How to Create a Comprehension Test


ProProfs Quiz Maker allows you to create a comprehension test to check the comprehensive skills of the quiz takers. You can link multiple questions to a single passage or essay in this question type. To make your quiz more interactive, you can choose different question types.


Follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to create a comprehension test.


Here’s what a comprehension test will look like to the learners:


Comprehension test Preview


A comprehension test allows you to:

  • Help quiz takers assimilate, analyze and apply what they have learned

  • Encourage original thinking, knowledge accumulation, and expression of thoughts in quiz takers

  • Assess quiz takers' learning outcomes and thought process


How to Create a Comprehension Test


Step 1: Click “Add Question” on the top right in the editor or on the left pane.


If you are creating a quiz from scratch, click “New Question.”


Add a new question to the quiz


Step 2: Select “Comprehension” in the "Select a question type" dialog and click “Add.


Add the comprehension question type to the quiz


Step 3: Add your question title and the passage in the respective fields, then proceed to assign questions.


Add your comprehension test


Step 4.1: To add a comprehension question to an existing quiz, you can use questions that you made before. Click “Assign Questions” and pick the questions from the quiz that you want. This will link them to the passage.


Assign questions to the passage


Step 4.2: To make a comprehension test with new questions, add the passage first. Then click “+Add Question” and choose the question type. Click “Add.” 


Add questions for the passage


Step 5:  Enter the question and answer option. Click “Save” to finish the changes.


Add your comprehension questions


Repeat the process to add more questions to associate with the passage.


After adding your questions, go to the Comprehension question and click "Assign Questions," and select the ones you want to assign.


Assign passage questions


Questions with answer options will appear below the passage. Click “Add More Questions” if you wish to add further. 


Passage questions along with the option to add more questions


You can preview the question using the Preview button at the top of the editor. Here's how the question will appear to the learners.


Comprehension question type Preview

And that's it! If you encounter any issues or have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team. 



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