How to create a quiz form that will show result after form is submitted

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    Asked on July 01, 2015 at 02:59 PM


    I'm trying to create a system where I can input the correct answers on the quiz above so that when the form submitter clicks "submit", s/he receives a percentage score of how many answers s/he got right.  There is only one right answer for each of the 26 questions on this form.  

    I would also like this form to record the submitter's final score.

    Finally, if the submitter had any wrong answers, I would like for him/her to know the correct answer.  

    I can't seem to figure out how to do this widgets.  Can you please advise?  Thank you.


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    Answered on July 01, 2015 at 05:27 PM

    You can make this happen by setting the correct answer to each question on your form first and you can do that by: 

    Another example:

    This means that when submitters get the correct answer they will get 1 point and 0 points for incorrect ones. 

    Next, use the Form Calculation widget field to compute the total correct points and percentage.

    Note: make sure both fields are hidden.

    For the Total score: 

    As for the percentage:

    Once we set up everything, we just need to compose the Thank You page that will show the Total Score, the percentage and the correct answers for each question once the submitter submits the form.


    Note: Just an example, I have placed the letter "a" as the correct answer for questions 1-6. 


    Your Thank-You-page would look like this: 

    You can create an AutoResponder that submitters will receive once they have submitted your form, it can contain the same message as the Thank-you page. 

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions or you need further clarifications. Thank you. 

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    Answered on July 01, 2015 at 05:31 PM

    By the way, please feel free to clone the form I have used for this example, you might want to use it as your reference.

     Thank you. 

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    Answered on July 01, 2015 at 08:21 PM

    Perfect. That is SUPER helpful!  I really appreciate all the time you took to create these instructions.  

    I created my form with scoring guidelines and it mostly works but I'm having a few issues in the Thank You message and Auto responder emails.

    1) Thank you message.  I couldn't figure out how you made the Thank you message a table, so I copied your Thank You message from your cloned form and customized it to fit my needs.  

    In the admin Edit Form mode, Question 1 looks like this:

    As you can see, there is a {What1} inputed next to question 1.  But when I actually submit the form as a participant, the Thank You message leaves question #1 blank,

    2) The other issue I'm having is with Autoresponder emails.  I have one set up for me as admin and one for the participant.  In both of these emails,  questions 1 and 19 are blank.  

    Both questions 1 and 19 look fine on the admin Form Edit end, just like it did in the Thank You message.


     Why might these issues be happening?  From where do the participants' answers populate?  I.e. how do we know their answer is {1What}?  That is not one of the field options I see on the right hand side of the page so I don't know how to troubleshoot these blank answers.  


    Thanks for your help.


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    Answered on July 02, 2015 at 03:19 AM

    I have inspected your form and the reason why questions 1 and 19 are blank is because values of those fields are not correct. Correct value of question 1 is {1What3} and correct value of question 19 is {19Which}.


    You need to set correct values in Autoresponder and in Thank You message. 

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance. 

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    Answered on July 02, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Okay but how do I know what the "correct values" are?  

    Those values were inputted by Mike_G from Jotform and I cloned his form. I had asked where those values came from.  Thanks.

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    Answered on July 02, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    There are two ways for you to get that: 



    You can do this for both number 1 and 19 questions. 

    To my understanding, you still used your original form and just copied the content of the Data Table from my sample form that you've cloned. It is possible that the names of my sample form fields are not perfectly similar to your form field names.

    By the way, for you to be able to add columns or edit/update your Thank-You page message and/or AutoResponder email message, you can use the tools available from the toolbar. 

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you need any further assistance and we will be glad to help you anytime. Thank you. 

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    Answered on December 10, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Hi there,

    I know I should be impressed by the functionality of this approach but it seems a steeper technical learning curve that requires time and patience. So I think for a quiz, I'm going to look for an alternative solution.

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    Answered on December 10, 2015 at 12:35 PM


    I have moved your question to separate thread and we will provide you an answer there shortly.