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This question format is inherently more tricky because it is hard to predict what students will enter. However, where the range of alternative answers is relatively predictable, it is worth employing this format because it tests for recall rather than just recognition and gives the feel of a dialogue between the author and the student.

You have to specify all of the alternative answers that you wish to match and provide feedback in each case. You also need to provide feedback to cope with unanticipated answers.

The sample is set up to convert all user input to upper case and will match as long as the required answer is anywhere within the input. If you know a little about JavaScript, you can set up more complex matches to account for misspellings, synonyms and so on.
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