You can use a variety of test questions. This section introduces the most popular types. It is weighted heavily toward simple ones that do not require the latest technology, high-bandwidth connections, or lots of plug-ins. It also features ones that can be evaluated by the computer.
True/false questions require learners to decide between two alternatives, typically saying whether a statement is true or false.
Here are examples of true/false questions from a course on identifying minerals.
Use true-false choices to test learners' abilities to make definite judgments. True-false questions require learners to make a binary decision:
Is a statement right or wrong?
Will a procedure work or not?
Is a procedure safe or unsafe?
Does an example comply with standards?
Should you approve or reject a proposal?
Which of two alternatives should I pick?
Before using a true/false question, consider other types of questions as well. True/false questions are restricted to simple cases and may encourage guessing:
However, a well-designed true-false question that requires the same thought processes as the real world activity is more accurate and valuable than a three-dimensional, immersive simulation that invokes only the decision-making skills of the video-game parlor.