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5.12 Multiple Choice Questions

Description

A Multiple Choice question can have any number of choices. You can also add incorrect choices after questions are initially created. The choices can be presented in static or permuting order.

Note: The Question Designer is the recommended method for authoring Multiple Choice questions.

See Also:

Question Designer Questions

Adaptive Question Designer Questions

Grading

Multiple Choice questions have exactly one correct answer and therefore, questions are graded correct or incorrect. There are no partial marks allotted.

Instructions

To create a Multiple Choice question:

1. From the Class Homepage, click the Questions menu.

2. Click New Question.

3. In the Question Type list, click Multiple Choice.

4. Enter the Question Name.

5. Enter the Question Text.

6. In the Choices for the answers boxes, enter the possible choices. Three choices is the default number of choices.

7. To insert additional choice text fields, click the Add Choice button.

8. Select the radio button corresponding to the correct answer.

9. The default option for Change the order of the choices? is yes.

Note: This means the choices will be permuted with each delivery of the question. If you select no, then the choice order will remain static.

10. The default option for Allow more than one selection? is no.

Note: If you select yes, then the radio button will change to check boxes. Being able to make more than one response selection means you are using a Multiple Selection question type. For more information, see Multiple Selection Questions.

11. To add an Algorithm or Feedback to the question, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.

12. Click Preview to view the finished question.

To add response-specific feedback for the student:

  1. On the preview screen, click Edit.
  1. Under the Question Details, click Edit Source.
  1. On the Edit Source screen, for each choice listed in the source, add a comment line of the form:

comment.<n>=<comment_text>@

where <n> in the comment line is the same as in the corresponding choice line:

choice.<n>=<choice_text>@ at the end of the source code.

  1. Click Finish.

Example 1: Creating a Simple Multiple Choice

To create a Simple Multiple Choice question:

1. From the Class Homepage, click the Questions menu.

2. Click New Question.

3. In the Question Type list, click Multiple Choice.

4. Enter the following for Question Name: Simple multiple choice.

5. Enter the following for Question Text: What is 17+9?

6. Click Add Choice two times under Choices for the answer.

7. Enter the following five choices:

  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29

8. Select the radio button next to the answer. In this case, the correct answer is 26.

9. The default option for Change the order of the choices? is yes. Do not change the default.

10. The default option for Allow more than one selection? is no. Do not change the default.

11. To add an Algorithm or Feedback to the question, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.

12. Click Finish.

13. Click Preview to view the question, as shown in Figure 5.53.

Multiple Choice Example 1

Figure 5.53: Multiple Choice Example 1


Example 2: Creating a Multiple Choice Question with Algorithmic Addition

To create an Algorithmic Addition question:

1. From the Class Homepage, click the Questions menu.

2. Click New Question.

3. In the Question Type list, click Multiple Choice.

4. Enter the following for Question Name: Algorithmic addition

5. Enter the following for Algorithm:

$a=range(10);

$b=range(10);

condition:ne($a,$b);

$sum=$a+$b;

$product=$a*$b;

condition:ne($sum,$product);

6. Click Refresh algorithm preview to preview the variables you defined, as shown in Figure 5.54.

Multiple Choice Example 2 Algorithm

Figure 5.54: Multiple Choice Example 2 Algorithm


7. Enter the following for the Question Text: What is $a+$b?

8. Click Delete next to one of the three empty choices to the right of Choices for the answer.

9. Enter the following two choices:

  • $sum
  • $product

10. Select the radio button next to the answer. In this case, the correct answer is $sum.

11. The default option for Change the order of the choices? is yes. Do not change the default.

12. The default option for Allow more than one selection? is no. Do not change the default.

13. To add an Algorithm or Feedback to the question, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.

14. Click Finish.

15. Click Preview to view the question, as shown in Figure 5.55.

Multiple Choice Example 2

Figure 5.55: Multiple Choice Example 2


Example 3: Derivative of a Simple Expression

To create a Derivative of a Simple Expression question:

1. From the Class Homepage, click the Questions menu.

2. Click New Question.

3. In the Question Type list, click Multiple Choice.

4. Enter the following for Question Name: Derivative of a simple expression

5. Enter the following for Algorithm:

$a=2+rint(7);

$b=$a+1;

$ab=$a*$b;

$ba=$b+$a;

6. Click Refresh algorithm preview to preview the variables you defined, as shown in Figure 5.56.

Multiple Choice Example 3 Algorithm

Figure 5.56: Multiple Choice Example 3 Algorithm


7. Enter the following for Question Text: The derivative of $a*x^($b/$a) is:

8. Click Add Choice two times under Choices for the answer.

9. Enter the following five choices:

  • $b*x^(1/$a)
  • ($b/$a)*x^($ba/$a)
  • ($b/$a)*x(1/$a)
  • $b*x^($ba/$a)
  • $b*x^($b/$a)

10. Select the radio button next to the answer. In this case, the correct answer is $b*x^(1/$a).

11. The default option for Change the order of the choices? is yes. Do not change the default.

12. The default option for Allow more than one selection? is no. Do not change the default.

13. To add an Algorithm or Feedback to the question, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.

14. Click Finish.

15. Click Preview to view the question, as shown in Figure 5.57.

Multiple Choice Example 3

Figure 5.57: Multiple Choice Example 3


Next Steps

To edit further details in the Question Repository within the Question Designer, see Editing Question Details in the Question Respository

See Also:

Multiple Choice Question, Source Script