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    There are many types of questions that can be given in a test, survey, or pool:

    Calculated Formula: A question that contains a formula with variable that change for each user.

    Calculated Numeric: A question that asks the user to submit a number answer to a question. It resembles a fill-in-the-blank question where the correct answer is a number. You may add an answer range if desired.

    Either/Or: A question that shows two answer options, such as True/False, Yes/No, Right/Wrong, and Agree/Disagree.

    Essay: A question that requires students to enter an answer into a text box.

    File Response: A question where students upload a file from their computer, the network, or from the Content Collection as the answer to the question. The File Response question is evaluated manually.

    Fill in Multiple Blanks: A question that uses variables to identify different places in the text for students to enter missing values. You enter the variables in your question text and the students submit an answer for each variable.

    Fill in the Blank: A question scored based on an exact text match. The answers are not case sensitive; however, students must spell the answer correctly.

    Hot Spot: A question based on students identifying an area of an image file. You specify the pixel coordinates and students are required to click within the range.

    Jumbled Sentence: A question that asks students to select the correct word from a set of words in a drop-down menu to complete the sentence.

    Matching: A question that asks students to pair items in one column to items in another column.

    Multiple Answer: A question that allows students to choose more than one correct answer. Up to 20 answers can be added to the question.

    Multiple Choice: A question that allows students to choose only one correct answer from a selection of answers. Up to 20 answers can be added to the question.

    Opinion Scale/Likert: A question that is designed to measure attitudes or reactions using a comparable scale. Users select a multiple choice answer that represents their attitude or reaction.

    Ordering: A question that asks students to put a series of items in a correct order.

    Quiz Bowl: A question that requires the answer to be in the form of a question. You may specify one or more interrogatives and one or more phrases that must be included in the answer.

    Short Answer: A question that requires students to enter an answer into one or more text boxes.

    True/False: A question that displays two answer options: true and false.