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Reading: Multiple Choice, Single Answer

  • Alfa PTE
  • 18 May 2020
   About Multiple Choice, Single Answer
After reading the text, students will have to answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.
For this item type, you need to read the passage and answer the multiple-choice question
  • Task - After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.
  • Skills assessed - Reading
  • Prompt length - Text up to 300 words

There are several possible response options but only one is correct.

To select an option click on it using the left button on your mouse. If you change your mind, left-click on the option again to deselect it, or left-click on a different option.

The option you select is highlighted in yellow.

  Test Tips:

Note the keywords in the prompt before you read the text:

The prompt for this item type may be a question or a sentence that you have to complete. Whatever type of prompt you get, read it carefully because it will tell you what information you need to find in the text. If you focus on the key words in the prompt, you will find the answer more quickly and spend less time reading the text.

Evaluate the response options:

The response options may be words, phrases, or sentences. Use your own knowledge to decide whether any of them are unlikely to be correct, or likely to be correct. You can do this before you read the text. If you read the text but cannot answer the question, choose the option that you think is most likely to be correct. This strategy also applies to multiple-choice questions with more than one answer.

How this question is scored:
Your response to Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer is judged on your ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate a short reading text on an academic subject. Your response is scored as either correct or incorrect. No credit is given for no response or an incorrect response. This question type affects the scoring of reading.
  • This question type affects the scoring of only reading.
  • Your listening, speaking and writing skills are not tested by this question type.

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  Tips By ALFA:

 This multiple-choice question type tests your reading comprehension. In other words, it tests how well you can understand the ideas presented in a medium to long text.


 You should in every case initially read the passage and the choices. When you do that, you make them direct focuses that can control your reading. You will know precisely what to search for in the content. In the event that you promptly begin reading the content, you will simply wind up wasting your valuable time. 


 When you discover a reference to a choice in the content, don't quickly choose whether it’s right or not. You should stop and approve it with regard to different sentences around it. Read the sentences previously, then after the fact. That will give you more settings. 


 A few choices seem to be comparable however are most certainly not! That is the reason you should consistently peruse all the alternatives and search for quite certain data. 


 The answer for these questions depends on the content. Regardless of whether the theme is something you are exceptionally acquainted with, you should in any case not utilize your own judgment. 


 Try not to lose all sense of direction in any one question that you overlook others. Watch out for the clock for the Reading area. You should choose before the test, how much time you will spend on each question type. 


 Try not to rely basically upon discovering matches between words in the choices and in the content. You should peruse and attempt to comprehend the entire sentence to settle on a legitimate choice.