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Create a quiz with Google Forms

You can create a quiz with correct and incorrect answers for questions with multiple choices, checkboxes, or drop-down options.

Make a new quiz

Create a new quiz
  1. Go to forms.google.com.
  2. At the top, in the template gallery, click Blank Quiz New quiz.
Change a form to a quiz
  1. Go to forms.google.com.
  2. Open a form or make a new one.
  3. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  4. Click QUIZZES.
  5. Click Make this a quiz.
  6. Click SAVE.

Choose correct answers

Assign points to questions

You can make an answer key for all types of questions, except for grid questions.

  1. To add a new question, click Add question Add .
  2. Fill out your question and answers.
  3. In the bottom left, click ANSWER KEY.
  4. In the top right of the question, choose how many points the question is worth.

Note: To go back and edit the question or options, in the bottom left, click EDIT QUESTION.

Add explanations to answers

You can add links, videos, or websites to answers to explain them further. Respondents will see your feedback only after they finish the quiz.

  1. Click a question.
  2. Click ANSWER KEY.
  3. Click ADD ANSWER FEEDBACK.
  4. Type feedback then click SAVE.

See quiz responses

You can see automatic summaries of all the responses to a quiz, including:

  • Frequently missed questions
  • Graphs marked with correct answers
  • Average, median, and range of scores
See a summary of your responses
  1. Open a quiz in Google Forms.
  2. At the top, click RESPONSES.
  3. Click SUMMARY.

Note: To look at individual responses, click INDIVIDUAL.

Choose what people can see after they submit

You can choose what people can see during and after they submit their answers:

  • Missed questions
  • Correct answers
  • Point values

To change options:

  1. Open a quiz in Google Forms.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click QUIZZES.
  4. Under "Respondent can see," check the boxes next to the options you want.
Send results via email

If you collect email address in your form, you can hold onto results until you’re ready to share them.

Step 1: Collect email addresses

  1. Open a quiz in Google Forms.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Under "GENERAL," check the box next to "Collect email address."

Step 2: Choose when to release grades

  1. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  2. Click QUIZZES.
  3. Choose an option:
    • Immediately after each submission: Choose this option if you want people to get their results right away. They will click "View scores" after they submit their answers.
    • Later, after manual review: Choose this option if you want to email results to respondents.

Step 3: Email results

There are two ways to send email scores to respondents from "RESPONSES" in your form:

Use SUMMARY

  1. Click SUMMARY.
  2. Scroll down until you see "Scores."
  3. Click RELEASE SCORES.
  4. Check the boxes next to who you want to email.
  5. Click SEND EMAILS AND RELEASE.

Use INDIVIDUAL

  1. Click INDIVIDUAL.
  2. At the top right, click RELEASE SCORE.
  3. Check the boxes next to who you want to email.
  4. Click SEND EMAILS AND RELEASE.
Grade individual responses

If you collect email addresses, you can assign points and leave feedback on individual responses to send later. After you grade a response, be sure to save your changes.

  1. Open a form in Google Forms.
  2. At the top, click RESPONSES.
  3. Click INDIVIDUAL.
  4. To move between responses, click Previous Previous or Next Next.
  5. Find the question you want to grade.
    • In the top right, enter how many points the response earned.
    • Under the answer, click Add individual feedback.
  6. Enter your feedback and click SAVE.
  7. To save your changes, click SAVE.
  8. When you’re ready, you can email scores to individuals.

Learn more about how to view and manage form responses.

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