Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types Overview

  

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General Information

There are several different types of quiz questions that can be used in Moodle. When creating questions, a box like the one below will appear. The dialog box gives a brief description of each type of question when it is selected, and they are also provided below. Click on the hyperlinks for further explanation on how each type of quiz question works.

'Choose a question type to add' window with question options at the left.
 

Quiz Question Types

(Click the hyperlinked Name to view detailed information on that specific Question Type.)

  • Calculated Question Type:
    • Calculated questions are like numerical questions, but with the numbers used in the question selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.
  • Calculated Multichoice Question Type:
    • Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions, but can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.
  • Calculated Simple Question Type:
    • A simpler version of calculated questions, which are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.
  • Drag and Drop into Text Question Type:
    • Missing words in the question text are filled in using drag and drop.
  • Drag and Drop Markers Question Type:
    • Missing markers in the question text are filled in using drag and drop.
  • Drag and Drop Onto Image Question Type:
    • Images or text labels are dragged and dropped into drop zones on a background image.
  • Embedded Answers (Cloze) Question Type:
    • Questions of this type are very flexible, but can only be created by entering text containing special codes that create embedded multiple-choice, short answers and numerical questions.
  • Essay Question Type:
    • Allows a response of a few sentences or paragraphs. This must then be graded manually.
  • Matching Question Type:
    • The answer to each of a number of sub-questions must be selected from a list of possibilities.
  • Multiple Choice Question Type:
    • Allows the selection of a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list.
  • Numerical Question Type:
    • Allows a numerical response, possibly with units, that is graded by comparing against various model answers, possibly with tolerances.
  • OU Multiple Response Question Type:
    • A multiple-choice, multiple-response question type with particular scoring rules.
  • Random Short-Answer Matching Question Type:
    • Like a Matching question, but created randomly from the short answer questions in a particular category.
    Select Missing Words Question Type:
    • Missing words in the question text are filled in using dropdown menus.
  • Short Answer Question Type:
    • Allows a response of one or a few words that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which may contain wildcards.
  • True/False Question Type:
    • A simple form of a multiple choice question with just the two choices 'True' and 'False'.
  • Description:
    • This is not actually a question type. Instead it is a way to add some instructions, rubric or other content to the activity. This is similar to the way that labels can be used to add content to the course page.
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