What is a good multiple-choice question?
How much do you ALREADY know about writing good multiple-choice questions? These 15 questions will help you find out! You'll notice that some questions are about learning objectives because well-written learning objectives are essential for well-written multiple-choice questions.

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1. What should be included in the stem of each multiple-choice question? (select the best answer) *
2. Above all else, distractors must be written so they are: (select the best answer) *
3. A valid assessment is one that: (select the correct answer) *
4. Which of the following learning objectives is written correctly? (select the best answer) *
5. Is "all of the above" a good answer choice for multiple-choice questions? (select the best answer) *
6. Is “Describe how to” a good behavior/action to use in a workplace learning objective? (select the best answer) *
7. What is the optimal number of answer choices for a multiple-choice question, according to research? (select the best answer) *
8. Research shows that multiple-choice questions that ask participants to select ALL the correct answers: (select the best answer) *
9. A reliable assessment is one that: (select the correct answer) *
10. Which of these writing tactics makes multiple-choice questions too easy to guess? (select the best answer) *
11. When should learning assessments optimally be chosen and designed? (select the correct answer) *
12. We need learning assessments to be valid because: (select the best answer) *
13. Well-written learning objectives are needed to write good multiple-choice questions because: (select best correct answer) *
14. How do we figure out which learning objectives to include? (select the correct answer) *
15. Can we use multiple-choice questions to measure decision-making ability? (select the best answer)
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