For this item type you need to listen to the recording and answer the multiple-choice question. There is more than one correct response.

Important: The audio begins to play automatically. You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.

You need to select all the response options that you think are correct from the list of possible options.To select an option click on it using the left button on your mouse. If you change your mind, left-click on the option again to deselect it.The options you select are highlighted in yellow.

Some helpful tips

Take notes of the main points and supporting details.

In the 7 seconds before the recording begins, read the question and get ready to take notes to help you answer. Taking notes is likely to be more helpful than trying to select options while you listen because you may not hear the information in exactly the same order as the options.

Note down details (e.g., times, places, things that happened) as well as the main points, because you will need to select more than one option

Select for meaning, not just to match the words you hear

Select the options that best match the meaning of what you have heard. Don’t just choose an option because it has the same words or phrases as the recording. Several options may use words from the recording but may not match the meaning of what you have heard.

How is this question scored?

Your response for Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answers is judged on your ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a brief audio or video recording on an academic subject. If all response options are correct, you receive the maximum score points for this question type. If one or more response options are incorrect, partial credit scoring applies.


  • This question type affects the scoring of only listening.
  • Your speaking and writing skills are not tested by this question type, and your reading skills are only used to read the instructions, prompt and response options.

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