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The Anatomy of a Question
Our Answer Choices
Building difficulty into the question. Meet the Challenge.
A question’s difficulty is defined by the choice of distractors. Good distractors determine the difficulty level of a question. Therefore, good distractors are one of the most important features of a high quality question.
Answer choice options
- A. Orthosatic Hypotension
- B. Meniere disease
- C. Labyrinthitis
- D. Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo
The incorrect options (distractors) are not totally wrong. These options can be diagramed as follows:
D.Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo is associated with sudden onset and positional changes of the head
A.Orthosatic Hypotension is positional, but typically when going from supine to standing
B.Meniere disease is associated with non-positional vertigo and tinnitus and hearing loss
C.Labyrinthitis is associated with none-positional vertigo and persistent nystagmus