Question Types Explained

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

Assessment questions

  1. Available on all plans

    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. Available on all plans

    The Fill in the Blanks question type enables students to manually type answers either in a single input field or in separate boxes per letter. 

    Separate boxes per letter:  

    Single input field: 

    This question type supports alternative answer options. Students can also show their work in assessments that require material to be uploaded for evaluation. You can read more about Fill in the Blanks here.

  3. Available on the Quizizz Individual (Super) and School & District Plans

    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. 


  4. The Match question type encourages your students to match concepts and topics they've learned in class. For instance, they can match animals with their natural habitats, books with their authors, and dates with important historical events. 

    This question type engages your students' critical and higher-order thinking skills as they drag and drop options to create matching pairs. 

    While creating a Match question, you can manually enter your answer options. Or, you can save time with Quizizz AI and automatically generate matching pairs! To learn more, refer to our article on the Match Question Type

  5. 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: 


  6. 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.

  7. 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). Then, drag and drop the correct label options to their correct locations on the image.

    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: 

  8. 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:

  9. Graphing is an auto-graded question type that is ideal for subjects like Physics and Math. It enables students to answer a question by plotting solutions on a graph. You can choose between points, linear, quadratic, and exponential solutions. 

    You can also add non-interactive plots such as points, lines, and curves to your graph. And, you have the option of changing the scale of the graph from 10 to 20 units. To learn more about this question type, refer to our article on Graphing.

    Here's an example of a Graphing question that asks students to plot a quadratic equation on the graph. 

    Teacher's view: 

    Student's view:

  10. The Categorize question type shows students a set of options that they can organize into groups. For instance, students can organize animals according to their classes, countries according to their systems of governance, books according to their genres, etc.

    This question type supports up to four groups or categories and up to 20 options in total. The options can include text, images, or equations. To learn more about this question type, refer to our article on Categorize.

    Teacher's view

    Student's view

  11. Available on the Quizizz School & District Plan

    With the Comprehension question type, you can show students multiple questions based on a single passage or media. This helps break a complex question down into several parts while improving students' analytical and critical thinking skills. 

    Each Comprehension question can contain as many Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, and Open-ended questions as you need. You can create the reference material and questions manually, or you can allow Quizizz AI to generate them for you!

    Read more about Comprehension here.

    Teacher's view

    Student's view
  12. Available on all plans 

    Transform any video into an interactive learning experience by adding questions that pause the video at key moments. This ensures that students understand the material as they go.

    The Interactive Video feature enables you to incorporate YouTube, One Drive, and Google Drive videos or directly upload them from your devices. While adding questions to your video, you can choose from Multiple-Choice, Fill-in-the-Blank, Hotspot, Drop-Down, Drag-and-Drop, Categorize, and Open-ended questions.

    Read more about the Interactive Video feature here.

Higher-order thinking questions

  1. Available on all plans

    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. 



  2. 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:

  3. Available on all plans

    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.


Other questions

  1. Available on all plans

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


  2. Available on all plans

    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'.


  3. Available on all plans

    The Word Cloud question type enables quick visualisation of your students' responses. It organizes all their answers into a word cloud, where frequently occuring responses are shown in larger font sizes. Hovering on the responses in the word cloud displays the number of students who have submitted them.

    This question type is open-ended and ungraded, which means it carries zero points. It is ideal for boosting engagement while quickly observing trends and commonalities in your students' responses. To learn more about Word Cloud, click here

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