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Unformatted text preview: Types of Questions: Headed by Benjamin Bloom, a group of educational psychologists found that over 95 % of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level...the recall of information. Bloom defined six levels from the simple recall or recognition of facts to judgment and evaluation. Examples of verbs that represent these levels are as follows. 1. Knowledge : arrange, define, name, and order 2. Comprehension : classify, describe, indicate, and recognize. 3. Application : apply, demonstrate, illustrate, interpret, and solve. 4. Analysis : calculate, categorize, compare, and contrast. 5. Synthesis : assemble, construct, design, plan, and prepare. 6. Evaluation : appraise, argue, judge, predict, and evaluate. My goal in the multiple-choice exams (First Midterm and Final) will be to provide questions spanning the first three levels. The following sample problems, taken from previous exams, are labeled by level and lecture to help you appreciate the distinctions and guide your study. [Questions sometimes span levels or lectures.] Lecture 1A – Chemical Basis of Life (Knowledge) Regarding atoms and elements A. Atoms of the various elements differ in their number of subatomic particles. B. All atoms of a particular element have the same number of protons in their nuclei. C. The atomic number is the sum of the proteins and neutrons in the nucleus....
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2009 for the course BILD 1 taught by Professor Boulanger during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
- Fall '08