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Monday, December 11

Test-taking skills examination

Part 1 - Multiple Choice Tests

1. When taking a multiple choice test you should always:
a) Eliminate the answers which you know are wrong then choose then most correct answer.
b) Choose the most correct answers then eliminate the ones which are most wrong.
c) Eliminate the answers which are the most wrong and choose the one you know is correct.
d) Choose the answers that are probably right and use the least wrong of them.

2. The best answer is always:
a) The longest one.
b) The shortest one because it is more concise and clearly written.
c) The second longest answer.
d) The second shortest one because it is not too simple.

3. When you must guess between all four answers:
a) "c" is generally a good guess.
b) "d" is generally a good guess.
c) "c" is generally a poor guess.
d) "d" is generally a poor guess.

4. When all the answers for a question seem correct you should:
a) Answer your first impulse.
b) Skip it and come back.
c) Choose your answers according to your answers in question 2 and 3.
d) Not answer it at all.

5. Another good idea when you are guessing is to:
a) Choose generalisations because they are ALWAYS correct.
b) Choose more specific answers because they are generally more correct.
c) Avoid generalisations because they are usually wrong.
d) Avoid specific answers because they are ALWAYS wrong.

6. Is "none of the above" a good answer?
a) Yes.
b) Usually.
c) If you are not sure.
d) None of the above.

7. Is "all of the above" a good answer?
a) It is never a correct answer.
b) Sometimes, depending on the test you are taking.
c) If a, b, and c, are correct.
d) All of the above.

8. Is it better to answer:
a) Correctly.
b) To the best of your ability.
c) Both "a" and "b."
d) All of the above.

9. Which is generally the most correct answer?
a) None of the below.
b) Both "a" and "c."
c) Neither "b" nor "d."
d) All of the above.

Section 2 - True/False Tests

  1. True or False. If you are not sure on a true/false test, never guess.
  2. True or False. False is ALWAYS a good answer.
  3. True or False. Short statements are false.
  4. True or False. Very long statements tend to be false because they are too detailed and more prone to have numerous mistakes in them. If you come to a question such as this, either skip it or answer false because you will get a better score that way.
  5. True or False. You should never answer according to your first impulse.
  6. True or False. Complex statements, such as this one, have hidden meanings that could make them false.
  7. True or False. Generalisations are usually false.
  8. True or False. When a statement is sometimes true and sometimes false you should answer false.
  9. True or False. True is always a good answer.
  10. True or False. When a test is driving you insane, you should either avoid answering stupid statements or answer them "false."

Section 3 - Short Answer Tests

  1. When you encounter an error in your test, no matter how small, give at least 5 reasons you should you throw it away and ask for a new one.
  2. Should your answers be written in complete sentences, or just in short phrases? If you think the former is correct, write down the seven words you should never begin your sentences with. If you think the latter is correct, write 3 paragraphs telling why.
  3. When extremely complicated and unclear, how should a question be over and over again for your understanding read so you know what it is trying to ask for so you can be clearer in your answer for what reasons?
  4. Why do simple questions require simple answers? Answer in at least 4 complete sentences.
  5. Do you like answering opinion questions? Give 10 reasons for your answer.
  6. How good are you at answering questions dealing with your mental abilities? Why? How do you usually answer a question about the way you do things? Why do multiple questions for a single number require no more than one answer which covers them all?
  7. When there is not enough space for the answer, should you write in the margin? If not, why (in at least two paragraphs)?
  8. Why should you fill the entire space after a question? Answer in one complete sentence.
  9. Why should you never write large just to fill the space?
  10. Why should you never write small just to fit everything in?

Section 4 - Essays and Essay Questions
(choose 1 - on a separate sheet of paper)

  1. What do you think of people who have poor counting abilities? (233 words)
  2. Why should you always choose to answer questions which have nothing to do with the topic? (100 words)
  3. Rite a essay concerned the proper techniques and grammer your using too rite a essay. (100 words, more or less)
  4. Why should you always do two essays just in case you mess up on one? (100 words or more)
  5. Should you always choose to answer the essay question whose answer is "no"? Why? (150 words or more)
  6. Give 10 reasons why you should always have 5 paragraphs in your essay dealing with each part of your answer individually. (200 words or more)
  7. What are the reasons that essays are hard? (20 words or less)
  8. Give at least three good examples of swear words you should NEVER use in your essay because they could cause you to fail, even if they are used in context. (3-20 words)
  9. Tell how this essay relates to the subject of this test and why it is difficult to answer if you were not paying attention in the class. (100 words)
  10. Why do you always fail the test when you answer with less words than was required? (700 words)

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