Cloze Drop Down

Description

The Cloze Drop Down question allows students to select the correct answer from a response box drop down menu situated in a passage of text.

Figure 1 - Cloze Drop Down question example.

Create a Question


Enter the question stem into the Compose question area. Text and response boxes can be added in the Template Markup area. To add a response box, click on the Insert Response button in the text formatting toolbar in the text editor. You can also use the keyboard short cut, double underscore. See example in Figure 2.

Figure 2 - Cloze Drop Down template area.

In the Possible responses section, enter the response options for each drop down menu. Each response section has fields where the possible responses for each drop down menu should be entered. To add a new option to a drop down box, click on the +Add button. See example in Figure 3.


Figure 3 - Listing possible responses.


You can now configure validation for your question. Follow these steps to set up score and correct response:

  • Insert value in the Point(s) box to set up a mark for the question. The default value is 1.
  • Under the Correct tab, select the correct response for each drop down box. See example in Figure 4.

Figure 4 - Question validation.

Scoring type menu can be found under More Options.

The following scoring types are avaialable in Cloze Drop down questions:

  • Exact Match - Student must answer all parts of the question correct to receive a mark.
  • Partial Match Per Response - Each correct response element will be awarded an individual score.
  • Partial Match - Each correct response element will be scored individually and the overall question score will be divided between responses.

More Options

Authors have the ability to control the size of response boxes in the text. Width and height of all response boxes can be changed at once in the Response Container (global) section. However if you only wish to change the size of specific boxes go to Response Container (individual).

Example 1 - Standard Cloze Drop Down question.

Source
{
    "instant_feedback": true,
    "possible_responses": [
        [
            "integer",
            "variable",
            "object"
        ],
        [
            "list",
            "element",
            "function"
        ],
        [
            "IF",
            "ELSE",
            "WHEN"
        ]
    ],
    "stimulus": "<p>Select the correct answers from the drop down menus.</p>",
    "template": "<p><strong>1.&nbsp;</strong><span>A storage location thatu2019s given a name and that contains numerical data or text&nbsp;is called a {{response}}.&nbsp;</span><strong>2.&nbsp;</strong><span>A name given to a group of programming statements for easy reference and use is a {{response}}.&nbsp;</span><strong>3.&nbsp;</strong><span>{{response}} statement is&nbsp;code instruction that tests a condition and executes code you write when the condition is true.</span></p>",
    "type": "clozedropdown",
    "validation": {
        "scoring_type": "exactMatch",
        "valid_response": {
            "score": 1,
            "value": [
                "variable",
                "function",
                "IF"
            ]
        }
    }
}


Example 2. Cloze Drop Down with Feature Box style container applied to the paragraph.

Source
{
    "instant_feedback": true,
    "possible_responses": [
        [
            "times",
            "hope",
            "oranges",
            "pens"
        ],
        [
            "Darkness",
            "season",
            "evening"
        ],
        [
            "Evil",
            "better"
        ]
    ],
    "stimulus": "Complete the paragraph by selecting the correct word from the drop-down menu.",
    "template": "<div class=\"well\"><em><span>&nbsp;It was the best of {{response}}, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the {{response}} of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for {{response}}, in the superlative degree of comparison only.<\/span><\/em><\/div><p class=\"text-right\"><strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;\"A Tale of Two Cities\" by Charles Dickens (1859)<\/strong><\/p>",
    "type": "clozedropdown",
    "validation": {
        "scoring_type": "exactMatch",
        "valid_response": {
            "score": 1,
            "value": [
                "times",
                "season",
                "Evil"
            ]
        }
    }
}


Example 3. Standard Cloze Drop Down question.

Source
{
    "instant_feedback": true,
    "possible_responses": [
        [
            "Circulatory",
            "Lymphatic",
            "Endocrine"
        ],
        [
            "Nervous",
            "Circulatory",
            "Respiratory"
        ],
        [
            "Endocrine",
            "Nervous",
            "Muscular"
        ]
    ],
    "stimulus": "<p><strong>Complete the following sentences.</strong></p>",
    "template": "<p>The {{response}} system consists of h<span>eart,&nbsp;</span><span>blood and blood vessels.</span></p><p>Nose, trachea and bronchi belong to the {{response}} system.</p><p>Brain, ganglia and nerves are parts of {{response}} system.</p>",
    "type": "clozedropdown",
    "validation": {
        "scoring_type": "exactMatch",
        "valid_response": {
            "score": 1,
            "value": [
                "Circulatory",
                "Respiratory",
                "Nervous"
            ]
        }
    }
}


Example 4. Cloze Drop Down question with images.

Source
{
    "instant_feedback": true,
    "possible_responses": [
        [
            "Abraham Lincoln",
            "Benjamin Franklin",
            "Charles de Gaulle"
        ],
        [
            "Voltaire",
            "Denis Diderot",
            "Socrates"
        ],
        [
            "Francis Bacon",
            "Plato",
            "Immanuel Kant"
        ]
    ],
    "stimulus": "<p><strong>Select the author of each quote.<\/strong><\/p>",
    "template": "<p><img alt=\"\" height=\"191\" src=\"\/\/assets.learnosity.com\/organisations\/1\/Benjamin-Franklin.jpg\" width=\"150\" \/><\/p>\n\n<p><em>1. Honesty is the best policy. - {{response}}<\/em><\/p><p><img alt=\"\" height=\"188\" src=\"\/\/assets.learnosity.com\/organisations\/1\/Voltaire..jpg\" width=\"150\" \/><\/p><p><em>2.&nbsp;Common sense is not so common. - {{response}}<\/em><\/p><p><img alt=\"\" height=\"213\" src=\"\/\/assets.learnosity.com\/organisations\/1\/Kant.jpg\" width=\"150\" \/><\/p><p><em>3.&nbsp;Science is organised knowledge. Wisdom is organised life. - {{response}}<\/em><\/p>",
    "type": "clozedropdown",
    "validation": {
        "scoring_type": "exactMatch",
        "valid_response": {
            "score": 1,
            "value": [
                "Benjamin Franklin",
                "Voltaire",
                "Immanuel Kant"
            ]
        }
    }
}