Lighthouse Initiative for Texas Classrooms

AP* Science Multiple-Choice Terminology

All of the following...are true EXCEPT

All of the following can...EXCEPT

In order of decreasing...

In order of increasing...

Which of the following BEST explains...

Which of the following does not describe...

Which of the not...(choices may be used once, twice, or not at all)

Which of the following is true?

Which of the following terms includes all the others?

General Comments on AP Science Multiple-Choice Test Questions

Questions have 5 reasonable answers.

One choice will not be the opposite of another (all choices are reasonable).

There will be single and multiple concept questions.

There is a minimal number of recall questions.

Questions often involve the interpretation of graphs and diagrams.

There are often cluster questions which follow a reading or experimental information.

There are often one set of answers with several questions following. These answers may be used once, twice, or not at all. This is usually not stated.

Many questions are followed by statements I, II, III, IV, and V.

The answer set would allow for multiple correct answers such as:

  1. I and II
  2. II and IV
  3. III only
  4. I, II, III, and IV
  5. IV only

Some questions will have the mathematical set up instead of numerical answers (no calculators allowed in this section).

Some questions involve relatively simple calculations and estimations (without a calculator).

In AP physics, answers are sometimes given in terms of variables instead of numerical answers.

In AP chemistry, descriptive lab questions (colors, odors, solubility) are often found.

In AP biology, expect the 12 laboratory objectives to be tested.