Standard Format for Importing True and False Questions

The process of importing a "true and false" question is similar to that used for importing multiple choice questions (see above). Both of the following examples are valid ways to format a true and false question for importing purposes.

Example: 3) Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light?
a) True
b) False
Example: 3) Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light?
a. T
b. F

It’s important to note that the "True" (or "T") answer choice must be listed above the "False" (or "F") answer choice in order for Respondus to recognize it as a true and false question type. (If "False" appears first in the list, the question will be imported as a "multiple choice" question.)

To include a "title" with the true and false question, follow the same formatting rules described above for multiple choice questions. For instance,

Example: Title: Light speed
3) Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light?
a. True
b. False

A second way to designate a correct answer for a true and false question is to place it in a list of correct answers at the end of the file. The list must begin with the word "Answers:" and the answers should start on the following line--no blank lines are allowed. The correct answer for a true and false question can be designated in three ways: (1) using the complete words "True" and "False," (2) using the letters "T" and "F," or (3) using the alphabetical letters "A" (for true) or "B" (for false). For example, the formatting of each of the following answers is acceptable for true and false questions in which all of the answers are "true":

Example: Answers:
1. True
2. T
3. A