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Multiple choice and variants

Multiple choice questions require the participant to select one or more options from a list of possible answers. They are believed to offer a reliable way of testing student knowledge. The example below shows a fairly common type of MCQ, with an image and six options.

A standard MCQ with image

What does this question test?

We may observe that in this example what is being tested is whether the student can recognise the name of the instrument from a list, rather than whether s/he can recall it unprompted. Arguably it is the latter that the student will need to be able to do as a practitioner, so the value or appropriateness of the presentation of this question can perhaps be called into question. Can you think of another way of presenting this question?