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Answers on a Sample Matching Test

You appear to have been able to recall everything except "numbers." Column B choices A, D, F, I and K are available for your last three answers.

Guessing has its place when taking an objective test -- and this is it. You can improve the probability of guessing correctly by carefully reading questions, identifying what type of answer you should be looking for and picking from remaining choices after having used or eliminated most of the other responses.

For instance, questions 8 and 9 require a period of time expressed in days. Therefore your choices become D (90 days) or I (60 days). Since you have checked off or eliminated all the other possible answers, perhaps you may be able to recall the correct answers to these two questions. If not, take a guess! If you are forced to guess, at least you have a 50-50 chance. You can now make a good, educated guess.

It would appear that question 10, "The Part B deductible," has to be answered with dollars and cents. Therefore, choices A and F become your possible answers. Then you may say to yourself:

The deductible on my car insurance is $200. The deductible on my hospitalization plan is $500. My choices are $100 or this odd amount of $736. I'll take a guess at $100, choice F.

Choice F is the correct answer. Let's hope you can recognize this by systematically eliminating most of your possible choices, and then recalling other similar learning experiences. This way, you are able to make a very good guess at the correct answer.

(By the way, if you're wondering about the answers to questions 8 and 9 on the matching test, the correct answer to No. 8 is D, and No. 9 is I.)