How to Select Easy, Medium, & Hard Questions in a Quiz


When creating a quiz, it’s essential to have a mix of easy, medium, and hard questions to challenge your quiz takers.


One way to achieve this is by creating question banks or pools with quiz questions of varying difficulty levels. By categorizing questions by difficulty when creating a question bank, you can choose a specific number of questions to randomly draw from the differently weighted pools or banks based on their difficulty level.


For example, you can create a quiz that pulls 5 questions each from a set of easy, medium, and hard questions.


Benefits of creating a quiz with a mix of easy, medium, and hard questions:


  • Engages the audience: A mix of question difficulty levels keeps the quiz exciting and engaging for the audience.
  • Assesses knowledge accurately: Including questions of varying difficulty levels allows for a more accurate assessment of the audience’s knowledge and understanding of the topic.
  • Challenges the audience: Including more complex questions in the quiz challenges the audience and encourages them to think critically and apply their knowledge.


Follow these steps to generate such a quiz:


Step 1: Create a quiz that serves as a question bank by adding all the questions to it. 


Step 2: Allocate specific points to each question - typically, you would give more points to hard questions, fewer points to medium-difficulty questions, and least points to easy questions. Go to Settings > General > Scoring > Select "Assign points to each question" > Manage Point Assignment.


Assign points to each question


Step 3: Scroll down to "Order" and choose "Select by points" for "Number of Questions." 


Select Question by Points


Step 4: Choose the number of questions you want to group by difficulty level. For example, for easy questions, select “Equal to#” for points and enter the specific points allocated to easy questions. The number of questions with the assigned points will be displayed immediately.


Select the question count, set criteria to pull questions from the question bank


Step 5: To add sections for medium and hard questions, click “Add another,” repeat step 4, and then save your settings.


Add Medium and Hard Questions' sections and Save


Another way to select questions is at random. To learn more, please read How to Enable Random Question Selection From a Question Bank



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