How to Create Quizzes

Here on Connecting Singles, we have four different types of tests and quizzes: Fact-Based Tests, Personality Quizzes, Compatibility Quizzes and "How Well Do You Know Me?" Quizzes. And while you might think that creating such a quiz is a big project, it's really not! In fact, writing quizzes and tests is surprisingly easy and definitely fun. Read on to find out how you can go from taking quizzes to making them in minutes.

Compatibility Quizzes Compatibility Quizzes

Compatibility Quizzes are great because they're easy to do and instantly tell you how well your personality meshes with another person's. For these quizzes, you should think of things that are important to you in a mate or are a big part of your personality. For example, if you have 3 cats, a dog and a bird, you likely want to find someone who likes animals, so include a question about pets. If you love golf and spend every weekend on the golf course, write a question to find someone who enjoys the game as much as you do... or who would tolerate being in a relationship with a golf fanatic.

For these quizzes, draft answers that will reflect a range of degrees of compatibility. For example, if you're writing a question to see if how important physical appearance is to the person, you could do something like this:

Q: How important is physical appearance to you?
  • A - It's the most important thing of all! If you're not hot, then we are a not. (wrong - 0 points)
  • B - I can settle for average if I like their personality enough. Just no one too..ugh. (correct - 1 points)
  • C - It doesn't matter a bit to me. I'm all about the mind and personality. (correct - 1 points)

In the above example, answer "c" is marked correct, but you would mark the answer that is correct for YOU, the Taker would get points only for the "correct" answer (the answer that would make them compatibile with YOU).

If you have trouble finding questions for your compatibility quiz, a question pool is provided to choose from.

At the end of the quiz, the taker will get a score (35% for example), and you can display text to the taker depending on their score. If you do not write the text, some default text will be provided for you:

  • Low Compatibility 0-33% -
    Your answers may not match, but opposites do attract! What happens next is totally up to you. Your answers may not match, but opposites do attract! What happens next
  • Medium Compatibility 34-66% -
    You are just different enough for some good conversation. This may be worth a try!
  • High Compatibility 67-100% -
    Your score indicates amazing potential. Now it’s up to you to see if the chemistry is there too!

How Well Do You Know Me? Quizzes How Well Do You Know Me? Quizzes

These quizzes are also quite simple, as you just need to think up facts about your own personality, and there are no 'degrees' of correctness, just one right and three wrong answers. Questions should include things that you have on your profile, but also things that you share with others when you talk to them – hobbies, musical taste, birthplace, etc. These quizzes are a lot of fun and can be a great way for people to get to know you!

Here is an example question:

Q: What is my natural hair color?
  • A - Brown (wrong - 0 points)
  • B - Black (correct - 1 points)
  • C - Blonde (correct - 1 points)
  • D - Auburn - I'm a natural (1 point - correct)

At the end of the quiz, the taker will get a score (35% for example), and you can display text to the taker depending on their score. If you do not write the text, some default text will be provided for you:

  • Low Score 0-33% -
    Your answers may not match, but opposites do attract! What happens next is totally up to you. Your answers may not match, but opposites do attract! What happens next
  • Medium Score 34-66% -
    You are just different enough for some good conversation. This may be worth a try!
  • High Score 67-100% -
    Your score indicates amazing potential. Now it’s up to you to see if the chemistry is there too!

See? Making a quiz isn't as hard as it seems. Now that you've got the knowledge of how to do it, just find a topic and get going…the only rule is that you need to have fun!

Tests Tests (Fact-based)

Fact-based tests may be the easiest type of assessment, as all of the questions and answers are already out there somewhere, you just have to find them. But if you don't want to do your own research, you can even make a test from your own knowledge. You don't necessarily need to be an expert in a certain subject – you just need about 10 facts or the knowledge of where to find some.

And don't worry if it's not a particularly "intellectual" subject – a quiz about a job or hobby of yours will be just fine. Use your imagination:

  • Think about your job. Maybe you're a realtor or a plumber. Think of 10 facts about your job that you know well, and turn them into questions.
  • Think about your hobbies. What can you share about snowboarding or playing tennis?
  • Maybe you like math or logic - brain teasers or math problems make great quizzes!
  • Maybe you know a lot of trivia or quirky facts – those can easily be turned into questions.
  • If all else fails, think about your interests and do some research.

Example: Perhaps you love hockey. There are a ton of rules, regulations and terms that can trip up even the most knowledgeable fan. During a game, you notice that your team gets called for icing. You can easily turn this into a question:

Q: A play is called for icing after it passes which of the following spots on the ice?
  • A - Blue line (0 points)
  • B - Goal line (1 point – correct)
  • C - Center ice (0 points)
  • F - Home team's bench (0 points)

At the end of the quiz, the taker will get a score, for example 45%, and you can optionally write text to display to the Taker depending on their score. For example, on a Test called "Ultimate NHL Trivia Quiz", the possible texts to display to the taker could be:

  • 0-3 Correct: Ignorant of the Ice – The only reason you stumbled into a hockey game was because you misread the date on your NBA tickets.
  • 4-6 Correct: Beer Man – You have a slight idea of what goes on in a hockey game, but you’re too busy selling suds to stop and study the action on the ice.
  • 7-9 Correct: Referee – You think you know everything, but you’re really only aware of about half of what goes on during a game.
  • 10-12 Correct: Backup Goalie – Your knowledge is pretty extensive, but it’s still overshadowed by your team’s trusty starter.
  • 13-15 Correct: Stanley Cup MVP – It doesn’t get any better than this! You’re the best of the best, an NHL expert.

Note that this text is optional. You do not have to write any text at the end of the quiz. If you don't write text, the taker will just get a score, like 45% for example.

Personality Quizzes Personality Quizzes - Points

Personality quizzes are another quiz type that is easy to create, because there are really no right or wrong answers. These quizzes are designed to reveal something about the personality of the person taking it. To create one of these quizzes, simply think about an element of one's personality or character.

For example, you could make a quiz about how shy a person is. In order to come up with questions, think of things that make a person shy (avoiding social interaction, not speaking up in large groups, etc) and turn those into questions. The answers can be different reactions to a situation, with each one getting a point value based upon the degree of the personality trait the reaction indicates. Take this question for example, from a "How Shy Are You?" Quiz.

Q: When it's your birthday, what do you do?
  • A - Write "Happy Birthday to me" on the white board (0 points – not shy at all)
  • B - Stay home, afraid that someone will make a big deal out of it (2 points – somewhat shy)
  • C - Accept gifts and cards with a simple "Thank you" (0 points)
  • D - Invite your closest friends to go out after work (1 point – not very shy, but not incredibly outgoing)

At the end of the quiz, you should determine ranges of total points that will determine the final classification of the person's personality, like this example, from a "Are You a Party Animal" Quiz:

  • 0-10 Points: Party Pooper – Partying hard just isn't in your vocabulary, as you'd rather spend a quiet night at home than staying out late reliving your youth.
  • 11-20 Points:Late Arrival, Early Departure – Big, raging parties aren't really your thing, but you don't avoid them completely. If you go, you don't stay long.
  • 21-30 Points: Moderately into Mayhem – You may not be as crazy as others, but you like to go out and have a good time, within reason.
  • 31-40 Points: Hearty Partier – Parties are a staple of your weekend schedule. You don't get out of control, but you know how to have a good time and do so often.
  • 41-45 Points: Party Animal – To you, life is one big excuse to party and you put college kids to shame with your enthusiasm. While that can be good, you have to be careful not to go overboard, or else your boss might come knocking or your friends might warn you to please step away from the party and act your age.

Personality Quizzes Personality Quizzes – Mapping

If you don't like the points style of personality quizzes, you can write one that involves mapping instead – but don't worry, no geography knowledge is needed! For these quizzes, the only difference is that instead of assigning point values to the answers, the personality classification is based upon the number of each A, B, C, or D answers the person gives. In this style of quiz, you'll need to make sure each set of answers is consistent.

For example, you could make a "What Type of Date Are You?" quiz with the classifications being "Traditional," "Adventurous" or "Wishy-Washy." The questions could look like this:

Q: On a date, you:
  • A - Think the man should open the doors for the woman (traditional)
  • B - Think that whoever gets to the door first should open it – make it a race! (adventurous)
  • C - Don't worry about stuff like this. (wishy-washy)
Q: A good movie for a date is a(n):
  • A - Romantic comedy (traditional)
  • B - Action adventure (adventurous)
  • C - Whatever your date picks (wishy-washy)

At the end of the quiz, someone who had mostly A's would be a "traditional" date, one with mostly B's would be an "adventurous" date, and one with mostly C's would be a "wishy-washy" date.

You could describe each of these results like this:

  • Traditional – You are a classic - nothing wrong with that. Although, stepping outside the box now and then can be fun. It doesn’t have to be skydiving! Stay safely within your comfort zone and don’t over react!
  • Adventurous – Evel Knievel, is that you? Just be sure your date also enjoys your sense of adventure and isn’t just a freaked out wishy-washy person following your lead!
  • Wishy-washy – Hey! Make your OWN choices sometimes! There is something to be said for flexibility, but a person who never voices their own opinion quickly becomes annoying. Be sure to tell your date your preference now and then; you can still be flexible, but show them you do have a mind of your own