chapter  3
Variations and Elaborations
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Now that you’ve got the basic multiple-choice item down, we can examine some variations and elaborations of it. We’ll look at variations that include reusing the same set of options repeatedly (matching items), reducing the number of options to just two (alternative choice or binary choice items), linking several MCQs together into a set (context-dependent item sets), and expanding the stem to several sentences (vignette-based MCQs).