How to Add Questions to your Quiz
This article is going to describe how you can add the actual questions to your quiz.
How to Access the Questions Editor
Thrive Quiz Builder comes complete with a fully interactive visual questions and answer editor to make it as easy as possible for you to build awesome quizzes.
In order to access the editor, you should have already chosen your quiz type and the style of your quiz. Your dashboard should look something like this:-
You'll notice a tooltip that says "Step 3/4: Define questions and answers". You can simply click on the "Manage" button and the visual editor will open up.
Understanding the Live Questions Editor
Here is what the questions editor looks like:-
There are three important parts of the questions and answer editor that are labeled above with the numbers from 1 - 3. Here is what these labels correspond to:-
- You can press this button at any time to add a new question. (See below for further information)
- This is the navigator. You change the position of the navigator to any point of the questions editor canvas. Simply hold down the mouse button and drag the viewable window.
- This is the Questions pane. From here you can see a list of all the questions that you have created. You click on any of the questions to be taken directly to it in the main window.
How to Add a New Question
1) Click "Add Question" Button
You can add a new question to your quiz simply by clicking on the "Add Question" button in the top left corner of the editor:-
You'll then be asked to choose the type of question that you want to add.
2) Select the Type of Question that you would like to Add
The question type lightbox looks like this:-
Currently, you can choose from two different types of question. "Multiple Choice with Buttons" and "Multiple Choice with Images".
Here is what both question types look like to the visitor:
Multiple Choice with Text Buttons
Multiple Choice with Images
Please note that we will be adding more question types to the editor in the near future.
3) Create the Question Content
Once you have chosen your question type, you will be able to add the question and each possible answer.
Please note that this screen differs slightly depending on the quiz type that you have selected.
- In this field you can specify the question that you want to ask the visitor.
- If you like, you can add an image that will sit next to the question being asked. This is optional
- Here you can list each of your answers. You can add a new answer by hitting enter or by clicking the "New Answer" button. You can add as many answers as you like.
- As the quiz type for this example is "number" you can set a point allocation for each answer. The total points that each visitor accumulates at the end of each quiz is used for the result.
- You can drag and drop questions into your preferred order by clicking and holding the mouse button here.
- When you are happy that you've set up the questions and its answers then click this save button.
Your question will then be added to the editor. You can move the question anywhere on the canvas by simply hovering over the question, holding down the left mouse button and dragging it to the location of your choice.
Linking Questions Together - Simple Flow
Watch our video tutorial about how the questions editor and linking works:-
Now you've added a question, you will need to link it to the start of the quiz.
You can do that simply by clicking on the little circle underneath the "Quiz Start" label, holding down the left mouse button, and then dropping on the circle above the question that you've just added. Once you've done this, you will notice that the two are now connected:-
The purple line depicts the flow that the visitor will take through the quiz. So in the example above, we have linked the start of the quiz to the first question "What is the capital of France".
We can then go ahead and add the second question of the quiz by clicking on the add question button, creating the content of the question and then linking the first question to the second question in the same manner:
This is an example of a simple flow. We have linked the start of the quiz to the first question and then the first question to the second question.
But what if we want to create more complex quizzes so that the question shown can depend on the previous answer(s) given by the visitor?
This is also possible, as I will now demonstrate:
Linking Questions Together - More Advanced Flow
The more advanced flow is useful for when you want to display questions conditionally, based on the answers that were given previously.
Here is an example of what that might look like:-
In the example above, we have linked questions to answers to make a conditional quiz.
If an answer is not linked to another question, then the quiz ends. So, using the example above, if the visitor selects "Yes" as the answer to the first question, then the quiz is completed and the visitor will be taken to the next step in the quiz.
However, if the visitor selects "No", the visitor will then be asked the second question "Would you like to be close to a beach?"
It's also possible to select "default" paths. Consider the following example:-
The first question in the quiz ("Do you like busy cities") has two links to the next question. One link is directly from the answer "No" and one link is from the question as a whole.
With this setup, the visitor will be shown the "Would you like to be close to a beach" question if the answer chosen is "No". Otherwise, for any other answer given, the visitor will be taken straight to the "Do you want to stay in Europe" question.
In short: Connections directly from an answer override connections from a question.
How to Delete Connections
You can delete connections simply by hovering over the connection and clicking the red "cross" icon that appears:
Identifying the End Points of the Quiz Questions
You don't need to specify the end of the quiz manually. Simply, the quiz ends if any individual answer isn't linked to another question.
When the visitor reaches the end of the quiz, he/she will be taken to the next step. This will either be the "opt-in gate" or the results page, depending on the structure of the quiz.
Below are some examples to show the end of the quiz questions. The red arrows show where the questioning ends:-
A second example:-
A final example:-