Choose a type of question for your form

You can select types of questions from a menu:

  1. Open a form in Google Forms.
  2. On the right, click Add .
  3. To the right of the question title, choose the type of question you want.
  4. (Optional) To make it required for users to answer your question, turn Required on or off.
  5. (Optional) To add the “Description” field, click More and then Description.
  6. (Optional) To find more options for each question, click More .
Short answer
Paragraph
Multiple choice
  • You can provide a set of options. Responders can choose only one option.

  • You can include "Other" as an option. Responders can type a short answer.

Checkboxes
  • You can provide a set of options. Responders can select multiple answers.

  • You can include "Other" as an option. Responders can type a short answer.

Dropdown
  • You can provide a set of options. Responders can choose only one option.
File upload

You can ask the responder to upload a file in your form.

Important:

  • You can’t use this question type, if:
  • To answer this question, responders need to sign in to a Google Account.
  • For the form owner, uploaded files are stored in a new folder on Google Drive.

To set up a file upload question, you can:

  • Specify which file types responders can upload.
  • Set up the maximum number of files responders can upload.
  • Choose the maximum file size responders can upload.
Linear scale

You can ask responders to provide a rating on a scale.

  • Your scale can start at zero or one.
  • Your scale can end on a whole number from 2 to 10.
  • You can set a label for each end of the scale.
Multiple choice grid
  • You can create a grid where responders can select one or more answers per row.
  • This type of question is often used to rate a category of options.
  • You can add options for rows and columns, and set up optional rules like limit one choice per column. Learn how to set rules for your form.
Checkbox grid
  • You can create a grid where responders can select one or more answers per row.
  • This type of question is often used to rate a category of options.
  • You can add options for rows and columns, and set up optional rules like limit one choice per column. Learn how to set rules for your form.
Date

Responders can fill out a date in mm/dd/yyyy format.

To include the year or time, at the bottom right of the question, click More .

Time

Responders can fill out the:

  • Time in hh:mm AM/PM format
  • Duration in Hrs Min Sec format

To switch between time or duration, at the bottom right of the question, click More .

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