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Question for Mr. De: writing sample exam questions

 
David Byron
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I understand that your book contains many sample questions in a multiple-choice format. One difficulty in writing test question is that the issues of enterprise architecture intersect and interweave in complex ways. The "wrong" answers must be demonstrably less preferable than the right one(s), and yet the question must not make the "right" answer too obvious. So some ambiguity may be needed in crafting a question... but not too much!

Was there one topic in particular for which it seemed more difficult to craft effective multiple choice questions?
 
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Not sure if I can point to a particular topic. Forming the questions was very difficult for all topics. :-)
 
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Ok, a follow-up question, then. ;)

You were already well informed when you undertook the task of writing this guide. (It's hard to imagine that you'd have taken on the task otherwise.)

Often the process of teaching a subject helps us to understand it in a fresh or different way.

What did you learn or newly recognize about Java enterprise architecture from the process of figuring out how best to teach it?
 
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Well there were plenty. For example patterns is very difficult to remember. But now I know most of them very well
 
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