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Examples of Question Types
The questions in the Online Assessment are presented in the formats described below.

Multiple choice questions
Multiple-choice questions present a problem and a list of responses from which you select one. To select a response, click the radio button to the left of the response. When selected, the radio button shows a black circle . To deselect a response, click a different response. You can select one response.

Multiple choice example
Your friend has a neighbor who is rarely home. A tree in the neighbor's yard hangs over your friend's property and drips sticky stuff on his car. Your friend is upset about this and asks for your advice on how to handle the situation. You would advise your friend to:

buy a cover for his car.
complain to the local authorities.
cut off part of the tree that hangs over his property.
politely ask the neighbor to do something about the problem.


Text box questions
Text box questions present a question and a box in which you type a response. Depending on the type of question, your response may be one sentence or a paragraph. To type your response, first move the cursor into the box and click the left mouse button. This activates the box and enables you to begin typing. To delete anything you typed, use the backspace key.

Text box example
What is your favorite species of tree?
  
List box questions
List box questions present a question and a list of responses. To view the list of responses, click the arrow . To select a response, move your cursor over the response and click with the left mouse button. The list closes and your response appears in the box.

List box example
Which tree would provide the best shade in the summer?


Rating questions
Rating questions ask you to rate a statement or a series of statements using a scale. For each statement, you refer to the scale and then click the radio button that corresponds to your rating of that item. When selected, the radio button shows a black circle . To deselect a response, click a different response. You can select one response.

Rating example
Using the scale below, respond to each statement by clicking the radio button that best corresponds to how each statement describes you.

1 = Very Untrue
2 = Somewhat Untrue
3 = Undecided
4 = Somewhat True
5 = Very True

  1 2 3 4 5
I enjoy watching trees grow buds in the spring.
 
I think it's dangerous to let children climb trees.
 
The best part of Autumn is jumping into a pile of leaves.