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Either/Or Questions

In Either/Or questions, students are presented with a statement and asked to respond using a selection of predefined two-choice answers, such as:

  • Yes/No
  • Agree/Disagree
  • Right/Wrong
  • True/False

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This question type is useful in surveys to gauge users' opinions. It is a slight variation on the true/false question type, with more options for answer choices.

How to Create an Either/Or Question

  1. Access a test, survey, or pool. To learn more, see Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. On the action bar, point to Create Question to access the drop-down list.
  3. Select Either/Or.
  4. Type the Question Text.
  5. Select a pair of Answer Choices from the drop-down list.
  6. Select the Correct Answer.
  7. Type the Correct Response Feedback that appears in response to a correct answer and the Incorrect Response Feedback for an incorrect answer.
  8. Click Submit and Create Another -OR- Submit to add the question to the test.


Hamlet's famous monologue, "To be or not to be...," is a meditation on suicide.