Quiz question numbering

Jul 26, 2012

My client requires that specific questions be answered correctly for a student to pass a quiz. Anyone have a solution that will trigger the quiz to fail if specific questions (there are two) are answered incorrectly?

2 Replies
Jill McNair

Hi Bill,

There may be other solutions, but one thing you could try is to make the points of those 2 questions huge, so that if you miss them, you cannot get a passing grade.  For example, if there are 10 questions, 8 of them are worth 10 points each, the 2 "must get right" questions are worth 100 points each.  That's a total of 280 points for the quiz.  If the standard passing score of 80% is used, that would mean the learner would have to get at least 224 points, which would make it impossible to pass if they got the two "biggies" wrong . . . e.g. if the learner answered all eight 10 point questions correctly, and just one of the 100 point questions, that would give them 180 points, which is not a passing grade.  You can play around with the numbers to suit your situation.

In case you do not know how to change the point value of a question, you click on the "Edit [Question Type]" button that is located just above the trigger panel.  In the bottom right corner of the window that pops up is the place that you can change the score for that question.

Any other ideas out there?

Hope this works for you.  


Bill Osborn

Hi Jill,

Thank you for the response. I was thinking of giving that a try, just was not sure how it would effect the overall score when they were answered correctly. If the students answer those two questions with the heavy point value correctly yet miss several others, would the weighty questions improve their overall score? I will certainly give that a shot and play with some scenarios to see if it averages itself out. 

Thank you,


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