WebQ Examples

This page contains descriptions and examples of the ten question types you can create with WebQ 3.1. Use the links below to jump down to descriptions and examples of the question types.

General Content

Below is an example of general content. General content can be added at any place in a survey or quiz, to create an introduction, provide instructions, include images for a set of questions, insert links, or create section dividers.

For general content and question content, WebQ 3.0 lets you create and format text with a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) text editor. Read more about creating general content.

In developing your answers to the essays below, be sure to keep these general definitions in mind:

  • Analyze means "to determine the nature and relationship of the component elements"

  • Compare and contrast means "to discuss similarities and differences"

  • Describe means "to illustrate something in words or tell about it"

  • Discuss means "to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argument; to present in some detail"

  • Evaluate means "to examine and judge the significance, worth, or condition of; to determine the value of"

  • Explain means "to make plain or understandable; to give reasons for or causes of; to show the logical development or relationships of"

Short Response

Formerly known as "Numbers only," "Single character," and "Alphanumerics".

Below is a short text response question; it allows you to limit the response to a certain number of characters (up to 255) and require the answer to be a number or integer only. It is often used for responses of one to three words. You can also specify text to display initially in the answer box.

Question 1. Please type no more than 2 characters.
Please enter a positive or negative number (characters allowed: 0-9, dash, comma).
How many years have you worked for your current employer?

 

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Long Response

Formerly known as "Comment or paragraph".

Below is an example of a long text response question. Participant's responses can be several paragraphs or pages long. This is a good type of question for open ended text responses. You can customize the size of the answer box, limit the number of characters in the response, and specify text to be displayed initially in the answer box.

Question 2. Please type no more than 1000 characters.

Below are pictures of two buildings; you can click on each building to view a larger image of it.

Kansas City Power and Light Building    City Buildings, Manchester

Write two paragraphs comparing and contrasting the buildings. Also, list the name of the building, architect, location, and year of construction.

 

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Multiple choice

One Answer (button)

Formerly known as "Multiple choice/Likert scale vertically aligned".

Below are several examples of multiple choice - one answer (button) questions. Survey participants can select only one of the available options. The options are aligned vertically on the page. You can choose to shuffle the answer choices for each participant and allow a write-in response to this question.

Question 3.  
What disease listed below is not typically considered cat-related?

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One Answer (True/False)

Below is an example of a multiple choice - one answer (true/false) question. This question type automatically generates True and False answer buttons. If desired, you can change the labels to reflect another answer pair such as yes/no or male/female.

Question 4.  
A polar bear is considered to be more deadly than a black bear or grizzly bear.

 

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Formerly known as "Pull down menu".

Below is an example of a multiple choice - one answer (menu) question. This question type allows you to provide answer choices and have the participants select the best response. You can choose a default answer to be pre-selected and shuffle answer choices for each participant.

Question 5.  
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in September 2004, how many births were there worldwide every minute?

 

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Multiple Answers (Check)

Formerly known as "Select all that apply".

Below is an example of multiple choice - multiple answers (check) question. Survey participants can select more than one option in response to this question type. You can specify a minimum and a maximum number of boxes they can select.

Question 6.  
What do you do to reduce your stress level? Check ALL that apply.

 

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Below is an example of multiple choice - multiple answers (menubox). This new question type allows participants to select answer choices by highlighting them from a list. If they wish to select more than one answer, they can press and hold the Control key while clicking (Windows) or press and hold the Command key while clicking (Mac). You can choose a default answer to be pre-selected, allow a write-in response, shuffle answer choices for each participant, and specify a minimum and/or maximum number of responses.

Question 7.  
Please indicate which of the following were world records in 2004.

 

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Matrix

One Answer Per Row (Button)

Formerly known as "Multiple choice/Likert scale series horizontally aligned").

Below is an example of the matrix - one answer per row (button) question. In a matrix, questions (rows) share a set of answer choices (columns). Survey participants can select one answer for each question (row). Multiple questions can be included in the set to save you from typing the answers over and over again.

Question 8.  

Your feedback is helpful in assessing the effectiveness of use of technology in this course. Leave a question blank if you have no opinion or the question is not applicable. Thank you!

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The use of the course Web site contributed to my learning the subject matter.
My technology skills are adequate for completing assignments.
I have sufficient access to adequate hardware and software to do my work in this course.
  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The technologies used in this course do not work in the way they are supposed to.
The technology used in this course is appropriate for performing the tasks required.
The technology used in this course is overrated.

 

Question 9.  
Below is a list of cities and descriptions. Check the city which is described.
  Almaty Ouagadougou Palermo Karakul
Has a coastal location.
Is located in Europe.
Is a capital city
Is located near the Chinese border.

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Multiple Answers Per Row (Check)

Below is an example of matrix - multiple answers per row (check) question. In a matrix, questions (rows) share a set of answer choices (columns). Survey participants can select multiple answers for each question (row). Multiple questions can be included in the set to save you from typing the answers over and over again. You can specify whether to display the answer choices vertically or horizontally and how often you want to repeat answer choices.

Question 10.  

Below are words taken from your Spanish vocabulary list. Select the words that fit the descriptions.

  gato cabello pero
Is a masculine noun
Is an animal
Is a conjunction
Is something you wear

 

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One Answer Per Row (Menu)

Below is an example of matrix - one answer per row (menu) question. In a matrix, questions (rows) share a set of answer choices (in this case, a drop-down menu). Survey participants can select one answer for each question (row). Multiple questions can be included in the set to save you from typing the answers over and over again. You can use this question as a "ranking" or "ordering" question by specifying that each answer can only be selected once by the participant.

Question 1.  
Order the following from 1-4, with 1 being the earliest, and 4 being the latest.
Dark Ages
Age of Discovery
Great Depression
Renaissance

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Last modified: March 11, 2014