There are many options depending on the type of course you teach, and the publisher of your textbook, and the nature of your relationship with your department. Do you have standardized tests that are done in collaboration with a department and other instructors, or do you have some freedom or leeway. As a college instructor I have used "testbank" which are test questions put together by the publisher of my text book, I have created my own tests from scratch, and i have worked in collaboration with my department to set exams that have multiple essay question options.
That said, there is a way to write multiple choice questions (You may want to check out some books on assessment ). Typically a multiple choice question has a "stem" which is the core of the info you want to test, and then different variations including an almost right but not the best answer, the best answer, a silly answer and one that might be the opposite. Do some research and check. The info is out there. I do agree, though, it is time consuming to create a multiple choice test. there's stuff on the internet you can modify, or even publisher sites have free resources.