Display Choices in a Fixed Order

By default, the answer choices for multiple-choice questions are listed in random order. You can force the choices to be displayed in a specific order by setting the $ORDERED variable to the number of the correct choice and entering the answer choices in the sequence in which they should be displayed.

To list answer choices in a specific sequence:

  1. Start the first line of Answer with the following code:
    <eqn $ORDERED=n; ''>

    where n is the number of the correct choice. The choices are numbered beginning with 1 for the choice on the first line of Answer.

  2. Type the choices in Answer in the sequence in which they should be displayed.

Example Ordered Multiple-Choice Question

The following table summarizes an actual question.

QID

1158608

Name

Template2 2.MC.02.

Mode

Multiple-Choice

Question

In what year was President Kennedy elected?
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Answer

<eqn $ORDERED=2; ''>1959
1960
1961
1962

Display to Students

Question as displayed to students