Option (of a question)

One of the possible answer choices for a multiple-choice question.


Correct Choice: The @correct attribute can be used to identify options which are correct. More than one option may be correct.

Related Elements

The <option> element lists the choices possible for a multiple-choice question. One or more of these <option>s may be marked as correct. In contrast, the <answer> element is the correct answer to a question.
True/False Questions: This Tag Set allows a True/False question to be tagged either as:
There is no best practice here; either of these options should be considered an acceptable way to tag a True/False question. Which one a BITS user chooses must depend on the application. There is a subtle semantic distinction between multiple-choice and true/false, and there may also be system-specific processing requirements.


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  option       %option-model;                               >

Expanded Content Model

((object-id)*, label?, title?, subtitle*, alt-title*, ((sec)+ | ((address | alternatives | answer | answer-set | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | name-address-wrap | preformat | question | question-wrap | question-wrap-group | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | def-list | list | tex-math | mml:math | p | related-article | related-object | ack | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group | x)+, (sec)*)), (notes | fn-group | glossary | ref-list | sig-block)*, explanation*)


The following, in order:

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Example 1

Multiple-choice style question:
<sec id="sec45">...
<question id="q1" question-response-type="multiple-choice">
<p>Where was the first permanent English 
settlement in the New World?</p>
<option correct="no">
<option correct="yes" id="q1b">
<option correct="no">
<explanation pointer-to-explained="q1b">
<p>Established by the Virginia Company of London, Jamestown 
was the first permanent English settlement in the New World; 
it flourished from 1607 to 1699.  Although the Roanoke colony 
was founded earlier (in 1587), that colony failed; upon returning 
from a trip to England for supplies, its Governor found the 
settlement abandoned.  Although one of the earliest New England 
colonies, Plymouth (in modern Massachusetts) was not founded 
by the Pilgrims until 1620.</p>

Example 2

True/False question, tagged as two options:
<sec id="sec45">...
<question id="q2" question-response-type="multiple-choice">
<p>Peregrine White was the first English 
child born in North America.</p>
<option correct="no"><p>True</p></option>
<option correct="yes" id="q2b"><p>False</p></option>
<explanation pointer-to-explained="q2b">
<p>The first English child born in North America was 
Virginia Dare.  She was born in August 1587, in the 
short-lived colony of Roanoke (NC).  Although the settlement 
was later abandoned and the fate of its inhabitants a 
mystery, records brought to England by her grandfather, 
the governor of the colony, later in 1587 note her birth 
and baptism.  Born in November 1620, Peregrine White 
was the first child born in the Plymouth colony (MA).</p>