Test question types
This guide lists the different types of questions that staff can add to an online test or survey in MyBeckett.
Please note, most question types allow you to include built-in feedback for correct/incorrect responses. The exceptions are essay, file response and short answer questions, which require manual marking.
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 to calculated formula questions for more details.
3. Calculated Numeric
Requires a numeric answer to a question. Similar to a fill in the blank question.
4. Either / Or
Presents a choice between two possible answers. Options are Yes/No, True/False, Right/Wrong, Agree/Disagree.
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 at points indicated by text within square brackets e.g. [blank]. 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.
Students must match an item in one column with an item in another column. You can include images.
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.
Students list items in the correct order e.g. chronological or procedural.
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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