Understanding Question Types

There are many question types that students may encounter while navigating Studies Weekly Online. Teachers may use these question types while creating Customized Content. The options below will provide an explanation of the item types. 

If you are new to creating Customized Content, please review the following articles before proceeding. How to Navigate the Customized Content Page and How to Create Customized Content.

Select the Add button from the Create Customized Content page, to see the 4 categories of question types. 

To insert an image into your question(s), see the info Note at the bottom of this article.*

Question Item Digital Printable Question Bank Add Previously Created Customized Content

Select Question from the category list to open the following modal to select the question type you want to add:

Question Types options are automatically graded by Studies Weekly Online when the students submit their responses, with the exception of Open Response and Drawing Tool.

Each of the question types in this category has the same formatting options (except for Numeric). 

  • True or False questions are used to determine whether a student can identify if a statement is true or false.
  • Open Response is used to ask students to respond with a written answer. These questions must be graded by a teacher, and instructions for grading can be found in the How to Navigate the Grade Section article.
  • Sorting questions are a great option for questions where the answers need to be in a particular order such as a timeline of events or sequence of scientific steps.
  • Numeric questions allow teachers to add a math problem.
  • Multiple Choice are the most commonly found question type throughout the program. To create your own, you will need to create at least two preset answer options to save your question. Otherwise, you can add as many answer options as you would like. 
  • Fill In the Blank questions are statements that require students to fill in a blank space by choosing the correct answer from a drop-down list of two choices. These questions can have varying levels of difficulty for all development levels. There should be a clear correct and incorrect choice to eliminate guessing, providing accurate representations of student understanding.
  • Grouping questions are ideal for Venn Diagrams and require students to drag and drop answers into the correct group. 
  • Hot Spot questions require students to click a specific part or parts of an image to answer a question. Detailed instructions can be found here.
  • Check All That Apply are similar to Multiple Choice except students can select more than one answer. These questions require possible selections to be absolutely true or absolutely false. This option would be ideal when asking students to identify which animals are carnivores or which presidents served 2 terms.
  • Matching questions are engaging and require students to pair images or statements in one column to images or statements in another column. For instance, students can match animals with their natural habitats or dates with important historical events. 
  • Labeling questions require  your students to drag and drop text labels onto different parts of an image. These are especially useful for science and geography images.
  • Drawing Tool allows teachers to use a Studies Weekly image, a blank canvas, or upload their own image (coming soon). Students will reply to the prompt using a digital pen, paint brushes, and other tools. These questions must be graded by a teacher, instructions for grading can be found in the How to Navigate the Grade Section article.


To copy a Studies Weekly image, right click on the image, then select Save image as...

Once an image has been saved, it can be pasted into the question.