I have created a question bank of 84 questions. The randomized quiz will pull 50 pull questions at 2 points each. Is there a way to guarantee that 2 or 3 specific questions will be on every quiz?
Kona is spot-on.
I thought I would add to what she wrote and mention that although you cannot randomize where the questions appear on the quiz, you can randomize the order of those 2-3 questions by putting them into a separate question bank or question group and then pulling all of the questions in that particular group. They will still be located together, but the order of the individual questions in that block will be randomized.
Unless there is some other way to break up the 81-82 other questions into smaller banks, there's no way to have the 2-3 questions appear in different locations throughout the quiz. Splitting up the other questions into smaller banks would allow you to spread your 2-3 required questions throughout the quiz, but they would be in fixed locations, not random.
If you created two banks, each containing 40 or 41 questions, then your quiz could look like this:
Note that's just an example. there are lots of ways you could rearrange it.
Splitting the questions into smaller banks does change the probability of picking any one of them slightly. With 81 questions in the non-required pool, each has a change of 47/81 = 0.580247 chance of being picked. If you pool them into 24 out of 41 and 23 out of 40, then those in the first group have a 24/41 = 0.585366 chance of being picked and those from the second group have a 23/40 = 0.575 chance of being picked. That's probably not enough to worry about, but I felt I should disclose. If it turns out there is a natural grouping of questions, then it may make more sense than just lumping them all together into one pool of 81 questions.
If you don't care about where the required questions appear and putting them together is okay, then the first approach is simpler.
Carmen, the only way to do this is to move the 2 or 3 questions you want every student to get from the question group and out into the main part of the quiz. In this case you could put them either before the question group or after the question group (or one before, one after, etc.). Unfortunately there isn't a way to randomize the order of where these 2-3 questions show up, but at least your other questions will be randomized. [PS also remember to change the number of questions pulled from the question bank so you don't end up with more questions than you wanted!].
Hope this helps!
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