Create a Quiz

Using a SurveyGizmo quiz you can create a pass/fail quiz or magazine-style tally quizzes – both of which score responses in realtime and give the respondent a score when they finish. Quizzes are typically used as an assessment of knowledge, abilities, or skills. Some other uses for quizzes include evaluating job applicants' qualifications and personality assessments.

Pass/Fail - Answers are evaluated as correct/incorrect based upon a answer key set up in the Quiz Score action. A specified percentage of correct answers is used to determine whether the respondent passed or failed the quiz.

Check out this Sample Pass/Fail Quiz

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Add This Pass/Fail Quiz to Your Account

Tally - Answer options are assigned a whole number point value, which can be added or averaged to create score ranges to provide different messages to respondents based upon an assigned point range (e.g. 10-19, 20-35).

Check out this Sample Tally Quiz

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Add This Tally Quiz to Your Account

To get started, click the dropdown next to the create survey button and select Create Quiz. Give your quiz a name. Select either Pass/Fail or Tally. You can always change this later if you need to!

Click Start Building. This will bring you to the Build tab of your new quiz! You'll start with an initial blank page and a Thank You page with the quiz score action you selected, answer key or tally.

From here, start adding your quiz questions. Click Add New Question, enter the question you wish to ask and select the question type you wish to ask. Check out the supported question types to learn more!

Once you have all of your questions set up, you will need to set up your quiz score. For Pass/Fail Quizzes you'll create an answer key and specify the percentage required to pass. For Tally Quizzes you'll assign the points allotted to each answer option and set up score ranges and corresponding messages.

Setup a Pass/Fail Quiz Score

After selecting Pass/Fail for quiz type...

Assign a Percent Correct to Pass. Respondents who receive this percentage correct or higher will receive the pass message. Any respondents who receive a score under the specified percentage will be marked as failed.

Checking the option to Score only questions that have been displayed to the respondent, to ensure respondents will only be scored based on questions displayed to them. This option should be used if you are using logic in your survey.

Next, Define the correct answers. Here, you will create an answer key by selecting the correct answer to each question.

Set up Passing and Failing Messages to be displayed to your respondents.

Under the passing and failing messages, the option to Show the correct answers to questions that were answered incorrectly will include the correct answers below your pass/fail message the questions, as well as, the respondent's answer for any questions that were not answered correctly.

To learn more about customizing your quiz score messages check out the section of this tutorial that covers Displaying Quiz Score Results.

Set Up a Tally Quiz Score

After selecting Tally for quiz type...

Select scoring method. You can choose to add up the answer values for each answer option or average the answer values for your total score.

Set values for each answer. Note, if you have several pages in your survey you'll need to click the blue links for each of your Page Names to expand.

You can assign both positive or negative values in your answer key. Tally quiz scores work best with whole numbers. If you use decimals be sure to make sure that your ranges are inclusive e.g. if you are using 2 decimal places then your ranges should too!

Set up score ranges. For a tally quiz you can have up to 10 score ranges. For each range, you can customize a message to be displayed. To learn more about customizing your quiz score messages check out the section of this tutorial that covers Displaying Quiz Score Results.

Make sure that there is no overlap in your ranges! If you specify a range of 1 to 10 and 10 to 20 and the respondent scores a 10, they will only see the first message specified.

If you save your Quiz Score action after setting up the answer key and return the Highest/Lowest Possible Values will populate. These values are independent of validation and required settings; meaning, these values assume all questions have been answered and do not account for required settings.

Adding a Quiz Score Action to Any Project

If you create a Quiz from your dashboard a quiz score action will be automatically included (the default quiz type is Answer Key but you can toggle to a Tally). If you already have a survey built out with the questions you'd like score don't panic; you can add a quiz score by clicking the Action button at the bottom of any page.

You can also add a Quiz Score action on the second or later page in the survey (make sure that your quiz score is on a page that follows the questions you wish to evaluate). In fact, if you'd like you can set up multiple quiz scores if you wish.

  1. Click Add New Action.
  2. Select Quiz Score.
  3. Select quiz score type: Pass/Fail or Tally.
  4. Proceed to Pass/Fail Quiz Score Setup or Tally Quiz Score Setup.

Displaying Quiz Results to Your Respondents

One of the little known benefits of quiz score actions is the flexibility of the data you can collect, store and display. Quiz score merge codes can be used to dynamically pull and display information about how the respondent did. Using merge codes you can display quiz results within the quiz score messaging itself, on later pages in the survey, in send email actions, or in reports and exports.

Display the Quiz Score

For both Tally and Pass/Fail Quizzes you can display the respondent's score (integer value) in both the quiz messaging itself, as well as, outside the quiz score.

  • [quiz("score")] - Use this merge code to display the quiz score within the quiz score messaging itself.
  • [question("quiz score"), id="2"] - Use this merge code to display the score outside of the quiz score itself, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz score action.

Display the Quiz Score Message

For both Tally and Pass/Fail Quizzes you can pull the quiz message that was displayed to the respondent to display elsewhere, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey.

  • [question("quiz tally result"), id="2"] - For a Tally Quiz, this will display the quiz message for the range in which the respondent fell. This merge code is for use outside of the quiz score, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz score action.
  • [question("quiz message"), id="2"] - For Pass/Fail Quizzes this displays the passing or failing message you set up inside your quiz score. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz Score action.

Display Total Questions

For Pass/Fail Quizzes you can display the count of the total number of questions scored in both the quiz messaging itself, as well as, outside the quiz score.

  • [quiz("totalquestions")] - Use this merge code to display the total number of questions scored within the quiz score messaging itself.
  • [question("quiz total questions"), id="2"] - Use this merge code to display total number of questions scored outside of the quiz score, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz Score action.

Display Total Questions Answered Correctly

For Pass/Fail Quizzes you can display the total number of correctly answered questions in both the quiz messaging itself, as well as, outside the quiz score.

  • [quiz("questionscorrect")] - Use this merge code to display the total number of questions answered correctly within the quiz score messaging itself.
  • [question("quiz total correct"), id="2"] - Use this merge code to display total number of questions answered correctly outside of the quiz score, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz Score action.

Display Total Questions Answered Incorrectly

For Pass/Fail Quizzes you can display the total number of incorrectly answered questions in both the quiz messaging itself, as well as, outside the quiz score.

  • [quiz("quizwrong")] - Use this merge code to display the total number of questions answered incorrectly within the quiz score messaging itself.
  • [question("quiz total wrong"), id="2"] - Use this merge code to display total number of questions answered incorrectly outside of the quiz score, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz Score action.

Display Pass or Fail Result

For Pass/Fail Quizzes you can pull the pass/fail result to display elsewhere, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey.

  • [question("quiz passed"), id="2"] - Use this merge code to display the pass/fail result outside of the quiz score, for example, in send email actions or on later pages in the survey. Replace the number 2 in this example merge code with the question ID of the relevant quiz Score action.

Display Correct Answers to Incorrectly Answered Questions

For Pass/Fail Quizzes you can display the correct answers to each question that was answered incorrectly as seen below.

To set this up select the option below the Passing Message and/or the Failing Message.


Supported Question Types

Both pass/fail and tally quiz score actions require answer options in order to be scored. This means that piped questions are not supported in the quiz score action. The below question types are available for scoring in quiz score actions. This does not mean that you have to limit your survey to the below question types; you can include open text and essay fields in the survey they will just be skipped in the scoring portion of the quiz score action

  • Radio Button (other, write-in fields not supported)
  • Radio Button Grid
  • Checkboxes (other, write-in fields not supported)
  • Checkbox Grid
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Dropdown Menu List
  • Rating (Likert Scale)
  • Image Select (single and multi)
  • Custom Group: Radio Button
  • Custom Group: Checkbox
  • Custom Group: Likert Scale
  • Custom Group: Dropdown Menu

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