Question Types Explained

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These are the different types of questions available on Quizizz --


Drag and Drop, Drop Down, Match, Reorder, Math Response, Audio Response, Video Response, Labeling, and Hotspot question types are available on the Quizizz Individual (Super), and Quizizz School and District Plans. 

  1. Multiple choice supports questions with two or more (up to five) answer options; only one option is the correct answer. A student can only select one answer option when playing the quiz. 


    - You can toggle the 'More than one correct answer' option if the question has multiple correct answers.


    MCQs on Quizizz also enable you to generate incorrect options automatically with the help of AI technology. This is available on the Quizizz Individual (Super) and School & District Plans.


    To save time with automatically generated incorrect options, follow these steps: 
    1. Enter your question
    2. Enter the correct answer in any one of the option fields and mark it as correct  
    3. The 'Generate Incorrect Options' button will now be visible. Click on it to automatically fill in the remaining fields with incorrect options 
    4. You can edit these options manually 
    5. You can also click on 'Clear Suggestions' to remove all of the automatically generated options and replace them with your own options 

    Note: Incorrect answer options will not be generated if --  
    1. The 'More than one correct answer' option is toggled on 
    2. There is an image in either the question or the first option that you enter

  2. With Fill in the Blanks questions, students must manually enter the answer in the space provided. The character limit for a fill-in-the-blanks question is 160.
    Choose if the answer can contain exact words, contains, and exact numbers to reward points based on the answer provided.
    Students can also show their work in assessments that require work that needs to be submitted for evaluation.


  3. The Match question type encourages your students to match concepts and topics they've learned in class. You can also add answer explanations to explain the matching better to enable higher-order thinking. Your students will see the options shuffled and they'll have to drag and drop the answers to match the correct answers. 

  4. Assess students on higher-order thinking questions and gauge their understanding with the Reorder question type. Engage your students with fun questions that get them to think more critically about a problem or question. Your students will see these options as shuffled and they'll be able to submit their answers in ascending or descending order per your requirement. 


  5. Open-ended questions are long answer questions. The character limit for open-ended is 1000. A message shows up when the answer reaches 800 characters. Students can also show their work in assessments that require work that needs to be submitted for evaluation.

    Note: Open-ended questions are not graded.


  6. With the Poll question type, there are no correct answers. You can choose whether to allow students to select only one or multiple options.


  7. You can export a quiz or a question into a lesson by adding slides. The quiz that contains the remaining questions will be saved under 'My Library'.


  8. Enable your students to draw, identify and point out using the draw question. Students have the options to choose between a highlighter, a pen, a color wheel, and an eraser. They also have the undo and redo options. Every answer attempted on a draw question will not be graded. You have the option to try it out too. However, you can manually grade the answers submitted for this question type. 


  9. Encourage your students to practice higher-order thinking, by creating the Drag and Drop, and Drop Down question types on Quizizz. Create a question, add the answer and select the answer that needs to be dragged and dropped into the blank on the students' view. You can also add up to 10 incorrect answers as options. When students see this question on their quiz, they will be able to drag and drop the correct answer into the blank. You can also have multiple blanks (up to 10) within the same question. You can also grade each blank answer accordingly. To know more about Flexible Grading, check this article


    Student's view of Drag and Drop, and Drop Down: 


  10. Enable your students to record either audio or video as part of their answer in a live or homework quiz. You can set their response time limit from 5 seconds to 120 mins. When students see this question, they will get a window that enables them to turn on and submit their audio/video responses. Students have the option to play and re-record (retake) their responses multiple times to improve their submissions. You can access their responses on the reports, however, you cannot download them. You can manually grade the answers submitted for this question type. 

    Teacher's View:

    Student's View:

  11. With the Math Response question type, students can use the equation editor to input their answers in the form of numericals, fractions, expressions, or a single equation. Here are the various options available to them on the editor. 


    This question type recognizes that there are several ways of writing the same expression or equation. For instance, (x+y)(x-y) has the same value as x² - y². Mathematical Equivalence enables students to express the answer to a question in multiple correct ways. 

    With Mathematical Equivalence enabled, a student's response that is equivalent to your answer will also be marked as correct. For example, if you have entered 1.5 as the expected correct answer to your question, 1½ and 3/2 will also be recognized as correct responses in the reports. You can assign a scaled grade if required too.

    Mathematical equivalence is enabled by default, and you can disable it by deselecting the checkbox. Note that points are not awarded for partially correct answers.
  12. The Labeling question type enables your students to drag and drop text labels onto different parts of an image. Labeling is an auto-graded question type that is suitable for all subjects. But, it is especially useful for Science, Social Studies, and Math. 

    Begin by entering your question and selecting the image that needs to be labeled. Next, enter your label options and mark the correct one(s). You can add up to 10 label options and mark multiple options as correct. You can also add equations to the question and label options using the Equation Editor. 

    Teacher's view: 


    Student's view: 
  13. With Hotspot, students can select specific areas or regions on an image based on the question asked. Just like the Labeling question type, Hotspot is auto-graded and well-suited for visual learners and elementary students. 

    To use this question type, enter your question and select the image that is to be marked with hotspots. Next, choose between adding circular, rectangular, or freeform hotspots.
    The freeform hotspot enables you to mark a polygonal area of your choice.

    Note that all hotspots for a given question must be of the same type. After marking a few hotspots, if you switch from one type of hotspot to the other -- for instance, from circle to rectangle -- you will have to begin marking them from scratch. You can add up to 10 hotspots and mark multiple hotspots as correct.

    Teacher's view:

    Student's view:
  14. Graphing enables students to answer a question by plotting points or by expressing a linear, quadratic, or exponential equation on a graph. This is an auto-graded question type and is ideal for subjects like Math and Physics. 

    To use this question type, begin by selecting the type of solution for your question. Choose between points, linear, quadratic, and exponential solutions. Then, enter your question and mark the correct answer on the graph. Here's how you can mark correct answers for the different solution types: 

    Click to mark a point and drag the point to move it around the graph. Click the point again to delete it. You can add up to ten points on the graph. Students can then plot these points on their graph to answer the question. 

    Teacher's view: 

    Student's view:

    Click and drag the two points displayed on the straight line to move it around the graph. Move the line until it represents the correct equation. Students can then perform the same action on the line displayed on their graph to represent the solution to your question. 

    Teacher's view: 

    Student's view:

    Click and drag the two points on the given parabola to move it around the graph. While one point controls the vertex of the parabola, the other point controls its width.

    Modify the parabola until it represents the solution to your question. Similarly, your students can modify the parabola shown on their end to express the correct quadratic equation. 

    Teacher's view: 

    Student's view:

    Click and drag the two points and the asymptote until the graph represents the exponential solution to your question. Your students can then perform the same action on their graph to mark the correct equation.

    Teacher's view:

    Student's view:

    Note that only one linear/quadratic/exponential equation can be marked per question. For these solution types, the bottom of your screen will display the equation represented by the graph as you click and drag the points and lines around. 

    This is visible only to you while creating the question, and will not be visible to your students when they answer it. Click on 'Participants' view' at the bottom of your screen to see how the question will appear on your students' screens. 


    You can edit the graph to change the number of units displayed. You can also add points, lines, and curves to the chart. These elements will be displayed as non-interactive plots on the graph shown to your students.

    Here are the steps you can follow to add non-interactive plots: 


    - Click on 'Edit Chart' at the top-right corner of your graph
    - Click on 'Points' to add and move points across your graph 
    - Click on 'Linear' to add and modify expressions of linear equations 
    - Click on 'Quadratic' to express quadratic equations 
    - Click on 'Exponential' to add and modify exponential equations 
    - Click on 'Undo' to erase your most recent addition and 'Clear all' to remove all non-interactive plots 
    - Click on '20 units' to increase the scale of your graph to 20 units

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