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Fill-in-the-blanks question

A fill-in-the-blank question requires the quiz taker to type their response in a box using letters or numbers.

With FlexiQuiz quiz maker, you can use the fill-in-the-blanks question type in various ways, such as filling in the missing words or phrases in a sentence, responding to a math question, language testing and more. Check out some of our fill-in-the-blanks questions below.

fill-in-the-blank quiz questions

How to build a fill-in-the-blanks question

  1. Make a new quiz or edit an existing one.
  2. From your create screen, click Add Item and select Question from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the Fill in the Blanks option from the drop-down menu next to Question Type.
  4. Now, enter your question or statement in the Question box. You can also add images, video and audio if you have an Essentials plan or higher.
  5. Next, add the blank space or spaces for quiz takers to enter their responses. You can place the blank space anywhere within the question. To place a blank space, add a letter enclosed in square brackets. See example text on the image below. Make a fill in the blank quiz question with FlexiQuiz create page
  6. Now, share the enter the correct response(s) to allow the FlexiQuiz system to auto-score the question. Enter the correct responses next to each corresponding letter. If you want to accept multiple versions of the correct answer, then add a line | between each right option. For example:

    If the question is: Name one Country that borders the USA.

    You would write the answer options as Mexico | Canada

  7. Add the number of points to award respondents. You can award points for getting the whole question right or for each answer option.
  8. You can choose from a number of settings if you want to make the question required, share feedback and add to your question bank.
  9. Press Save to add the question to your FlexiQuiz.

Frequently asked questions

Can I change the size of the fill-in-the-blanks box?

If you have an Enterprise or Enterprise+ plan, you can contact us for CSS code to change the box size.

How many boxes can I add to my question?

There's no limit!

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