Most questions begin with one of the following words / terms / action verbs. It is useful to know what these words mean.

**Objective - I**

**1. Define**means "give the exact meaning of’. Give the precise meaning of a word or phrase as concisely as possible.

**2. Draw**represent by means of pencil lines (add labels unless told not to do so)

**3. List**give a sequence of names or other brief answers with no elaboration, each one clearly separated from the others

**4. Measure**find a value for a quantity

**5. State**it means “give a concise factual answer”. Give a specific name, value or other brief answer (no supporting argument or calculation is necessary)

**Objective - II**

**6. Annotate**add brief notes to a diagram, drawing or graph

**7. Apply**use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in a new situation

**8. Calculate**used when a numerical answer is required. Find an answer using mathematical methods (Working must be shown unless instructed not to do so) =

**Find**

**9. Compare**give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items, referring to both (all) of them throughout (comparisons can be given using a table)

**10. Describe**means to write down fully what you would do or observe. Give a detailed account, including all the relevant information =

**Illustrate, Express**

**11. Distinguish -**give the differences between two or more different items =

**Differentiate (**differences can be given using a table)

**12. Estimate**used when a numerical answer is required. Find an approximate value for an unknown quantity, based on the information provided and scientific knowledge

**13. Identify**find an answer from a number of possibilities

**14. Outline**means keep your answer brief. Give a brief account or summary (include essential information only) =

**Sketch, Summarise**

**Objective - III**

**15. Analyse**interpret data to reach conclusions

**16. Construct**represent or develop in graphical form

**17. Deduce**reach a conclusion from the information given

**18. Derive**manipulate a mathematical equation to give a new equation or result

**19. Design**produce a plan, object, simulation or model

**20. Determine -**means that you must use the information given to write out the answer. Find the only possible answer =

**Find out, Find**

**21. Discuss**give an account including, where possible, a range of arguments, assessments of the relative importance of various factors or comparisons of alternative hypotheses

**22. Evaluate**assess the implications and limitations

**23. Explain**means you must give some reasons. Give a clear account including causes, reasons or mechanisms =

**Elucidate, Give Details**

**24. Predict**means that you have to make a logical deduction either from your own knowledge or from information in the question or from both. Give an expected result

**25. Solve**obtain an answer using algebraic and/or numerical methods

**26. Suggest**means that there is no unique answer but you are to give your own idea of the best answer. Propose a hypothesis or other possible answer =

**Propose**

**27. Write down**is meant literally. You just write down the answer.

**Find**” is often used in place of “

**Calculate**” or “

**Determine**”.

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