Quiz questions standard format

Create Questions in Standard Format

Please carefully read the below information to correctly set up the questions of your quiz.

  • Open your preferred word processing program.
  • For all question types, each question must commence with a question number, followed by a full stop or a close parentheses and at least one space, then the question wording.1) Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
  • If required, a title for each question can be inserted by typing Title followed immediately by a colon and a space and then the title wording, on the line above the question wording.Title: First Prime Minister
    1) Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

The rules of standard format then differ depending on the type of question being created:

  • Multiple choice questions (one correct answer)
    Each answer choice must begin with a letter followed by a full stop or a close parentheses. The letter for the correct answer should be immediately proceeded by an asterisk.Title: First Prime Minister
    1) Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?a. John Howard
    b. Alfred Deakin
    *c. Sir Edmund Barton
  • Feedback
    Feedback for individual answer choices can be inserted by placing the feedback on the line under the answer and preceding it with an @ and a space. General feedback for the overall question can be provided in a similar way by placing the feedback on the line under the question and again preceding it with an @ and a space.Title: First Prime Minister
    1) Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
    @ Sir Edmund Barton was the First Prime Minister of Australia and is also said to be the father of Federation.a. John Howard
    @ John Howard is the current Prime Ministerb. Alfred Deakin
    @ Alfred Deakin was the second Prime Minister of Australia*c. Sir Edmund Barton
    @ Well done!
  • Multiple choice questions (multiple correct answers)
    Type Type: MR as the first line. This is followed, on subsequent lines, by the Title, if required, the question number, question wording and answer choices in a similar format to that above. Feedback can also be included as for one correct answer multiple choice questions above. All correct answers should be immediately proceeded by an asterisk.Type: MR
    Title: Alfred Deakin2) Alfred Deakin served in what term(s) as Prime Minister of Australia.
    @ Alfred Deakin actually served as Australia’s second, fifth and seventh Prime Minister.a. First
    *b. Second
    c. Third
    d. Fourth
    *e. Fifth
    f. Sixth
    *g. Seventh
  • True/false questions
    Answer choices must be presented in a similar format to that for multiple choice questions, with True or T as the first answer choice followed by False or F, in order for Respondus to recognise it as a true/false question. Feedback can also be included as for multiple choice questions.3) Alfred Deakin was the first Prime Minister of Australia.
    @ Sir Edmund Barton was the First Prime Minister of Australia. Alfred Deakin was the second.a. True
    *b. False
  • Paragraph questions
    Type Type: P as the first line. This is followed, on subsequent lines, by the Title, if required, the question number, question wording and sample answer, in a similar format as for multiple choice questions.Type: P
    Title: Sir Edmund Barton4) In terms of Australian political history, who was Sir Edmund Barton?a. Sir Edmund Barton is said to be the father of Federation and was the first Prime Minister of Australia.
  • Short answer questions
    Type Type: S as the first line. This is followed, on subsequent lines, by the Title, if required, the question number, and question wording. Respondus will allow you to import only one correct answer, but will allow you to enter multiple forms of that answer.Type: S
    Title: Australia’s first Prime Minister5) Who was Australia’s first Prime Minister?a. Sir Edmund Barton
    b. Barton
    c. Mr Barton
    d. Edmund Barton
  • Matching questions
    Type Type: MT as the first line. This is followed, on subsequent lines, by the Title, if required, the question number, and question wording. Each answer must begin with a letter, followed by a full stop or a close parentheses. The two parts of the match must be separated by an equals sign with a space either side. There should not be any hard breaks or blank lines within either parts of the answer.Type: MT
    Title: Prime Ministers of Australia6) Match the correct name and order in which they served as Prime Minister.a. Sir George Reid = Fourth
    b. Edmund Barton = First
    c. Alfred Deakin = Second
    d. John Watson = Third
  • Once you have finished creating your file of questions, Save it as a Word (.doc), rich text (.rtf) or plain text (.txt) file.

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