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# How do I create a Multiple Choice assessment question in Gauge?

When creating an assessment, you can create a Multiple Choice question in Gauge. To create a question with multiple correct answers, create a Multiple Answer question.

To create a question, click the Add button anywhere in your assessment.

Click the Add Multiple Choice button.

## Add Question Title and Stem

In the Question Title field [1], add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.

In the Question Stem field [2], add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.

## Enable On-Screen Calculator

To allow students to use an on-screen calculator for this question, click the Show on-screen calculator checkbox [1].

If you select this option, you can choose either a basic calculator [2] or scientific calculator [3]. The basic calculator displays numbers and basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide). The scientific calculator displays more options for advanced calculations.

Note: The on-screen calculator option is intended to be used while displaying one question at a time. If the assessment does not display one question at a time, students may be able to use the calculator for all questions.

To vary points based on student responses, click the Vary points by answer checkbox [1].

With this option selected, you can set specific point totals for each option by typing the point value in the Points field [2] or using the arrows to increase or decrease the point value [3].

When this option is enabled, the total points will display the highest point value possible for an answer [4].

## Shuffle Choices

To shuffle answer choices, click the Shuffle Choices checkbox [1]. By default, all answer choices are shuffled and display as unlocked. To lock an answer in its location, click the Lock icon [2]. To unlock a locked question, click the Unlock icon [3].

## Align to Outcome

To align the question to an outcome, click anywhere in the Align to Outcomes section.

If you want to save a question to use in other assessments, you can add it to an item bank.