Intro Bio Student Test
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My comment in the thread at Dispatches:
OK, I've put the Intro to Biology test pointed to by "FishyFred" into a version you can link people to here.
I'm a bit uncomfortable with it. Here's what I've put as a sort of disclaimer at the top:
Welcome These test questions were collected from students in an introductory biology course. There are some problems with these questions, as there are repetitions and some of the questions were provided with incorrect answers. Also, the position of answers in the lists is not well randomized. Simply by choosing the usual 'right answer' position known to the most adept multiple-choice test-takers every time, you can score about ten points above chance expectation. The source was provided by FishyFred at Dispatches from the Culture Wars. If you don't do well on these questions, I suggest taking up gardening or basket-weaving.
In looking at it some more (verifying that I transcribed all the answers just as they were on the PDF), there's a fair number of just plain dubious questions on this thing. Someone answering is actually taking a fair bit on the test as recognizing student misconceptions and trying to match what answers they would give.