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Strengths & Limitations of Short Answer & Essay Questions

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According to Bloom's classifications, which are best tested with short answer or essay questions?

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1. Which of the following is a challenge of short answer and essay questions?

2. Which of the following is a benefit of short answer and essay questions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers a chance to test your understanding of the strengths and short-comings of short answer and essay questions in assessments. You'll review what they consist of and how they help gauge student understanding.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet checks your knowledge of:

  • The Bloom classifications that short answer and essay questions test
  • Challenges of short answer or essay questions
  • Benefits of these types of questions
  • What instructors could do to help in grading short answers or essay questions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what the benefits of short answer and essay questions are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted information about grading short answer questions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast multiple choice questions and short answer or essay questions

Additional Learning

If you want a more extensive overview of this topic, read the lesson, Strengths & Limitations of Short Answer & Essay Questions. This lesson offers a review of:

  • What Benjamin Bloom developed
  • The different classifications Bloom discussed
  • How short answers help assess a student's understanding
  • How teachers and their lessons benefit from short answer or essay questions
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