Want to use lots of different types of questions in your riddle?

Riddle features 13 question types that you can mix and match in our personality test, poll/survey, and online quiz formats.

One big improvement with Riddle 2.0?

We’ve moved from this fixed quiz structure in Riddle 1.0:

  1. Title/start page
  2. Questions
  3. Lead form
  4. Riddle results
types of questions - riddle 1.0 v 2.0

Riddle 2.0 has a much more flexible block-based format:

Question blocks – 13 types of questions

Riddle features 13 different types of questions across our online quiz, poll/survey, and personality test formats – using our block-based structure.

types of questions - riddle 2.0
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(Looking for online led generation or data collection? Riddle features 17 form blocks as well.)

Right, we created some samples of the different types of questions you can ask.

And being big fans (geeks?) of the hit TV show Friends, we crafted our examples around the classic 90’s TV series.

types of questions - riddle 2.0 quiz example

Single-choice question block (all formats)

The most popular of our types of questions, the single-choice block lets your users pick one answer from a list of choices.

types of questions - single choice

Quiz

  • Q) “What’s Joey’s favorite food?”
  • A) Sandwiches, pizza (correct), steak, & salad

Poll/survey

  • Q) “What’s your favorite character on Friends?”
  • A) Joey, Rachel, Monica, Ross, Phoebe, Chandler

Personality test

  • Q) “You arrive at a party where you don’t know anyone. What do you do?”
  • A) Make a joke (Chandler), flirt (Rachel), sing a song (Phoebe), etc.
types of questions - single choice block

Multiple-choice question block (all formats)

A close cousin to our single-choice question block, multiple-choice blocks let your audience (no surprise) pick more than one answer.

types of questions - multiple choice

Quiz

  • Q) “Who were the original cast members of Friends?”
  • A) Lisa (Yes), Jennifer (Yes), David (Yes), Matthew (Yes), Courtney (Yes), Matt (Yes), Yoda (No)

Tip: You can choose the minimum number of correct answers needed for a ‘correct’ result.

types of questions - multiple choice block

Poll/survey

  • Q) “What were your three favorite series Friends?”
  • A) Users pick up to three choices from series 1-10

Tip: We let you pick the number of choices (e.g. ‘Pick up to X out of Y choices’).

Personality test

  • Q) “What are your bad habits in social situations?” (Pick any number of choices)
  • A) Hitting on everybody (Joey), inappropriate humor (Chandler), cleaning nearby work surfaces (Monica), etc.

Tip: Decide how many choices users can select in each question (‘Choose X out of Y answers’).

Types of questions: text-input / free text (quiz & poll/survey)

Sometimes, you might want to skip the pre-filled types of questions – and let your users enter their own answers.

Our text-input block swaps answer buttons for a free text box.

free text block

Quiz

  • Q) “Type the name of the band who sang the Friend theme song.”
  • A) The Rembrandts

Tip: Add the correct answers when creating the question (e.g. Rembrandts, The Rembrandts). Make it easier on your audience with our case-sensitive and ‘ignore spaces’ options (e.g. rembrandts, rembrandts could be correct).

types of questions - free text block

Poll/survey

  • Q) “How did Friends make an impact on your life?”What were your three favorite series Friends?”
  • A) Users can type their own responses.

Tip: This is especially useful for collecting user feedback. Add an ‘Other’ option to a single or multiple-choice block. Use branching logic to show users who clicked ‘Other’ a text-input block asking “Tell us more…”

Personality test

  • Q) “What are your bad habits in social situations?” (Pick any number of choices)
  • A) Hitting on everybody (Joey), inappropriate humor (Chandler), cleaning nearby work surfaces (Monica), etc.

Tip: Decide how many choices users can select in each question (‘Choose X out of Y answers’).

Order it question block (quiz & poll/survey)

Want your users to arrange their answers in order?

Our order it block is perfect for challenging quiz users to put the answers in the correct order (e.g. ‘Rank these animals from biggest to smallest’ (quiz).

types of questions - order it

Creating a poll/survey?

The order it block lets your users give their opinion by ranking answers by preference (e.g. ‘Tell us – what are the best to worst workplace benefits for employees?’).

types of questions - order it block

Quiz

  • Q) “Who did Ross date? Place his girlfriends in chronological order.”
  • A) Carol (1st), Julie (2nd), etc.

Tip: The order it block is a good way to get more nuance from your users’ feedback – getting their opinions of their most to least favorite/important options.

order it block quiz options

Poll/survey

  • Q) “What are your favorite Friends characters – from most to least?”
  • A) Users rank their preferences – such as Rachel (1st), Chandler (2nd), etc.

Tip: This is especially useful for collecting user feedback. Add an ‘Other’ option to a single or multiple-choice block. Use branching logic to show users who clicked ‘Other’ a text-input block asking “Tell us more…”

Tap and find question block (quiz)

Our tap and find block is unique among the types of questions we support.
It puts the answers as hotspots directly in the question image. Instead of a question followed by answer buttons, users will need to find the answers by tapping the image.

types of questions - tap and find

Quiz

  • Q) “What two characters first got together in London?”
  • A) Users click and tap the image of the Friends cast – answers: Chandler and Monica.
tap and find block

Tip: Just like our order it block, you can control how many guesses your users have to find the right answers.

tap and find block quiz options

Types of questions: upvote block (poll/survey)

Our upvote question block is a poll combined with a list (AKA ‘listicle’). Your users can upvote their favorite entries – then watch the list reorder automatically by popularity.

types of questions - upvote

Poll/survey

  • Q) “Who were your three favorite girlfriends for Ross?”
  • A) Users can upvote their top 3 choices from Rachel, Julie, Emily, etc.

Tip: We highly recommend using this with our ‘add your own’ video options – it’s great for ‘pick your top X video highlights’ or similar use cases.

types of questions - upvote poll block

Reaction poll question block (poll/survey)

Quick to create, our reaction polls use a slider to collect audience feedback. Use our preset options (strongly dislike/disagree to strong like/agree) or create your own answers.

types of questions - reaction poll

Poll/survey

  • Q) “VOTE: Friends was the best show… EVER.”
  • A) Users can select from options ranging from strongly disagree to strong agree.
types of questions - reaction poll example

Tip: This is the easiest poll question block to create – you can add an image and pick your answers in under 45 seconds.

types of questions - reaction poll block

Freestyle / title – question block (all formats)

One of the best requests we got from our quiz maker community? “We want to add blocks without questions – just text/images/video and a next button.”

We get it – sometimes, you want to give your audience some additional context or information, but without the need to ask a question.

That’s where our freestyle/title block comes in.

types of questions - freestyle

Think of it like a mini-blog post – you can include whatever content you like.

One recommended use case? Use it with our branching logic to provide additional information or context for users who get a question wrong (quiz) or vote a certain way (poll/survey).

Cover or start page

We add a freestyle/title block at the beginning of your riddles.

This is the ‘cover’ block that your users will see when starting the riddle.

types of questions - freestyle block

The right title and image are hugely important to getting your audience to click and engage with your riddle.

Quote question block (all formats)

Our users also asked if we could add a block for important quotations or data. Just like the freestyle block, this isn’t really a question block – but another way to intrigue and inform your audience.

types of questions - quote

In our example, we used one of Joey’s favorite quotes.

types of questions - quote block example

But you can use it to call out important data, like 50% of consumers say online support chat is very important. (We absolutely agree – that’s why we have a super-fast, founders-led customer support approach.)

So get creative with our quote block – your audience will thank you for it!

types of questions - quote block

Think of it like a mini-blog post – you can include whatever content you like.

One recommended use case?

Use the quote block with our branching logic to provide additional information or context for users who get a question wrong (quiz) or vote a certain way (poll/survey).

Types of questions: ad block (all formats)

Riddle also let you insert your own ads in your riddles (as part of our Team plan).

ad block

It’s not really a question block – but it’s definitely a powerful way to monetize your quizzes.

You can upload the ad image/GIF/video or you can dynamically display ads from your ad server.

Lead generation (form blocks)

Riddle’s online quiz maker is also a highly flexible lead generation tool – perfect for creating your own quiz marketing funnel.

types of questions - form blocks

Featuring 17 different question types, you can create form blocks ranging from dropdowns to radio buttons and privacy policy checkboxes (ideal for complying with privacy laws like the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA).

We’ll cover these blocks more fully in a more detailed blog post shortly.

Result blocks (all formats)

Once you’ve used all our question types to create your riddle, you’ll want to create results for your users.

examples of quiz result blocks

You have two options when it comes to result block types:

  • Results
  • Redirect (to URL)

We’ll cover the different type of results in another post as well (coming soon).

Results block (all formats)

This is the more traditional of our result options – you create an ‘end of riddle’ result card for your users.

result
  • Personality tests: each personality type will automatically be a result block (e.g. “You’re Joey from Friends”).
  • Poll/survey: generally one result block works fine (e.g. “Thanks for voting!”), but you can also craft different ones for different paths (if you’re using our branching logic).
  • Quizzes: it’s good to create at least three result types (e.g. 0-33%, 34-66%, etc.). Our default ‘Result calculation’ will automatically show the right result card or you can manually assign a result card for each path of branching logic.
result blocks score calculation

Redirect to URL (all formats)

Want to send quiz takers to different URLs, based on their quiz responses?

You can use our Redirect to URL block as part of our Pro and Team plans.

result redirect
  • By result: you can create different redirect blocks for each logic path (e.g. users who got result A would go to URL A, result B -> URL B.
  • One URL for all results: the other option is to have all logic paths point to the same result redirect block (results A, B, C -> URL A.
result redirect block

Which types of questions should you use? Ask us!

With 13 types of questions, we know that’s a lot to choose from.

If you need help or advice about which question type would meet your needs, just ask us on support chat.

We’re very quick to respond – and as bonafide quiz (AND Friends) geeks, we love helping out!

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