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Taking Objective Tests

Types of objective tests include multiple choice, true-false, and matching. Before the exam, know how you’ll be tested and prepare accordingly. Will you be asked questions that require you to recall specific facts? Understand concepts? Apply what you’ve learned to real-life scenarios?

Multiple Choice

Multiple choice questions may seem easier because the answer is definitely on the page, but they can be tricky if you lack a plan of approach. Follow these steps to stay on track.

True-False Questions

These questions tend to focus on details.

Matching Questions

These questions tend to focus on relationships between information or ideas.