# Display Choices as a Drop-down Menu

Sometimes, you might want to list the choices for a multiple-choice question as a drop-down menu. This can be especially useful for sentence-completion questions or in tables, where you want the student to select an answer in a specific context.

You can do this by setting the $PULLDOWN variable in your answer. You can also use the $Select_Option variable to specify the default text that is displayed in the menu before your students select a response.

1. Include the answer placeholder string <_> in Question at the location where you want the answer choices to be displayed.
2. Start the first line of Answer with the following code:
<eqn $PULLDOWN=1;$Select_Option="text"; ''>

where text is the default text that you want to be displayed in the menu.

Tip Specifying \$Select_Option="text" is optional. If you do not specify default text for the menu, ---Select--- is displayed.

## Example Drop-down Multiple-Choice Question

The following table summarizes an actual question.

 QID 1158615 Template2 2.MC.03. Multiple-Choice <_> is the rate of change of velocity with respect to time. Acceleration Velocity Motion Displacement