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Re: number of alternatives?

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Pierre Abbat <phma@phma.optus.nu> wrote:
> What's the most we should allow in multiple-choice questions? Usually the max
> is 4 or 5, but some types of questions may have more.

Personally, I would prefer using the same number throughout. Four
choices makes it easier to construct the questions, five makes the
questions more discriminating (it makes guessing a little more
difficult), but on balance I think it's better to have more questions
with four choices than fewer with five choices.

>For instance:
> ma ma dunli le ka valsi
> 1. cinrai
> 2. ci'onrai
> 3. cimrai
> 4. citrai
> A. le 1moi le 2moi
> B. le 1moi le 3moi
> C. le 1moi le 4moi
> D. le 2moi le 3moi
> E. le 2moi le 4moi
> F. le 3moi le 4moi

Which could instead be something like:

zo ci'onrai ma dunli lo ka valsi
A. zo cikrai
B. zo cimrai
C. zo cinrai
D. zo citrai

mu'o mi'e xorxes