Getting Started

Quiz Maker

Create online quizzes for testing, assessment, engagement and lead generation.


How to Make a Quiz

1. Create Your Own Quiz

On your dashboard, click ‘New Project‘ and select quiz. Then name your project for easy reference later on.

You’re also able to duplicate an existing project. To do this, select a quiz in your dashboard and then click ‘Copy‘.


2. Insert Questions

Open the ‘Add Items‘ tab in the left sidebar and drag a question type into your quiz. The drag and drop builder will allow you to easily and quickly create quizzes.

You can use the Quick Menu to customize the settings of your questions.

3. Apply Points to Answers

After you’ve written your answer choice for a multiple-choice or drop-down question type, you’re able to apply points.

Click the answer option you want to assign points to, then select the settings cog and enter a value into the points field.


4. Add Pages

Split your quiz across multiple pages if you have a lot of questions or cover several sub-topics.

Add more pages by opening the ‘Manage Pages‘ tab in the left sidebar and selecting ‘Add Question Page

5. Customize Your Quiz Design

Customize your theme color and background image of your quiz using the ‘Theme/ Appearance‘ tab.

Users with a paid plan can also change fonts, add images and logos and insert Picture Choice Questions. See pricing plans.


6. Preview and Test

Before sharing your online quiz with respondents, you need to proof your questions and test the functionality.

Use the ‘Preview/ Test‘ button in the top bar of the quiz maker to complete a test version of your quiz.

Features for Quiz Makers

KwikSurveys’ quiz maker allows you to insert both closed and open question types into your project. These include text fields, multiple choice and drop-down lists.

You can choose whether to show a respondent their scores upon completion of your quiz, or hide them for your own analysis. This could take the form of a list of incorrect and correct answers, their page scores or just their overall score.

You’re also able to create custom score messages to be displayed on the score page based on a quiz taker’s score. For example, if you’ve created a personality quiz, you can give a respondent their personality type based on the points they’ve scored.

In cases where your quiz is being used for online testing, you’re able to set a time limit for respondents to answer all questions within.

Their response is submitted at the point they reached if they run out of time.

Add a password to your quiz in the settings menu of the quiz maker to restrict access.

Once you’ve created a quiz, you’ll want to ensure that it’s going to work on all devices.

With KwikSurveys, you don’t have to worry about that. All your projects will work flawlessly whether a respondent is using a desktop, tablet, phone or kiosk.

You can preview how your project will appear on phones and tablets by selecting ‘Preview/ Test‘ in the quiz maker, then clicking either phone or tablet view.

Remove all KwikSurveys branding from your online quiz with the white labelling feature. This is only available with the Business Plan.

Responses are collected in real time, so as soon as a quiz taker hits submit you’re able to view results. You’ll have access to the individual responses from each quiz taker and a collated report with charts and graphs for each question (unless it was open ended).

Your results can then be shared in two ways:

  • Export your results as a PDF or spreadsheet.
  • Share the digital version of your report with a URL link.
You can easily switch your digital report between public and private if you want to make any changes or simply revoke access.

If you want to dig a bit deeper into the trends and patterns in your data, you can use the filtering and comparison tools in the results section.

Filters allow you to view the results for a segment of your audience based on a factor (e.g. question choice or demographic).

Comparisons allow you to compare the results of two different segments against each other (e.g. what male respondents picked as opposed to female respondents).

Sharing an Online Quiz

Simple URL Link

Copy and paste a URL linking to your quiz and post it anywhere.


Upload contact lists to your address book and share your quiz by email

Social Media

Quick share your quiz to 6 social media sites or direct to Whatsapp.

QR Code

Print a QR code that directs smartphone users to your quiz when scanned.


Embed a quiz on your website inline with all of your other content.

Pop-ups and Slideouts

Place a button on your website that triggers a quiz to pop up or slide out. 

8 Tips for Creating an Online Quiz

1. Know your goal

Before you start writing questions and answers, you need to define your goals. Whether it’s for lead generation or candidate assessment, your questions should be written to meet your goals.

2. Research your topic

To ensure your quiz is accurate and relevant, you’ll need to know a good deal about your topic. If respondents spot a mistake, they’re likely to disengage and leave.

3. Understand your audience

There are certain elements of a quiz that need to be tailored to your target audience, e.g. formality, language and difficulty. Make it difficult enough to engage people but simple enough to be understood.

4. Easy questions first

To keep respondents engaged, you want to give them a sense of achievement early on. If you ask questions they can’t answer at the start they’re likely to give up and leave your quiz early.

5. Keep it short

Don’t ask questions for the sake of it. The average quiz should take around two and a half minutes to complete, but this will vary depending on your goals. Only include questions relevant to your topic.

6. Make your title clickable

Much like any piece of content, you have to draw people in with a title that appeals to them. This is especially important for fun quizzes, as you’re competing with every other quiz creator out there.

7. Provide feedback

People don’t take quizzes for the fun of answering questions, but rather to receive some information or feedback. By giving this feedback at the end of your quiz, respondents will feel rewarded for their time.

8. Test your quiz

Testing your online quiz will allow you to identify any mistakes you’ve made in the creation. Whether the issue is with the context of a question or that you’ve forgotten to apply points to a few answers.

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