Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

Nancy said there’s an art to multiple-choice questions. There’s always the right answer, the wrong answer that you want to pick anyway, the silly answer, and the answer that leads to the inevitable tragedy of human experience. If you read enough of them, you can figure out which one is which by the way they’re phrased, or the way they’re ordered. When in doubt, pick C, she says. –I’ve Come to Marry the Princess by HELENA BELL

Fiction Writing Prompt: Give your protagonist a practical multiple choice test. Write a different outcome for each of the possible choices.

Journaling Prompt: What’s your test taking strategy? How do you apply this in real life situations?

Art Prompt: Multiple choice

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience how to make choices when they have several good options.

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