How Do I Create a Multiple-Choice Quiz Question?

You can create a multiple-choice question for your students.

If you need to edit a Multiple-Choice question after publishing the quiz, you can use quiz regrade to edit quiz questions and tell Curve to update grades for students who have already taken the quiz.


Add Question


With the Questions tab [1] selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button [2].


Set Name, Type, and Points


Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field [1]. Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).

Click the drop-down menu and select the Multiple Choice question type [2].

Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) [3].


Edit Multiple Choice Question Details


To build a multiple-choice question, you will need to enter the following details:

  1. The question text (use the Rich Content Editorto include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
  2. Question response options
  3. Text for the answer comments under each answer and/or at the end of the question


Add or Delete Answers


Click the Delete icon [1] to the right of an answer to delete it. Click the Add Answer link [2] to create as many distractors as you like. Multiple Choice questions can have more than four answers.


Change Correct Answer


To select another response as the correct answer, hover your cursor to the left of the answer you want to reveal a faded green "ghost" arrow. Click the arrow. The answer will turn green to indicate that it is selected as the correct answer.


Enter Feedback Text


You can choose to give students feedback in the answer comments fields. To leave feedback for a specific answer, click the comment field beneath the answer [1]. 

You can also create general answer comments for the quiz question as a whole [2]. Students who select the correct answer will see the feedback in the green comment field. Students who select any incorrect answer will see the feedback in the red comment field. All students will see the feedback


Update Question


Click to Create Question once you have finished creating the question.


If you are changing an existing question, instead click to the Update Question button.

Add additional individual questions as needed.

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