Answers were reversed

I am using '09 Quizmaker, and I've put in 6 questions, each with answers that have a letter in front of them (because I need the answers to show an A, B, C, or D as the correct answer). After putting all the answers in, when I hit preview, the D answer is in the A slot, the C answer is in the B slot,  The B answer is in the C slot and the A answer is in the D slot. It did this for all 6 questions. Anyone seen this before and know how to fix without retyping?

7 Replies
Jeanne Allen

I wish. I set it up ahead of time and removed shuffling answers, which is why its so befuddling. I just created a new quiz, started first by setting the properties of the quiz. Then created a question with answers A through D, and verified that indeed there is no shuffling of answers. When i closed and reopened the answers, they are now in D through A order. Please help!!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jeanne, 

You'll want to ensure that you're working with local project files as described here. Additionally, is this happening for every question/file or just a particular file? I'd suggest also conducting a repair to see if that solves the odd behavior. Are you able to share the .quiz file here with us? If you'd prefer you can also send it along privately here. 

Jeanne Allen

Ok. In order to send you one, I had to recreate it since I had deleted the file. This time, I decided that instead of copying the question and answers into the question box and then cutting and pasting from there into the individual answer boxes, I would cut the question and paste, and each answer and paste. Voila, problem gone!  Don't you just love software glitches? Who would have thought of that one?!

Jeanne Allen

There's another possibility. Along with the copying of the entire question, the numbering came over - in other words, the answers already had letters A, B, C, D. I would end up removing them and retyping them but perhaps that played a role. I'm not doing that this time. I remove the numbering in Word, then copy each line and add back in the numbering (lettering).

Ashley Terwilliger

Hm, I've definitely seen some odd things happening when copying/pasting from a formatted Word document or similar, so I typically try to strip out the formatting first, and then insert just to prevent unusual behavior. If you're able to replicate it again, we're happy to take a look and determine what may be causing it.