Say goodbye to the days of filling in bubble sheets with a number 2 pencil! With Edulastic, you can take traditional assessment methods online. Edulastic offers seven different multiple choice question items available to everyone—all of which are auto-graded, making assignment scoring easy and instant. 

Multiple choice items can examine various levels of understanding through encouraging application, evaluation, and analysis. Since each item provides the possible answer choices, students engage in recognition and recall to analyze the correct options. Therefore, teachers can utilize this question item to cover a broad range of material.

Below, you’ll recognize familiar multiple choice items such as Standard Multiple Choice, Match Tables, and True or False item types. These question options are a quick, simple way to perform a knowledge check. If you want to challenge your students’ critical thinking, explore the Multiple Response item, where more than one answer choice is possible. All of these multiple-choice questions provide an effective way to measure success, growth, and areas for improvement. Check them out in the list below or explore Edulastic’s 50 question items—maybe you’ll discover a new question type or two to use in your next assignment! 


Multiple Choice – Standard

What it is: Standard Multiple Choice questions are familiar and easy for teachers and students alike. With Edulastic, the experience is the same! To create them, simply type the question and list all the possible answers, with one answer choice as the correct option. 

How to use it: This question type can be universally utilized for any subject at every grade level. It’s truly a classic!


Multiple Choice – Multiple Response

What it is: With Multiple Response questions, students can select more than one possible answer from the answer options. 

How to use it: Use this question to add a challenging element to your assignment and encourage your students to critically assess the answers before submitting a decision. For example, a science teacher might ask students to select animals that are reptiles out of a list that includes reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. This challenges students to not only recognize what a reptile is, but also understand what a reptile is not.


Multiple Choice – Block Layout

What is it: The Block Layout question type can be used both as a standard or multiple response question type. You can allow multiple responses, or just pick one! The main feature of this question type is most apparent when you select an answer choice. The block design fills the entire answer line with green, instead of filling in the answer letter bubble only.

How to use it: This question type mimics the look and feel of several state tests. This is a great question type to use to help familiarize your students with the test format. #RockTheTest.


Match Table – Standard

What it is: Standard Match Tables take multiple binary statements and place them into one question. With Edulastic, creating a standard Match Table is easier than ever: label the multiple-choice questions and align them with the True or False stems. Although the original stems are labeled “True” or “False,” you can edit the labels to fit your own content. After selecting the correct answers, you’ll be good to go!

How to use it: These question types are especially helpful when trying to test your students’ ability to make connections by matching objects.

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Match Table – Inline

What it is: Inline Match Tables allow you to insert binary statements aligned with corresponding answer choices. 

How to use it: This setup gives more guidance to students as their answer choices are very clearly laid out in front of them. Use this when you want to provide extra clarity to students, or if your state test has this setup.

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Match Table – Labels

What it is: Match Table – Labels allow you to set up a matrix with one additional element — labels! In an additional column to the left of the multiple-choice options, there are alphabetical labels to denote a specific question within the matrix. 

How to use it: Match Table – Labels mimic the format of many standardized tests. Check to see if your state follows this format, and get your students state-standard ready!

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True or False

What it is: The True or False layout is a single, typical binary question. These question types are great for any subject as a quick knowledge check. Configure the True or False question, denote the correct answer, and hit submit—it’s that easy! 

How to use it: History, science, math, ELA—you name the subject; True or False questions are great for everyone! 

The above multiple-choice question types are classic, easy to use, and applicable to a range of subjects. Whether you choose the block layout or a standard format, match table, or multiple response, you’ll be able to create an effective assignment for your students. For example, use the True or False question type to quickly assess student knowledge. On the other hand, use the Multiple Response item to evoke critical thinking and analysis. 

We hear from many teachers that classic multiple choice questions are a true favorite. Edulastic Innovator Spotlight member Elisabeth Budd-Brown explains that she uses multiple choice questions to “gauge student knowledge and applied problem-solving in math class.” Join teachers like Elisabeth to explore how multiple choice can benefit your students’ learning! Stick with the format you love, but don’t hesitate to try something new.

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