A Content Free Quiz

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Adapted from work by Phil Race this presentation is designed to highlight good multiple choice question design

Adapted from work by Phil Race this presentation is designed to highlight good multiple choice question design

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  • 1. A content free quiz Adapted from work by Phil RaceA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 1
  • 2. A Content Free QuizInstructionsThis quiz is designed to highlight some areas youshould consider when designing your own multiplechoice quizzes. For each question you should: Pick the most likely option for each of the eight questions. Then try to work out why you made your selection. [Adapted from work by Phil Race (www.Phil-Race.com)]A Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 2
  • 3. Response entry To enter responses we are using a modified version of Google Spreadsheet/Forms (See http://mashe.hawksey.info/2010/12/gevs-google-visualization/) To enter responses go to http://goo.gl/azncY – The qID will be indicated by ‘[xx]’ <- i.e. this = xx – Once you have submitted your response click on to reload the form for the next question – Let’s try. Have you been able to find the form? [cq] A. Yes B. No ResultsA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 3
  • 4. Q11. The usual function of grunge prowkersis to remove: [cq1] A. grunges. B. snarts. C. trigs. D. grods. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 4
  • 5. Q22. Antigrottification occurs: [cq2]A. on spring mornings.B. on summer evenings provided there is no rain before dusk.C. on autumn afternoons.D. on winter nights. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 5
  • 6. Q33. You remove lurkies from trangitis by: [cq3]A. giving it a bit of a push with a spatmat.B. prodding the uker until the mathing falls off.C. turning the sprogle 37 degrees counter- clockwise.D. waiting for the geioas to turn up. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 6
  • 7. Q44. Non-responsive frattling is usuallyfound in an: [cq4] A. gringle. B. janket. C. kloppie. D. uckerpod. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 7
  • 8. Q55. Which are exceptions to the law oflompicality? [cq5]A. The miltrip and the nattercup.B. The bifid pantrip.C. The common queeter.D. The flanged ozzer. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 8
  • 9. Q66. A pinge is worth 1 yarde. If splurgelsare 3 yardes, what is the yapsack? [cq6]A. 17.0%B. 66.7%C. 79.4%D. 95.3% Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 9
  • 10. Q77. One common disorder of anoverspragged uckerpod is: [cq7]A. copious vezzling.B. intermittent weggerment.C. non-responsive frattling.D. uneven yerkation. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 10
  • 11. Q88. Which of these is the correct answer?copious vezzling. [cq8]A.B.C.D. Results | AnswerA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 11
  • 12. Q1 Answer1. The usual function of grunge prowkersis to remove: A. grunges. B. snarts. C. trigs. D. grods. Correct A: Don’t include a word from the stem in one of the options, or it will make people think it is the correct option. Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 12
  • 13. Q2 Answer2. Antigrottification occursA. on spring mornings.B. on summer evenings provided there is no rain before dusk.C. on autumn afternoons.D. on winter nights. Correct B: This option looks more probable, because it is longer, and because it is the only one which is qualified. Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 13
  • 14. Q3 Answer3. You remove lurkies from trangitis by:A. giving it a bit of a push with a spatmat.B. prodding the uker until the mathing falls off.C. turning the sprogle 37 degrees counter- clockwise.D. waiting for the geioas to turn up. Correct C: This choice is the only one that uses textbook-like language. Again any choice that stands out from the rest will be chosen as the Results | Back most plausible answer.A Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 14
  • 15. Q4 Answer4. Non-responsive frattling is usuallyfound in an: A. gringle. B. janket. C. kloppie. D. uckerpod. Correct D: Don’t let grammar give away the correct answer. In this case an uckerpod is the only grammatical match. Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 15
  • 16. Q5 Answer5. Which are exceptions to the law oflompicality?A. The miltrip and the nattercup.B. The bifid pantrip.C. The common queeter.D. The flanged ozzer. Correct A: Again dont let grammar give away the answer. In this case matching the plural stem to singular distracters, miltrip and nattercup ARE exceptions. Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 16
  • 17. Q6 Answer6. A pinge is worth 1 yarde. If splurgelsare 3 yardes, what is the yapsack?A. 17.0%B. 66.7%C. 79.4%D. 95.3% Correct B: This would have been a much harder question if the other choices were more plausible i.e. 33.3%, 50%, 200%, 300%. Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 17
  • 18. Q7 Answer7. One common disorder of anoverspragged uckerpod is:A. copious vezzling.B. intermittent weggerment.C. non-responsive frattling.D. uneven yerkation. Correct C: This answer was given in question 4: Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 18
  • 19. Q8 Answer8. Which of these is the correct answer?copious vezzling.A.B.C.D. Correct D: There was a pattern, ABCD ABC_. ‘D’ was due to come up again. Quizmaker can automatically shuffle distracters to avoid this problem (if you choose this option). Results | BackA Content Free Quiz May 2, 2011 | slide 19