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Adobe Presenter: Add Questions to Quiz

Learn how to add questions to the quiz in Adobe Presenter.

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After adding a quiz and customizing quiz options in Adobe Presenter, you still need to add the actual questions to your quiz! You can add different types of questions -- and depending upon the type of question you choose, that particular type of question will contain different options. You can add graded questions, survey questions, or a combination of both to each quiz.

Following are the types of questions that Adobe Presenter allows you to add:

  • Multiple choice
  • True or false
  • Fill in the blank
  • Short answer
  • Matching
  • Rating scale
  • Sequence
  • Hot spot
Note: Sequence and Hot spot questions are available only for PPTX files and not on the older PPT file format -- learn about various PowerPoint file formats here.

Remember to save your presentation once before using this option. Thereafter, access the Quiz Manager dialog box where you have already added a quiz. Figure 1, below shows you a new quiz added (highlighted in orange within Figure 1).

New quiz added
Figure 1: New quiz added

Within the Quiz Manager dialog box, you will find three buttons:

  1. Add Quiz (highlighted in red within Figure 1, above) - click this button to add a new quiz -- this brings up options explained in our Add Quiz using Adobe Presenter tutorial.

  2. Add Question Group (highlighted in blue within Figure 1, above) - this enables you to add a set of 10 questions. You can then decide how many of the questions are formed into a subset when the quiz containing the questions appears in the presentation. For example, five out of the 10 questions may appear. Question groups are one method you can use to ensure two people taking the same quiz do not see the same questions in the same order.

  3. Add Question (highlighted in green within Figure 1, above) - this option allows you to add questions in two ways. First of all you can click the down-arrow within the Add Question button. This brings up a drop-down menu, as shown Figure 2, below.

    Add Question drop-down list
    Figure 2: Add Question drop-down list

    Alternatively, you click this button rather than the down-arrow to open the Question Types dialog box, as shown in Figure 3.

    Question Types dialog box
    Figure 3: Question Types dialog box

    You can select the question type you want in either location -- for this tutorial we have selected the True/False question type. Then, we clicked the Create Graded Question button (highlighted in red within Figure 3, above). The other button is Create Survey Question (highlighted in blue within Figure 2, above) -- this creates a non- graded question.

  4. This brings up the New true/false question dialog box with Question tab selected, as shown in Figure 4. The name of this dialog box and the options available within will differ, depending upon the type of the question you selected.

    New true/false question dialog box
    Figure 4: New true/false question dialog box

    Options within the Question tab of New true/false question dialog box are explained below, as marked in Figure 4, above:

    1. Name: Accept the default text for the name or type in a new name. The name appears on the question slide in the presentation.

    2. Question: Type the true-or-false question exactly as you want it to appear on the slide.

    3. Score: Type, or use the up and down arrows to specify the number of points allocated to this question. You can assign different point values to different questions also.

    4. Answers: Here establish which answer is correct by selecting either True or False radio button.

    5. Type: This brings up a drop-down menu, where you can choose in-between True/False or Yes/No.

    6. Numbering: Click to bring a drop-down menu to select an option for how answers are listed on the quiz slide. You can choose from uppercase letters, lowercase letters, or numbers.

    Additionally there are two more tabs within the New true/false question dialog box:

    Options tab: Here you can customize the setting of correct and wrong answers, control the feedback message, etc.

    Reporting tab: Here you can establish how the presentation will report question result.

    When you finish, click the OK button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4, earlier on this page.

  5. Similarly you can add more questions. We added three true/false questions, as shown in Figure 5, below.

    True/false questions added
    Figure 5: True/false questions added

    You can edit the true/false question by click the Edit button (highlighted in red within Figure 5, above) and to delete the question altogether click the Delete button, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 5, above. Once done, click the OK button, as shown highlighted in green within Figure 5, above.

  6. Save your presentation and preview the quiz, by using the Adobe Presenter's Preview options.

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