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Re: preparing multiple choice questions

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg63379] Re: preparing multiple choice questions
  • From: ggroup at sarj.ca
  • Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 06:15:46 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200512260959.EAA20859@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Monday, December 26, 2005 at 04:59 GMT -0500, Baris Erbas wrote:

<snip>
> I want to automatically assign the question numbers and and the
> correct answers using mathematica. All correct answers should be in
> equal quantity, i.e. 6 a, 6 b, . 6 e.
<snip>
> Is there a way of doing this in Mathematica?

Try the RandomPermutation function in the Combinatorica package:

<< DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`
ans = Table[Mod[i, 5], {i, 30}] /. {1 -> a, 2 -> b, 3 -> c, 4 -> d, 0 -> e}
randAns = RandomPermutation[ans]


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