Multiple Choice question

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark OnDemand
Questionmark OnPremise

On this screen, you can specify the following details for a Multiple Choice question:

In a Multiple Choice question, the participant selects a single choice from a number of choices to answer the question. The participant must select a single choice as the answer from the list of two or more choice options presented.

When you have entered the question wording, choices and description, it is recommended that you check the spelling of your text. To do so, click the Spell check button.

The following options are available when saving a question:

  1. Click Save to save all changes and continue editing the question. A message appears confirming the question has been saved.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Save button and then:
    • select Save and new Multiple Choice to save all changes and begin creating a new Multiple Choice question,
    • hover over Save and new..., and then select the type of question to create,
    • or select Save and exit to save all changes and exit the question editor.

If changes have been made to a question, a revision comment must be entered first before exiting the question editor.

Click Exit to leave the question editor. If any changes have been made to the question, a message appears warning that these changes will not be saved.

Setting the delivery style

It is possible to choose how you want to deliver the question. You can deliver the question in the following styles:

  • Scored provides the ability to add specific scoring and feedback values to the question choices.
  • Unscored provides a simple question layout for survey based assessments with no access to setting scores or adding feedback.

Adding the question wording

To create or edit the wording for your question, click where it says "Click here to change the question wording" and enter the question wording. You can use the text formatting toolbar to present the question wording in any way you wish. Refer to Using the text formatting toolbar for more information on how to do this.

Creating question choices

When you create a Multiple Choice question, several choices are automatically added to the question. The text of these default choices are set to "Enter new choice text here". To change this text, click where it says "Enter new choice text here" and enter the choice wording you desire. You can use the text formatting toolbar to present choices in any way you wish. Refer to Using the text formatting toolbar for more information on how to do this.

To score a question choice, enter the desired score for the choice in the text box provided. Alternatively, you can use the up and down arrows next to the text box to increase/decrease the score already displayed.

To add an additional question choice, click Add new choice. The new choice will be added to the bottom of the existing list of choices.

To delete a question choice, simply click the delete button next to the question choice.

Ordering choices

Once you have created your question choices, you can specify if you want them to be presented in a particular order, or randomly shuffled. To arrange your choices in a particular order, select a choice and drag it to the desired location.

To shuffle choices, select your choice shuffling option from the drop-down list in the toolbar. The following options can be selected:

  • No shuffling means that choices will be presented in the order in which they appear.
  • All means that all choices will be shuffled.
  • All but last choice means all choices will be shuffled, apart from the last choice which will always be presented last.
  • All but last two choices mean all choices will be shuffled apart from the last two choices, which will always be presented last.

Please note that if you arrange your choices in a particular order but do not select No shuffling from the drop-down list, your choices will not be presented in the specified order.

You can also specify whether the question choices are listed vertically or horizontally. To do so, select either Vertical or Horizontal.

Showing feedback

You can choose to present feedback to participants based on the choice they select, although you do not have to do so. You may wish to provide more details to the participant on why a particular choice is correct or incorrect. For example, "Sorry, Erdenet is not the capital city of Mongolia. Ulan Bator, population 711,900, is the capital city of Mongolia." To present feedback to choices:

  1. Click the Show feedback button.
  2. Under each choice, click where it says "Enter optional feedback here" and enter the feedback you require.

Adding a question description

Question descriptions enable you to provide information about the question being created.

To add a description to a question, click Edit question properties, enter the description in the Question description field (200 characters maximum), and click OK.

If no question description is specified, the question wording will be used as the question description.

Adding a comment box

Adding a comment box to a question enables participants to provide a response to the question. This is particularly useful when creating surveys.

To add a comment box to a question, simply click Add comment box. The comment box will be added to the bottom of the question.

Once a comment box has been added, you can edit the text used to introduce the comment box. By default, this is "Add your comment".