Quizalize supports many different types of questions including multiple-choice answers, scrambled letters, and true or false. Read on to learn how to create the different question types and what they look like when played in Quizalize.

Our engineers are responding to the wants and needs of our users in so many ways. One of the ways in which we are improving our program is by launching our brand new and improved Quiz Editor. We still have further improvements coming in the future, but here's a look at how to get started.

Multiple choice

The first and default Quizalize question type is Multiple choice. Creating a simple multiple-choice quiz question involves typing your question into the 'Question' field then inserting the correct answer in the 'Correct answer' field and incorrect answers in the 'Incorrect answers' fields (maximum of 3 incorrect answers). For multiple-choice questions with multiple correct answers, see below the Weighted question type.

When editing the quiz it looks like this:

When presented in Quizalize the question appears like this:

See how it works:

Multiple-choice Questions with Images

To incorporate images into your quiz, use the button to add images to the right of the 'Question' field and upload the image from your computer or use a URL.

To remove the image and replace it with another one, simply click the trash can icon on the top right of the photo on the Quiz Editor.

This is how the images will appear on the quiz:

By uploading images through URL, right-click the image you found on the web, select Copy image address, and paste it in the desired field.

See how it works:

Multiple-choice questions with audio

Quizalize also allows you to seamlessly incorporate audio files into your questions, uploaded either from your hard drive or cloud storage or recorded directly into Quizalize. The Quiz Editor can currently handle audio files associated with the question but not with any answers. For additional audio settings, you may consider the 'Read aloud' tool.

To attach an audio file to a question, click the audio icon directly to the right of the 'Question' field to open the audio options.

Either upload an audio file (.mp3) from your hard drive or cloud storage or click 'Start recording' to record audio directly into Quizalize. The recording begins immediately when you click the button. Click 'Stop recording' to preview your audio.

If you are satisfied with your recording, click 'Confirm' to save it to your quiz question. Otherwise, click the trash can icon to delete that audio file, which will allow you to record another file.

The Quiz Editor inserts that audio file into the question and allows you to play it from within the editor to preview the audio.

Students can listen to the audio file before answering the question. A single audio file can be associated with a question. In the Quiz Player, students can play, rewind, and restart the audio file as many times as they want before answering the question.

See how it works:

Type an answer

This questioning style removes the multiple-choice option and allows students to type in their answers independently. The student's answer must correspond exactly with the answer you type in the 'Correct Answer' field. The Quiz Player looks for a match on spelling, punctuation, and accents/diacritical marks but ignores capitalization and spacing between multiple words.

To accept multiple responses as correct, simply add additional answers with the 'Add an answer' button directly below the 'Correct answer' field. In this example, students can type either one of the three accepted answers to correctly answer the question.

See how it works:

Scrambled letters

Scrambled letter questions help students build vocabulary and practice spelling. The Quiz Player scrambles the individual letters of the word you enter into the 'Correct answer' field, and students select individual letters one at a time to place them in the right order.

This is how the question will appear to students:

See how it works:

True or false

To create True/false questions simply select the correct answer from the two options.

This is how the question will appear to students:

See how it works:


The Quizalize team has improved the sorting categories question type to improve stability and usability across browsers and devices. The new look supports all existing questions, but some questions display differently.

The format of the sorting question type remains the same.

Provide information or a prompt to the student in the question field. The Quiz Player will display this information above the available categories.

The quiz player now displays the following instructions for all sorting questions:

“Select an option below and then the box above where it belongs to place it. If you make a mistake, select the option from the box to move it back to the list below.”

This question type requires a special format in the 'Correct answer' field.

category 1 | option 1, option 2 : category 2 | option 3, option 4

In Quizalize it will look like this:

See how it works:

Categories questions with images as answers

Here's how it works:

  1. Upload image in the question field, not in the answer fields

  2. Once uploaded successfully, right-click the image and select "Copy image address."

  3. Then, paste it in the answer field and remove: https://uploads.quizalize.com/ and replace it with # in its place.

Continue to follow the sorting question type's proper format.

Best Practices

The sorting question type is a “hack” question, which means it falls outside of the core Quizalize product. We try to support our diverse user base but cannot always adapt to all the advanced ways our users think to use the product. Here are recommendations to get the best result from this type of question.

Number of categories.

The quiz player displays the categories in a single row. Using more than two categories may cause them to overflow the bounds of the quiz player.

Character limits.

The quiz editor will allow you to use as many characters as you like, and this list highlights some of the ways the quiz player displays text for learners.


Words to denote the categories do not break, so words over 16 characters may overflow the bounds of the category box. Categories with over 70 characters may expand the category area, which may require your learners to do more scrolling to see the options and to place them in categories. Using more than 2 categories will exacerbate the difference in the layout of the questions.


Words within options do break, so words over 12 characters may appear on two lines within the option card. The option card will not adjust to the text inside. The card will obscure any option text beyond the 6th line, which usually affects options longer than 60 characters.


Linking questions allow students to match answers from two columns by connecting them with a single line. This question type requires a special format in the 'Correct answer' field.

column 1a | column 2a : column 1b | column 2b : column 3a | column 3b

For example, ​solid | ice : liquid | water : gas | water vapor

See how it works:

Linking question type with images as answers

See how it works:


Students select one option from the list on the left and then a number from the list on the right to assign the options in the correct order. This question type requires a special format in the 'Correct answer' field.

Option 1 | 1 : Option 2 | 2 : Option 3 | 3 : Option 4 | 4

For example, ​Eggs | 1 : Caterpillar | 2 : Chrysalis | 3 : Butterfly | 4

See how it works:

Linking type with images as answers

See how it works:

Jumbled words

Students select individual elements one at a time to place them in the correct order provided in the 'Correct answer' field. You can separate words, phrases, or numbers with , (commas). Please keep in mind that if there are commas included in your text, those commas will break the phrase into additional options.

This is how the question will appear to students:

See how it works:

Weighted Questions with Multiple Correct Answers

You can create a multiple-choice quiz question with multiple correct answers by selecting the Weighted question type from the menu at the top of the question editor. Provide the prompt or question in the 'Question' field, followed by the correct answers separated by : (colon) in the 'Correct answer' field. You can provide up to 3 'Incorrect answers' in the fields below.

Students answering this question would be able to select either 'Penguin,' 'Ostrich,' or 'Emu' to successfully answer the question.

See how it works:

Questions with Multiple Weighted Answers

Weighted question types allow you to set a score for each question which is double the value you state for each of the 5 possible responses: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree.

Select the Weighted question type from the menu at the top of the question editor then type the following format into the 'Correct Answer' field: Strongly Agree|value: Agree|value: Neutral|value: Disagree|value: Strongly Disagree|value (see example above).

See how it works:

Bonus: Video Questions

Video questions allow you to incorporate a video clip into your question and you can edit the duration of the clip as you require.

Use videoq: code followed by the link to your video in the 'Question' field.

Note: Quizalize only needs the final part of the link e.g. only the bold section of this link would be included: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Um3787fSY

After the link insert a colon (:) followed by the length of time you want the clip to play start time : duration (all in seconds) and then two hash symbols (//) followed by your question.

For example: ​videoq:Q_Um3787fSY: 11:87 // What is the title of the poem?

See how it works:

Want to add a passage? Chick this article for more information.

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Published 8 Dec 2021

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