Inline Drop-Down Single Choice Question


The inline dropdown single choice question type allows you to offer a set of choices for students in context, within sentences or an entire passage.


When authoring an inline drop-down single choice question, follow the below guidelines:

  • Place the choices within curly braces { }. They will then appear in a drop-down list to students.
  • Separate the choices with a pipe (the pipe is located above the Enter key: | ).
  • Designate the correct answer by putting an asterisk * before it. Only one answer can be correct.
  • You may have more than one set of choices (drop-downs) in a question. Each set must be inside curly braces.
  • If you wish to display a curly bracket in the question, use double brackets ({{ or }}).


In the question box of an inline drop-down single choice question, you may have the following:

Match the following Cities with the correct state:

* San Francisco: {*California|Nevada|Arizona|New York}
* Tuscon: {California|Nevada|*Arizona|New York}
* Los Angeles: {*California|Nevada|Arizona|New York}
* Phoenix: {California|Nevada|*Arizona|New York}

The result will be:

You may use it for grammar or language learning, as in the following examples:

Example 1:

If you {*lose|loose} weight, your clothes will become {lose|*loose}.

The result will be:

Example 2:

My parents are so pleased with my grades that {*they’re|there|their} throwing me a party.

The result will be:

The possibilities are endless. 

You may even include inline drop-down single choices within tables that you create in the question box in the Etudes editor. 

(Example provided by Fradkin, Michael, Los Angeles Harbor College)

Other Options

Other options for the question include checking reason and adding hints and feedback.

reason, hints, and feedback

Click on Done to complete the question and return to the list of questions in the pool, or click on Add Another to add this question to your pool and continue authoring more questions for the same pool.

At the bottom right corner of the question page, AT&S provides information with the unique question id, as well as information as to when and by whom the question was created and modified.   

id and historical data


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