Short Answer

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Short Answer is a survey question that allows the user to enter a short, freeform response. User responses can be up to 256 characters long.

To add a Short Answer survey to your quiz or survey:

  1. Click the Survey Question button in Quizmaker ’09.
  2. Select Short Answer.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Enter your question in the Enter the question field.
  5. 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 after they respond. You can also direct your users to another question in your quiz using branching. 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. To learn more, see Question Results Feedback and Branching.
    • Shuffle: In a Short Answer question, the Shuffle answers option is not available.
    • Require: Click the drop-down menu and specify whether to require that the user answer this question:
      • User may skip: User may bypass this question in your quiz or survey.
      • User must answer: User must answer this question in your quiz or survey before proceeding.
  • 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.