# Display Choices Horizontally or in Tables

By default, the choices for a multiple-choice question are displayed as a vertical list. Sometimes, you might want to arrange the choices horizontally or in a table.

You can use the $SET_EACH_POSITION variable together with answer placeholder strings <_> to specify the location of each answer choice in your question. 1. Include an answer placeholder string <_> in Question for each choice. Put the answer placeholder strings <_> where the choices should be displayed. 2. Start the first line of Answer with the following code: <eqn$SET_EACH_POSITION=1; ''>

## Example Horizontal Multiple-Choice Question

The following table summarizes an actual question.

 QID 1158695 Template2 2.MC.04. Multiple-Choice What is the sum of the first five natural numbers?
<_> <_> <_> 15 120 18

## Example Tabular Multiple-Choice Question

The following table summarizes an actual question.

 QID 1247290 Template2 2.MC.05. Multiple-Choice Identify the wood duck.
  'top')> 'top')> 'top')> 'top')>