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Study skills 6

It is only necessary to underline information in the question, not the answer choices.
False
Going back to look for questions that may have originally misread, and consequently gotten wrong, is called
a.
Reviewing
c.
Rewinding
b.
Relooking
d.
Redoing
A.) Reviewing
‘Only’ is an example of a qualified term.
False
There is no need to eliminate answers if you already know which answer choice is correct.
False
Crossing out answers that could not possibly be correct is called ‘eliminating answers.’
True
Regarding the question, “Who was the first man to walk on the moon?” Why is it important to eliminate Mickey Mouse first?
a.
Mickey Mouse is not a man
c.
a and b
b.
Mickey Mouse has never been to the moon
d.
None of these
C.) a and b
Reading the directions to a test is important because
a.
The directions may help you from being confused about how to answer a question
c.
The directions explain what the teacher is thinking
b.
The directions can give you the answers to a test
d.
All of these
A.) The directions may help you from being confused about how to answer a question
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Some frog species only have one leg.

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Qualified
Eliminating silly or impossible answers should be done first when crossing out possible answer choices.
True
It is only necessary to underline vocabulary words identified in a test question.
False
Which of the following answer choices should be eliminated first from this question?
“Who was the first man to walk on the moon?”
a.
Neil Armstrong
c.
Mickey Mouse
b.
Buzz Aldrin
d.
John Glenn
C.) Mickey Mouse
Eliminating choices to help identify the best answer is not a valid and useful test taking strategy.
False
Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

George Washington may have been afraid of snakes.

Qualified
Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

No plant can survive without water.

Absolute
Three steps to answering test questions correctly include
a.
Underlining, repeating, reading
c.
Reading, undoing, eliminating
b.
Reading, underlining, erasing
d.
Reading, underlining, eliminating
D.) Reading, underlining, eliminating
Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

The stars can only be seen at night.

Absolute
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It is possible that baseball was created by Italian citizens.

Qualified
One should read every possible answer to a multiple choice question before selecting a final answer.
True
The moon can always be seen from every part of the earth. This is a(n) ____________statement.
a.
Qualified
c.
Neither of these
b.
Absolute
d.
Both of these
B.) Absoulte
To find any special information about how to complete a test, the student should
a.
Look in their study guide
c.
Carefully read the directions
b.
Ask a classmate
d.
None of these
C.) Carefully read the directions
For a statement to be considered false, every part of the sentence must be false.
False
Statements with absolute terms are always false.
False
Best answer questions always include
a.
Qualified and absolute terms
c.
Important vocabulary words
b.
The correct answer
d.
None of the above
B.) The correct answer
In order to avoid any confusion, one should _____________the answer to a multiple choice question before reading the possible answers.
a.
Predict
c.
Spell
b.
Ignore
d.
Hide
A.) Predict
Which questions are commonly the most confusing type of question?
a.
All of the above questions
c.
Questions where the answer is most likely C
b.
None of the above questions
d.
A and B
D.) A and B
Statements with qualified terms tend to be true.
True
Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

Some

Qualified
Sandra was quite overwhelmed by her final exam. Many of the test questions were difficult to answer, and she felt like she would not be able to complete the exam. What would you suggest Sandra do?
a.
Sandra should guess answer “C” on all of the questions, because teachers use answer “C” as the correct answer most often.
c.
Sandra should leave the questions she is unsure about blank because unmarked questions are never counted wrong.
b.
Sandra should answer the questions in numerical order so that she does not skip any. It will not matter if she doesn’t finish in time.
d.
Sandra should answer the easy questions first. Then she should go back and reevaluate the more difficult question.
D.) Sandra should answer the easy questions first. Then she should go back and reevaluate the more difficult question.
Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

Cannot

Absolute
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Always

Absolute
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Only

Absolute
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Possibly

Qualified
Best answer tests always include the correct answer as one of the possible answer choices.
true
Before a response test, a student should
a.
Create a study guide
c.
Formulate potential test questions
b.
Talk to a teacher for study suggestions
d.
All of these
D.) All of these
Approximately how many times should you review and practice possible fill in the blank questions that may be on a test?
a.
5-10 times
c.
1-3 times, to get a good feeling about what the possible answers could be
b.
Until they can be easily answered
d.
2-5 times
B.) Until they can be easily answered
Answers to response questions should always be written in complete sentences.
False
A fill in the blank question is considered a response question.
True
Definitions and vocabulary words can never be part of response questions.
False
An important step in preparing for a response test is to develop a study guide.
True
A test’s directions often clarify any questions a student might have about answering a response question.
True
A good study strategy to predict what types of questions will be on a response test is to
a.
Create a topic list
c.
Create a study timeline
b.
Create your own practice questions
d.
None of these
B.) Create your own practice Questions
When answering a short answer question, students should present key facts in which format?
a.
essay format
c.
short, choppy sentence format
b.
one word answer format
d.
three paragraph format
A.) Essay Format
A good place to get hints about how to answer a response question could be
a.
Your teacher
c.
Both of these
b.
The rest of the test
d.
None of these
C.) Both of these
A_______________test depends on the test taker’s ability to recall specific information.
a.
True/False
c.
Best answer
b.
Matching
d.
None of these
D.) None of these
Response questions generally focus on
a.
Specific vocabulary
c.
Key topics
b.
Main events
d.
All of the above
D.) All of the above
Types of response questions can include:
a.
Fill in the blank, matching, and short essay
c.
Short answer, fill in the blank, and short essay
b.
Short essay, multiple choice, and short answer
d.
Multiple choice, true/false, and matching
C.) Short answer, fill in the blank, and short essay
Response questions always have only one correct answer.
False
If you don’t know the answer to a short answer question, a guess made with common sense is likely to earn you more points than leaving the answer blank.
True
Tandry cannot figure out how his teacher wants him to answer a short essay question on the test he’s taking. Where should he look to get more information?
a.
In his study guide
c.
In the test directions
b.
On his classmate’s paper
d.
None of these
C.) in the test directions
Fill in the blank questions usually require______________in the answer.
a.
One key word
c.
Complete sentences
b.
A list of vocabulary words
d.
None of these
A.) One key word
Most teachers develop fill in the blank questions from their
a.
Teacher’s edition of the textbook
c.
Past tests
b.
Students’ suggestions
d.
Lecture notes
D.) Lecture Notes
Preparation is the key to doing well on an open book test.
True
Open book tests are about problem solving and applying information.
True
You should have as few materials as possible during an open book test, but with as much concise information as you can fit into them.
True
An index will help you locate information in your materials during an open book test.
True
Anna was asked to show proof that the amendments to the US Constitution have improved our country’s way of life. Anna has been asked to
a.
Solve a problem
c.
Give examples
b.
Apply new information
d.
None of these
C.) Give Examples
Why is it important to keep formulas separate from other information?
a.
So they can be quickly and easily referenced
c.
Both of these
b.
So the numbers in the formulas aren’t confused with page numbers for other topics
d.
None of these
A.) So they can be quickly and easily referenced
Dictionaries are considered a resource allowed in an open book test.
True
What necessary information is missing from this formula page?
W-work F-force x-distance
Work = force(distance) W = Fx
a.
Formula numbers
c.
Formula origin
b.
Formula title
d.
All of these
B.) Formula title
What necessary information is missing from this formula page?
t-time
V = d/t d-distance
V = distance/time v-velocity
a.
Numeric values
c.
The meaning of v
b.
The equivalent of V
d.
None of these
D.) None of these
Open book tests usually require students to recall facts and basic information about key concepts and topics.
False
Casey has an open book test in his physics class tomorrow and will need to use many formulas. Which of the following is the best strategy Casey could use to organize his formulas?
a.
Highlight the formulas in his school’s textbook
b.
Write the formulas on his hand for easy access
c.
List all of the formulas on a separate sheet of paper
d.
Indicate where formulas are located in the book using sticky notes
C.) List all of the formulas on a separate sheet of paper
Most students overestimate their skill level and abilities to take open book tests.
True
On an open book test, Anna was asked to predict how American laws may affect the Mexican way of life if the US Constitution was applied to Mexico’s laws. This open book test question
a.
Asks students to compare and contrast American and Mexican government
c.
Asks students to solve a problem with information
b.
Asks students to apply information to new situations
d.
None of these
B.) Asks students to apply information to new situations
For open book tests, you don’t need to know everything, just where to find everything.
True
A way to categorize information and point you to where to find that information is called
a.
An index
c.
A table of contents
b.
A glossary
d.
Both A and C
D.) Both A and C
Students who simply copy from the book are committing plagiarism and may be accused of cheating.
True
If you copy your answers directly from the book, your teacher may
a.
Praise you for giving correct answers
c.
Add points to your final score
b.
Scold you for committing plagiarism
d.
None of these
B.) Scold you for committing plagiarism
The more resources you have to choose from during an open book test, the better you will do on the test because more information is available to you.
False
Provide examples which support your argument, either for or against, raising the driving age to 18.

The directive which fits the above essay question is
a.
Discuss
c.
Describe
b.
Explain
d.
All of these

D.) All of these
Setting up a meeting with your teacher will not present an opportunity to find out what types of questions will be on an essay test.
False
Which word identifies the purpose of the essay?
a.
Direction
c.
Defectiveness
b.
Directive
d.
None of these
B.) Directive
Using information in context is a skill teachers are looking for on essay tests.
True
To summarize means to give three examples and several supporting details for each.
False
Planning for an essay test is just as important as how you write the essays during the test.
True
Thomas is writing practice outlines for his upcoming essay test. His practice outlines should
a.
Be fully detailed with supporting evidence so he doesn’t have to create them from scratch when he takes the test
c.
Either of these
b.
Be short and simple so he can elaborate on them in the actual test
d.
None of these
B.) Be short and simple so he can elaborate on them in the actual test
Essay tests tend to focus on facts and information recall.
False
During the test, simply writing down one or two key words from your practice outline may help you to remember the rest of the outline.
True
If you have a choice of questions to answer on an essay test, which questions should you answer first?
a.
The questions that you know a lot about so you can then focus on the more difficult ones
c.
The ones that are worth the fewest points because you can finish those quickly
b.
The questions which call for a 5 paragraph essay because those are easiest to outline
d.
Any of these
A.) The questions that you know a lot about so you can then focus on the more difficult ones
Free association involves writing down one or two key terms to help you remember more key terms.
True
The purpose of creating a practice outline is to
a.
List all possible key terms to be used in your outline
c.
Memorize vocabulary words and their definitions
b.
Organize and learn information
d.
All of these
B.) Organize and learn information
Christine is writing practice outlines to study for her next essay test. What should she focus on when creating practice outlines?
a.
Christine should focus on learning the vocabulary words in the chapters so she can use them correctly in the essay
c.
Christine should focus on potential questions that may show up in the actual test
b.
Christine should focus on memorizing facts so she will know what to write about on the actual test
d.
Christine has gotten As on all previous essay test, so she shouldn’t spend too much time worrying about this one
C.) Christine should focus on potential questions that may show up in the actual test
List the similarities and differences among American settlers and Native Americans.

Which directive fits the above essay question?
a.
Describe
c.
List
b.
Explain
d.
Compare and contrast

D.) Compare and Contrast
Which type of test focuses on debate and discussion of key content and main topics?
a.
Compare and contrast tests
c.
Essay tests
b.
Short answer tests
d.
Any of these
C.) Essay Tests
Memorizing basic facts to include in your essays is an important part of essay preparation.
True
The directive of an essay question
a.
Guides the essay response
c.
Identifies how to start each paragraph
b.
Describes what the essay should be about
d.
Guides the teacher in grading the essay
A.) Guides the essay response
If you have a choice of questions to answer on an essay test, always pick the most difficult questions because those will earn you the most points.
False
If you do not recall the exact date of an event, it is okay to use a general time reference instead.
True
A strong summary will mention
a.
All three of the three supporting details to an argument
c.
The student’s personal feelings about an essay topic
b.
The reason the essay question was chosen by the student
d.
A fourth supporting detail to the essay’s argument
A.) All three of the three supporting details to an argument
The only time to not use complete sentences in an essay is when
a.
You have no choice but to outline your answer
c.
Complete sentences are always necessary in ANY answer to an essay question
b.
You don’t know what to write about, so you list the vocabulary words associated with the topic
d.
Complete sentences are never necessary as long as you can get your point across in the answer
A.) You have no choice but to outline your answer
The 5 paragraph essay format includes
a.
An introduction
c.
A summary
b.
Three supporting details
d.
All of these
D.) All of these
The paragraphs in an essay should always be written in complete sentences.
True
If you must use an outline for an essay answer, you do not need to use complete thoughts.
False
Misspelled words or poor grammar may make your essay hard to understand, which will affect your grade.
True
Outlining is the first step in writing an essay answer.
True
Which of the following strategies will help you to stay focused and on topic while writing your essay?
a.
Outlining
c.
Neither ‘a’ nor ‘b’
b.
The 5 paragraph format
d.
Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
D.) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
Outlines should be written
a.
In complete sentences
c.
With incomplete thoughts
b.
In complete thoughts, but not complete sentences
d.
In complete sentences, but not complete thoughts
B.) In complete thoughts, but not complete sentences
If you know a lot about an essay topic and have plenty of time before the test is over, you should _____________.

a.
Write only enough to answer the question completely
c.
Write exactly two extra paragraphs to point out additional information
b.
Write as much as you can about the subject so you might earn extra-credit points
d.
None of these

B.) Write as much as you can about the subject so you might earn extra-credit points
A good introduction paragraph will state all three of the main supporting details to an argument.
true
What is the first step once an essay question has been chosen?
a.
Create an outline for the answer
c.
Summarize the three main points
b.
Identify vocabulary to be used
d.
Write the essay
A.) Create an outline for the answer
Unless you are running out of time and must outline an essay answer, essay answers should always be written in complete sentences.
True
The summary of an essay is located
a.
At the end of each paragraph
c.
At the end of each of the three supporting details
b.
At the beginning of the essay
d.
None of these
D.) None of these
It is not necessary to spend a large amount of time preparing for an essay because you are never really sure of what the questions will be.
False
Once Amy got to the end of her essay, she realized that she had not directly addressed the prompt. Luckily, Amy had some of her test time left. The best solution for Amy would be to __________________.

a.
revise her prompt
c.
revise off-topic sections of her essay
b.
re-write her thesis
d.
completely re-write her entire essay from scratch

C.) revise off-topic sections of her essay
The 5 paragraph format includes an introduction, supporting evidence and a summary.
True
To eliminate the possibility of using an answer more than once on a matching question, one should
a.
Cross out used answers
c.
Both of these
b.
Write the capital form of the letter
d.
None of these
A.) Cross out used answers
A short essay answer usually requires one or two supporting details to your answer.
True