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Study Guide Answers

1.     What do standardized tests usually cover?
     a variety of subjects that a well-rounded student should know
2.     Most standardized tests involve what kinds of questions?
     multiple choice
3.     What's one advantage to a multiple-choice test?
     The correct answer is always provided.
4.     Words like "except," "not," or "always" are known as "______________________________."
     qualifiers
5.     If you're having trouble with a multiple-choice question, what should you do first?
     Eliminate the answer choices that you know are incorrect.
6.     What are your chances of answering a true/false question correctly?
     50/50
7.     If a true/false question contains one of the following words: "all," none," "never," always," or "every," the correct answer is probably "__________________."
     false
8.     Why are fill-in-the-blank or sentence-completion tests more challenging than multiple-choice or true/false tests?
     The correct answer is not provided among choices. You must pull it from your memory.
9.     What should you look for, to help you with fill-in-the-blank questions?
     context clues
10.     What are the two basic types of essay tests?
     short answer and long answer
11.     Why are essay tests often used in English and history classes?
     They allow students to explain their interpretation of a book or an historical event. They allow for in-depth answers.
12.     On long-answer tests, always write in complete sentences. True or false?
     true
13.     On essay tests, reinforce your answer by providing what?
     a reason, an example, or an explanation
14.     With what does every day of class provide a student?
     information to digest before the next test
15.     Why is it important to read all assigned material?
     The teacher considers it to be important and it will likely appear on a test.
16.     Waiting until the last moment to study is called "___________________________________."
     cramming
17.     Name three useful study aids.
     an outline, flash cards, mnemonic devices
18.     Why does eating good food help you to perform better at school?
     Foods that are high in fats and sugars weigh you down and make you feel tired. A balanced meal gives your body the fuel it needs to make the grade.
19.     Why should you wear a watch on test day?
     so you can pace yourself
20.     What is the one major purpose of high school tests?
     They let your teacher know at what pace you're learning.
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