Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Number of questions: 

The total number of questions presented in Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers is two-three (2~3).

Scoring(Skills Tested):

The main purpose of the Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer section is an assessment of the Listening skill of the student.

The scoring is fairly simple. The number of correct options you select, the more marks you get. If there are wrong answers on the gap you will be marked for correct answers only. 

The primary skills required are:

  • ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a brief audio or video recording on an academic subject

The score of Listening is connected to the question type.

Time to answer:  

You are presented with a 40-90 secs of audio recording then you need to select all the possible correct options.

The audio will play after 7 seconds. You have no time limit on the individual question, whereas the whole listening section has a defined shift. 

The question category is tough since there is negative marking for mistakes. The highest marks that can be scored is limited to the category of the question. 

If you can complete the answer in less time, you can transfer the time to another task.

Structure of the task

  • You have 7 secs before the audio starts. Use this time to scan all the options instantly. This simple step will put your mind in a better position to listen to the audio and appreciate it.
  • For this item type, you hear a short recording of 40-90 seconds. Listen to the audio clip carefully, audio is played only once, no-repeat playback available.
  • Then you need to answer the question by selecting all the correct responses. 
  • To select an option to click on the checkbox using the left button on your mouse. You can click on the checkbox again to deselect the option.
  • You have no time limit on individual questions, there is a time limit on the overall Listening Section which is around 32 to 40 mins. It is recommended to use around 2-3 minutes to finish this task.
  • Then, Click on the Next button on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • The task is scored based on the student’s ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a brief audio or video recording on an academic subject.
  • Better performance on this task can help to improve the overall score in PTE Academic.

The image shows an example of the test screen for Listening Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer.

How to answer Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer:

A few seconds(7-10 secs mostly) is available before the audio starts. Use this time to look at the Question and options available instantly. This simple step will put your mind in a better position to listen to the audio and understand the context of the passage, which will help in selecting the correct options later.

 

You need to answer the question by selecting all the correct responses. To select an option click on the checkbox using the left button on your mouse. You can click on the checkbox again to deselect the option. Select all the possible answers that match the question. Remember, although the marks cannot be less than 0, you may cancel the points scored from the correct option by selecting an incorrect option.

Tips and Key Recommendation: 

Follow These Tips To Effectively Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer In Pte Academic

First, Scan The question and options available before the audio starts.  

Continue with the audio note the nouns, date, time as well as key points you hear in the audio, these play vital roles while selecting the correct options.

There are several ways to approach the answering: directly select the option while the audio proceeds(highly not recommended), Taking note in a notebook or carefully listening to the audio and answering later (not recommended). First and Last option is least recommended, the second being the most recommended one.

Taking notes in a notebook: If you are faster and more comfortable with writing with hand taking notes in a notepad is recommended. Don’t try to write the whole transcript it would make the process slow and you may miss the important words. You can write the nouns, date, time as well as key points you hear in the audio-only and later use it to make the best selection. 

After you complete selecting all the possible options(Usually there are 2 to 3 correct options for the passage) don’t submit the answers immediately. Review the options and check if each option makes complete sense as heard in the audio recording or not. In the end, a quick analysis will easily avoid these errors.

Last but not the least, use the time wisely. It’s better to complete earlier and then review for accuracy than to hold on to the single hurdle and lose other potential correct answers. You can always come back to the missed ones and make the best guess.

Sample Question with the answer for Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Sample Question 01

Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960’s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music without imitating it. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies’ sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass’s classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.

The passage suggests that Glass’s work displays which of the following qualities?

Options

[A]. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions

[B]. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music

[C]. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

Correct Answer: [A][C]

[A]. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions

[B]. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music

[C]. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

 

 

Sample Question 02

Most adults and children in the UK are eating too much sugar. The average British person consumes 15 teaspoons of sugar each day and often without realising it. The World Health Organisation recommends no more than six teaspoons of sugar per person per day. Read any food packaging and you will see sugar can be found in almost all products ranging from soups to cereals to fish cakes. Sugar occurs naturally in food such as fruit and milk and we don’t need to cut down on these types of sugar but we do need to look at the amount of pure sugar within our diets. The amount of sugar we are consuming by manufactured foods. For some cutting down…

What can be said about sugar, based on the passage?

 

Options

  1. Naturally occurring sugar in fruits and milk is not bad for health.
  2. People should be careful about the amount of sugar they consume from manufactured foods.
  3. The World Health Organisation recommends no food should contain more than six teaspoons of sugar.
  4. People in the UK consume the most sugar in the world averaging 15 teaspoons a day.
  5. Food packaging doesn’t correctly represent the amount of sugar in foods.
Correct Answer: 1 and 2
  1. Naturally occurring sugar in fruits and milk is not bad for health.
  2. People should be careful about the amount of sugar they consume from manufactured foods.

 

 

 

Sample Question 03

We can enhance development by improving “women power”, by giving women the opportunity to develop themselves.  Statistics show that the average family size increases in inverse ratio to the mother’s years of education, is lowest among college graduates, highest among those with only primary school training, or no education. Malnutrition is most frequent in large families and increases in frequency with each additional sibling.

The principle seems established that an educated mother has healthier and more intelligent children and that this is related to the fact that she has fewer children. The tendency of educated, upper-class mothers to have fewer children worked even without access to contraceptive services. The educational level of women is significant also because it has a direct influence upon their chances of employment, and the number of employed women in a country’s total labour force has a direct bearing on both the Gross National Product and the disposable income of the individual family.

Disposable income, especially in the hands of women, influences food purchasing and therefore the nutritional status of the family. The fact that this additional income derives from the paid employment of women provides a logical incentive to restrict the size of the family.

 

What are the various resultant factors of women being educated?

Options

[A]. The family size growing larger.

[B]. Awareness and care for the nutritional requirements of the family.

[C]. Better health and low malnutrition of the children.

[D]. Their employment and a subtraction to the Gross National Product.

Correct Answer: [B][C]

[B]. Awareness and care for the nutritional requirements of the family.

[C]. Better health and low malnutrition of the children.

 

 

Sample Question 04

…has become more visible internationally? Because what Tom and l were struck by was the huge number of films coming from very different national cinemas all marketing themselves as biographical films and many of them very often being immensely popular. If we think about La Mome (that was called La Vie en Rose) here, a French film about a French singer, Edith Piaf, making it all the way to the Oscars, all the way up to kind of the big time in Hollywood and it’s distributed all over the world. What were the conditions that were creating this appetite for biographical narratives and how these films are now becoming much more visible not only from Hollywood but from all over the world? So we wanted to study this phenomenon and say something about the biopic in contemporary film culture and that’s what the book is about.

 

Which of the following are the focus areas of the study mentioned in the passage?

Options
  1. The number of biographical areas being made world over
  2. The reasons behind the appeal of La Mome
  3. The reasons why there is an increasing demand for biographical films
  4. The reasons behind the increasing visibility of biopic films.
  5. The reasons why biographical films are winning many Oscars now
Correct Answer: 3 and 4
  1. The reasons why there is an increasing demand for biographical films
  2. The reasons behind the increasing visibility of biopic films.

 

 

 

Sample Question 05

The study of history comes out with huge benefits. First, we learn from the past. We may repeat mistakes, but, at least, we have the opportunity to avoid them. Second, history teaches us what questions to ask about the present and will also prepare us for the future. Contrary to some people’s view, the study of history is not only the memorization of names, dates, and places of reputed persons, events and places respectively. 

Historical facts are the thoughtful examination of the forces that have shaped the courses of human life in many ways. We can compare the past situation and then come out to any conclusion about the current events. History teaches us about likely outcomes. Another benefit of the study of history is the broad range of human experience which is covered. This will expand the level of thinking. War and peace are certainly covered topics in national and international affairs. However, matters of culture (art, literature, and music) are also included in the historical study. Human nature is an important part of history: emotions like passion, greed, and insecurity have influenced the shaping of world affairs. Those who think that the study of history is boring have not really studied history.

 

Which method of teaching history would the author of this passage support?

Options

[A]. Studying history is not just memorization.

[B]. Studying history helps us to live in today’s world.

[C]. The role of education is to help students deal with real life.

[D]. Students should study both national and international history.

[E]. Applying historical events to modern society.

Correct Answer: A, B and E

[A]. Studying history is not just memorization.

[B]. Studying history helps us to live in today’s world.

[E]. Applying historical events to modern society.

 

 

Sample Question 06

If you think about light bulbs, they’re an enormous infrastructure. They’re in every building in the world, more or less, they have kind of a privileged position above us, around us, they can see, if you think about it, you know, most parts of any room.

The kind of key was to say, well, what if we consider a light bulb not to be a light bulb, but actually to be a digital projector. It just happens to be really low resolution. In fact, it’s a one by one pixel digital projector. You turn on the wall switch and a giant pixel comes out and paints your room. OK, well, that’s ludicrous, but what if you put a higher resolution projector inside that same familiar glass bulb? Well, now you have a device that can illuminate. If you turn on all the pixels the same colour, you still have a light bulb in the usual sense. But if you turn on the pixels different amounts and different colours, then you’re kind of projecting information out into the world. And if at the same time that you’re doing that, you put a little tiny camera inside the bulb, then not only is information flowing out of the glass, but you’re collecting optical information. So screw one of those into every one of these fixtures and suddenly you have a means potentially to put, display an interaction everywhere throughout the world.

Options

The purpose of this talk is to _____

[A]. suggest ways to make indoor lighting more economical.

[B]. illustrate how an everyday object could inspire new technology.

[C]. persuade listeners to participate in a scientific study.

[D]. describe an artistic exhibition using familiar items.

[E]. encourage listeners to think creatively about mundane items.

Correct Answer: B, E

[B]. illustrate how an everyday object could inspire new technology.

[E]. encourage listeners to think creatively about mundane items.