The most common question type is Multiple Choice, in which participants can choose between several options that you provide. You’re probably already quite familiar with this type of question, since it has been widely used for surveys.

Multiple Choice is suitable when you already know what options you want the participants to vote on, i.e. you want your audience to choose only from a few pre-defined options.

Create a Multiple Choice question

This is how you create a Multiple Choice question with Mentimeter:

  1. Create a new slide

  2. Choose Multiple Choice question

  3. Fill in your question

  4. Enter answer options

That’s it for the basic steps! Now, let's look at some optional functionalities you can add.

Additional functionalities

Change result layout

By default, the results of your Multiple Choice question will be displayed as a bar chart. You can also choose to show your results as a Donut Chart, Pie Chart, and Dots.

Add images to your Multiple Choice options

If you want to add images to your Multiple Choice options, simply click the image icon next to the options. You can upload your own images or select images from the Unsplash and Giphy libraries.

Note: it is only possible to upload images in square format (1:1 ratio) to the Multiple Choice options.

Select a correct answer

If your Multiple Choice answers have a right and wrong answer, you can toggle “Show correct answer(s)" in the extras section:

A checkbox will now be added to each option that you can check to mark the correct option(s).

When presenting, you can show which options you have marked as correct by pressing “Enter” on your keyboard.

Note: The Multiple Choice question type will not collect scores, so if you want to create a Quiz, take a look at our Quiz competition question type instead.

Allow the audience to vote on more than one option

If you want the audience to be able to vote on multiple options (commonly known as checkboxes in surveys), toggle “Let participants choose multiple options”.

You can then decide the maximum number of options your participants can select.

Show the results in percentage

By default, the results will be displayed in absolute numbers. If you want to display the results in percentage, toggle “Show results in percentage”. You can also switch between showing percentages and numbers while presenting by clicking on the chart in the Presentation view.

Change font size

The font size of the options will automatically change depending on the length of your text, or the number of answer options.

To make your font size larger, you can reduce the number of answer options or reduce the length of text in the answer options.

Segmentation

If you have several Multiple Choice questions in your presentation, you can segment the votes according to the results from another question.

Get a vote on your Multiple Choice question

This is how the presentation looks like when you get a vote on your Multiple Choice question:

More info: voting on Multiple Choice questions.

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