# Thread: Making Multiple Choice Questions

1. ## Making Multiple Choice Questions

<img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

If one is to make up a multiple choice questions test:

1) Would it be harder to have an odd or even number of choices?

2) How many choices should there be to eliminate the effect of chance?

I am currently thinking that 4 choices will be the hardest to figure.

More you might give clues, less well then chance will come in play.

Plus 4 choices that means you still have a 50-50 situation if you eliminate two, and thus you MUST know your stuff before giving the answer.

Any help will be wonderful.

Wassim

2. ## Re: Making Multiple Choice Questions

I hope this site may help, Wassim:

http://taesig.8m.com/createv.html

3. ## Re: Making Multiple Choice Questions

Wassim

See <post#=362600>post 362600</post#>, which illustrates some of the pitfalls in setting multiple choice questions. Another common mistake is (unintentionally) giving too much detail in the correct alternative, compared to the other choices - keep all choices the same sort of length. HTH.

Alan

4. ## Re: Making Multiple Choice Questions

<img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Rob

This site does indeed help. I was hoping to find one like it, and now you sent me one.

Thanks

Hey BTW if your last name is Banks you will be Mr. Rob Banks <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/bagged.gif border=0 alt=bagged width=22 height=22>

How many times did you hear this one?

Thank

Wassim

5. ## Re: Making Multiple Choice Questions

<img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Alan

Huh!!!! <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

I am still trying to get the right answers.

Be right back <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>

Wassim

6. ## Re: Making Multiple Choice Questions

Once you get all the answers right, you'll have discovered the pitfalls. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

Alan

7. ## Re: Making Multiple Choice Questions

<img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

Glad to be of help, Wassim.

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