make exam question

This assignment requires you make four questions as if these questions would be used in quizzes or exams to test student learning, and provide solutions to these questions. Format of your questions can be multiple choices, short essays, or computational problems. You need to have at least two formats. Your questions should be drawn from the materials taught after the mid-term exam and from different lectures, ideally one per lecture.

Some rules:

  • You cannot have two similar questions/computational problems. If that happens, the second one does not count.
  • You can build your questions from regular lecture slides, out of class activity sheets, math problem assignments, end-of-chapter questions and projects. But you CANNOT simply copy from these materials, which will render a zero score. A 90% similarity is also undesirable.
  • Providing incorrect solutions will lower your score.
  • Copying from textbook but not covered in lecture slides will cause troubles, and so that will lower your score.
  • Questions too straightforward get lower score.
  • Questions based on materials before the mid-term exam will not be counted.

A good question should be covered in the lecture slides, should not be very straightforward but not overly challenging. The goal is to test student learning-their understanding of the concepts, their grasp of the economic issues and their ability to solve problems. Excellent questions will be rewarded with a bonus (5~10 bonus points). I recommend you make one question after each lecture and then pick the best four and polish further.


  • Unclear questions (due to confusing wording, etc.) reduce score. I will hold high standard on this (and you know why).
  • For multiple choices, explain the reason why you think it is important for students to distinguish the correct answer from incorrect ones.