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  1. Which statement best describes tests?
    A. They are direct and imperfect measures of what you know.
    B. They are indirect and perfect measures of what you know.
    C. They are direct and perfect measures of what you know.
    D. They are indirect and imperfect measures of what you know.

 

  1. Which of the following course work counts as test preparation?
    A. Completing only the assignments that count heavily toward the course
    B. Completing all assignments and reviewing feedback
    C. Reading assigned chapters the night before the test
    D. Attending the class before the test

 

  1. To study for essay questions on a test, you should prepare by
    A. Cramming the night before
    B. Remembering small details from the textbook
    C. Listing facts and the connections between them
    D. Reviewing a list of the facts

 

  1. To study for short-answer and fill-in questions, you should prepare by
    A. Cramming the night before
    B. Listing the connections between facts
    C. Answering potential questions aloud
    D. Recalling specific, detailed information

 

  1. Which of the following statements is false in relation to test anxiety?
    A. You should completely eliminate test anxiety to get your best results.
    B. Text anxiety is a temporary condition.
    C. Test anxiety can be alleviated through thorough preparation.
    D. Test anxiety can be alleviated by taking a realistic view of the test.

 

  1. Which of the following statements is most true about study groups?
    A. They don’t always work well for students with learning styles that favour working dependently.
    B. They don’t always work well for students with learning styles that favour working independently.
    C. They make it more likely that students will overlook information.
    D. They don’t allow students to share different perspectives about the material.

 

  1. Hurried, last-minute studying is known as
    A. Inevitable
    B. Long-term
    C. Cramming
    D. Cramping

 

  1. The textbook recommends learning relaxation techniques such as
    A. Visualizing completion
    B. Visualizing success
    C. Breathing deeply and loudly
    D. Breathing evenly and focusing your mind

 

  1. The textbook recommends visualization techniques such as
    A. Imagining you are somewhere other than the test
    B. Imagining the test is done
    C. Imagining your instructor handing back your test
    D. Imagining your instructor handing back your test marked with an A

 

  1. Cramming can be done if necessary, provided that you
    A. Skim the entire textbook quickly
    B. Make as many study notes as time permits
    C. Concentrate on the main focus of the course
    D. Start making index cards

 

  1. Research shows that when men do badly on a math test, they’re most likely to think that
    A. They haven’t put in enough effort
    B. They put in enough effort
    C. They don’t have enough ability to be successful
    D. The instructor set a test that was too hard

 

  1. Research shows that when women do badly on a math test, they’re most likely to think that
    A. They haven’t put in enough effort
    B. They put in enough effort
    C. They don’t have enough ability to be successful
    D. The instructor set a test that was too hard

 

  1. If you’ve crammed for a midterm, you can assume that the information
    A. Will stay in your mind longer than the time it took to enter
    B. May leave your mind as quickly as it entered
    C. Will still be there when you study for the final
    D. May result in better marks than studying with appropriate techniques

 

  1. Which of the following should you bring to a test?
    A. Your study notes and your textbook.
    B. Your cell phone, your iPod, and some gum.
    C. A watch, a cell phone, and two pens.
    D. A watch, two pens, and your study notes.

 

  1. If your striving style is that of a Leader, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

  1. If your striving style is that of a Socializer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

  1. If your striving style is that of a Performer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

  1. If your striving style is that of an Adventurer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

  1. If your striving style is that of an Artist, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

  1. If your striving style is that of an Intellectual, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

  1. If your striving style is that of a Visionary, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

  1. If your striving style is that of a Stabilizer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

  1. If you are a Leader, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

  1. If you are a Socializer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

  1. If you are a Visionary, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

  1. If you are a Stabilizer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

  1. If you are a Performer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

  1. If you are an Artist, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

  1. If you are an Adventurer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

  1. If you are an Intellectual, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

  1. The first thing you should do to start work on a test is
    A. Take several deep breaths
    B. Read the test instructions carefully
    C. Listen carefully to what the instructor says
    D. Learn the weighting of the marks

 

  1. One of the biggest benefits of skimming the entire test before you begin is
    A. You can figure out which questions to skip
    B. You can gain intratest knowledge
    C. You can gain intertest knowledge
    D. You can figure out how long the test will take

 

  1. Why is it important to know the weighting of the marks for test questions?
    A. It will help to increase your anxiety
    B. It will help you to master the answers
    C. It will help you allocate your time
    D. It will help you to write legibly

 

  1. If you have lists, formulas, or key facts on your mind when you start taking the test
    A. Jot them down immediately on a piece of scrap paper
    B. Look for the questions that need this information
    C. Keep them in the back of your mind for later on in the test
    D. Answer the easiest questions first

 

  1. In regards to computerized test-scoring, which statement is false?
    A. Such testing is used for multiple-choice tests
    B. Such testing is widespread, because it is less expensive to grade
    C. Such testing is imperfect, because stray marks or smudges can cause your answer to be misread
    D. Such testing is perfect, because the human element is removed

 

  1. If you are taking a machine-scored test, you should ensure that you do the following:
    A. Leave the answer blank if you are unsure
    B. Write your test answers as quickly as possible
    C. Bring a good eraser in addition to a pencil
    D. Write your test answers only on the test sheet

 

  1. Action words for essay questions are very important. Which of the following defines “compare”?
    A. Describe and explain differences
    B. Describe and explain similarities
    C. Describe and explain evidence
    D. Describe and explain an overarching framework or explanation

 

  1. Action words for essay questions are very important. Which of the following defines “contrast”?
    A. Describe and explain differences
    B. Describe and explain similarities
    C. Describe and explain evidence
    D. Describe and explain an overarching framework or explanation

 

  1. The strategy of educated guessing involves
    A. Eliminating answers in which there are unfamiliar words
    B. Selecting choice ‘c’ when no other answer seems correct
    C. Eliminating obviously false answers.
    D. Eliminating obviously false answers and selecting the most likely answer that remains.

 

  1. If you don’t have a clue about whether a statement is true or false, one last-resort principle is to
    A. Choose ‘false’
    B. Choose ‘true’
    C. Leave the question unanswered
    D. Leave the question until the very end to answer

 

  1. It helps to play instructor to prepare for essay questions on a test.
    True    False

 

  1. It helps to think of the big picture, rather than memorizing details and facts, to prepare for multiple-choice questions on a test.
    True    False

 

  1. Test anxiety is a temporary condition characterized by fears and concerns about test-taking.
    True    False

 

  1. Study groups don’t work well for students with learning styles that favour working independently.
    True    False

 

  1. When the exam is over, material that you have crammed into your head is destined to leave your mind as quickly as it is entered.
    True    False

 

  1. Intratest-knowledge can help you allocate your time.
    True    False

 

  1. You should plan on panicking for a short while during a test.
    True    False

 

  1. An initial read-through of an exam may provide you with intratest knowledge.
    True    False

 

  1. Educated guessing is the same as random guessing.
    True    False

 

  1. A fill-in question requires a lengthy response in the student’s own words.
    True    False

 

  1. Many of the things you do during a course will help you to prepare for a test. List five of these steps.

 

 

 

 

  1. Determining as much as you can about the test before you begin studying for it will make your studying more efficient. List five questions that you may wish to ask your instructor to find out about an upcoming test.

 

 

 

 

  1. Instructors use a variety of tools to assess students’ learning. List three tools that instructors use, and briefly describe them.

 

 

 

 

  1. Test questions come in different types and each require a somewhat different style of preparation. List three types, their definitions, and the style of preparation appropriate to each type.

 

 

 

 

  1. Study groups can be extremely powerful tools because they help accomplish several things. List some advantages of working in a study group.

 

 

 

 

  1. List three ways to deal with test anxiety.

 

 

 

 

  1. Occasionally, there may be times when you can’t study properly for a test. How should you approach such a situation?

 

 

 

 

  1. List three ways to reduce anxiety on the day of the test.

 

 

 

 

  1. Outline some test-taking strategies.

 

 

 

 

  1. In the Rethinking phase of test taking is the post-test analysis. Outline how you should work through such an analysis when you get a test back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. (p. 111)Which statement best describes tests?
    A. They are direct and imperfect measures of what you know.
    B. They are indirect and perfect measures of what you know.
    C. They are direct and perfect measures of what you know.
    D. They are indirect and imperfect measures of what you know.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #1
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 112)Which of the following course work counts as test preparation?
    A. Completing only the assignments that count heavily toward the course
    B. Completing all assignments and reviewing feedback
    C. Reading assigned chapters the night before the test
    D. Attending the class before the test

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #2
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 114)To study for essay questions on a test, you should prepare by
    A. Cramming the night before
    B. Remembering small details from the textbook
    C. Listing facts and the connections between them
    D. Reviewing a list of the facts

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #3
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 114)To study for short-answer and fill-in questions, you should prepare by
    A. Cramming the night before
    B. Listing the connections between facts
    C. Answering potential questions aloud
    D. Recalling specific, detailed information

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #4
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 117)Which of the following statements is false in relation to test anxiety?
    A. You should completely eliminate test anxiety to get your best results.
    B. Text anxiety is a temporary condition.
    C. Test anxiety can be alleviated through thorough preparation.
    D. Test anxiety can be alleviated by taking a realistic view of the test.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #5
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 115)Which of the following statements is most true about study groups?
    A. They don’t always work well for students with learning styles that favour working dependently.
    B. They don’t always work well for students with learning styles that favour working independently.
    C. They make it more likely that students will overlook information.
    D. They don’t allow students to share different perspectives about the material.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #6
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 118)Hurried, last-minute studying is known as
    A. Inevitable
    B. Long-term
    C. Cramming
    D. Cramping

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #7
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 118)The textbook recommends learning relaxation techniques such as
    A. Visualizing completion
    B. Visualizing success
    C. Breathing deeply and loudly
    D. Breathing evenly and focusing your mind

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #8
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 118)The textbook recommends visualization techniques such as
    A. Imagining you are somewhere other than the test
    B. Imagining the test is done
    C. Imagining your instructor handing back your test
    D. Imagining your instructor handing back your test marked with an A

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #9
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 120)Cramming can be done if necessary, provided that you
    A. Skim the entire textbook quickly
    B. Make as many study notes as time permits
    C. Concentrate on the main focus of the course
    D. Start making index cards

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #10
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 119)Research shows that when men do badly on a math test, they’re most likely to think that
    A. They haven’t put in enough effort
    B. They put in enough effort
    C. They don’t have enough ability to be successful
    D. The instructor set a test that was too hard

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #11
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 119)Research shows that when women do badly on a math test, they’re most likely to think that
    A. They haven’t put in enough effort
    B. They put in enough effort
    C. They don’t have enough ability to be successful
    D. The instructor set a test that was too hard

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #12
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 120)If you’ve crammed for a midterm, you can assume that the information
    A. Will stay in your mind longer than the time it took to enter
    B. May leave your mind as quickly as it entered
    C. Will still be there when you study for the final
    D. May result in better marks than studying with appropriate techniques

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #13
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)Which of the following should you bring to a test?
    A. Your study notes and your textbook.
    B. Your cell phone, your iPod, and some gum.
    C. A watch, a cell phone, and two pens.
    D. A watch, two pens, and your study notes.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #14
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of a Leader, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #15
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of a Socializer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #16
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of a Performer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #17
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of an Adventurer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Enjoy recognition for achieving top marks
    B. Try to do well to please teachers
    C. Enjoy being tested
    D. Dislike studying and exams

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #18
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of an Artist, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #19
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of an Intellectual, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #20
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of a Visionary, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #21
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If your striving style is that of a Stabilizer, when it comes to taking tests, you are likely to
    A. Structure and prepare in advance
    B. Do best on theoretical or interpretive tests
    C. Enjoy studying subjects you like, but ‘wing it’ on subjects you don’t
    D. Be diligent around studying because of fear of failure

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #22
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are a Leader, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #23
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are a Socializer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #24
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are a Visionary, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #25
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are a Stabilizer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you are prone to being unprepared, leading to all-nighters
    B. That you have difficulty with theoretical or interpretive material
    C. That you are prone to overstudying
    D. That you have to review excessively to retain facts

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #26
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are a Performer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #27
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are an Artist, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #28
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are an Adventurer, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #29
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)If you are an Intellectual, one weakness in regards to taking tests of which you should be aware is
    A. That you have difficulty disciplining yourself to study
    B. That you would rather show what you know than write about it
    C. That your perfectionism may cause you to underachieve due to anxiety and pressure
    D. That you can over-focus on one subject and have to cram for others

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #30
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)The first thing you should do to start work on a test is
    A. Take several deep breaths
    B. Read the test instructions carefully
    C. Listen carefully to what the instructor says
    D. Learn the weighting of the marks

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #31
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)One of the biggest benefits of skimming the entire test before you begin is
    A. You can figure out which questions to skip
    B. You can gain intratest knowledge
    C. You can gain intertest knowledge
    D. You can figure out how long the test will take

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #32
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)Why is it important to know the weighting of the marks for test questions?
    A. It will help to increase your anxiety
    B. It will help you to master the answers
    C. It will help you allocate your time
    D. It will help you to write legibly

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #33
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)If you have lists, formulas, or key facts on your mind when you start taking the test
    A. Jot them down immediately on a piece of scrap paper
    B. Look for the questions that need this information
    C. Keep them in the back of your mind for later on in the test
    D. Answer the easiest questions first

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #34
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)In regards to computerized test-scoring, which statement is false?
    A. Such testing is used for multiple-choice tests
    B. Such testing is widespread, because it is less expensive to grade
    C. Such testing is imperfect, because stray marks or smudges can cause your answer to be misread
    D. Such testing is perfect, because the human element is removed

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #35
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)If you are taking a machine-scored test, you should ensure that you do the following:
    A. Leave the answer blank if you are unsure
    B. Write your test answers as quickly as possible
    C. Bring a good eraser in addition to a pencil
    D. Write your test answers only on the test sheet

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #36
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 123)Action words for essay questions are very important. Which of the following defines “compare”?
    A. Describe and explain differences
    B. Describe and explain similarities
    C. Describe and explain evidence
    D. Describe and explain an overarching framework or explanation

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #37
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 123)Action words for essay questions are very important. Which of the following defines “contrast”?
    A. Describe and explain differences
    B. Describe and explain similarities
    C. Describe and explain evidence
    D. Describe and explain an overarching framework or explanation

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #38
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 124)The strategy of educated guessing involves
    A. Eliminating answers in which there are unfamiliar words
    B. Selecting choice ‘c’ when no other answer seems correct
    C. Eliminating obviously false answers.
    D. Eliminating obviously false answers and selecting the most likely answer that remains.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #39
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 126)If you don’t have a clue about whether a statement is true or false, one last-resort principle is to
    A. Choose ‘false’
    B. Choose ‘true’
    C. Leave the question unanswered
    D. Leave the question until the very end to answer

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #40
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 114)It helps to play instructor to prepare for essay questions on a test.
    TRUE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #41
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 114)It helps to think of the big picture, rather than memorizing details and facts, to prepare for multiple-choice questions on a test.
    FALSE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #42
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 117)Test anxiety is a temporary condition characterized by fears and concerns about test-taking.
    TRUE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #43
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 116)Study groups don’t work well for students with learning styles that favour working independently.
    TRUE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #44
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 120)When the exam is over, material that you have crammed into your head is destined to leave your mind as quickly as it is entered.
    TRUE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #45
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)Intratest-knowledge can help you allocate your time.
    FALSE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #46
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)You should plan on panicking for a short while during a test.
    TRUE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #47
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 122)An initial read-through of an exam may provide you with intratest knowledge.
    TRUE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #48
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 124)Educated guessing is the same as random guessing.
    FALSE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #49
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 124)A fill-in question requires a lengthy response in the student’s own words.
    FALSE

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #50
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 112)Many of the things you do during a course will help you to prepare for a test. List five of these steps.

Read assigned chapters before every class; attend class faithfully and pay attention while you are there; review your notes following teach class; create a set of study notes; complete all assignments and review instructor’s feedback when you receive the assignment back

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #51
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 112)Determining as much as you can about the test before you begin studying for it will make your studying more efficient. List five questions that you may wish to ask your instructor to find out about an upcoming test.

Is the test called a test, exam, or quiz? What material will the test cover? How many questions will be on it? How much time is it expected to take? What kinds of questions will be on the test? How will it be graded? Will sample questions be provided? Are previous tests available? How much does the test contribute to the final grade?

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #52
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 113)Instructors use a variety of tools to assess students’ learning. List three tools that instructors use, and briefly describe them.

Quiz: brief assessment usually covering a relatively small amount of material
Test: more extensive, more heavily weighted assessment than a quiz
Exam: most substantial kind of assessment
Assignment: something that is done individually, outside of class, with a relatively narrow focus
Term project: completed outside of class, individually or in a group, spanning full term

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #53
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 114)Test questions come in different types and each require a somewhat different style of preparation. List three types, their definitions, and the style of preparation appropriate to each type.

Essay: requires a fairly extended, on-the-spot composition; preparation may include thinking of likely exam questions and preparing answers
Multiple-choice: contain a question or statement, followed by a number of possible answers; preparation may include listing key facts, dates, and remembering details – flashcards are helpful
True-false: present statements about a topic that are either accurate or inaccurate; preparation is similar to multiple-choice
Matching: presents two lists of related information, arranged in column form, that you must pair up; preparation is similar to multiple-choice
Definition: requires you to provide the meaning of a word; preparation includes writing down name of concepts or theories on one side of a note card, and writing the meaning and perhaps an example on the other side
Short-answer: similar to essays in that they require brief responses in a kind of mini-essay; preparation includes the recall of specific, detailed information
Fill-in: requires you to add one or more missing words to a sentence; preparation includes the recall of specific, detailed information

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #54
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 115)Study groups can be extremely powerful tools because they help accomplish several things. List some advantages of working in a study group.

Help members organize and structure material; allow students to share different perspectives; make it more likely that students will not overlook important information; force members to rethink the course material.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #55
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 117-118)List three ways to deal with test anxiety.

Prepare thoroughly; take a realistic view of the test; eat right and get enough sleep; learn relaxation techniques; visualize success.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #56
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 120)Occasionally, there may be times when you can’t study properly for a test. How should you approach such a situation?

Choose what you really need to study; prepare a one-page summary sheet; read through the class notes; maximize your study time to make cramming effective.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #57
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121)List three ways to reduce anxiety on the day of the test.

Bring the right tools to the test; bring a watch to the test; bring your study notes and books, if permitted; resist the temptation to compare notes with your friends; plan on panicking; listen carefully to what the instructor says before the test is handed out.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #58
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests.
 

  1. (p. 121-123)Outline some test-taking strategies.

Answer the easiest questions first, write legibly and only on one side of the paper, master machine-scored tests, answer specific types of test questions appropriately.

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #59
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests.
 

  1. (p. 128-129)In the Rethinking phase of test taking is the post-test analysis. Outline how you should work through such an analysis when you get a test back.

Ensure the instructor has added up your marks correctly, ask your instructor about the class average on the test, use the test as a guide on what you have yet to learn, actively listen to instructor as the test is handed back, examine your own mistakes, get the correct answers to the items you missed, summarize in writing the material you had trouble with, seek help if you are dissatisfied with your performance

 

Feldman – Chapter 05 #60
Learning Objective: 05-03 Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your performance on a test.
 

 

 

c5 Summary

Category # of Questions
Feldman – Chapter 05 60
Learning Objective: 05-01 Employ various strategies to prepare for tests. 45
Learning Objective: 05-02 Discuss effective strategies for writing tests. 14
Learning Objective: 05-03 Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your performance on a test. 1

 

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