Approach to Multiple Choice Questions

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Approach to Multiple Choice Questions CKE - Approach to Multiple Choice Questions Love them or hate them, multiple choice questions (MCQs) are used extensively for testing. Practising MCQs is also useful for honing your technical skills. There are essentially four types of MCQs. These are basic, extended, roman and columnar. Basic is the type of multiple choice question we are all familiar with from university. There is a short text portion, called the stem, and four possible responses. One is correct and the other three are incorrect distracters. The extended question type has a slightly longer text portion and then several questions, each with four possible responses, asked from the original data set. Each question is independent and can be answered without knowing the answer to the preceding question. The roman and columnar types are rarely used. There is no negative marking for incorrect responses. This effectively turns multiple choice into multiple guess, which impacts your approach. It appears that a number of candidates do not bubble in responses for some of the MCQs. This is amazing, since randomly bubbling the answers should give you a score of 25%. Normally, at least one response can be quickly eliminated, raising the odds to 33%. If two responses can be eliminated, it increases the odds to 50%. If you are still not sure which is the correct answer, go with your instincts. Invariably your first reaction is right.
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2009 for the course ACCT 70360 taught by Professor Pathak during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.

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