Multiple Choice Multiple Answers

Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

Number of questions: 

The total number of questions presented in Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers is two-three (2~3).

Scoring(Skills Tested):

The main purpose of the Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers section is an assessment of the Reading 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 short reading text on an academic subject
  • The ability to read and understand the passage.

No negative marking is applicable for the question type, whereas your final marks will be calculated based on the total number of positive selections minus wrong selection. The final mark is bound to be no less than zero.

Time to answer:  

You are presented with a text passage up to 300 words then you need to select all the possible correct options.

There is no time limit on a per question basis. You need to be aware of the overall time limit of the Reading section.

The question category is tough because 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

For this item type, you are presented with a short passage up to 300 words. Select the appropriate options from the multiple options that match the passage.

  • 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.
  • It is suggested to go through the passage and understand the theme of the sentence to select the appropriate options.
  • You can read the passage as many times as you want, there is no time limit on the individual question. Whereas you need to consider the time limit for the entire section(Reading Section)
  • The task is designed to be based on the student’s ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a passage on an academic subject.
  • It is important to select appropriate options for the passage within the time limit of 2-3 minutes time frame to allocate time for other questions.
  • You have no time limit on individual questions, there is a time limit on the overall Listening Section which is around 20 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.
  • Better performance on this task can help to improve the overall score in PTE Academic.

The image shows an example of the test screen.

How to answer PTE Reading Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer:

The questions can be of a few forms in reading multiple-choice sections. They will ask you to choose the right or wrong sentences/phrases

What does it mean? 

You may be asked to select the matching sentences or the sentences that are incorrect in response to the passage. Remember you have to answer based on the passage not on your personal understanding or general knowledge.

Skim and scan through the passage only after reading the questions and answer, this simple step will put your mind in a better position to read the passage and understand the context of the passage, which will help in selecting the correct options later. If you understand that, you’ll know how to read the passage–whether you should check for specific information or try to understand the passage’s overall theme.

First, with the choices in mind, you should go through the passage. Stop and check the option against the information in mind when you come across any information related to an alternative. 

Don’t just suit the terms! In the sense of the paragraph, you need to properly understand the word and what it means. You’re just shortlisting the options at this stage. They’re not yet final.

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. 

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 with the theme of the passage or not. In the end, a quick analysis will easily avoid these errors.

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 Reading

Skimming and Scanning are the most recommended skill to practice to score higher in Multiple Choice Multiple Answer Questions.

Skimming is when you read a passage quickly to get an overall passage context or information structure. 

Scanning is to search for some specific information when you go through the passage. 

Questions can be of the different form:

Agree or disagree: Which of the options are most likely to be matched with the writer’s opinion or disagree.

Before-After Specific Date: Which of the options happened before or after a specific date.

Example: What happened before 25th December 2020?

 

Before – After Specific Event: Which of the options happened before a certain event or after the event? 

Example: What happened before she left the house? What did Tony do after coming from school?

 

Cause and effect: Which of the causes and effect or certain things?

Example: what are the causes of World War II?

What are the effects of World War I? 

Skim and scan through the passage only after reading the questions and answer, this simple step will put your mind in a better position to read the passage and understand the context of the passage, which will help in selecting the correct options later. Also, it saves time with a set direction on what to look for and avoid confusion and misdirection.

Your final marks will be calculated based on the total number of positive selections minus wrong selection. If you will lose points. 1 point is deducted for any wrong options, while the right option is 1 point. Make sure that your decisions are comfortable.  The final mark is bound to be no less than zero.

Sample Question with the answer for Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer.

Sample Question 01

Read the passage and answer the following question.

In some countries, “McDrive” locations near highways offer no counter service or seating. In contrast, locations in high-density city neighbourhoods often drive-through service. There are also a few locations, located mostly in downtown districts, that offer Walk-Thru service in place of Drive-Thru.

To accommodate the current trend for high-quality coffee and the popularity of coffee shops in general, McDonald’s introduced McCafe, a cafe-style accompaniment to McDonald’s restaurants in the style of Starbucks. McCafe is a concept created by McDonald’s Australia (colloquially known as “Maccas”), starting with Melbourne in 1993. Today, most McDonald’s in Australia have McCafés located within the existing McDonald’s restaurant. In Tasmania, there are McCafes in every store, with the rest of the states quickly following suit. After upgrading to the new McCafe look and feel, some Australian stores have noticed up to a 60% increase in sales. At the end of 2003, there were over 600 McCafes worldwide.

Some locations are connected to gas stations/convenience stores, while others called McExpress have limited seating and/or menu or may be located in a shopping mall. Other McDonald’s are located in Walmart stores. McStop is a location targeted at truckers and travellers which may have services found at truck stops. Since 1997, one kosher McDonald’s has been located in the Abasto mall, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is in addition to many kosher branches in Israel. 

What are some of the things that you can expect from McDonald’s in different parts of the world?

  1. Drive-through service
  2. Multi-cuisine meals served throughout the day
  3. Coffee in a cafe like a setup
  4. Locations in places such as shopping malls and gas stations
  5. Delivery service for convenience stores

Correct Answer

  1. Drive-through service,
  2. Coffee in a cafe like a setup
  3. Locations in places such as shopping malls and gas stations

 

Sample Question 02

Read the passage and answer the following question.

During the Ming Dynasty, what is now the city of Shanghai was a part of Jiangsu Province (with a small part in Zhejiang Province). While Shanghai had become a county seat in the Yuan Dynasty, it remained relatively a small town.

Its location at the mouth of the Yangtze led to its development as coastal trade developed during the reign of the Qianlong emperor in the Qing Dynasty. Gradually, the port of Shanghai surpassed the port of Ningbo and the port of Guangzhou to become the largest port of China at the time.

In 1842, Shanghai became a treaty port, thus developing into an international commercial city. By the early 20th century, it was the largest city in the Far East, and the largest port in the Far East.

In 1949, with the Communist takeover in Shanghai, overseas trade was cut dramatically. The economic policy of the People’s Republic had a crippling effect on Shanghai’s infrastructure and capital development.

In 1991, the central government allowed Shanghai to initiate economic reform. Since then, the port of Shanghai has developed at an increasing pace. By 2005, the Yangshan deep water port was built on the Yangshan islands, a group of islands in Hangzhou Bay, linked to Shanghai by the Donghai Bridge. This development allowed the port to overcome shallow water conditions in its current location, and to rival another deep-water port, the nearby Ningbo-Zhoushan port.

Which of the following are described in this passage?

  1. Factors leading to the development of the port of Shanghai
  2. A chronological history of China
  3. Historical events in Shanghai
  4. The communist movement in China

 

Correct Answer

  1. Factors leading to the development of the port of Shanghai
  2. Historical events in Shanghai

 

 

Sample Question 03

Read the passage and answer the following question.

A tax haven is a state, country or territory where certain taxes are levied at a low rate or not at all, which are used by businesses for tax avoidance and tax evasion. Individuals and/or corporate entities can find it attractive to establish shell subsidiaries or move themselves to areas with reduced or nil taxation levels. This creates a situation of tax competition among governments. Different jurisdictions tend to be havens for different types of taxes and different categories of people and companies. The central feature of a tax haven is that its laws and other measures can be used to evade or avoid the tax laws or regulations of other jurisdictions. A 2012 report from the Tax Justice Network estimated that between USD 21 trillion and $32 trillion is sheltered from taxes in unreported tax havens worldwide.

Tax havens have been criticized because they often result in the accumulation of idle cash that is expensive and inefficient for companies to repatriate. The tax shelter benefits result in a tax incidence disadvantaging the poor. Many tax havens are thought to have connections to fraud, money laundering and terrorism. While investigations of illegal tax haven abuse have been ongoing, especially in light of the 2015 HSBC files revelations, there have been few convictions.

According to the text which of the following is true about a tax haven?

  1. A tax haven is often a state or territory within a country
  2. Tax havens have a high rate of taxes
  3. A tax haven does not necessarily apply to all types of taxes
  4. Tax havens are praised for the accumulation of cash
  5. Some tax havens have nil taxation levels

Correct Answer

  1. A tax haven does not necessarily apply to all types of taxes
  2. Some tax havens have nil taxation levels

Sample Question 04

Read the passage and answer the following question.

Until the mid-20th century, scientists believed that the chest cavity would implode at around 115 feet. Water pressure, they argued, reaches 65 pounds per square inch at that depth, which is enough to shrink lungs to the size of grapefruits and collapse rib cages like empty soda cans. Their theory went out the window in the 1950s and early 1960s, however, when divers like Enzo Maiorca returned from beyond 115-feet with rib cages intact. We now know that water pressure forces blood vessels in the chest to swell, filling the void left by the lungs with an incompressible fluid.

Among the dangers of freediving, the most disconcerting is a shallow-water blackout—the brain’s frightening tendency to shut down within 15 feet of the surface during the ascent. As you descend, water pressure squeezes your lungs, condensing the oxygen and giving you what feels like a second breath. During the return trip, however, your lungs re-expand, dissipating what’s left of your oxygen. If levels drop too low, not enough will move into the bloodstream, and the lights go out. Fortunately, the body’s laryngospasm reflex kicks in to tighten the throat and keep water out for up to a minute—just enough time for your dive buddy to drag you to the surface, tilt your head back, and beg, “Breath, baby.”

Knowing Johnston will be there watching my eyes as I ascend (seeing them roll back in the head is a red flag), I dip below the surface. Staying in the syringe—dive speaks for a tight hydrodynamic column—I kick down to 30 feet, my point of neutral buoyancy, and then sink effortlessly to the bottom. I feel good—surprisingly good—thanks to the densely packed oxygen molecules in my lungs.

Lingering a moment, I peer up at the mirrored surface that separates this liquid world from mine. Diving to 55 feet was no sweat. I figure I could dive twice with a little practice, reaching what scientists thought, not 50 years ago, was the body’s depth limit. Today, however, that boundary has been pushed to at least 531 feet (the current no-limits world record), which begs the question: Just how deep can humans go? “We don’t know that yet,” says Lundgren, adding ominously. “But one day someone will find out

Which of the following is true with respect to the effect of water pressure on humans?

[A]. Scientists believed that the chest cavity would blow up at a depth of about 115 feet.

[B]. Rib cages will collapse at the water pressure of 65 pounds per square inch.

[C]. Blood vessels of the chest enlarge and fill the empty space left by lungs that have been compressed.

[D]. It is now known that the lungs will not shrink with the increase in water pressure.

[E]. It is no longer believed that the chest cavity will cave-in at a depth of about 115 feet.

 

Correct Answer

[C]. Blood vessels of the chest enlarge and fill the empty space left by lungs that have been compressed.

[E]. It is no longer believed that the chest cavity will cave-in at a depth of about 115 feet.

 
Sample Question 05

Read the passage and answer the following question.

Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the lyrics. By contrast, in musical theatre an actor’s dramatic performance is primary, and the music plays a lesser role. The drama in opera is presented using the primary elements of theatre such as scenery, costumes, and acting. However, the words of the opera, or libretto, are sung rather than spoken. The singers are accompanied by a musical ensemble ranging from a small instrumental ensemble to a full symphonic orchestra.

Which of the following statements about Opera can be supported by this text?

[A]. Opera is a drama sung with the accompaniment of an orchestra.

[B]. Orchestras in operas can vary considerably in size

[C]. Music in musical theatre is not as important as it is in opera.

[D]. There is an argument over whether the music is important or the words in opera

[E]. Many people find musical theatre more captivating than opera.

 

Correct Answer

[A]. Opera is a drama sung with the accompaniment of an orchestra.

[B]. Orchestras in operas can vary considerably in size

[C]. Music in musical theatre is not as important as it is in opera.