Simple tests in PowerPoint

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  1. Learn to create simple quizzes in Microsoft PowerPoint
  2. Create a new presentation.
  3. Add a question and an image.
  4. Add answer options.
  5. Create the correct answer slide.
  6. Create a slide with the wrong answer.
  7. Add hyperlinks to the quiz question slide.
  8. Link to the correct answer slide
  9. Repeat this process to create more quiz slides.

Learn to create simple quizzes in Microsoft PowerPoint

There are so many ways a quiz can improve your strength. Here are some examples:

  • Use a quiz created in PowerPoint after a business presentation as an excuse to hand out gifts to those who get the correct answers.

  • Create a basic quiz in PowerPoint for elementary school kids.

  • Make a quiz as an icebreaker at a party or even an orientation program.

Whatever your goal, creating a quiz in any version of PowerPoint since PowerPoint 97 is quite simple and intuitive.

This short and easy tutorial will show you how to create a simple multiple choice quiz. Yes, you can create more “featured” quizzes with PowerPoint’s VBA programming or the Custom Shows feature, but for now we’ll just create a simple quiz that doesn’t require advanced programming skills.

To start with a quiz, of course you need questions. Even if you’re making a great PowerPoint quiz, you still need to work on researching and crafting the best questions that can bring out the best in your audience. Some choose questions that can only have one correct answer. Five questions is a good number to start with.

In our sample test, each question would require three slides: the question slide, and the correct and incorrect slides for each question. I also used five images, one for each question, to add visual content and relevance to the quiz. In this example, the visuals were actually part of the presentation.

Create a new presentation.

Start PowerPoint and create a new one. blank presentation. Insert a new layout slide Title only

Add a question and an image.

Type your question in the Title field and place the image on the slide.

Add answer options.

You can now add three or more text boxes below the image or anywhere else on the slide. Enter answers. Only one of the answers must be correct; make sure you don’t give a second answer that is correct or even partially correct to avoid confusion.

Format text fields with fills as desired. You can also format the font and font color if needed.

Create the correct answer slide.

Create a new slide for the correct answers. On this “correct” slide you can indicate the correct answer.

Also provide a text box or some sort of navigation that leads viewers to the next question slide. Yes, you need to add a hyperlink from the Go To section or a similar link (see screenshot). We’ll look at creating hyperlinks after all of our slides are created.

Create a slide with the wrong answer.

You will then have to create another slide for those who clicked on the wrong answers on the original quiz question slide.

Don’t forget to offer a text box or some sort of navigation that will make viewers try to reply again (or another choice). You need to add a hyperlink of “Try Again” or similar link (see screenshot). We’ll look at creating hyperlinks after all of our slides are created.

Add hyperlinks to the quiz question slide.

Now go back to the question slide (see. Step 2 ) and select the text field with the correct answer. Click Ctrl+K (Windows) or cmd+K (Mac) to open the dialog Action options

Link to the correct answer slide

On the tab mouse click dialog box Action Settings activate the drop-down list in the area Hyperlink to and choose slide…

In the dialog box that appears (screenshot shown below): step 8 ) select the hyperlink to the slide with the correct answer we created on step 4

Repeat this process to create more quiz slides.

Similarly, hyperlinking the wrong answer text boxes to the wrong answer slide we created in Step 5

Now make four identical sets of three slides with four questions remaining.

For all ‘wrong answer’ slides, consider adding a link to the actual slide with the question so that users can try to answer the question again.

All “correct answer slides” have a link to the next question.

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