Quiz Question Types


You may add a variety of different types of questions in the Quiz and Lesson modules. The standard quiz question types are listed below with brief descriptions.


Quiz Question Types

Calculated


Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of wildcards that are substituted with individual values when the quiz is taken.

Description


This is not a real question. It simply prints some text (and possibly graphics) without requiring an answer. This can be used to provide some information to be used by a subsequent group of questions, for example.

Essay


In response to a question (that may include an image) the respondent writes an answer in essay format.

Matching


A list of sub-questions is provided, along with a list of answers. The respondent must "match" the correct answers with each question.

Embedded Answers


These very flexible questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers.

Multiple Choice


In response to a question (that may include an image) the respondent chooses from multiple answers. There are two types of multiple choice questions - single answer and multiple answer.

Short Answer


In response to a question (that may include an image), the respondent types a word or phrase. There may several possible correct answers, with different grades. Answers may or may not be sensitive to case.

Numerical


From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer question. The difference is that numerical answers are allowed to have an accepted error. This allows a continuous range of answers to be set.

True/False


In response to a question (that may include an image), the respondent selects from two options: True or False.