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In keeping with Wikiversity's policy of balancing inclusion with neutrality Quizbank will include[1] all files with acceptable format.[2] This page serves to organize and catalog all such documents.[3]

Study guides[edit]

The advantages of open-source assessment banks on wikis are the opportunity for student input and the ease with which students can learn "what is on the test". The disadvantage is also the ease with which students can learn "what is on the test". For that reason, wiki-style open source "quizbanks" will never replace the current system of "closed" assessment banks kept secret from students. The intent is for these exams to cover the "easy" (basic) component of the exams. Since students are expected to master all the questions on this open-source bank, it is not necessary to check that they have learned all the material. The "sample exams" listed below serve to spot check that students are prepared. Since the answers are posted, an instructor may elect to assign this material and assess student proficiency BEFORE teaching the topic.

Trig based physics I[edit]

This college course, often called College Physics, is at almost the same mathematical level as a calculus-based course, but does not require college-level calculus as a prerequisite or corequisite.

The mirror leads to a Wikiversity page with the same information as the pdf file, and is easier to view online. To download the pdf file, scroll down to "Original file" just above the Summary. The posted exams should be considered as samples, since they are visible to all.

Test 1: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_I_T1_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Test 2: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_I_T2_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Test 3: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_I_T3_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Test 4: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_I_T4_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Final Exam: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_I_FE_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
The final exam consists of one question randomly selected from each of the following quizzes
These quizzes may be found at Physics equations
click to quizzes covered by the first semester final exam
a04DynForce Newton_forces
a04DynForce Newton_sled
a04DynForce Newton_tensions

Trig based physics II[edit]

Test 1: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_II_T1_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Test 2: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_II_T2_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Test 3: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_II_T3_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Test 4: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_II_T4_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
Final Exam: File:Quizbankdatabase_TrigPhys_II_FE_Study.pdf     mirror     sample exam
The final exam consists of questions randomly selected from the four study guides.

Calculus based physics I[edit]

The mirror leads to a Wikiversity page with the same information as the pdf file. The mirror is easier to view online. Exams have been constructed for these materials and are available upon request. To download the pdf file, scroll down to "Original file" just above the Summary.

File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_I_T1_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_I_T2_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_I_T3_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_I_T4_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_I_FE_Study.pdf     mirror

Calculus based physics II[edit]

The mirror leads to a Wikiversity page with the same information as the pdf file. The mirror is easier to view online. Exams have been constructed for these materials and are available upon request. To download the pdf file, scroll down to "Original file" just above the Summary.

File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_II_T1_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_II_T2_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_II_T3_Study.pdf     mirror
File:Quizbankdatabase_CalcPhys_II_T4_Study.pdf     mirror

Major flaw in current version: The last quiz in the T2 study guide involved Gauss' law. It should have been preceded by a quiz in the T2 study guide. The remedy is to delete those questions, and skip the quiz. It might appear on the final exam, if the instructor has time.

Under construction[edit]


T1 study guide (pdf)      mirror       sample exam
T2 study guide (pdf)      mirror       sample exam
T3 study guide (pdf)      mirror       sample exam
T4 study guide (pdf)      mirror       sample exam
Sample cumulative final exam       Astronomy college course       document errata here
New Astronomy resource (not yet in the bank)
Chasing Pluto (pdf)      mirror     quiz extension


How things work[edit]

How things work college course uses a number of quizzes situated on Wikiversity. All the questions from all these quizzes can be found on the following four study guides:

The sample exams contain 30 randomly selected questions from each of the study guides. The cumulative final consists of 50 questions randomly selected from the four study guides. The quizzes used to assemble the four study guides are shown in the following sections.

Quizzes based on Wikipedia articles[edit]

Industrial revolution[edit]

The Industrial revolution quiz is based on Wikipedia:Industrial Revolution

Printable in-class quiz (pdf)       mirror        (21 questions)
File:Quizbankdatabase_htw_Industrial_revolution b2.pdf     mirror     (b2 is not a different quiz, just a different randomization of the same quiz)

Global warming[edit]

See How_things_work_college_course/Global_warming_quizzes and Wikipedia:Global warming. A total of 62 questions have been created. They may be administered all at once in the cumulative part, or divided up into four parts. Each randomized version of a quiz contains the same questions (i.e. all those that are available)

Quiz part 1 pdf       mirror       Quiz extension       (12 questions)
Quiz part 2 pdf       mirror       Quiz extension       (14 questions)
Quiz part 3 pdf       mirror       Quiz extension       (23 questions)
Quiz part 4 pdf       mirror       Quiz extension       (13 questions)
Quiz cumulative pdf       mirror       Quiz extension (all 62 questions)

Nuclear power[edit]

Two quizzes (parts 1 and 2) for a total of 44 questions. See How_things_work_college_course/Nuclear power quizzes and Wikipedia:Nuclear power

Quiz part 1      mirror       Quiz extension       (23 questions)
Quiz part 2      mirror       Quiz extension       (21 questions)


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Two quizzes for a total of 18+6=24 questions. The Computer quiz covers Wikipedia:Computer, and the Turing machine quiz verifies that students understand the 2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.

Computer quiz pdf      mirror       Quiz extension       (18 questions)
Turing machine pdf      mirror       Quiz extension       (6 questions)

Antikythera mechanism[edit]

Antikythera pdf      mirror       Quiz extension       (22 questions)
Saros quiz pdf      mirror       Quiz extension       (11 questions)

Conceptual physics quizzes[edit]

  1. How_things_work_college_course/Conceptual_physics_wikiquizzes/Velocity_and_acceleration
  2. How things work college course/Motion simple arithmetic quiz (printable pdf has not yet been constructed)
  3. Physics_equations/25-Geometric_Optics/Q:vision
  4. Physics_equations/25-Geometric_Optics/Q:image
  5. Quantum_mechanics/Photoelectric_effect/Quiz
  6. How things work college course/Quantum mechanics timeline/Quiz

pdf, mirror, study-guide, and sample-exam, in-class-quiz and quiz-extension explained[edit]

To download a pdf file stored on Wikiversity, scroll down to "Original file" just above the Summary.

click to understand: pdf, mirror, study guide, sample exam, in-class quiz

This page lists a number of resources that can be identified as either "pdf", "study guide", "mirror" and "sample exam" and in-class-quizbank

  1. pdf (portable document format) refers to documents that can be downloaded and printed for classroom use. Wikiversity pdf documents can be viewed online, but not are not as easy to read as are regular Wikiversity pages, and for this reason the pdf files often have mirrors as discussed next.
  2. mirror refers to a version of the same file rendered as a Wikiversity page. It renders the same as the pdf file, with proper page breaks, provided you print using your browser's print option. (Wikiversity "print-as-pdf" on the left toolbar does not currently render proper page breaks.)
  3. study guides refers to a situation where the student is asked to study more questions than would be asked on an in-class exam. Typically the exam is structured so that some of the questions on the study guide are randomly selected. The all study guides are freely available on Wikiversity, exams should contain questions not on the study guide. The Wikiversity study guide should be viewed as the more basic or fundamental part of the exam. On the other hand, since this material is made available to students, the task of learning this material can and should be assigned to the students as homework, with little or no supervision required of the instructor.
  4. sample exams are often listed on Wikiversity Quizbank pages to give the instructor a look at exams. Currently no software is available that allows instructors to develop exams from the bank of questions available on Quizbank. It is our intent to make exams similar to the posted sample exams available to instructors. It is likely that this will occur through OpenStax College.
  5. in-class-quizes are multiple versions of a quiz that can be downloaded in pdf format, printed and administered to students. At least two versions are available so that a student's most visible neighbors will have the questions and answers presented in different order. The in-class-quizbank exams ask every question that appears on a posted study-guide, and should be viewed as short low-stakes quizzes to ensure that students are coming to class prepared. Expect very high scores on these quizzes from any student who made an attempt to learn the material. Almost always, the in-class-quiz covers one or more Wikipedia/Wikiversity articles. But don't expect students to read these articles because most will recognize that high quiz scores can be obtained by simply studying the testbank.
  6. quiz-extensions are Wikiversity pages that are online quizzes (See mw:Extension:Quiz). They can be taken by any student at any time and no record is made whatsoever. When printed as pdf files they fail to place page breaks between the questions, rendering in-class use of paper copies rather difficult for the test-taker.

The long-term goal of this project is to develop two independent banks of questions from which instructors can draw upon to create exams. Wikiversity's Quizbank focuses on the open bank that is available to everybody and accepts contributions from all. It is hoped that an entirely separate and vaguely defined bank of questions is developed that instructors share only with each other. The ultimate goal is for software to be developed that will allow instructors to freely select and edit questions from both banks for in-class or online assessments.

Index to pdf files
Astronomy pdf prefix index search
Calculus Physics pdf index search
How things work pdf index search
All Quizbank pdf files
Quiz pages in Category:Quizbank

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. By "include" we generally mean pointers to documents. Quizzes belong as subpages to their associated content pages.
  2. "Acceptable format" includes pdf files with multiple versions suitable for printout and classroom use, as well as pages that can be printed out in such a format
  3. To protect against vandalism and capricious edits, users should download and save pdf versions of all documents. Even the pdf files can be replaced by uploaded versions.