Question-Handling Strategies

Based on exams I've taken, some interesting trends have become apparent. For those questions that take only a single answer, usually two or three of the answers are obviously incorrect, and two of the answers are possible—of course, only one can be correct. Unless the answer leaps out at you, begin the process of answering by eliminating those answers that are most obviously wrong. A word of caution: If the answer seems too obvious, reread the question to look for a trick. Often those are the ones you are most likely to get wrong. If you've done your homework for an exam, no valid information should be completely new to you. In that case, unfamiliar or bizarre terminology most likely indicates a bogus answer.

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