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The Aiken format is a very simple way of creating multiple choice questions using a clear human-readable format. The question must be all on one line.  Each answer must start with a single-letter character, followed by a period '.' or a bracket ')', then a space.  The answer line must immediately follow, starting with "ANSWER:" and then giving the appropriate letter. Here is an example of the format:
 
The Aiken format is a very simple way of creating multiple choice questions using a clear human-readable format. The question must be all on one line.  Each answer must start with a single-letter character, followed by a period '.' or a bracket ')', then a space.  The answer line must immediately follow, starting with "ANSWER:" and then giving the appropriate letter. Here is an example of the format:
  
How is today's breakfast?
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<pre>What is the correct answer to this question?
A. Good
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A. Is it this one?
B. Average
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B. Maybe this answer?
C. Bad
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C. Possibly this one?
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D. Must be this one!
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ANSWER: D
  
How is the today's lunch?
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Which LMS has the most quiz import formats?
A) Good
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A) Moodle
B) average
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B) ATutor
C) Bad
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C) Claroline
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D) Blackboard
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E) WebCT
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F) Ilias
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ANSWER: A</pre>
  
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===Hints and Tips===
  
How is the today's Dinner?
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* Use a text editor to write the questions.
  
A) Good
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==See also==
B) Average
 
C) Bad
 
  
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*[[Import questions]]
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*[[GIFT]]
  
How is the cleanliness of the plates?
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[[Category:Questions]]
A) Good
 
B) Average
 
C) Bad
 

Revision as of 12:39, 31 October 2008

The Aiken format is a very simple way of creating multiple choice questions using a clear human-readable format. The question must be all on one line. Each answer must start with a single-letter character, followed by a period '.' or a bracket ')', then a space. The answer line must immediately follow, starting with "ANSWER:" and then giving the appropriate letter. Here is an example of the format:

What is the correct answer to this question?
A. Is it this one?
B. Maybe this answer?
C. Possibly this one?
D. Must be this one!
ANSWER: D

Which LMS has the most quiz import formats?
A) Moodle
B) ATutor
C) Claroline
D) Blackboard
E) WebCT
F) Ilias
ANSWER: A

Hints and Tips

  • Use a text editor to write the questions.

See also