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Types of Questions

This is a list of the types of questions already in use by various instructors. Not all systems allow the following question types. iClicker is limited to multiple choice and True or False only. The other systems can administer most of these types.

Questions can be obtained from a variety of sources. Test bank questions can be copied and pasted or instructors can type their own. End-of-chapter questions are also reliable sources. While most instructors prefer to create questions before class and ask them at predetermined times, spontaneous questions can be created during class to address specific circumstances.

More detailed examples are also provided in the Examples section of this module.

Multiple choice- 2 to 9 answer choices are usually possible

If the demand for a good decreased, what would be the effect on the equilibrium price and quantity?

a) Price would increase and quantity would decrease.

b) Price would decrease and quantity would decrease.

c) Price would increase and quantity would increase.

d) Price would decrease and quantity would increase.

Which of the following elements are metals?

a) Lithium

b) Rhodium

c) Calcium

d) Radium

Multiple answer- 3 to 9 answer choices are possible with 2 or more graded as correct

Which US presidents were assassinated in office?

a) George Washington

b) Abraham Lincoln

c) Andrew Jackson

d) Grover Cleveland

e) William McKinley

f) Herbert Hoover

g) James Garfield

h) John Kennedy

An increase in the number of students attending college would tend to

a) decrease the demand for college professors

b) increase the demand for college professors

c) decrease the number of college professors employed

d) increase the number of college professors employed

e) increase the salaries of college professors

f) decrease the salaries of college professors

True or False

Tyrannosaurus rex lived during the late Cretaceous period.

Henry Ford built his first automobile in 1880.

Survey/Polling- essentially multiple choice or True/False but every answer is graded as correct

Eliminating all pollution would be a good public policy objective.

a) I agree with this statement.

b) I disagree with this statement.

Outsourcing by US businesses harms the US economy.

a) I agree with this statement.

b) I disagree with this statement.

Numeric- positive, negative, decimal, or whole number answers are possible

What is the square root of 144?

What year did the 9th and deciding colony ratify the US Constitution?

Short answer- 18 character response with spaces is possible

Hydrogen forms with which element to make water?

What is the last name of the only president to serve more than 2 terms?


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