Multiple choice question offers several choices with more than just one correct options. 

This question type is best used for checking knowledge on a series of facts or procedures that have more than one reasonable choices. 

How to create a multiple choice question in Easygenerator

  • Select the multiple choice question from the left-hand panel and add it to a section.

  • Add a question title and instruction (tip: specify how many answers should be chosen). 

  • Fill in the answer options. Click the ‘Add answer option’ button to create more options. Mark the correct responses.

  • Create feedback for correct and incorrect answers.

  • Optional: add a voice-over, consider enabling the survey mode

Tips for writing good multiple choice questions

  • The question instruction should be meaningful and state a specific problem that focuses on the learning objective. 

  • In the question instruction, specify how many answers should be chosen.

  • Do not use negative phrases unless absolutely necessary. They confuse the learners. 

  • Use 3-5 alternatives per question. Research shows that three-choice items are about as effective as four or five-choice items, mainly because it is difficult to come up with plausible distractors. More than 5 alternatives may be confusing.

  • Make sure the distractors are credible and realistic, otherwise the correct answers will be too evident. 

  • Avoid clues to the correct answers.

  • Keep the options parallel, of similar length and have consistent grammar.

  • Avoid using alternatives like ‘all of the above and ‘none of the above’. 

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