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1. How to Approach Multiple-Choice Questions
The format of the multiple-choice questions will be the same.
It may seem like there could be more than one correct answer.
Common mistakes are included in the answers to trap you.
A broad range of topics is covered in the AP physics 1 exam.
Even with our extensive review, you won't know everything about every topic in physics.
A two-pass system is recommended.
Answering the easy questions first is what the two-pass system entails.
The questions should be saved for later.
If the question is a "now" or "later" question, read it first.
If you think this is a "now" question, answer it in the test booklet.
Come back to it if it is a later question.
Transfer the answers to your bubble sheet after you've finished all the "now" questions.
If you want to repeat the process, flip the page.
After you've finished all the "now" questions, move on to the "later" questions.
The correct answer does not jump out at you immediately, so these are the ones that require you to eliminate the answer choices.
As soon as you answer these questions, transfer your answers to your bubble sheet.
Because you're skipping problems, you need to keep an eye on the bubbles on your answer sheet.
Answering all the questions on a page will transfer your choices to the answer sheet.
If you want to enter them one by one, make sure you double check the number next to the ovals.
To get the right answer on most tests, you need to know your material backwards and forwards.
You probably won't answer the question correctly if you don't know the answer.
This is also true of fill-in-the- blank questions.
We're taught to think that the only way to get a question right is to know the answer.
That's not the case on Section I of the exam.
The multiple-choice section of the exam uses this technique the most.
Positive and negative charges are placed at y and y, respectively, in the diagram above.
You might be in a lot of trouble if this were a fill-in-the-blank-style question.
We can eliminate answer choices in order to reach the correct answer.
The electric field for any given particle will point toward a negative charge and away from a positive charge.
There is an electric field between the two charges.
The negative charge pulled it up, and the positive one pushed it up.
The eliminations are (A) and (B).
The negative charge is bigger.
The fields had to be close to the positive charge to be in balance.
The correct answer is (D).
Process of elimination is the best way to approach multiple choice questions.
Even if you don't know the answer right away, you will know that two or three of the answer choices are not correct.
You are scored only on the number of questions you get right, so we know guessing can't hurt you.
If you guess on four questions, chances are you'll get one right.
You have increased your score by one point.
Let's add POE to the equation.
If you can eliminate two answer choices from each question, your chances of getting them right increase, and so does your overall score.
It can be difficult to answer 50 multiple-choice questions in 90 minutes.
You don't need to answer every question correctly to do well, so pace yourself accordingly.
You can make an educated guess from the answers left and increase your odds of getting the question correct.
Problems with graphs and diagrams are more likely to be solved quicker than problems with an explanation for each answer.
If you spend too much time on one problem, you may not get to easier problems in the test.
The practice exams are written to give you an idea of the format of the test, the difficulty of the questions, and to allow you to practice pacing yourself.
Take them under the same conditions as the real exam.
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