Create True/False Questions

True/false questions are multiple-choice questions with only two choices: True and False.

Best Practice  
  • Use the $ORDERED variable and list the answer choices with True first, followed by False.
  • Only allow one submission when including these questions on an assignment.
  1. Click Questions > Create.
    The Question Editor opens.
  2. In Name, type a name for the question.
  3. In Mode, select Multiple-Choice.
  4. In Question, type your question.

    Use the answer placeholder string <_> to specify where the answer box should be displayed.

  5. In Answer, type one of the following:
    • If the correct response is True, type:
      <eqn $ORDERED=1; ''>True
    • If the correct response is False, type:
      <eqn $ORDERED=2; ''>True

    To show feedback for each choice — sometimes called a rejoinder — see Add Item-Specific Feedback to Multiple-Choice Questions.

  6. Optional: Type a Solution.

    The solution helps your students understand the steps they need to take to determine the correct answer to the question. Your assignment settings specify when to show the solution.

  7. Click Test/Preview to test the appearance and behavior of the question. See Test Questions.
  8. Click Redisplay to show certain kinds of errors in the Display section of the Question Editor. Make any needed changes to your question.
  9. Optional: Click Show Additional Information and change the question's sharing permission or add descriptive information.
    • By default, other instructors can use your question only if you provide them with the question ID, and only you can edit the question or find it in search results. To change the permission, see Share Questions With Other Instructors.
    • If you make your question publicly available, you might want to provide descriptive information to help others search for it. See Add Search Metadata to Questions.
  10. When your question displays and functions correctly, click Save.

    WebAssign assigns it a unique question ID (QID), which is displayed in parentheses after the question name.

    You can use your question in an assignment and see it in your My Questions list only after it is saved.

Example True/False Question

The following table summarizes an actual question.




Template2 2.TF.01.




If an object moves at constant velocity, then there must be at least 
one force acting on the object. <br>


<eqn $ORDERED=2; ''>True

Display to Students

Question as displayed to students