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Exam Question Types and Basic Creation Process


December 2022


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In the creation process six types of questions can be used, including drag and drop, essay, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot, multiple choice, and true/false. Below are descriptions of each question type:

  • Drag & Drop: The exam-taker answers the question by reviewing a list of possible answers and dragging the correct answer(s) to the answer box.
  • Essay: The exam-taker writes a long-form response to the question.
  • FITB (Fill in the Blank): The exam-taker supplies the missing word(s) in a passage of text by typing or by selecting an option from a drop-down list.
  • Hot Spot: The exam-taker answers the question by clicking on an image.
  • M/C (Multiple Choice): The exam-taker selects the answer(s) from a list of possible answers.
  • T/F (True/False): The exam-taker answers the question by selecting either True or False.

How to Create Exam Questions