PowerPoint is a multimedia courseware to create multimedia courses to enhance the classroom experience. Also, it is a great assessment tool to create quizzes. In this article you will learn how to make a quiz in powerpoint step by step.
You can use quiz slides to make presentations more engaging and fun. They work something like this: Each slide asks a question and displays answer choices. Quiz-takers then click on the answer they think is correct. If they answer correctly, a Congratulations message appears and they automatically move on to the next slide. If they choose a wrong answer, they receive a “try again” message. The slideshow will not advance until they select the correct answer. Then, let us see how to make powerpoint quiz with PowerPoint.
Step 1: Create multiple-choice slides
The first step is to create the question slides. In PowerPoint, start a new slide using the Title Only slide layout. Type the first question in the title placeholder.
On the body of the slide add as many text boxes as there are questions in your quiz. Number each box to indicate the question number it links to.
Step 2: Create the questions slides
Write your question as the title of the slide. Include the options for answers on the body of the slide. Format the options in such a way that the options are evenly distributed and the sizes of the text boxes are uniform.
Add a tick mark (any image of a tick) to indicate the right answer.
Include as many slides as there are questions in your quiz. Don’t forget to number the questions to avoid confusion later.
Step 3: Hyperlink the questions
Go to ‘The front page’. Right click on ‘Question 1’ and go to ‘Hyperlink’ option. You can also use a shortcut key of ‘Ctrl+ K.’ This will lead to ‘Insert Hyperlink’ box and use these settings.
Click on ‘Bookmark..’ button. ‘Select place in document’ box. Select ‘Question 1’ slide and press OK. Now ‘Question 1’ text box on your front page is linked to ‘Question 1’ slide. You need to have your question slides ready before you can hyperlink them.
Step 4: Create the ‘Back’ button
Get back to the ‘Front page’ after finishing asking a question. So, create a text box with ‘back’ written on it. Stick it at the bottom right corner of ‘Question 1’ slide.
Right click on ‘back’ button. Go to ‘Hyperlink’ -> Bookmark ->Select ‘The front page’. When you click on the ‘back’ button in slide show mode, you will go to the front page from where you can navigate to the rest of the questions.
Copy the ‘back’ button in ‘Question 1’ and paste it on all the slides using ‘Ctrl +V’ or Paste option. This will ensure that the back button is positioned at the same place in all the slides. Since the button is already hyperlinked to the ‘Front page’ you don’t have to hyperlink the button each time. Your quiz in PowerPoint in ready!