Types of Questions: Single Choice
Single choice questions offer students several choices with only one correct answer.
Single choice question is best used for checking whether students have learned facts and routine procedures that have one clearly correct answer.
Single Choice Question Example: What is the richest country in the world?
Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
Multiple choice question type presupposes that more than one answer may be correct. Multiple choice questions are less susceptible to guessing than true/false questions, making them a more reliable means of assessment.
Multiple choice question is best used for checking whether students have learned a series of facts or procedures that have more than one reasonable answer options.
Multiple Choice Question Example: Which of these languages are official in Luxembourg?
There are three correct answers.
Types of Questions: Single Choice Image
Single choice image question offers the image answer options. The logic behind this question type is that you’re creating a question with image options, not text options. There is only one correct answer in this question type.
Single choice image question is best used for checking whether students have learned and can recognize facts that have one clearly correct answer.
Single Choice Image Question Example: What is the tallest building in New York City?
Types of Questions: Fill in the Blanks
Fill in the blanks questions usually contain a sentence or paragraph featuring a blank space. This blank space represents a word or phrase that has intentionally been left out, and the learner inputs the correct answer to fill in the blank. A learner has either to type in the correct word or select the correct option from a drop-down list. This type of inquiry allows instructors to determine learner knowledge more effectively, as learners must know the information rather than choosing from a set of multiple choice answers or guessing “yes” or “no”.
Fill in the Blanks Question Example
was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).
Types of Questions: Text Matching
Matching questions consist of two columns and learners must match an item in the first column with a response in the second column. It is an ideal eLearning assessment method for learners who may not have strong reading comprehension skills, as they are only required to connect key concepts or ideas instead of writing a detailed explanation.
Text Matching Question Example: Match the country to its capital.
Survey mode can be used when you’re looking for insights, and don’t want to grade answers as correct or incorrect.
Survey mode is available in the following question types:
- Single Choice Question
- Multiple Choice Question
- Statement Question
You can turn on survey mode in the question editor.
When survey mode is on, the question will be excluded from scoring, and the learners will get general feedback no matter what answer is chosen.
That’s it for the first part of the tutorial on question types in Easygenerator. Now you know how to create the following questions in Easygenerator:
- Single choice
- Multiple choice
- Single choice image
- Fill in the blanks
- Text matching
In the next tutorial, we’ll look at 6 more types of questions. So, keep on learning!