering the questions but before the results are shown.
These emails can go straight to your email list and we integrate with every major email marketing program.
Best practice is to simply say "Enter your email to see how you scored" "And get advice about (whatever the subject of the quiz is)"
Part 4: Results
After someone answers the questions of your multiple choice quiz and either opts in or skips to their results, you'll get to show them their score and provide an explanation.
There are a few keys to cover in these results.
First, be super positive no matter how someone does on your quiz. Even if they don't score very well you'll want to tell them something good to start on, whether it's a resource to improve or just some encouragement. No one likes to hear that they failed and you shouldn't tell them they did
Second, have a button to learn more about the subject. No matter how well or poorly someone scores on your quiz they'll be interested to learn more (otherwise they wouldn't have taken the quiz in the first place). Provide a button that says "Learn More" or something similar to that so people can click through and discover more about the subject at hand.
Third, provide social sharing buttons so people can share their results. Let people show off if they did well or seek consolation from their friends if they didn't do well. Surprisingly, we've found that both good and bad result outcomes get shared a lot.
Fourth, show an answer key with all the correct answers and which ones the person got right and wrong. People are always curious to see their overall answer choices on a multiple choice quiz. It's like when you used to get your tests back in school and would pore over each question to see if you got it right or not.
We're predisposed to be curious about what we know and don't know, so by including the answer key you can satisfy that curiosity and keep people on your site longer.
Part 5: Embed on your website
The best place to put your quiz is on your website. You can embed your quiz into your websit using a simple iframe, the same way you would embed a YouTube video.
That way when you share your quiz onto social media you'll be sharing your own website and not an interact URL.
If you don't have a website, you can still use interact quiz maker to build your multiple choice quiz, you'll just have an interact URL for the quiz, it will still totally work.
For sharing advice, here's our post on how to share your quiz
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