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mcq

mcq = multiple choice question.
A multiple choice question allows the student to select a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list, by clicking on the appropriate radio-buttons.

Variations:

mcq-ma = mcq - multiple answers.
This form of mcq lets the student choose several correct responses: The student may tick the checkbox before all answers that he/she believes to be correct.

mcq-mt = mcq - matching (text).
With a matching question, the answer to each of a number of sub-questions must be selected by the student from a dropdown list of possibilities (displayed as text).

mcq-n = mcq - numerical.
In a numerical question the student will see several possible answers starting with a number. In this case the student enters the correct number in the input field.

mcq-tf = mcq - true/false.
A true/false question allows the student to select one response from a pre-defined list of two options, such as:

  • True or False.
  • Yes or No.
  • 1 or 0.
  • Good or Bad.

(Logically speaking, "true" is related to 1 and "false" to 0, but this is not always the case with Good and Bad: in the 'real world' the moral statements "good" or "bad" are not per se the same as the logical parameters 1 or 0. For the sake of simplicity, we will use: good = 1 and bad = 0.)

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