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Research Article

Ontology-Based Multiple Choice Question Generation

Table 4

MCQ design rules.

RuleDescription

General (G)(R1) has a plausible distracter
(R2) avoids excessive verbiage
(R3) contains no negative or other counterintuitive wordings without underlining or special emphasis

Stem (S)(R4) deals with a central problem
(R5) has the to-be-completed phrase at the end

Responses (R)(R6) are grammatically consistent with the stem
(R7) do not necessarily repeat language from the stem
(R8) are all of approximately the same length
(R9) avoid the use of “all of the above” or “none of the above.”
(R10) contain one correct answer