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How to create fill-in-the-blank questions

Sharpen learner focus and reinforce key concepts with fill-in-the-blank questions.

3 min. read • Sera Özkıvanç

What is a fill-in-the-blank question?

Fill-in-the-blank questions ask learners to supply missing words or phrases in sentences, challenging them to recall key information accurately. This format is excellent for reinforcing the understanding of concepts and details. It tests precise knowledge and encourages learners to recall specific information.

Benefits of fill-in-the-blank questions

Enhances memory recall

They require learners to retrieve information from memory, strengthening knowledge retention.

Focuses on specifics

These questions allow you to test on exact details, ensuring understanding of critical content.

Versatile difficulty levels

They are easily adjustable to suit various levels of learning, making them suitable for a wide range of topics and audiences.

How to create fill-in-the-blank questions in Easygenerator

Adding fill-in-the-blank questions to your courses is straightforward. Follow these steps for an efficient setup:

  1. Go to the left-hand panel, choose “Fill in the Blanks,” and add it to a section of your course.
  2. Enter a clear title for your question that hints at the topic or content.
  3. Write your sentence or paragraph and create blanks or dropdowns for the missing information.
  4. If using dropdowns, input the answer options and highlight the correct answer.
  5. For blank spaces, enter one or more correct answers. Opt for “Match case” if the exact capitalization is essential. A learner’s response will be deemed correct if it matches the provided answer(s) precisely.
  6. Draft feedback for both correct and incorrect responses to guide learners through their knowledge journey.

Tips for effective fill-in-the-blank questions with Easygenerator

  • Begin with a direct, problem-focused statement that aligns with your learning objectives.
  • Keep answers short to avoid confusion caused by extra spaces or incorrect word order.
  • Avoid starting sentences with a blank to minimize learner confusion.
  • To maintain clarity, limit the number of blanks per question to two.
  • Design questions without unintentional hints towards the correct answer.


Fill-in-the-blank questions are a valuable tool for evaluating and reinforcing learner understanding in e-learning programs. By following these guidelines, you can craft questions that challenge and engage your audience, ensuring they actively process and retain critical information.

About the author

Sera Özkıvanç is the content manager at Easygenerator. Over the last four years, she’s written marketing content for various SaaS brands around the world. These days, she’s doing her best to embrace the rainy weather in Rotterdam.

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