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Characteristics of Good & Bad Multiple-Choice Questions

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Regarding multiple-choice questions, what is a 'distractor'?

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1. What is the technical name used for the question or statement in a multiple-choice question?

2. How many possible distractors should a multiple-choice question have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about multiple-choice questions and their format? Figure this out, along with what makes them good and bad, by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to check your knowledge of:

  • What a distractor is
  • Test-taking and test-taker assessment
  • How the 'none of the above' or 'all of the above' answers should be used
  • The technical name used for the question or statement in a multiple-choice question
  • Number of possible distractors that a multiple-choice question should have

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about distractors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the attributes of multiple-choice questions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the technical name used for the question or statement in a multiple-choice question and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson titled Characteristics of Good & Bad Multiple-Choice Questions to review more material about:

  • When multiple-choice questions should be used
  • How a multiple-choice question should be formatted
  • Examples of multiple-choice questions
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