Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions


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What is the correct answer to the following multiple choice question and why?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a qualifier?

2. What is the correct answer to the following multiple choice question and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Several strategies can be used to improve results on multiple choice tests. This quiz and its companion worksheet will gauge your understanding of strategies such as noticing words in test questions that signal correct and incorrect answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you gain mastery in the following areas:

  • Difference between qualifiers and absolutes
  • Common flaw(s) found on multiple choice tests
  • Use of equivalence in multiple choice tests

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools will help students practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as 'qualifiers' and 'absolutes'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding equivalence in multiple choice test answers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about multiple choice test-taking strategies that can improve performance

Additional Learning

Read the accompanying lesson, Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions, to learn strategies for improving performance on multiple choice tests. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Define 'multiple choice tests'
  • See examples of qualifiers and absolutes in test answers
  • Learn to analyze answer options for the purpose of elimination