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LearningStudio offers a variety of question types for its exams. These are the types currently supported by the API (which at the time of writing, is all types available in LearningStudio).

True/False

True/False question types typically provide a question or statement that the student must judge as true or false. This question type only allows one of two possible answers to be saved as the answer: true or false. During exam creation, this question type can be designated as auto-graded or manually graded. Here is an example of the True/False question type:

Question Choices
"The moon is actually made of green cheese."
  • True
  • False

Here are the relevant APIs for getting the question and options for True/False questions:

Multiple-Choice

Multiple-Choice question types provide a question or statement with multiple possible choices, of which only one choice is correct. This question type allows only one of the choices to be saved as the answer. During exam creation, this question type can be designated as auto-graded or manually graded. Here is an example of the Multiple-Choice question type:

Question Choices
"What are the colors of the U.S.A. flag?"
  • A - Red, White, and Green
  • B - Red, Black, and Yellow
  • C - Red, White, and Blue

Here are the relevant APIs for getting the question and options for Multiple Choice questions:

Many Multiple-Choice

Many Multiple-Choice question types provide a question or statement with multiple possible choices, of which multiple choices are required to be correct. This question type requires all of the correct choices to be saved as the answer. During exam creation, this question type can be designated as auto-graded or manually graded. Here is an example of the Many Multiple-Choice question type.

Question Choices
Which of the following are mammals?
  • A - Dogs
  • B - Humans
  • C - Dolphins
  • D - Frogs

Here are the relevant APIs for getting the question and options for Many Multiple Choice questions:

Matching

Matching question types provide a list of premises that must be matched one-to-one with a list of choices. The student must choose which choice maps to which premise. This question type requires that all the premises and matching choices to be saved in the answer. During exam creation, this question type can be designated as auto-graded or manually graded. Here is an example of the Matching question type.

Question Choices

Match the country to the correct continent:

  • A - Germany
  • B - U.S.A.
  • C - Australia
  • 1 - Australia
  • 2 - Europe
  • 3 - North America

Note that in this example, the countries are the premises and the continents are the choices.

Here are the relevant APIs for getting the question and answer options for Matching questions:

Short Answer

Short Answer question types provide a question or statement that requires the student to enter a brief, textual answer. This question type requires the entered text to be saved as the answer. This type of question cannot be auto-graded, it must be manually graded. Here is an example of the Short Answer question type.

Question Entered Text

Where are dolphins commonly found?

Oceans and rivers.

Here is the relevant API used to retrieve the information for a Short Answer question:

Essay

Essay question types provide a question or statement that requires the student to enter a more extensive textual answer. This question type requires the entered text to be saved as the answer. This type of question cannot be auto-graded, it must be manually graded. Here is an example of the Essay question type.

Question Entered Text
Compare and contrast the visual imagery of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" and Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky." Long and winding essay describing the forest metaphors used in both poems.

Here is the relevant API to get the text of an Essay question:

Fill-in-the-Blank

Fill-in-the-Blank question types provide a question or statement that requires the student to enter the missing value. This question type requires the entered text to be saved as the answer. This type of question cannot be auto-graded, it must be manually graded. Here is an example of the Fill-in-the-Blank question type.

Question Entered Text
Colorado is a state in the country of ________. U.S.A.

Here is the relevant API to get the question text for a Fill-in-the-Blank question:

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