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    multiple question for multiple-choice questions

    I have a question about the types of test questions.
    When I went to a college in Canada, my classmates used to say "free question" for "essay questions" and "multiple question" for "multiple-choice questions". Which term is correct for each type?
    Did they say "multiple question" just briefly to mean "multiple-choice questions"?

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    Re: multiple question for multiple-choice questions

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    "multiple choice question/examination" is in any case correct. Multiple choice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I don't know about "multiple question", it doesn't carry the same meaning IMO, the word "choice" has to be in it, I think.

    There is only one question (and not multiple), but there are several answers you can choose.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 26-Jul-2012 at 23:34.

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    Re: multiple question for multiple-choice questions

    What about "free question"? Do they use it for "essay questions"?

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    Re: multiple question for multiple-choice questions

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    What about "free question"? Do they use it for "essay questions"?
    "Free question" is not a term that is used at my univerisity. It makes little sense to me because the term implies that you're getting the question for free.

    I have heard of "free-response questions" and "essay questions". That is what they're usually called.

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    Re: multiple question for multiple-choice questions

    Is your unveristy a North American one or a dutch one?
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    Re: multiple question for multiple-choice questions

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is your unveristy a north American one or a dutch one?
    My current university is indeed a Dutch univeristy. However, "free-response question" and "essay question" are terms that are used everywhere, be it in North America or elsewhere in the world.
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