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In addition to the answer box placeholders, the '''Formulas question type''' provides for two other types of placeholder which are used for multiple choice questions:
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* Dropdown menu placeholder
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* Radio buttons placeholder
 
 
 
==Why make a FQT multiple choice question?==
 
 
 
Because you can use all the power of the '''Formulas''' calculation engine to build the list of choices.
 
 
 
==Dropdown menu placeholder==
 
 
 
The syntax for this placeholder is <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">{_n:choices:MCE}</span> where
 
<span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_n</span> is the placeholder name (<span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_0</span>, <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_1</span>, <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_2</span>, etc.) as for the answer box placeholders, <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">choices</span> is a list of strings to appear as the menu choices and
 
<span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">MCE</span> must appear as is.
 
 
 
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<div style="font-family:Lucida Sans Unicode;font-size:113%;color:#6c336d;margin:10px 0 10px;> Example</div>
 
 
 
Use a dropdown menu placeholder to make a multiple choice question.
 
 
 
''Downloadable question file:'' [https://drive.google.com/open?id=14nEuyPwgA1rU2XSiSqRLmz2c4Hc4mde2 CapitalCanada.xml]
 
 
 
<pre style="font-size:113%;width: 98%;">
 
General
 
  Question name*      A formulas question with a dropdown menu multiple choice question
 
Variables
 
  Global variables    cities=["Calgary","Halifax","Montréal","Ottawa","Toronto","Vancouver"];
 
Main question
 
  Question text*      Geography
 
                      {#1}
 
Part 1
 
  Part's mark*        1
 
  Answer type          Number
 
  Answer*              3
 
  Grading criteria*    Absolute error == 0
 
  Placeholder name    #1
 
  Part's text          What is the capital city of Canada?
 
                      {_0:cities:MCE}
 
</pre>
 
 
 
The formulas question should look like this (the choices are highlighted by moving up and down in the menu):
 
 
 
[[File:CapitalCanada.png|695px]]
 
 
 
 
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==Radio buttons placeholder==
 
 
 
The syntax for this placeholder is <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">{_n:choices}</span> where
 
<span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_n</span> is the placeholder name (<span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_0</span>, <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_1</span>, <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">_2</span>, etc.) as for the answer box placeholders and <span style="font-family:monospace;font-size:113%;">choices</span> is a list of strings to appear as the menu choices. The list of buttons is only vertical.
 
 
 
<div style="border:1px solid #bce8f1;border-radius:4px;padding: 0px 15px 0px; margin:20px 0 25px;">
 
<div style="font-family:Lucida Sans Unicode;font-size:113%;color:#6c336d;margin:10px 0 10px;> Example</div>
 
 
 
Use a radio buttons placeholder to make a multiple choice question.
 
 
 
''Downloadable question file:'' [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_Mxdj9ESblarGu7XVbc5pR1z3csU_Jrw PlanetClosestSun.xml]
 
 
 
<pre style="font-size:113%;width: 98%;">
 
General
 
  Question name*      A formulas question with a radio buttons multiple choice question
 
Variables
 
  Global variables    planets=["Earth","Jupiter","Mars","Mercury","Neptune","Saturn","Uranus","Venus"];
 
Main question
 
  Question text*      Astronomy
 
                      {#1}
 
Part 1
 
  Part's mark*        1
 
  Answer type          Number
 
  Answer*              3
 
  Grading criteria*    Absolute error == 0
 
  Placeholder name    #1
 
  Part's text          What is the closest planet to the sun?
 
                      {_0:planets}
 
</pre>
 
 
 
The formulas question should look like this (the student must click a choice from the list):
 
 
 
[[File:PlanetClosestSun.png|695px]]
 
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==Shuffled choices==
 
With '''Formulas''' multiple choice questions, the shuffling of choices is not a built-in option but it can be easily programmed.
 
 
 
<div style="border:1px solid #bce8f1;border-radius:4px;padding: 0px 15px 0px; margin:20px 0 25px;">
 
<div style="font-family:Lucida Sans Unicode;font-size:113%;color:#6c336d;margin:10px 0 10px;> Example</div>
 
 
 
Make a '''Formulas''' multiple choice question with shuffled choices.
 
 
 
''Downloadable question file:'' [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hEpUcb2eu8cw-VVTmdDp4Cd1jWn3n421 ShuffledMultipleChoice.xml].  Programming comments are given in this file.
 
 
 
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General
 
  Question name*      ShuffledMultipleChoice
 
Variables
 
  Random variables    c=shuffle([0,1,2,3,4,5]);
 
  Global variables    mc=[" Red"," Orange"," Yellow"," Green"," Blue"," Violet"];
 
                      a=3;  # The third answer (counting from 0), i.e. Green, is the correct answer.
 
                      c=c;
 
                      t=c;
 
                      for (i:[0:6]) {
 
                        t[i]=a==c[i]?i:0;
 
                      }
 
                      tt=0;
 
                      for (i:[0:6]) {
 
                        tt=tt+t[i];
 
                      }
 
                      colors=[mc[c[0]],mc[c[1]],mc[c[2]],mc[c[3]],mc[c[4]],mc[c[5]]];
 
Main question
 
  Question text*      Physics
 
                      {#1}
 
Part 1
 
  Part's mark*        1
 
  Answer type          Number
 
  Answer*              tt
 
  Grading criteria*    Absolute error == 0
 
  Placeholder name    #1
 
  Part's text          What pure spectral color has an approximate wavelength of 530 nm (measured in air or vacuum)?
 
                      {_0:colors}
 
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The formulas question should look as shown below. The choices are shuffled hence in a different order for each student (there are 6! = 720 permutations):
 
 
 
[[File:ShuffledMultipleChoice.png|695px]]
 
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            padding:5px 15px 5px;
 
            margin: 15px 0 0;
 
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When shuffled choices are required, it is probably easier in general to use Moodle's core '''Multiple choice''' question. The point here is that with the '''Formulas''' question, multiple choice questions can be programmed.
 
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