Test Gen 7.4 Help
Number of Variations—This gives the number of possible variations for questions that contain
programmed algorithmic or user-created variables. Questions that have more than 50 possible
variations show "50+".
Items You Can Edit in the Properties Window
The following items, although they can be displayed in the testbank window, can be changed or
assigned only in the Properties window for the selected question(s).
Question Type—Select a question type from the drop-down menu.
Difficulty Level—Enter a number from 1 to 9 to represent the difficulty level for the selected
question. A value of 0 means no difficulty level has been assigned. The numbers 1, 2, and 3 are
used most often to designate easy; medium or moderate; and challenging, difficult, or hard
Workspace—Enter a number from 1 to 15 to represent the number of blank lines to show below
the selected question if an instructor elects to show workspace on the test page. Every 6 lines
represents about 1 inch of space.
Page Reference—Enter a page or section reference, up to a maximum of 16 characters
maximum, for the selected question.
Items That Are Shared Descriptors
At the bottom of the Properties window, drop-down lists for shared descriptors let you assign or
unassign instructions, topics, skills, or other items to one or more questions selected in the
testbank editing window. An edit button for each category opens an editing window where you
can add, delete, or modify the content of list items. See the sections on "Using Shared
Instructions" and "Using Shared Descriptors" for more information on managing shared
instructions and descriptors.
Assigning Properties to One or More Questions
The information you view or apply in the Properties window applies to the question(s) you have
selected in the testbank editing window.
With only one question selected, the information you see or apply in the Properties window
affects only that one question.
With multiple questions selected in the testbank editing window, the information you apply in the
Properties window affects all the selected questions at once.
Example 1: Multiple Similar Questions
If you select several questions that all have the same difficulty level and the same topic, that
difficulty level and topic will show in the Properties window. Any changes you make to difficulty
level or topic will affect all the selected questions.
Example 2: Multiple Dissimilar Questions
If you select several questions that have different difficulty levels and different topics, the difficulty
level and the Topic category will be blank in the Properties window. If you then assign a new
difficulty level or topic in the Property window, it will be applied to all the selected questions.