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Generate quiz questions with ChatGPT

By Laura, FlexiQuiz.
4 minute read.

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ChatGPT is a state-of-the-art language model trained to process natural language and generate high-quality text in response to user queries.

Its advanced capabilities make it an invaluable tool for educators and companies looking to create engaging and effective quiz questions.

ChatGPT can generate high-quality questions quickly and easily. By simply inputting a topic or subject area, ChatGPT can share a wide variety of questions that anyone can use to make a quiz.

Once you have your questions, you can create an awesome quiz using software such as FlexiQuiz. Enhance the quiz with images, audio, videos, timers and your themes.

How to make a quiz using FlexiQuiz and ChatGPT

Step 1: Define the purpose and audience.

Determine why you're creating the quiz and who your target audience is. For instance, are you looking to assess job candidates, test student's knowledge, entertain your team or promote your product to customers?

Consider the characteristics of your target audience, including their age, interests, knowledge level, and preferences. Different types of quizzes resonate with different demographics.

Step 2: Select quiz categories.

If you have a broad or complex subject, you might want to break it down into categories.

You can focus your quiz on a set category. Or you can include a mix of categories and measure your respondent's knowledge by section.

I will use ChatGPT to build a geography quiz. As geography has many elements, ChatGPT can help define the topics.

For example:

Prompt: I want to create a geography quiz for some students aged 18. Can you suggest some topics?

ChatGPT response:

chatGPT response for geography quiz topics

Step 3: Generate quiz questions using ChatGPT

When asking ChatGPT to create some quiz questions, it isvital to ensure they are accurate, relevant and appropriate for your audience.

Here are some top tips:

  • Be clear and specific: Communicate the topic and context for the quiz questions. Provide specific details to guide ChatGPT's responses.
  • Break down complex questions: Consider breaking down questions into simpler parts if your topic is complex.
  • Request different types of questions: Ask for various question types, such as multiple-choice, true/false or open-ended questions. A mix of questions diversifies your quiz and keeps participants engaged.
  • Specify difficulty levels: If you want questions of varying difficulty, mention this explicitly. You can request both easy and challenging questions on the same topic.
  • Request answer explanations: Ask ChatGPT to explain correct and incorrect answers. Question feedback enhances the learning experience, promotes understanding and helps participants improve their knowledge.
  • Provide constraints and guidelines: If you have specific formatting requirements or guidelines for question length, mention them to ensure the questions fit your intended format.
  • Keep content age-appropriate: If your quiz is for a specific age, provide context to ChatGPT about the target audience to ensure appropriate options.

Below is an example of a ChatGPT prompt and response.

Prompt: Create five multiple-choice quiz questions about global landmarks. The questions need to be fun and test the knowledge of a young adult. Include answers and distractors.

multiple choice questions with answers

Step 6: Choose if you want to share question feedback.

You can ask ChatGPT to generate an explanation for the correct answer.

You can share the feedback with learners during or after the quiz. You can add images, gifs, video or audio to clarify your explanation.

Prompt: Include an explanation for each of the answers above.

correct answer explanations for quiz questions

Step 7: Design and publish your quiz

FlexiQuiz quiz maker software allows you to add your AI-generated questions and enrich them with media. You can also minimize cheating with several features, such as timers and question randomization.

Create a quiz

If you do not already have a FlexiQuiz quiz maker account, you can create one for free.

Log in to your FlexiQuiz account and choose your quiz type.

Choose your questions.

Press Add Item and choose Question from the drop-down menu.

Select your question type, such as multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks, essay or matching.

Add your questions, the correct response and any answer options. You can enhance the questions with images, infographics, video, audio and gifs.

Tick Set categories to add your questions to the question bank and to score them by category.

Add question feedback.

If you want to add an explanation for each question, tick the box show question feedback. Add the explanation from ChatGPT and you can include media.

Add scoring.

Choose how many points you want to award for the correct response.

Style your quiz.

You can customize the quiz's look with colors, fonts and background images. Reflect your brand by adding your organization's logo.

AI multiple choice quiz with background image

Configure your quiz.

FlexiQuiz offers many features so that you can personalize the experience for your users, automate processes, prevent cheating or add an element of competition.

For example:

  • Time limits: Set a time limit per page or the whole quiz to stop respondents from researching answers.
  • Certificates: Share a custom certificate with students who pass the test.
  • Randomization: Shuffle the order of questions on set pages or the whole quiz.

Share your quiz and track results.

Choose how you want to share your quiz to align with your objectives.

Use a quiz link to make your quiz public on your website, social media pages or emails.

Respondent portals and email invitations allow you to keep your quiz private.

You can track responses at a question level to understand which ones students engage with or find too hard.

Happy quizzing!