Standard Format for Importing Paragraph Questions

The logic for importing paragraph questions (also known as "essay" or "open-ended" questions) is similar to what is described above for multiple choice questions. The primary difference is that the first line of formatting must begin with "Type: P". This is followed by the "Title" (which is optional), the question number, and the question wording.

Example: Type: P
Title: Michelson-Morely experiment
4. How is the Michelson-Morley experiment related to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity?

If you are importing a paragraph question into an Exam file, you can supply an answer two different ways. First, you may provide an answer immediately after the question wording, in which the answer begins with a. or a).

Example: Type: P
Title: Michelson-Morely experiment
4) How is the Michelson-Morely experiment related to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity?
a) In 1887, Albert Michelson and Edward Morely carried out ....

The second way to supply an answer for a paragraph question is to place it in the list of correct answers at the end of the file. As described above with multiple choice questions, the list must begin with the heading "Answers:" and must be positioned at the end of the file. A paragraph answer should begin with the corresponding question number, followed by either a period "." or a parentheses ")". This is then followed by a space and then the answer itself.

Example: Answers:
1. A
2. C
3. B
4. In 1887, Albert Michelson and Edward Morely carried out...
5. B

Again, answers will be ignored if they are imported into survey files.