How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies


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When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

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1. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

2. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of strategies for literature multiple-choice questions. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the order of reading for a multiple-choice test as well as the types of questions to expect in a multiple-choice test for literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The step-by-step approach to answering multiple-choice questions about literature
  • The act of reading
  • The four types of questions used in multiple-choice tests about literature
  • Strategies for eliminating distractors
  • The best order in which to read the material

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on strategies for literature multiple-choice questions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the act of reading and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to approach the material for a literature test
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the common types of multiple-choice questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about test-taking strategies, review the accompanying lesson on Strategies for Literature Multiple Choice Questions. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Understand the nature of the literary text found on the test
  • Know to read a multiple-choice question in a literature test closely
  • Recognize the multiple-choice options in a literature test and how to eliminate wrong choices