Questioning

I. Knowledge (Eliciting factual answers, testing recall and recognition)
Who Where Describe Which one
What How Define What is the one best
Why How much Match Choose
When What does it mean Sketch Omit
II. Comprehension (Translating, interpreting, and extrapolating)
State in your own words Classify Which are facts, opinions
What does this mean Judge Is this the same as
Give an example Infer Select the best definition
Condense this paragraph Show What would happen if
State in one word Indicate Explain what is happening
What part doesn’t fit? Tell Explain what is meant
What restrictions would you add Translate Read the graph, table
What exceptions are there Outline This represents
Which is more probable Summarize Is it valid that
What are they saying Select Which statements support the
What seems to be Match Sing this song
What seems likely Explain Show in a graph, table
  Represent  
  Demonstrate  
III. Application (to situations that are new, unfamiliar, or have a new slant for students)
Predict what would happen if    
Choose the best statements that apply    
Select    
Judge the effects    
What would result    
Explain    
Identify the results of    
Tell what would happen    
Tell how, when, where, why    
Tell how much change there would be    
IV. Analysis (Breaking down into parts, forms)
Distinguish What is the function of What’s the theme, main idea, subordinate idea
Identify What’s fact, opinion What inconsistencies, fallacies
What assumptions What statement is relevant, extraneous to, related to not applicable What literary form is used
What motive is there What does the author believe, assume What persuasive technique
What conclusions State the point of view of What relationship between
Make a distinction What ideas justify conclusion  
What is the premise The least essential statements are  
What ideas apply, don’t apply    
Implicit in the statement is the idea of    
V. Synthesis (Combining elements into a pattern not clearly there before)
Write (according to the following limitations)    
Create How would you test Make up
Tell Propose an alternative Formulate a theory
Make Solve the following How else would you
Do Plan State a rule
Dance Design Develop
Choose    
VI. Evaluation (according to some set criteria and state why)
Appraise What fallacies, consistencies, inconsistencies appear  
Judge Which is more important, moral, better, logical, valid, appropriate, inappropriate  
Criticize Find errors  
Defend    
Compare    

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