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Create Personality Quiz on Google Forms in 7 Steps

Last Updated: Thu Apr 11 2024

Curious about how to create a personality quiz on Google Forms?

This guide breaks down the process into seven easy steps, making it simple for anyone to craft engaging, insightful quizzes.

Our step-by-step approach demystifies the creation process, turning Google Forms into a powerful tool for interactive personality assessments.

Let's dive in and unlock the secrets of creating captivating quizzes!

Steps:

  • Create a New Google Form
  • Design Your Quiz Questions
  • Set Up the Quiz Logic, Scoring & Feedback
  • Customize the Appearance of Your Quiz
  • Test Your Quiz
  • Share Your Quiz
  • Analyze the Responses

Step 1: Create a New Google Form

1. To begin, create a new blank Google Form. Click the plus sign under "Start a new form":

Red arrow pointing towards a blank Google Form.

2. Enter a name for your quiz, like "Personality Quiz":

Red arrow pointing towards a Google Form name.

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Step 2: Design Your Quiz Questions

You have to start adding your questions here:

Red arrow pointing towards the untitled question field.

Click on the “DropDown” arrow to open the dropdown menu.

Red arrow pointing towards a dropsown menu.

After clicking on the “DropDown” arrow, you can choose the format of your questions.

Question formats highlighted.

Let me break down the most popular types for you, using an example of a business owner creating a form to hire a candidate whose tastes align with theirs:

1. Multiple Choice: This format allows the candidate to choose one option from a list.

For example, you could ask, "What is your preferred work environment?" with options like 'Team-oriented', 'Independent', 'Flexible', and 'Structured'.

Preview of multiple choice questions in a google form.

And the respondent will have something like this:

Respondent view of multiple choice question in a google form.

2. Checkbox: This option is great for questions where multiple answers may apply. For instance, "Select the skills you are proficient in:" could include checkboxes for 'Communication', 'Technical expertise', 'Leadership', and 'Creativity'.

Preview of checkbox questions in a google form.

And the respondent will have something like this:

Respondent view of checkbox questions in a google form.

3. Dropdown: Similar to multiple choice, but ideal for longer lists of options. A question here might be, "Choose your preferred method of communication:", with a dropdown list including 'Email', 'Phone', 'In-person meetings', and 'Instant messaging'.

Preview of dropdown questions in a google form.

And the respondent will have something like this:

Respondent view of dropdown questions in a google form.

Respondent view of dropdown questions with the answers in a google form.

4. Linear Scale: This lets respondents rate something on a scale. You could ask, "On a scale of 1 to 5, how important is work-life balance to you?" with 1 being 'Not important' and 5 being 'Extremely important'.

Preview of linear scale questions in a google form.

And the respondent will have something like this:

Respondent view of linear scale questions in a google form.

Step 3: Set Up the Quiz Logic, Scoring & Feedback

Let’s delve into how to craft the scoring logic for your Google Forms quiz. Whether you're a business owner looking to align with a new hire, a teacher understanding student preferences, a marketer gauging customer tastes, or just someone curious about your friends' opinions, this approach is versatile and insightful.

For the purpose of our article, let's continue with the example from step 2 (on a business owner creating a form to hire a candidate whose tastes align with theirs).

3.1 Crafting Your Questions:

Start by framing questions that reveal preferences or opinions.

Question 1: "Choose your preferred method of communication:"

  • Email (4 points)
  • Phone (3 points)
  • In-person meetings (2 points)
  • Instant messaging (1 point)

Continue with similar questions, each designed to subtly uncover the respondent's preferences.

3.2 Assigning Points:

As the quiz creator, you'll assign points to each answer option. The respondents won't see these points, ensuring their choices are genuine and unbiased.

Why should you assign points and how would this help you?

Well, you are the business owner from our example. You are hiring someone and want to check if their taste or preferences align with yours.

Now let’s say your preferred method of communication is (ranked from the most liked to the least liked)

  • Email
  • Phone
  • In-person meetings
  • Instant messaging

And if you assign points to each option:

  • Email (4 points)
  • Phone (3 points)
  • In-person meetings (2 points)
  • Instant messaging (1 point)

When someone selects ‘Email’ they get 4 points. On the other hand, if someone chooses ‘Instant messaging’, they get 1 point.

3.3 Identifying the Ideal Candidate:

In a hiring scenario, the candidate with the highest score may share similar tastes or viewpoints, potentially creating a smoother working relationship.

Step 4: Customize the Appearance of Your Quiz

To customize the appearance of your quiz, first click on the “Customise Theme” button at the top right corner:

Red arrow pointing towards the Customise Theme button.

You can customize 4 items:

1. Text style: You can customize 3 types of text in a Google Form: Header Text, Question Text, & answer Text.

Red frame box highlighting the text edit options of a Google Form.

2. Header Image: You can select an image from the library or you can upload your image from your computer to add as a header image.

Red frame box highlighting the header image edit options of a Google Form.

Red frame box highlighting the image uploading options of a Google Form.

3. Form Color: You can customize the form color from a list of 12 colors. Or you can customize colors by clicking on the plus sign.

Red frame box highlighting color options of a Google Form.

4. Background Color: You can customize the background color from the very bottom of the “Customize Theme” menu.

Red frame box highlighting background color options of a Google Form.

Step 5: Test Your Quiz

To test your quiz, clink on the ‘eye’ icon at the top right of the Google Form.

Red arrow pointing towards the eye icon.

You’ll get the respondent's point of view:

Respondent view of personality quiz in a google form.

Emphasize the importance of testing your quiz to ensure everything works as expected and catch any potential issues before sharing it widely.

Step 6: Share Your Quiz

First, you can click on the “Send” button at the top right of your Google Form Quiz.

Red arrow pointing towards the send button.

You can share your quiz via:

1. Email: You can share your quiz with a specific set of people via their email. They’ll receive this quiz on their inbox.

Red arrow pointing towards the email option.

2. Shareable Link: You can create a shareable link that you can share with anyone on the internet. They just have to click on the link and can take part in this quiz.

Red arrow pointing towards the link icon.

3. Embed HTML Code: You can get an HTML code that you can embed on your website or anywhere where there is an option to embed an HTML code.

The form will be there for people to take part in that quiz.

Red arrow pointing towards the HTML code icon.

Ensure that your quiz is accessible to your intended audience.

Step 7: Analyze the Responses

1. Once you start receiving responses, you can analyze them directly in the “Responses” tab of Google Forms:

Red arrow pointing towards the responses tab.

2. Or you can analyze the responses in a Google Sheet. First, head over to the responses tab, Then click on “Link to Sheets”:

Red arrow pointing towards the green google sheet icon.

You can create a new spreadsheet for the responses or you can select an existing spreadsheet:

Pop-Up menu for creating a spreadsheet menu.

I have created a new one for my example Google Form. You can analyze the responses directly from Google Sheets like this:

Google sheet containing the responses of a personality quiz form.

For my example Google Form, I haven’t assigned any points to the answer. So you can’t see any points.

This data can provide valuable insights into your audience's preferences and characteristics.

FAQ

  • Q: ​​How do I create a quiz using Google Forms?

    A: To create a quiz in Google Forms, open a form, click 'Settings' at the top, and enable 'Make this a quiz'. Optionally, collect email addresses by turning on 'Collect email addresses' under 'Responses'.

  • Q: How do I create a self-marking quiz in Google Forms?

    A: Convert your form into a self-marking quiz in Google Forms by clicking 'Settings' and enabling 'Make this a quiz'. Set correct answers and point values for each question for automatic grading.

  • Q: How are personality tests formed?

    A: Personality tests are developed through various methods like interviews, in-basket exercises, observer ratings, or self-report inventories such as questionnaires.

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