For this item type you need to read the passage and answer the multiple-choice question.

There are several possible response options but only one is correct. 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, or left-click on a different option. The option you select is highlighted in yellow.

Some helpful tips

Note the key words in the prompt before you read the text

The prompt for this item type may be a question or a sentence that you have to complete. Whatever type of prompt you get, read it carefully because it will tell you what information you need to find in the text. If you focus on the key words in the prompt, you will find the answer more quickly and spend less time reading the text.

Evaluate the response options

The response options may be words, phrases or sentences. Use your own knowledge to decide whether any of them are unlikely to be correct, or likely to be correct. You can do this before you read the text. If you read the text but cannot answer the question, choose the option that you think is most likely to be correct. This strategy also applies to multiple-choice questions with more than one answer.

How is this question scored?

Your response to Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer is judged on your ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a short reading text on an academic subject. Your response is scored as either correct or incorrect. No credit is given for no response or an incorrect response. This question type affects the scoring of reading.


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

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