An AnswerType object has details about how tossups can be answered. If you’re talking about the traditional -5/10/15 answer types or some subset thereof, you can skip this and use the value field instead.

AnswerType object

value Number The number of points a player receives for this answer type.
label String How to label this answer type on reports. If omitted, turn the value into a string.
short_label String How to label this answer type on reports when space is limited, perhaps in a table column header. If omitted, use the label field.
awards_bonus Boolean Whether or not the team that gets this answer value will next receive a bonus question. If omitted, assume true if value is greater than zero and false otherwise.