Basic Strategies

Read this section to learn how to take multiple-choice tests. These five strategies will work on all multiple-choice tests.

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Test-Wise Tricks

These six test-wise "tricks" will only work on poorly written tests, and should only be used when you do not know the answer, and you would otherwise have to take a wild guess.

How Well Do These Strategies Work? Anecdote

Test-Wiseness Test

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Take this test using the skills you learned in the Test-Wise Tricks section. Note that using these skills, students can get 100% on this test even though half the questions are not in English, and the other half make no sense!

Teacher Section

This section provides suggestions for teachers on how to improve their multiple-choice tests and how to prevent test-wiseness from being a factor on their exams.