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A matching question is two lists of related words, phrases, pictures, or symbols. Each item in one list is paired with at least one item in the other list.
Matching may be considered to be a variant of multiple-choice in which more than one choice is correct.
Check all that apply (multiple select) is also a variant of matching in which one of the lists (or the stem) has only one item.
Column A contains a list of characteristics of questions. On the line to the left of each phrase, write the letter of the question type in Column B that best fits the phrase. Each response in Column B may be used once, more than once, or not at all.
Column A Column B (B) 1. Least useful for educational diagnosis A. Multiple-choice (A) 2. Measures greatest variety of learning outcomes B. True-false (C) 3. Most difficult to score objectively C. Short answer (B) 4. Provides the highest score by guessing
Column A lists several phrases related to Pennsylvania. On the line to the left of each phrase, write the letter of the response in column B that best fits the phrase.
|__ 1. Pennsylvania's official state flower||A. Ruffed grouse|
|__ 2. Pennsylvania's official state bird||B. Pittsburgh|
|__ 3. Major steel producing city||C. Mountain laurel|
|__ 4. 2003 Penn State student population||D. Over 80,000|