How Many Different Question Types Does ProProfs Support?


With ProProfs, you can create a quiz using more than ten different question types. You can create a quiz that educates and engages your learners using the right mix of question types.


Watch this quick video guide to learn about the different question types that ProProfs support.



Or take this sample quiz that has every question type, or read on to learn more about them.


Here are the question types that ProProfs Quiz Maker supports:


1. Multiple Choice

2. Essay Type

3. Multiple Answers (Checkboxes)

4. Fill in the blanks

5. True or False

6. Matching

7. Comprehension

8. Hotspot

9. Drop-down

10. Type-in

11. Record Audio/Video

12. Order List



 1. Multiple Choice

Learners select one option from a list of many options. It is famous for reinforcing simple concepts such as word meanings in a “vocabulary quiz.”


Tip* All the answer choices, including the correct one, are visible to learners, so make sure the wrong answers are not entirely “made-up,” making it evident to learners.


Preview of a Multiple Answer Choices question


 2. Essay Type


Learners write their answers in an essay box. You can set word limits and the box size (height and width) to create short or long-answer questions. The answer is manually graded by you using our manual grading system.


Tip: Though essay question types allow learners greater freedom to express their ideas, they can also get exhausted while writing lengthy answers. Allocate a word limit to these question types to keep learners engaged.


Essay Question Type


Note: The Essay type question allows a rich text editor for quiz takers to format text using a Word-like editing feature in the advanced section of the Essay type question. Also, you can enable the speech-to-text option to let them translate their voice into text and add the answer.


Enable Rich text editor & Speech-to-text option from the Advanced Settings


Here's what the essay question will look like to the quiz takers.


Essay Question Type Preview


 3. Multiple Answers (Checkboxes)

Learners select one or more options from a list of options. Learners can choose any number of options as more than one correct answer can be.


Tip* This is the ideal question type to use when more than one or two correct answers. You can also use partial grading to award learners partial points for selecting a response that is not entirely incorrect.


Preview of a Multiple Answer Choices (Checkbox) question


 4. Fill In the blanks

Learners type in the answer into a blank (textbox). The response is automatically compared with a choice of correct answers provided by you. If a match is found, the computer grades the answer as valid.


Tip* Use the “Fill-in-the-blanks” question if the anticipated answers are open-ended. If there is only one possible answer, then this question type is not the ideal one to use. 


Preview of a Fill-in-the-blanks question


 5. True or False

It is similar to a multiple-choice question type; the difference is that learners are presented with only two choices or statements, one of which is true or false.


Tip* This question type can lead learners to guess the answers, so use this one with caution.


Preview of a True or False Question


 6. Matching

A matching question type is where learners select the correct answers from a drop-down menu to match two options based on associations and relationships.


Tip* This is a great question type to test the reading ability of your learners, so use them to test your learners’ reading skills.


Preview of a Matching Question


 7. Comprehension

A comprehension question type allows you to ask learners questions based on an essay or book passage. It is excellent for testing the reading and comprehension skills of learners. 


Preview of a Comprehension Question


 8. Hotspot

Hotspot questions are visual questions where learners select a particular image area as the correct answer. You can change the size of the proper area by adjusting its size.


Tip* This quiz question type is excellent for testing visual proficiency and observation skills.


Preview of a Hotspot Question


 9. Drop-down

The Drop-down question type provides multiple answers in a list that drop-opens when clicked. Unlike a typical multiple-choice question, a Drop-down question keeps the answers hidden in an expandable list. Therefore, it occupies less space on the screen.


Preview of a Drop-down Question


 10. Type-In

The Type-in questions are a unique way to check quiz takers’ knowledge retention by typing their responses in a box as the answer. You can use this question type to extract the exact string of words as answers because the quiz taker will instantly know if they have put in the wrong response and will have to try again.


Tip* You can provide textual and pictorial hints to assist quiz takers in attempting the type-in question.


Here’s a preview of the ‘Type-in’ question with a hint:


Preview of a 'type-in' quiz question


 11. Record Audio/Video
The Record Audio/Video question type enables quiz takers to respond by recording an audio or video. Quiz takers can record their voice or a video in real time or upload an already recorded file. It’s a fun and engaging way to answer quiz questions for learners and an accessible medium for interview candidates to introduce themselves. Students can present their ideas & projects, and businesses can prompt customers to record audio/video testimonials quickly.


Here’s how a "Record Audio/Video" question appears in a quiz:


Record video/audio question in a quiz


 12. Order List


The order list question type lets quiz takers drag and drop answer options to form the correct order. It is useful to test the analytical skills and understanding levels of learners.


Here's what an order list question will look like:


Preview of the Order List Question Type


That is all about the different question types that ProProfs Quiz Maker supports.



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