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The How things work college course bank contains 266 questions

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)

Computers[edit]

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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

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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.

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