True or False questions. The Secrets To Win.
Posted on August 05 @10:07
by Patrick Murphy
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There is a type of trivia questions that we usually call "True or False" that are considered as very easy to guess. All you have to do is read the statement and decide if it is true or false . In the worst case you have a 50/50 chance of being right. However, would you be satisfied by guessing roughly half of the questions? Of course not.

True or False quizzes can have trick questions that are more complicated than they may seem. These serve to test your knowledge on specific topics and usually there is a limited time to answer making it more challenging and difficult. Even if you feel confident about playing this game and you think you have the knowledge required to win, it is important to follow certain guidelines in order to get the highest possible score and even, to win. Keep reading to find out how to make it happen.

So what do you need to do to answer correctly?

Here I’m going to reveal the 6 tips you need to follow to answer correctly as many questions as possible .

1. Choose True only when you have the certainty that the statement is correct.

This is especially important when the claim covers more than one "fact".

For example:

Milk, cheese and butter are all food products from the milk group

This statement is correct since all three items are dairies.

Now, read the amended statement:

Milk, lettuce and butter are foods from the dairy group

This statement is incorrect. Milk and butter are dairy products, but lettuce is not.

2. Be careful with statements containing "negative" words such as "no" or prefixes such as "un" as in the word "unavailable".

A negative word or a prefix completely change the meaning of the statement.

For instance:

The Big Ben is not a clock

The Big Ben is a clock

The first statement is correct, while the second is not. After a quick glance both statements may seem identical. It is always important to read the statement carefully. It is especially important to do this when the phrase contains negative words or prefixes.

3. When a statement contains two negative words and / or prefixes both are canceled.

Two negatives typically make a positive, but in a confusing manner.

For example, read the following statement:

Having a balanced diet is unhealthy

This statement is correct, but in a confusing manner. Now make reading the same statement with labeled negative:

Having an unbalanced diet is unhealthy

The statement now has become: Having a balanced diet is healthy. It is now much easier to understand that the statement is correct.

4. A complete statement is usually false

An absolute statement containing words such as all, all, none, every, never, only and no. Each of these words suggests that there are no exceptions.

For example, read the following statement:

The official language of all countries in South America is Spanish

This claim is false because the absolute word "all". The Spanish is the official language of 9 of the 13 countries that comprise South America. The exceptions are Brazil (Portuguese), French Guyana (French), Guyana (English) and Suriname (Dutch).

5. The qualified claims are usually true.

A qualified statement contains words and phrases such as: some, many, usually, most, sometimes, may or regularly. These words allow exceptions.

Read the following statement:

The official language of most South American countries is Spanish

This statement is correct because of the classified "most" phrase.

6. If you are unsure about whether a statement is correct or not, choose the most likely option according to your criteria.

Unless there is a penalty for wrong answers. If you can not come up with the answer, select "true" as the answer.

Research has shown that true or false questions typically contain more true correct statement than false. This because the intention behind this type of testing is not only test your knowledge but also reinforce what you have learned.

True or False games can be very misleading. Follow these guidelines to achieve the best performance by them.

Let me know in the comments your experience with True or False games. Do you like these type of questions or do you prefer multiple choice? Which one do you think is easier and why?