Multiple-Choice Questions Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

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Multiple-Choice Questions Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy
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According to Edglossary “Bloom’s taxonomy is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition—i.e., thinking, learning, and understanding.

Educators have typically used Bloom’s taxonomy to inform or guide the development of assessments(tests and other evaluations of student learning), curriculum (units, lessons, projects, and other learning activities), and instructional methods such as questioning strategies.”

Many educators are using Blooms Taxonomy as the underpinning of their assessment creation. We want to support educators who are doing this, so we pulled together some examples of multiple choice questions based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. We hope this is a helpful resource, and as always teach inspired.

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Multiple-Choice Questions Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

Knowledge questions

Outcome: Identifies the meaning of a term.

Reliability is the same as:

A. consistency.

B. relevancy.

C. representativeness.

D. usefulness.


In the area of physical science, which one of the following definitions describes the term “polarization”? 


A. The separation of electric charges by friction.

B. The ionization of atoms by high temperatures.

C. The interference of sound waves in a closed chamber.

D. The excitation of electrons by high frequency light.

E. The vibration of transverse waves in a single plane.

Outcome: Identifies the order of events.

What is the first step in constructing an achievement test?

A. Decide on test length.

B. Identify the intended learning outcomes.

C. Prepare a table of specifications.

D. Select the term types to use. Comprehension questions


Outcome: Identifies an example of a term.

Which one of the following statements contains a specific determiner?

A. America is a continent.

B. America was discovered in 1492.

C. America has some big industries.

D. America’s population is increasing.


Outcome: Interprets the meaning of an idea.

The statement that “test reliability is a necessary but not sufficient condition of test validity” means that:

A. a reliable test will have a certain degree of validity.

B. a valid test will have a certain degree of reliability.

C. a reliable test may be completely invalid and a valid test completely unreliable.

Outcome: Identifies an example of a concept or principle .

Which of the following is an example of a criterion-referenced interpretation?

A. Derik earned the highest score in science.

B. Erik completed his experiment faster than his classmates.

C. Edna’s test score was higher than 50 percent of the class.

D. Tricia set up her laboratory equipment in five minutes.


Which one of the following describes what takes place in the so-called PREPARATION stage of the creative process, as applied to the solution of a particular problem?

A. The problem is identified and defined.

B. All available information about the problem is collected.

C. An attempt is made to see if the proposed solution to the problem is acceptable.

D. The person goes through some experience leading to a general idea of how the problem can be solved.
 
 
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