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

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

Make sure you know how the task is scored

Read the instructions carefully. Remember that more than one option is correct in this type of multiple choice item. You will score marks for any correct options but you will lose score points for any incorrect options. These include: options that you have clicked on as correct but which are wrong. If you click on all the options, because you do not know the answer, you will lose score points. This applies to Multiple choice, choose multiple answers item types for reading and listening.

Note any repeated words in the options

Quickly read through the response options and note any words that are repeated, particularly adjectives (e.g., ‘multigrade’) or nouns (e.g., ‘classes’). If the same noun phrase occurs in a lot of the options, the answer is probably related to this phrase.

Scan the text for the repeated words. Then read around them to find the answer more quickly

How is this question scored?

Your response for Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answers is judged on your ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a short reading text on an academic subject. If all response 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 is the first of three question types where you can lose points if you choose any incorrect options. For any wrong options chosen 1 point is deducted, whilst correct options are given 1 point. Make sure you are confident in your choices.


  • This question type affects the scoring of reading.
  • Your listening, speaking and writing skills are not tested by this question type.

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