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Except Questions

The "except" question may require that you temporarily become reprogrammed. For most of the test, you have been searching for true responses. Suddenly, the following question appears:

All of the following are true of our federal government except:

  1. The president is appointed to a four-year term.
  2. The Supreme Court is part of the judicial branch of government.
  3. The House of Representatives is a legislative body.
  4. Each state elects two senators.

This question requires that you find an answer that is incorrect -- untrue or false. You should step back, take a breath and say to yourself that the false answer is the correct response. You don't want to find a correct answer. You must locate an incorrect response.

Careful reading of the test item will tell you what to do -- "All of the following are true except ..." Find the exception.

Find that which is not true.

A variation of this type of objective test item is as follows:

Which of the following is not true regarding our federal government?

    A. The president is appointed to a four-year term. B. The Supreme Court is part of the judicial branch of government. C. The House of Representatives is a legislattive body. D. Each state elects two senators.

This question is actually asking you for the same information. The important thing is to make sure that you read the question carefully and see the word not. If you miss this word, it changes the whole meaning of the question.