Sample Custom Questions: Multiple Choice (Student Survey) Print or save as PDF

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are questions that provide the survey taker with a preselected set of possible response options. Survey takers are prompted to select the one option they feel best represents their response.

In the OurSCHOOL survey, MCQs are reported as ‘the total percentage of respondents’ that selected each response option, and can be used to drill down in the Interactive Charts. To learn more about using custom questions as drill-downs, click here.


Here are some examples:

When you need help, what is the MOST useful to you?

  • Teacher help at recess or lunch time
  • Help with homework after school
  • Peer tutoring from another student
  • Extra work I can do at home

Did you Know? 
The question listed below is a great example of a multiple choice question that can be used to drill-down on your other survey results.

For example, the second question, asking students if they are a member of the LGBTQI2S community, can be used as a drill-down on your other results to see if students from this community face disparities compared to students who do not identify as a part of the community.

Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQI2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Two-Spirited) community?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I prefer not to answer

What school did you attend before coming to ABC High School?

  • Yellow Elementary School
  • Green Elementary School
  • Red Elementary School
  • Blue Elementary School

How often are you hungry at school because there is not enough food at home for your breakfast or lunch?

  • Never
  • Once or twice a month
  • Once or twice a week
  • Every day

Do you have easy access to transportation to get to and from after-school activities?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not want to participate in after-school activities

When thinking about strategies or tools that you have to manage situations when you feel stressed out or anxious, who do you turn to?

  • Talk to a trusted adult (teacher, parent, coach, pastor, etc.)
  • Visit with a medical doctor  
  • Visit with psychologist/psychiatrist or therapist
  • Visit with a counselor (school or out-of-school)
  • Visit with a friend
  • Visit with a family member
  • Do not turn to anyone

How often do you read outside of school?

  • Everyday
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • A few times a month
  • Never


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