Definitions for "Multiple-choice item"
Test item that is answered using one of three or more alternatives
An item that consists of one or more introductory sentences followed by a list of response options that include the correct answer and several incorrect alternatives.
A question, problem, or statement (called a "stem") which appears on a test, followed by two or more answer choices, called alternatives or response choices. The incorrect choices, called distractors, usually reflect common errors. The examinee's task is to choose from, among the alternatives provided, the best answer to the question posed in the stem. These are also called "selected-response items."