Bloom's Taxonomy's
Model Questions and Key Words


Based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Developed and Expanded by John Maynard
Editor's Note: Your teachers will most often use this chart when making up questions -- it would be a good idea to become familiar with the terminology yourself. A great study aid.
I. KNOWLEDGE (drawing out factual answers, testing recall and recognition)
who  where  describe  which one 
what  how  define  what is the best one
why  match  choose  how much
when  select  omit  what does it mean
II. COMPREHENSION (translating, interpreting and extrapolating)
state in your own words  classify which are facts
what does this mean  judge is this the same as
give an example  infer select the best definition
condense this paragraph  show what would happen if
state in one word  indicate explain what is happening
what part doesn't fit  tell explain what is meant
what expectations are there  translate read the graph, table
what are they saying  select this represents
what seems to be  match is it valid that
what seems likely  explain show in a graph, table
which statements support  represent demonstrate
- what restrictions would you add 
III. APPLICATION (to situations that are new, unfamiliar or have a new slant for students)
predict what would happen if explain
choose the best statements that apply identify the results of
judge the effects  select
what would result tell what would happen
tell how, when, where, why tell how much change there would be
IV. ANALYSIS (breaking down into parts, forms)
distinguish what is the function of 
identify what's fact, opinion 
what assumptions what statement is relevant
what motive is there related to, extraneous to, not applicable
what conclusions what does author believe, assume
make a distinction state the point of view of
what is the premise state the point of view of
what ideas apply what ideas justify conclusion
what's the relationship between the least essential statements are
what's the main idea, theme what inconsistencies, fallacies
what literary form is used what persuasive technique
implicit in the statement is
V. SYNTHESIS (combining elements into a pattern not clearly there before)
create how would you test make up
-tell propose an alternative compose
make solve the following formulate
do plan how else would you
choose design state a rule
develop
VI. EVALUATION (according to some set of criteria, and state why)
appraise  what fallacies, consistencies, inconsistencies appear
judge  which is more important, moral, better, logical, valid, appropriate
criticize  find the errors
defend  compare

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