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Test question types

1. Introduction

There are different types of questions you can add to a test or survey in MyBeckett.

2. Calculated Formula

The question contains a formula, the variables of which can change for each user. The variable range can be set by specifying a minimum value and a maximum value. You provide criteria from which answer sets are randomly generated. View our guide for more details.

3. Calculated Numeric

Requires a numeric answer to a question. Similar to a fill in the blank question.

4. Either / Or

Allows a student to choose from two possible answers.

5. Essay

Students can write a free-form response. You can provide sample answers. An essay question isn't scored automatically. It requires manual marking.

6. File Response

Students upload a file from their computer to answer a question. Requires manual marking.

7. Fill in Multiple Blanks

Students enter missing values in the text. Values they enter are compared against the answers.

8. Fill in the Blank

Students must type a single word to match the correct answer/s.

9. Hot Spot

Students click an area of a picture. The correct answer is set by pixel coordinates.

10. Jumbled Sentence

Students choose the correct word from a drop-down list of up to 20 to complete a sentence.

11. Matching

Students must match an item in one column with an item in another column.

12. Multiple Answer

Students choose more than one correct answer to a question.

13. Multiple Choice

Students pick one correct answer from a selection of answers.

14. Opinion Scale / Likert

Primarily used in surveys. Students base their answer on a scale, picking the answer which most reflects their view from a selection e.g. 1 - Very Unlikely to 5 - Very Likely.

15. Ordering

Students list items in the correct order.

16. Quiz Bowl

Presents an answer and requires the student to enter the question.

17. Short Answer

Students type a free-form response, limited to 1 – 6 rows of text. Requires manual marking.

18. True / False

Students choose whether something is true or false.

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