# Quiz. Question types

## Multiple choice

‘Multiple Choice’ type questions give you the opportunity to create questions with one correct answer, as well as questions with several correct answers. You can also set specific feedback for each right or wrong answer.  These are one of the most commonly-used question types.

## Calculated

‘Calculated’ questions are one type of numerical questions, where variables are used so that some portion of the question may be generated randomly to produce unique questions which follow the same formula. Numeric values for variables are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.  For example, for the question „What is the area of a rectangle with length {l} and width {w}?” the student must input the correct numerical value for {= {l} * {w}} (where * means multiplication) for the values selected.

## Calculated multichoice

‘Calculated multichoice’ questions are one type of multiple choice questions, where variables are used so that some portion of the question may be generated randomly to produce unique questions which follow the same formula. Numeric values for variables are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.  For example, for the question „What is the area of a rectangle with length {l} and width {w}?” one of the multiple answers will be the correct numerical value for {= {l} * {w}} (where * means multiplication) for the values selected.

## Calculated simple

‘Calculated simple’ questions are similar to ‘calculated’ question (above).  ‘Calculated simple’ questions offer the most commonly used ‘calculated’ question features with a simplified authoring interface for the teacher.

## Drag and drop into text

Missing words in the text are filled by dragging and dropping the correct answers into the gaps.

## Drag and drop markers

Students must drag and drop markers onto an image.  You select a background image, and then define the correct answer areas within the image.

The difference from the ‘drag-and-drop onto image’ question type (below) is that in this type there are no predefined areas on the underlying image that are visible to the student. The students must indicate places without any suggestions in the illustration.

You can define both the location and the size of correct answer targets.

## Drag and drop onto image

Images or text labels are dragged and dropped into the pointing areas in the background image.

Select the background image file, select the indicators (dragged images or enter text) and define the pointing areas in the background image to which they will be dragged

## Drag-and-Drop Matching

This question type is similar to the ‘matching’ question type (below) but with a drag and drop interface for the students during the attempt. Students attempt to match items from one list with the items from another list.

Nested questions (often known as ‘Cloze’) consist of a passage of text with embedded blank spaces, which may be filled through multiple choice, short answer, or numerical answers.

These types of questions are very flexible, but they can only be created manually by entering a text, in which the spaces for answers are nested.

## Essay

The answer to this question may contain longer blocks of text. It will require your assessment and its correctness cannot be assessed by the system.

You have the option to design a template that will be filled in by the students. It is also possible to provide students with the option of sending file attachments containing the answer.

## Matching

Students attempt to match items from one list with the items from another list.  It must include at least two items in the question list and at least three items in the answer list.

## Numerical

This type of question allows the student to enter a numerical answer that is assessed by comparing it with standard answers you provide. It is also possible to check the correctness of entered units and take into account a threshold of tolerance (such as when when the correct answer is: 500 ± 2).

## Ordering

This question type displays several short sentences in a random order which the student must drag into the correct sequential order.

Like a Matching question, but created randomly from the short answer questions in a particular category.

From the student’s perspective, this looks exactly like a matching question. The difference is that the list of questions for matching are drawn randomly from the short answer questions in the current category. There should be a sufficient number of unused short answer questions in the category, otherwise an error message will be displayed.

Like the Short Answer question (below), this type of question expects the student to answer an open question with a word or a short phrase. However, the ‘regular expression’ system allows you set rules for providing immediate feedback.

## Select missing words

This is similar to the ‘Drag and drop into text’ question type (above), but it uses drop-down menus instead of drag-and-drop. This type works well where the text is long and the student would have to scroll too much to easily perform a drag-and-drop.

This question allows the student to answer with a maximum of a few words. The system compares the student answer with the model answers which you have provided.

The disadvantage of this kind of question is that you need to foresee a large number of possible ways in which a correct answer can be given.

## True / false

This is a simple type of closed question, to which one of two answers is possible: true or false. You may provide feedback for each answer.

## Description

This type of question is not really a question. Rather, it’s a way to add instructions or other information to display in a quiz. A label which is displayed on the course page works in a similar way.