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What is Match The Following Question & How Can it Help My Learners?

Match the following is an objective test that students are used to since Pre school. Matching questions consist of two columns, typically one column is on the left and one column is on the right.

What is the purpose of a matching test?

Matching test questions evaluates the learner's ability to understand the similarities between items, usually terms and definitions, symbols and proper names, principles and scenarios, objects and pictures etc.

Matching test questions biggest advantage is that they allow you to cover large areas of material without having to spend much time or effort on constructing the questions

TIP: The directions for a matching question need to be specific. Students should be told what they are matching

Example 1: Match the animals/plants with their category existence

Students match the prompts: Black buck, Asiatic elephant, Andaman wild pig, Himalayan brown beard, and Pink head duck to the answers: extinct, rare, Endangered, Vulnerable, Endemic.

Example 1:Matching questions have a content area and a list of names or statements which must be correctly matched against another list of names or statements. For example "Match the Capital with the Country" with the two lists "Canada, Italy, Japan" and "Ottawa, Rome, Tokyo". In the Quiz Module, each match is equally weighted to contribute towards the grade for the total questions.

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Updated on: 07/06/2022

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