from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Offering several answers from which the correct one is to be chosen: a multiple-choice question.
- adj. Consisting of questions of this type: a multiple-choice test.
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- adj. Having more than one, enumerated, possible answers. A type of test question where the correct answer is selected from a group of proffered choices.
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- adj. offering several alternative answers from which the correct one is to be chosen; or consisting of such questions
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On the idea of 'multiple-choice,' I have to respond.
There is the other multiple-choice exam, the ACT, which offers four short tests in English, mathematics, reading, science, and one optional writing section.
Among shamans, mystics, and healers of the oldest traditions, there is no multiple-choice test that determines whether you are a licensed practitioner.
The show features contestants competing in a series of multiple-choice questions for a $50,000 cash prize.
Not having to make a lot of menu decisions is also appealing to a teen overwrought with multiple-choice exams, not to mention being able to order, wait only a few minutes and have your food served to you without even getting out of a car.
There is less and less room for nuanced opinion as our manner of expressing ourselves become reduced to trite soundbites (Twitter), our attention is drowned in a flood of trivial information (the web) and personal judgments are reduced to bullet-point-styled multiple-choice answers for ease of expression (feedback, polls, etc) … As everything becomes infantilised, so do our responses.
Toward the end of our discussion, Errol St. Clair Smith gave the five of us -- Jay Mathews, Diane Ravitch, Valerie Strauss, Debra Viadero and me -- a multiple-choice test on what the lasting impact of Waiting for 'Superman' would be on U.S. public education.
We should focus on how to make the most of this, rather than pursuing a parliamentary process for a multiple-choice referendum.
Obama: That's a multiple-choice question, isn't it?
The Exit List follows contestants as they travel through a massive maze, answering multiple-choice questions along the way.