Fill in the Blank

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Fill in the Blank question is a graded question followed by a blank field into which the user must type an answer. You can input a minimum of one and maximum of 10 acceptable answers. There is only one correct answer to this type of question, although you may want to account for variations in response.

To add a Fill in the Blank question to your quiz:

  1. Click the Graded Question button in Quizmaker ’09.
  2. Select Fill in the Blank.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Enter your question in the Enter the question field.
  5. Enter the Choices for your question in the Acceptable Answers fields. Note that after you have clicked in the answer grid, you can navigate through your answers by using the Tab key to move forward and Shift-Tab to move backward.
  6. Click the Answers are case sensitive box if you want the answers to be case sensitive.
  7. Click Save & Close to save your question, or set question feedback and/or continue editing your question as outlined below.

To set question results feedback and branching:

You can define question feedback for your users based on a correct or incorrect response. You can also direct your users to another question in your quiz based on a correct or incorrect response. To learn more, see Question Results Feedback and Branching.

To edit the question:

  • Save & Close
    • Save & Close will save your question and close the question window, bringing you back to your Question List.
  • Show
    • Form View allows you to work on a question in the form view.
    • Slide View allows you to customize your question in greater detail. To learn more, see Customizing Questions in Slide View.
  • Clipboard
    • Cut: Select text and click Cut in order to cut the selection from the question and put it on the clipboard. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+X.
    • Copy: Select text and click Copy in order to copy the selection to the clipboard. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+C.
    • Paste: Click in the question and click Paste where you want the contents of the clipboard to be pasted. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+V.
  • Text
  • Display
    • Feedback: Click the drop-down menu and specify feedback type for this question:
      • None: No feedback will be provided to your users after answering the question.
      • By Question: Feedback will be provided to your users after answering the question. This method allows you to provide different feedback depending on whether the answer was correct or incorrect. To learn more, see Question Results Feedback and Branching.
    • Shuffle: In a Fill in the Blank question, the Shuffle answers option is not available.
  • Scoring
    • Score: In a Fill in the Blank question, the question can only be scored By Question.  [Video Tutorial]
    • Attempts: Set the number of attempts a user will be given to guess the correct answer to the question. Click the drop-down menu and specify a value from 1 through 10 or unlimited.  [Video Tutorial]
  • Insert
  • Click Preview to see a preview of your question. Available options while previewing your question include the following:
    • Close Preview: Click this button to return to editing your question.
    • Select: Click this button to select another question in the quiz to preview.
    • Replay: Click this button above the Replay text to Replay this question. Click the arrow beneath the Replay text to select other options, including Replay this question, Replay this group, or Replay entire quiz.

To customize your question:

To learn more about further customizing your question, please review Customizing Questions in Slide View.