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How to create a fill-in-the-blanks quiz?

With ProProfs you can create a quiz with different question types such as a true or false, matching, multiple choice, cloze and many more. You can also create a fill-in-the-blanks quiz with multiple correct answers


Below is an image that shows you how a fill-in-the-blanks quiz looks. Also, check out an example quiz showing two question types viz. a fill-in-the-blanks and a close test (a variant of the fill-in-the-blanks question type) that you can use while creating a scored quiz



Follow the steps below to learn how to create a quiz with fill-in-the-blanks question types.


Step 1. When creating a quiz, click on "Fill-in-the-blank" menu button.



Step 2. Write down the question, add your answer and then click on "Done" to finish creating a fill-in-the-blanks quiz. 



Tip*  Use [Blank] to add multiple empty boxes in the question. Example: Practice makes you [Blank]. Honesty is the best [Blank].



Here's how the above question, with multiple blanks, will appear to learners 



 Note* If the question contains only a single blank, then you don't need to use [Blank]. The editor will automatically add an empty box to the question.


How to create a fill-in-the-blanks quiz with multiple correct answers?

At times, there can be more than one correct answer in your fill-in-the blanks quiz. In such cases, you can instruct ProProfs automatic grading system to overlook slight variations in learners' answers, and mark all answers as correct.


Here are some example cases where learners' answers can vary:

Example 1. Your learners type different answers which mean the same.


Your Question: New York is the most populous city in the ______.


Possible Correct Answers:  United States, United States of America, USA, US

Solution: You can list different possible answers, using commas to separate them, as shown in the image below:



Example 2. Your learners use a different letter case in their answers.


Your Question: All work and no play makes Jack a _____ boy.


Possible Correct Answers:  DULL, dull, Dull and so on


Solution: You don’t need to list all the possible correct answers, just mentioning one would do. Please do ensure that you have not enabled the case-sensitive feature, as shown in the image below:



Example 3. Your learners add a comma in their answer.


Your Question: The Mount Everest is ___ ft above sea level.


Correct Answer: '29,029'  

Solution: Ensure that you have kept the answer within ‘single quotation marks’, as shown in the image below:





Additional tip on Example 3. In the above case, if your learners type 29029 then the system would mark it as incorrect.


To avoid this, you can add it to the list of correct answers, as shown below:


Example 4. A math quiz with multiple correct answers.


Your Question:     x - y = 11

                              3x + 10y = -6


Possible Correct Answers: '(8, -3)', '(8,-3)'


Solution:  You need to enclose the correct answer within single quotation marks as it contains a comma i.e.  '(8, -3)' .


Again, in this case the correct answers are '(8, -3)', '(8,-3)' , so you have to separate the two answers using a comma, as shown in the image below:


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