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How do I change the vertical separation of questions in a questions environment? I need to know how to do it because there are times a vertical separation is not needed, and there are times it is more appropriate (or it looks better) for the exam to have some vertical separation.

I already used the method of using enumitem package as described here, but it doesn't work.

MWE:

\documentclass[11pt]{exam}

\begin{document}

\begin{questions}
\question He believed that matter consists of four elements of air, earth, water, and fire.
\question She believed that the children are our future if they are taught well.
\end{questions}

\end{document}
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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Please edit your posting so that it acually generates the issue you're trying to fix. (With a single \question item in a questions environment, how can one talk about the vertical distance between (at least a pair of) items?)
    – Mico
    Feb 28, 2017 at 8:00
  • Just stick a \vfill between the questions (or \vspace{1in} for example). Feb 28, 2017 at 16:18
  • I'm sorry @Mico. You're right, I didn't realize it :) I edited it now.
    – Iceheat
    Mar 1, 2017 at 3:37
  • @JohnKormylo, it doesn't work.
    – Iceheat
    Mar 1, 2017 at 4:29
  • Questions are basically lists, so you could just use e.g. \setlength{\itemsep}{1in} within the questions environment.
    – campa
    Mar 1, 2017 at 9:01

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I use the following in my preamble.

You can set the itemseparation, topseparation, leftmargins etc, for questions, question parts, subparts and subsubparts as well.

\renewcommand{\questionshook}{%
  \setlength{\itemsep}{0.7cm}%
}

\renewcommand{\partshook}{%
  \setlength{\itemsep}{0.7cm}%
  \setlength{\topsep}{0.7cm}%
  \setlength{\leftmargin}{0cm}%
}

\renewcommand{\subpartshook}{%
  \setlength{\itemsep}{0.7cm}%
  \setlength{\topsep}{0.7cm}%
}

\renewcommand{\subsubpartshook}{%
  \setlength{\itemsep}{0.7cm}%
  \setlength{\topsep}{0.7cm}%
}

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