NAMES and CEMGEN: Computerized Question Generation, Version: November 1973

Author: M. L. Cole, Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, MA

Operating System: RSTS V4A-12

Memory Required: 8K

Abstract: This package consists of two programs: NAMES and CEMGEN. The programs are designed to serve as an example of the type of operation particularly well-suited to a computer. CEMGEN produces ten questions dealing with the weight and number of atoms in samples of elements and exercises in balancing equations. The questions themselves can easily be replaced with other questions from any subject area dealing with mostly numeric answers. CEMGEN takes a standard format question, generates random numbers for the given numeric values, thereby customizing each test, quiz, or homework assignment. CEMGEN then proceeds to output the test and an answer key. If the NAMES program is used to create a file of student names, CEMGEN will produce a different test for each student in the name file (with a form feed between tests). It will also produce a keyed answer sheet with answers to each question noted for each student. The answer sheet is produced student-by-student. If NAMES is not used, CEMGEN will produce one test and answer sheet, then ask if another is to be created.

Media Price Codes: D2, G7, H30, M50

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