Closed-ended question types

Closed-ended questions are predesigned with answers from a set of potential choices. In the questionnaire, the attesters choose the best possible answer or set of answers.

Table: Closed-ended question types

Question type




One possible answer

Does the server room have a lock on the door?


One or more possible answers

What operating systems does the organization support?

The single-choice question is the best choice for the following uses:

The multiple-choice question lets the attester select several different answers to a specific question.

The advantages of the closed-ended question are the following:

The disadvantages of the closed-ended question are the following:

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