Test Strategies for Multiple Choice Questions and True/False Questions
- Skim through the test.
- First read each question and answer the question without looking through the answers, then read through each answer and find the one that most closely matches your answer.
- Answer questions you consider to be easy first.
- Mark questions you think you know, and those you want to give more time to answer.
- Pay attention to the grammar within the question and the answers.
- If two or three answers are true, most likely an "All of the Above" answer is correct.
- The correct answer is more often the answer with the most information.
- If two answers look either very similiar or appear to be opposites of each other, chances are one of them is the answer.
- Positive answers are more often correct than negative answers.
- If you are not certain of an answer, first eliminate those answers you know are incorrect.
- Other questions on the test may help you answer questions you are stuck on.
- Correct answers are also the best answers. When two answers could be correct, look for the one that best answers the question.
- Read through the questions carefully.
- Look for qualifiers such as "never", "always" and "every". These are absolutes. The statement is only true if it occurs all the time.
- "Usually", "sometimes" and "generally" are not absolutes. The statement is true based on whether or not something occurs in certain situations.
- Any part of the statement that is untrue makes the statement false.
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