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1 A Lesson in Test-Taking Skills

2  Students who design questions often already know the answers  Students who design questions are studying  Students who create incorrect test answers are more successful at identifying incorrect answers on other tests

3  Distractor – an incorrect answer on a multiple choice test  These are called distractors because they “distract” students from the correct answer

4 Question 1:63 +28

5 Question 1: AnswersReasons

6 Question 1: AnswersReasons a. b. c. d.

7 Question 1: AnswersReasons a. b. 91 c. d.

8 Question 1: AnswersReasons a. b.91 (63+28=91) c. d.

9 Question 1: AnswersReasons a. 35(subtract instead of add) b.91 (63+28=91) c.81 (forgot to carry the one) d.811 (didn’t carry anything)

10 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. b. c. d.

11 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. b. c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d.

12 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. Mildred’s pills b. c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d.

13 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. Mildred’s pills (because he is afraid she’ll use them again) b. c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d.

14 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. Mildred’s pills (because he is afraid she’ll use them again) b. The dandelion from Clarisse c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d.

15 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. Mildred’s pills (because he is afraid she’ll use them again) b. The dandelion from Clarisse (because it says he’s not in love) c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d.

16 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. Mildred’s pills (because he is afraid she’ll use them again) b. The dandelion from Clarisse (because it says he’s not in love) c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d. His fireman’s badge

17 Question 1: In Fahrenheit 451, what does Montag hide under his pillow? AnswersReasons a. Mildred’s pills (because he is afraid she’ll use them again) b. The dandelion from Clarisse (because it says he’s not in love) c. A book (correct answer, found on page 41) d. His fireman’s badge (he is becoming ashamed of being a fireman)

18 Your turn! Get into your groups.

19  For your five literal questions only: ◦ Create a T chart for each one ◦ Place the correct answer in a random spot ◦ List the evidence for the correct answer in the reasons column ◦ Design three incorrect answers (distractors) and place them in the other spots ◦ Give a reason why your incorrect answers would be good distractors


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