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# What strategy is used for multiple choice questions?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

9y ago

• Go with your gut. If that fails, narrow it down by elimination. Failing that, continue below.
• It is easier to write a false statement than a true one for a test, so about 60% of true/false test questions will be false.
• About 70% of all multiple choice answers will be a middle choice. So, for five choices, 3 or C will be the answer. For four choices, 2 or B, or 3 or C will be the answer, and the third choice is most common.
• In the event one option is "all of the above" about 75% of the time this is the answer. "None of the above is 50% or less.

These strategies only work if the test designer is not aware of the human behavior normal in test design. Being one of those people, my assessments were one third true/false divided 50/50; one third multiple choice of only four options and those were divided into 25% for A, B, C, & D; and one third essay.

Take notes and study.

Wiki User

9y ago