Text Choice

Text Choice is the simplest question type where you ask your respondents to choose the right answer. It can also be turned into a quiz question if you add a score or into a multiple choice question. In that case your respondent is asked to choose one or more items from a limited list of choices.


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Here's an example of a simple Text Choice question.

Text Choice- Text Choice example

You can make your question into a quiz question, multiple-choice, or make it mandatory.


This guide will teach you:

  1. Add a Text Choice question to your questionnaire
  2. Change the general question settings
  3. Edit the question
  4. Add your answer options
  5. Make your question a quiz question

1. Add a Text Choice question to your questionnaire

In the Questions tab, click the button ? Questions. Select Text Choice from the list of question types and Click +.

Text Choice- add text choice question

2. Change the general question settings

Text Choice- general question settings

  1. Hide/show the question settings.
  2. Change the question order.
  3. Change question type.
  4. Make the question active/inactive.
  5. Lock/unlock the question to be edited by other team members.
  6. Copy, Delete, or Preview that particular question.

3. Edit the question

Text Choice-edit the question

  1. Add your question here. Use the rich text editor icons to change the text to bold, italics, or use your company's colors and change the font size. 
  2. Click Add media or YouTube video to upload images or videos to make your questionnaire more entertaining. The file needs to be under 2MB. To add a YouTube video, paste a YouTube link after you've clicked the >Add YouTube video button.
  3. Make the question mandatory - toggle the button to require respondents to answer the question before moving to the next question.
  4. Turn this question into a quiz question - toggle the button to make this question a quiz question. Now you will be able to mark the correct answer (or answers in case of multiple choice). This way the respondent will receive a score based on the quiz questions at the end of the survey/quiz. 
  5. Add a question tag - turn this feature to add a tag to your question that you can reference in your survey or PDF.

4. Add your answer options

Text Choice- add your answer options

  1. Type your first answer in the box.
  2. Click Add answer to add as many answers as you require.
  3. Number of columns - Choose the number of columns to change the display of the answers
  4. Multiple answers possible - toggle the button to allow respondents to select more than one answer. When your question is multiple choice,  the checkboxes will be squares instead of bullets.
  5. Add a 'not applicable'-answer - toggle this button and an answer option Not applicable will be automatically shown at the bottom of the answer options.
  6. Shuffle answers every time the survey is opened - toggle this button to shuffle the answers to that specific question every time the survey is opened. This is a great option when you're creating a quiz and you don't want respondents sharing their answers with others.
  7. Add a text box to specify or leave an extra comment - when this feature is switched on, you'll be able to add your own text to ask respondents to give more information.
  8. Add button to upload an extra image file - This feature allows the respondents to upload their own image files. You can use this feature to make the survey more engaging.
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If you allow multiple answers, we recommend mentioning it in the question that respondents can "Choose all that apply" and write how many answers should be selected.




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If you choose to make the question mandatory and allow multiple answers, you will be asked to specify the minimum and the maximum number of answers that need to be selected.



5. Make your question a Quiz question

When you make a question a quiz question, you will be able to mark the correct answer (or answers in case of multiple choice). This way the respondent will receive a score based on the quiz questions at the end of the survey or quiz.


When you turn this question into a quiz question, now you will see a slider next to each answer. Use this to mark the correct answer.

Text Choice- answer options

When you have marked the correct answer, the quiz score for that answer will automatically turn to 1, but you can use the arrows to adjust this scoring.


If you want to use an alternative scoring system, turn on the give score when all correct answers are selected. You can now input any number you want to be given as the score when answers are correct and when they are wrong. You will not be able to change the score next to individual answers now.

Text Choice- score when answers are correct

When the respondents receive their score, they also have the possibility to take a look at the right answers. Underneath these answers, you can show an explanation for the correct answer. Write your question explanation here:

Text Choice- question explanation

What's next?

  • Image Choice is used when you ask a multiple choice question and present the possible answers to your respondent by using images or GIFs. Photos in your questionnaire allow you to connect with your audience on a more emotional level and it’s proven that people often respond better to a picture. 
  • Rating questions are question types that ask a respondent to rate a product or service. There a lot of different formats you can use, like Star, Emoji, or Smiley ranking. This question type is used to get a clear view of how well you're doing, or how much someone likes your product, service, or business.  
  • Text Only allows you to add a screen or slide with only text (and a media file) in your questionnaire. It will add interaction and personality to your questionnaire because instead of only asking for information, you have the opportunity to give information as well. It helps to create a dialogue and make your questionnaire feel interactive. 

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