There are a variety of different data-based multiple-choice
questions which require one to analyze information and choose
the correct response from the choices available.
You may be asked to analyze data in a variety of
different formats, including: reading passages, graphs, tables,
outlines, quotation interpretation, and timelines.
Regardless of format, the same strategy holds true
for all data-based multiple-choice questions:
- Read or view all of the data presented.
- Read the question asked.
- Read each possible answer choice.
- Review the data, looking for matches between one of the answers
and the data presented.
- Select the best answer based on your analysis
A sample data-based multiple-choice question from the June 2001
Global History and Geography Regents Exam follows:
Base your answer to the sample question on the graphs
below and on your knowledge of social studies.
Between 1540 and 1580, what
happened to the native population of Central Mexico?