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Number of questions on test one

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 pm
by 905092269
I was wondering how many questions test one has? I was also wondering how many points will be taken off for simple mistakes (sig figs, units, etc.)?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:21 pm
by Jack Hewitt 2H
Dr. Lavelle hasn't said how many questions the test will be nor how it will be graded.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:10 am
by Jeannine 1I
I attended a chemistry study session where I was told there would only be about 3-4 questions, but most likely with multiple parts. I was also told that really studying and understanding what is listed in Outline 1 would help us on the test! I don't know how strict they'll be on grading though:/

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:17 am
by Jayde Felix 4H
My TA said that they are still in the process of making the test and that there are about eight questions right now.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:32 pm
by Louis Zhao 4C
Is the test format multiple choice, free response or a mixture of both?

Re: Number of questions on test one  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm
by Chem_Mod
All tests and exams will have 8 questions.
The vast majority will be like homework questions which is why doing the homework is the best preparation.

Multiple choice is low level testing and does not allow for partial credit.

I will announce this in class.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:52 pm
by 405021651
8 Questions for 40 mins? ahh

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:28 pm
by 404536963
I think that it will probably be 8 questions like stated above with one for each topic of the review (empirical formula, molecular formula, balancing chemical equations, limiting reactant calculations, and molarity/ dilution of a solution).

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:59 pm
by 404817859
Also, make sure to practice dilution problems, hence I noticed more people struggle on those...

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:19 pm
by Jaifreen_Bhangu_3K
Yes, my TA also said that there would 7-8 questions.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:34 pm
by Anusha 1H
My TA mentioned the test will be structured a lot like the homework problems, so they are all free response and it's possible to get partial credit.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:29 pm
by 705160853
is the quiz different for different discussions?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:37 pm
by 705160853
Also, is the quiz only testing topics in Outline 1? In other words, is the quantum stuff going to be on the test too

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:48 pm
by Christopher Tran 1J
705160853 wrote:Also, is the quiz only testing topics in Outline 1? In other words, is the quantum stuff going to be on the test too

My TA said that the quiz will only cover the Fundamentals topic, and will not include stuff on The Quantum World.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:27 pm
by taline_n
The test will only be covering what we learned in high school chemistry, which is the "Review of Chemical and Physical Principles" unit we just learned.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm
by Nick Bazett 1F
My TA said that since it is the first test, they will try and give us a great opportunity to succeed.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm
by Nick Bazett 1F
My TA said that since it is the first test, they will try and give us a great opportunity to succeed.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:14 pm
by Emma Randolph 1J
How many points will the test be out of?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:52 pm
by Chem_Mod
As announced on my class website Sept 26:

Test 1 covers high-school review material. For details see Outline 1 and Test & Exam Schedule.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:55 pm
by Chem_Mod
Chem_Mod wrote:All tests and exams will have 8 questions.
The vast majority will be like homework questions which is why doing the homework is the best preparation.

Multiple choice is low level testing and does not allow for partial credit.

I will announce this in class.


Since I typed this probably best not to ignore what Dr. Lavelle already answered. :-)

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:58 pm
by Jocelyne Milke 1G
Emma Randolph 3D wrote:How many points will the test be out of?

The syllabus says each test will be worth 40 points.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 pm
by Rachel Chau 1L
does anyone know if we need to get test materials from the student store

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:50 pm
by Karla_Ocampo 4E
No, I dont think we need to buy anything from the student store

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:17 pm
by Arlene Linares 3A
Jeannine 4B wrote:I attended a chemistry study session where I was told there would only be about 3-4 questions, but most likely with multiple parts. I was also told that really studying and understanding what is listed in Outline 1 would help us on the test! I don't know how strict they'll be on grading though:/



Yeah the test has about 8 questions with multiple parts on it.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 pm
by Arlene Linares 3A
Rachel Chau 1L wrote:does anyone know if we need to get test materials from the student store


No, we do not just a pen and a scientific calculator.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:49 pm
by Max Kwon 1J
Yea it is 8 questions, probably with subsections as you get 40 minutes for it, and it is worth 40 points

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:52 pm
by Diana Chavez-Carrillo 3J
If we do not understand what a question on the test asks is it allowed to ask for clarity from our TA's?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:10 pm
by Linyu Zeng 1H
Diana Chavez 1K wrote:If we do not understand what a question on the test asks is it allowed to ask for clarity from our TA's?

I think we can ask what we don't understand first and let the TAs decide whether or not it's ok to explain to us.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:08 am
by lukezhang2C
Diana Chavez 1K wrote:If we do not understand what a question on the test asks is it allowed to ask for clarity from our TA's?

I think in general during testing they're not really allowed to answer these types of questions unless it's a glaring wording error.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 am
by lukezhang2C
Does anyone know if there will be a periodic table provided for us?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:28 pm
by KHuang1L
Around 8 questions but with multiple parts. For this test there is not much emphasis on sig figs and units.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 pm
by Isabelle_Maletz_3E
Test one has 8 questions (some with multiple parts). We are given 40 minutes to complete it and from my experience that was more than enough time. Sig figs are worth 4 points total.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:37 pm
by Zack Barta 3I
Thanks!

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:39 pm
by 904983525
Jeannine 4B wrote:I attended a chemistry study session where I was told there would only be about 3-4 questions, but most likely with multiple parts. I was also told that really studying and understanding what is listed in Outline 1 would help us on the test! I don't know how strict they'll be on grading though:/



Thank you for this information. It really helped a lot. Now I can thoroughly the topics that will be on the exam.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:23 pm
by jlinwashington1B
905092269 wrote:I was wondering how many questions test one has? I was also wondering how many points will be taken off for simple mistakes (sig figs, units, etc.)?

When will the test take place? Does it cover both equilibrium and acids and bases?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm
by Emilia z
the test takes place during your discussion section starting Tuesday of next week. Also, I had Caram last quarter and we had weekly quizzes each worth 5 points total but he would write the number of points each question was worth next to the questions so we knew how much weight each question carried. Does anyone know if Lavelle does the same thing?

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 pm
by Mikka Hoffman 1C
Emilia z wrote:the test takes place during your discussion section starting Tuesday of next week. Also, I had Caram last quarter and we had weekly quizzes each worth 5 points total but he would write the number of points each question was worth next to the questions so we knew how much weight each question carried. Does anyone know if Lavelle does the same thing?

Last quarter he put how much a question was worth next to it, so I assume he will do the same this quarter.

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:20 pm
by Jocelyne Milke 1G
jlinwashington1D wrote:
905092269 wrote:I was wondering how many questions test one has? I was also wondering how many points will be taken off for simple mistakes (sig figs, units, etc.)?

When will the test take place? Does it cover both equilibrium and acids and bases?


It takes place in your discussion section next week and both equilibrium and acids and bases will be covered on Test 1. (He posted an announcement on the class page.)

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:37 pm
by shouse1f
Louis Zhao 4C wrote:Is the test format multiple choice, free response or a mixture of both?

I believe the test will be all free response that is how the tests in discussion were formatted for 14a

Re: Number of questions on test one

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:49 am
by Hilda Sauceda 3C
if its similar to 14A then its usually 8 questions (some with sub parts) for 40 min