CredSpark allows you to create quizzes that contain questions that are either scored or unscored. Often, we take quizzes to test our knowledge, so answering questions correctly or incorrectly is a crucial part of the experience.  But sometimes, our answers are subjective - based on our own situation, needs, opinions, etc. In the latter case, it’s not appropriate to receive a score on questions that don’t really have an objectively “right” or “wrong” answer.

At CredSpark, we don’t believe that you should be forced to choose between asking your audience a list of questions that are entirely scored (like a typical quiz) or entirely unscored (like a survey.)  We think there are tremendous engagement and insights to be gained in asking both scored and unscored questions within the same content.

CredSpark has a few question types that can be scored: 

  • Multiple Choice
  • Short Answer
  • Dropdown
  • Image Select
  • Drag/Drop
  • Drag/Drop Pair Match

By “scored”, we mean that these two question types can have certain answer choices designated as right or wrong.

Multiple Choice

The most commonly used question type for scored quizzes is multiple choice. This type allows participants to select one or more than one answer choice. Here is an example of a Multiple Choice question with a single correct answer:

You can determine the number of answer choices someone can choose from the Maximum Selections pulldown, which is located below Question Type and Tag(s) (in Scored Quiz):

If the Multiple Choice question has only one correct answer, your Maximum Selections should be 1, as is the default.

Note: you can have more than one correct answer choice but still allow the participant to choose only one answer. In that case, if the selected answer is among the answer choices you’ve indicated as correct, then that question will be scored as correct. Check the example:

The question will be scored as correct if the participant chooses Aurora or Pocahontas.

Sometimes you might want to ask a question that has more than one correct answer. For that question to be counted as correct, the participant needs to select all the answer choices you’ve marked as correct. Check the example:

If the participant checks just 2 out of 3, the question will be marked as “Incomplete”, which counts as being incorrect:

Keep in mind that questions, where multiple answer choices are correct and required, are significantly harder to answer (because the odds of guessing the correct answer combination are, mathematically, more difficult.) Use these only when you want to truly challenge your audience.

Here’s a quick chart to make it clear:

Question type
Multiple Choice question with a single correct answer

Scored as correct when the single correct answer is chosen

Multiple Choice question with multiple correct answers
1More than one

Scored as correct when any of correct answer is chosen

Multiple Choice question with multiple correct answers
More than oneMore than one

Scored as correct when all correct answers are chosen and no incorrect answers are chosen.

Short answer

Another scored question is the short answer. The short answer question consists of an open text field for the user to type in their answer:

After you create the short answer question the next step is to type in the correct answers:

It is important to provide all possible answers. You can add another correct answer by pressing "+Add". In this case, the correct short answers (supplied by you) are Five dollars (with different variations added above). Do not worry about capital vs. lowercase letters; CredSpark will ignore punctuation and capitalization when determining whether a participant entered the same text as one of your correct answers.

Here are some possible participant answers to the sample question about this bill shown above:

Five→ will be marked Correct

5 → will be marked Correct

5 dollars → will be marked Correct

5$ → will be marked Correct

One hundred→ will be marked Incorrect (wrong bill)

5€ → will be marked Incorrect (wrong currency)

fieve dollas → will be marked Incorrect (wrong spelling)

fivedollars→ will be marked Incorrect (need a space)