Summary and Info
Multiple choice questions have been used for many years as a way of testing acandidate’s knowledge and recall of information. Over the years, they have been in andout of vogue but a lot of courses have seen a resurgence in their usage recently. Thecynics amongst you may think that MCQs are popular because they are easy to mark.Whatever the reason, they are an accepted and frequently used method of testingknowledge.The MCQs in this book are of the “true/false” variety. The questions will start with astatement or stem followed by a group of phrases. You need to mark each statement as towhether you think it is true or false. Each phrase is independent of the others in the groupand there can be any combination of true and false phrases in a question.The aim is to get as many marks as possible so it is necessary to know how the questionsare going to be marked. For example, if negative marking is used then you receive a markfor each correct answer and have a mark deducted for each wrong answer. This isimportant to know as guessing in this type of test will cause you to lose marks. However, ifthere is no negative marking it is possible to guess answers without losing marks.When doing MCQs, it is important to read the questions carefully and read what is writtenand not what you expect to read. For example, there are often little things in them to tripyou up like double negatives. Rest assured, we have tried not to incorporate them in thequestions in this book. Another tip is to look for questions that include words like “always”and “never” as these are often false. Each question usually has the same amount of marksso it is important to do the whole paper.As with most things, the only way to get good at MCQs is to practise them and this bookwill provide you with an opportunity to do that. Each question has the true answers listedon the following page and a short explanation about the questions to help your revision.This book is intended to help you practise MCQs to prepare for examinations in dentistryand is suitable for both undergraduates and postgraduates students. We hope you find ituseful and wish you every success in your forthcoming examinations.