But Forms are Intimidating
No dispute here. Using forms when you’ve not used them previously, or when it’s been a long time since you’ve used a form is intimidating. These modules are here to attempt to walk you through form usage on a step-by-step basis, and to help you integrate them into Google Classroom for assessment purposes.
As for what are forms actually for? They are for collecting data. That data may be a survey, it may be a quiz, or it may be any other data collection you may wish to collect. You have a number of options for the type of question you ask (multiple choice, checkbox, short answer, paragraph answer), and a lot of controls as to how your form looks and behaves for the recipient.