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Multiple Choice

VIDEO: Multiple Choice Question

The multiple choice question type lets you set up a question where respondents can select a single answer choice. You can include text response boxes beside one or all answer choices.

To set up a multiple choice question:

  1. Drag and drop a multiple choice question from the Basic Questions section of the palette to the canvas.
  2. Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description.
  3. By default the question has two choices. Click the + Add button in the choices section to add more. You can also use the Bulk option or Extraction to add answer choices. Select + Add Other Choice to add an Other, please specify choice with a text response box.
  4. Configure Display settings and Options for the question.
  5. Save your survey.
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Click to see settings and options in detail:

Settings for Choices
Add text responseAdds a text response box to the answer choice. The text response can be made mandatory, have Validation applied, or given an Initial Value to prompt or help out a respondent.
Static ChoiceExcludes the choice from alphabetic or random ordering.
ScoreGive your choice a score value.
CodeGive your choice a code for SPSS export.
Branch toSet up simple branching for the answer choice.
Display and Options Settings


AppearanceChoose the format of your answer choices. Default is vertically arranged radio buttons.
ColumnsChoose how many columns you want your choices arranged into. Default is one.
Display side-by-sideDisplays the question on one half of the screen. In order for two questions to display side-by-side, you’ll have to enable this option for both questions. The first question will be on the left and the second on the right.
Append to previous questionUse this to make this question appear to respondents as if it’s part of the previous question.
Extra ClassesAdvanced option to define classes for custom javascript or CSS.


OptionalMakes the question optional. Uncheck to make it required.
Randomize ChoicesShows choices in a random order per respondent. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.
Alphabetize ChoicesDisplays choices in alphanumeric order. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.
Initial ValueSelect a answer choice to be preselected.