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Answers to multiple choice tests are grouped into possible choices between  a, b, or c. When taking multiple-choice tests, students are asked to circle, underline, or check the correct answer. Multiple-choice tests should be planned so that there is never any ambiguity about the correct answers; only one answer is correct. Students should always be provided with one or two practice examples. 

Some sub-skills which can be tested in a multiple-choice test are:

  1. parts of speech
  2. the correct verb form
  3. the correct verb tense
  4. correct vocabulary
  5. punctuation errors
  6. capitalization errors
  7. correct spelling
  8. reading comprehension

Hints for planning and taking a multiple-choice test

  1. Although tests are planned carefully so that each choice has only one possible correct answer, the creators of multiple-choice tests sometimes provide a tricky choice of possible answers. 
  2. A good multiple-choice test examines one sub-skill. In planning a test, teachers should determine the specific sub-skill being tested.
  3. Students may eliminate one or more wrong answers. Wrong answers are called detractors.    

1. Ivan (like) (does likes) (likes) to go to the library every day.

2. We (went) (go) (will go) to school yesterday.

3. Tuyet (study) (studys) (studies) English in the afternoon.

4. We (will eat) (eat) (ate) chicken for dinner last night.

5. You often (drinks) (does drink) (drank) tea.

6. I always (drinks) (drank) (drink) milk when I was a child.