I have some basic questions in regards to the Current Events section. I have been downloading each of the study guides as we prepare.

1.) I noticed on quizlet that a lot of attention is paid to the vocabulary within each article. Is vocabulary a major component of the test or is knowledge in the article more relevant?

2.) Are most of the questions multiple choice, short answer, or both? And do you know how many questions there are?

3.) Are you able to provide any sample test questions? Or are the multiple choice questions provided in the study guides similar to questions on the test?

Thank you for your questions. Here are some answers to help your students prepare for the tests.

1. Vocabulary is included to help the students understand the current events articles. We often use the vocabulary in the phrasing of questions on the tests. Knowledge of the articles is more relevant than vocabulary.
2. All the questions on the subject tests (except for Logic) are multiple choice questions on the diocesan-level tests. We sometimes use short-answer and fill-in questions for tie-breakers, but only on the national-level tests.
3. A sample test will be included in the final current events study guide from Education Test Creators and will cover articles from all the current events study guides. It will consist of a 50-question multiple choice test, in the same format as the actual test. Multiple choice quizzes included in the study guides are also a good source to study.