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28 Jan, 2015 12:40 AM

There is a feature to mark when you flip to a facet's settings that allows you to mark it as "true" or as "false". What is this used for?

Here is what I am guessing, but since my phone app is crashing, my attempts to answer my question by simply creating a stack to test it out have failed.

But I assume this feature is only used for a stack that has the multiple choice template. One "response" facet is marked true, and the rest false. With this template, how does the grading work? Does it display the prompt, followed by all the facets, and then repeating the true facet at the end (this would only work if you knew how many response facets followed the prompt before the answer appears.) Then after you advance to the final facet which reveals which was "true", you grade that facet.

If that is not how it works, I suppose you can consider that a suggestion.

Otherwise, please explain how multiple choice cards are properly configured and used, and what the "true"/"false" setting is used for.


ALSO, do the "Reversible Note" and "Translation" templates function exactly the same except for the default card titling (i.e., "First Part" vs "First Language", etc.)?


  1. 1 Posted by support on 28 Jan, 2015 04:55 AM

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    When starting a multiple choice quiz you have the options to randomise and mix the wrong answers, MC pulls from different cards and creates a list of possible answers that isn't just based on the facets you marked wrong when setting up the card in question. I hope this clarifies.


    Sam R. — The Mental Faculty support

  2. support closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2015 04:55 AM.

  3. zeppo re-opened this discussion on 28 Jan, 2015 01:14 PM

  4. 2 Posted by zeppo on 28 Jan, 2015 01:14 PM

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    I can find no instructions on creating multiple choice cards. I assume when you say "marked wrong" you mean set the facet to "false" in the settings. There are no instructions I can find on creating and using cards with this template. So all i can do is play around with it and see if it I can figure it out.

    I'm used to studying cards no iOS, but since it won't sync these new stacks over to the phone, I can't try it there. So I tried to study it on the desktop, which I assume I can accomplish by selecting the multiple choice app, pressing the play button, and then selecting "notes in selected stacks". But when I do this, it only test on one facet, there is no multiple choice involved. This doesn't make sense. Is this template generating true/false testing rather than multiple choice testing? If so, it would be better to rename the template "True/False". Multiple choice should present a prompt and a group of possible answers from which the correct answer is guessed at, and then the answer is revealed and the card is then graded as to the success of that answer. I can see nothing like this occurring, but since there are no instructions, I am totally confused as to whether it is me, the app, the card creation or what.

  5. 3 Posted by support on 29 Jan, 2015 04:45 AM

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    On the Mac we have a help menu, if you put in "multiple choice" in the search box it should give you a result on how to start a MC quiz, with the explanation you need. I hope this helps.


    Sam R. — The Mental Faculty support

  6. support closed this discussion on 29 Jan, 2015 04:45 AM.

  7. zeppo re-opened this discussion on 29 Jan, 2015 04:17 PM

  8. 4 Posted by zeppo on 29 Jan, 2015 04:17 PM

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    This tells me how to create a Multiple Choice stack of cards. But I've already done that. What it doesn't tell is how the cards are presented in a slide show and how to grade them. The cards I created, when in a slide show, only pull up the prompt facet and the "true" facet. This is not multiple choice. Multiple choice involves being presented a question or "prompt" and then afterwards being presented with multiple possible answers from which you select the one you believe to be correct. Thus my question, which the help feature to which you directed me doesn't answer, "Is this template generating true/false testing rather than multiple choice testing? (Only presenting the prompt and one facet).

  9. 5 Posted by zeppo on 29 Jan, 2015 05:12 PM

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    SORRY! I overlooked the last step that requires you switch on the Multiple Choice quiz. I wasn't expecting this additional step. But it worked, and is very cool.

  10. support closed this discussion on 30 Jan, 2015 06:48 AM.

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