 5.13 Multiple Selection Questions - Maple T.A. 10 Help # ## 5.13 Multiple Selection Questions

### Description

Multiple Selection questions are similar to Multiple Choice questions. However, questions can have more than one correct answer. You can create as many choices as necessary. In Multiple Selection questions, the selections are permuted each time they appear. In non-permuting multiple selection questions, however, the selection order is static.

A multiple selection question is graded fully correct if the student selects all the correct answers (and no incorrect answers). The grader applies negative credit for selecting incorrect answers. The score is calculated using the following algorithm.

1. Score +1 for each selected correct answer and -1 for each selected incorrect answer.
1. Sum these scores. If this result is negative, then it is replaced by 0.
1. Divide by the total number of correct answers.
1. Multiply by the total points for the question defined during assignment creation.

That is, for a multiple selection question the score is given by the following formula: with the exception that if the numerator is less than 0, it is set to 0.

For example, if the correct answers are (a) and (b), and the incorrect answers are (c) and (d), then selecting all four would score 0%, and selecting a, b, and c would score 50%.

If the multiple selection question is included as a part of a multipart or question designer question, the question score is multiplied by the question part weighting to determine the grade for the question. Question part weighting is set in the question definition.

### Instructions

To create a Multiple Selection question:

1. Select the Questions menu, then New Question. The Question Editor is displayed.
1. On the Question Type screen,
1. Select Multiple Selection.
1. It is recommended that you enter a description in the Question Description text field. (The description is used to label the question in the topic. If excluded, the question type is used.)
1. You can add Algorithms, Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback. For more details, see Adding and Editing Algorithms and Adding and Editing Information Fields, Hints, or Feedback.
1. Click Finish.
1. On the Question Details screen,
1. In the text box, enter the question statement.
1. Click Finish to place a copy of your question in the web site cache and preview your question.

### Example 1: Creating a Simple Multiple Selection Question

To create a simple Multiple Selection question:

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

2. Click New Question.

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

4. Enter the following for Question Name: Fictitious forces.

5. Enter the following for Question Text: Which of the following are examples of fictitious forces?

7. Enter the following five choices:

• Centripetal force
• Centrifugal force
• Frictional force
• Coriolis force
• A force experienced by an observer in a non-inertial reference frame

8. Select the check box next to the correct answers. These are as follows:

• Centrifugal force
• Coriolis force
• A force experienced by an observer in a non-inertial reference frame

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 yes. 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 5.58. Figure 5.58: Multiple Selection Example 1

Algorithmic Multiple Selection Question Source Script

Multiple Selection Questions

Multiple Selection Question Source Script

### Example 2: Using an Algorithm for a Multiple Selection Question

To create a simple Multiple Selection question:

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

2. Click New Question.

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

4. Enter the following for Question Name: Even numbers.

5. Enter the following for Algorithm:

\$a=(2 * rint(10) + 2);

\$b=(2 * rint(10) + 2);

\$c=(2 * rint(10) + 2);

\$d=(2 * rint(10) + 2);

\$e=(2 * rint(10) + 1);

\$f=(2 * rint(10) + 1);

condition: ne(\$a,\$b) ne(\$a,\$c) ne(\$a, \$d) ne(\$b, \$c) ne(\$b, \$d) ne(\$c, \$d) ne(\$e,\$f);

6. Click Refresh algorithm preview to preview the variables you defined, as shown in Figure 5.59. Figure 5.59: Multiple Selection Example 2 Algorithm

7. Enter the following for the Question Text: Which of these numbers are even?

9. Enter the following six choices:

• \$a
• \$b
• \$c
• \$d
• \$e
• \$f

8. Select the check box next to the correct answers. These are as follows:

• \$a
• \$b
• \$c
• \$d

9. The default option for Change the order of the choices? is yes. Do not change the default. This means the selections are permuted each time they appear.

10. The default option for Allow more than one selection? is yes. 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 5.60. Figure 5.60: Multiple Selection Example 2

### Next Steps

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