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Understanding the Makeup of a Question

Before you bake a cake, you identify and measure all of the ingredients you will use to make the cake. Before you prepare for a round of golf, you make sure you have clubs, tees, balls and a towel. You also think about certain holes, greens and fairways on the course before you actually play the round. Before you assemble a child's toy, you lay out the 101 easy-to-assemble pieces so that you can see what you're working with before you begin this nightmare. You prepare for these activities.

You also must prepare for an objective exam by reviewing and studying the appropriate material, scanning the test before you begin to answer it, dealing with those questions you feel most comfortable with first and underlining key words and phrases. In addition, you need to know the type of questions you are likely to see on the test. Generally, there are four types of multiple choice test items.