Multiple choice: select many

What is a Multiple Choice Multiple Answer (Check Box) type question?

The multiple choice: select many question is a graphical user interface element that permits the user to make multiple selections from a number of options. These answer options are preceded by check boxes or tick boxes.

How can I add a Select Many question?

  • Click on Login >>Surveys >> Edit
  • Click the blue Add Question button.
  • Under Standard Question Types, choose Multiple Choice, then choose Select Many.
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  • Enter the question text and the answer options desired.
  • Checking the Other check box will include an “other” option with a text box for the user to specify their choice. If you do not wish to include the text box, simply include the text “Other” in the list of answer options.

Click on Save Question to add it to the survey.

For multiple select type questions, respondents by default can select as many options as they want. We provide two possible options:

  • Select As Many As N out of M answer options: For example select as many as 3 out of 5 answer options
  • Select Exactly N out of M answer options: For example select exactly 3 out of 5 answer options
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There are various settings available with this question type:-

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1. Validation & Display settings:

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  • Validation:There are various types of validations QuestionPro provides.
    • You can set the question to be mandatory ( Require response) Check how
    • You can code your own javascript validation for the question.Check how
  • Answer Display:
    • You can change the type of the question. For example: from radio buttons to checkboxes.
    • You can also change the orientation of the answer options. For example: from vertical to horizontal or make them multicolumn. Check how
  • Randomize Answer Options:You can randomize the answer options. For example: For a test if you do not want the students to see the options in the same order to avoid cheating. In case you want to exclude any option from randomization, you can do that as well. Check how
  • Headings:If you have a list of options which you need to categorize you can use headings between options. Check how
  • Default Selected:You can pre select an option in a question. For example: If you are sending the survey the Support team members, you can pre select ‘Support’ as a default option in the question.Check how
  • Exclusive Option: Exclusive options are stand alone options, meaning no other option can be selected with it at a time.

    For example: What are your hobbies?





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2. Look and Feel:

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  • Instructions/ Header: You can add instruction in the form of text which will be displayed on top of the question. Check how
  • Answer Sorting: You can sort the answer option in ‘Ascending’ order or ‘Descending’ order.
  • Embed Video: You can insert a video into the question using Youtube or Image library. Check how
  • Location search: You can add a small map on the side of the question.
  • Display: You can add alternating colors for your options. It becomes easier to read as well as it looks good. Check how
  • Question & Answer width: You can change the question and answer width for the question in the survey. Check how

3. Tips:You can add tips on how to take the survey or what exactly the question means so that the respondent finds it easier to respond without any confusion. Check how


It helps to map questions from communities. Check how


This feature/tools described here are available with the following license(s) :

Free License and above