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Adding Drop-Down Questions

A Drop-down question allows you to select an answer from a drop-down list.

  • You can create a custom list or choose from 3 pre-made lists available in the editor. (Countries, US States, or Canadian Provinces).
  • Drop-down questions are not scored. These are used for collecting qualitative and demographic information from your respondents.


To add a drop-down question to your assessment, start by entering the Assessment Generator editor.

First, select “Edit” link in the menu underneath your assessment.


Edit Assessment


Then click on the “Questions” tab at the top of the page.


Questions tab 1


Create a Drop-down Question

Click on the button “Add Question” then select Dropdown Menu from the list and click “OK”.


Select Drop-down question


Enter Your Question text

Enter your question in the editor window.

Drop-down question editor

Adding Drop-down List

Next, click “Choose list to show in dropdown.”  Now you can choose Custom List or one of the 3 pre-made lists.

Choose Drop-down List

After you save your choice, you can enter a phrase that refers to the drop-down list under “Field Prompt.”

If you choose Custom List, scroll down the page to “Comma separated list of dropdown items.” Here you’ll enter your list of items separated by commas but not spaces.

Drop-down CS List

Add an Identifier

This optional field enables you to reference the answer to a question.

Answer Identifier

This field could display a respondent’s answer in the assessment results, or you can use it to pass the answer through a webhook or Zapier integration to an outside application.


Question Required Setting 

Scroll down the page to see where you can require the respondent to answer the question.

Question Required


If this box is unchecked, this question is optional and the respondent can proceed to the next question without answering it.


Question Enabled Setting

Next is the “Question Enabled” setting. Each question that you create will be enabled by default. You can disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.

Question Enabled


Optional Notes Field

Finally, there’s an additional test window where you can add notes that will appear below the question.

Notes Field

This field is optional and exists to provide more flexibility when designing your assessment.

Click the “Save” button and your Drop-down question is finalized.


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