What Are Multiple Choice Questions?

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Multiple choice questions consist of a primary question followed by at least 2 possible answers. To answer the question, the test-taker chooses the best answer from the options given. This is a commonly used form of testing on an exam or quiz.

When taking a multiple choice test, it is important to keep in mind that the answer is among the options. Always read through each answer carefully before making a decision. It is possible that one answer seems right, but another is better suited to the question.

A common method students use is to read the question, and then think of what the answer is before looking at the options available. If the answer they thought of is among the options, it is likely the right answer.