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How to Do Fill in the Blank in Google Forms

Last Updated: Sun Jul 14 2024

By the end of this article you will know how to create "fill in the blank" questions on Google Forms.

1. Add A Question To An Existing Form

Add a question to an existing form by clicking the "+" button on the right side of the form.

Screenshot of where to click to create new question in google forms

2. Click The Short Answer As The Question Type

Click the drop-down menu that says "Multiple-choice" in the question section.

Gif of clicking to change the question type in Google Forms

3. Write The Fill-In-The Blank Question Text

Write the question for which you require a fill-in-the-blank answer. Put an underline or an underscore symbol after the question text so that the respondent can provide their answer. For instance, the capital of Chad is ____.

Screenshot of where to click to edit the question text in Google Forms

4. Repeat The Previous Steps To Add More Fill-In-Blank Questions

To add more questions to the form, repeat the steps mentioned above. Make sure to craft each question clearly and select the short answer choice as the question type. Turn on the required switch to mark the question as compulsory.

screenshot of multiple fill in the blank questions on google form

5. Double Check The Form Using Preview Mode (Optional)

Preview the form to ensure correctness. Go to the top of the page and look for an eye icon. Click the icon to preview the form.

Image of the preview button on google forms

Review the form to ensure that all questions appear correctly.

screenshot of a preview of a google form with multiple choice questions

6. Send The Form To The Respondents

After reviewing and ensuring the form is correct, click the "Send" button to share the form with the respondents. The Send button is at the top right corner of the page.

Image of arrow pointing to the send button on google forms

Enter the names already in your contact list or email addresses in the email text box.

If you want the form to be displayed in the body of the email, check "Include form in email." Click Send to send the email to the respondents.

Screenshot showing steps to add recipients to send a google form to

7. View The Responses Received In The Response Tab

As soon as the respondents start filling out and submitting the form, you will receive their responses in the Response tab at the top of your form.

Arrow pointing to the recipients tab on google form


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Google Form Template

This is a template for a google form. You can use this to copy the results from the tutorial.

Click here to create a copy