IB Psychology Command Terms

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A quick quiz on the command terms

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Question 1

Question
When asked to "Evaluate" which of the following would you do:
Answer
  • Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.
  • Give an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
  • Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.
  • Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in relation to a given problem or issue.

Question 2

Question
When asked to "Analyse" which of the following would you do:
Answer
  • Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.
  • Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.
  • Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
  • Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.

Question 3

Question
When asked to "State" which of the following would you do:
Answer
  • Give a detailed account.
  • Give a brief account or summary.
  • Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
  • Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.

Question 4

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Which Command Term asks you to "Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in relation to a given problem or issue." ?
Answer
  • Distinguish
  • Apply
  • Explain
  • Examine

Question 5

Question
Which Command Term asks you to "Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue."
Answer
  • To what extent
  • Explain
  • Discuss
  • Examine

Question 6

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Which Command Term asks you to "Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence."
Answer
  • Discuss
  • Examine
  • Analyse
  • To what extent

Question 7

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Which Command Term asks you to "Give a detailed account including reasons or causes."
Answer
  • Evaluate
  • Examine
  • Explain
  • Distinguish

Question 8

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Which Command Term asks you to "Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument."
Answer
  • Compare and Contrast
  • To what extent
  • Discuss
  • Examine

Question 9

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Which Command Term is only found in SAQ's (8 marks) or as a compound part of an EAQ:
Answer
  • Examine
  • Discuss
  • Contrast
  • Explain

Question 10

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Which Command Term will only be found as an EAQ (22 marks) ?
Answer
  • Analyse
  • Examine
  • Distinguish
  • Describe
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