Multiple same answers?

Apr 08, 2011

Question, Part A:

I'm currently writing a 10-question quiz where several of the questions have the same answers.  For the training legngth question, I used a matching drag and drop question but discovered if a learner doesn't select the exact "1 hour" that I assigned as the correct answer, it will be graded as incorrect, even though the answer is indeed 1 hour.  Very frusterating for a learner!

Question, Part B:

I had a similar problem with matching drop-down type questions.  I created six statements and wanted learners to assign them to either person A's responsibility or person B. (See below)

I then tried to label them a, b, c, d, e and f  and tell learners "Select one response and "For each choice, chose answers a, b, c, d, e or f.  You can only select an answer once." But again, learners would have to know WHICH person A or WHICH person B answer to select!

Has anyone on the forums dealt with a similar problem?  How did you solve it?  Or was the best solution to break up the question into multiple questions?

Thanks so much!

~Stacy B.

1 Reply
Jeanette Brooks

Hi there Stacy - yeah, with the current question types in Quizmaker, each item has to have a single match, which makes a one-to-many sorting question kind of a challenge. But here are a couple ideas.

This approach involves using a multiple response question, but arranging the response items into 2 columns to help learners categorize.

Here's another idea... if you use a sequence drag & drop question or a ranking drag & drop question, you can split your slide into 2 sections, and users can drag items into place. The challenge with this approach, though, is that scoring is difficult because learners might not drag items into the exact right order. You'll see what I mean when you watch the video.

You could also look into this solution by James Kingsley.

Hopefully that gives you some options!

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