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A '''multiple-choice question''' (''MCQ''') is a question where multiple choices (also called ''options'') are provided, and the respondent is expected to select one or more of the options based on the question.
Multiple-choice questions could be:
===Rapid and unbiased scoring===
Multiple-choice questions can be scored rapidly by hand
, by a scantron device, and in bulk. For instance, a 10-question MCQ administered by hand can be scored by an individual who memorizes the string of answer options in less than a minute per student attempt. It can also be scored by entering the data into a spreadsheet that can automatically compute scores, again with less than a minute per student attempt.
===Easy computerized recording and summary analysis of responses===