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A multiple response question is basically a multiple choice question, except for one detail: The questions can be made harder by allowing participants to select multiple alternatives, and more than one of these can be correct. This means that a multiple response question with four alternatives can be answered in 16 different ways.
Multiple response questions are normally more difficult to answer compared to multiple choice questions because the participant needs to simultaneously consider more information. In the question below, participants are asked to select the items which are attracted to a magnet.
Multiple response questions are easy to make and easy for participants to comprehend. To avoid misunderstandings, the question and alternatives must be expressed clearly. The questions should be designed to test the learning objectives of the subject, and not details associated with the subject matter. Questions should be recognised as being relevant to the goals of the course.
Multiple response questions consist of two parts: A question and a given number of alternatives. You can use text, pictures, video and flash in both questions and alternatives. To add multiple response questions, enter a test and click the Questions tab. Click Add and select Multiple response from the drop-down list.
Question: Which of the following items can be attracted to a magnet?
Alternative 1: Iron nails
Alternative 2: Granite rocks
Alternative 4: Aluminium cans
Alternative 5: Brass hinges
In this example "iron nails" is the correct answer.
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