ATTENTION WINDOWS USERS: Click and play version here. NO installation required. Download the zip, unzip it, and double click the .exe.
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I’ve created a computer program that chooses preselected questions at random and creates a WKT-style test. It also creates an answer key. It uses .txt format so pretty much every computer since Windows 95 can run it. Note that for all of this stuff you should use a laptop or desktop. Using a mobile phone will make using these materials much harder. The program will change the numeral of each question every time, as well as randomize whether its answer is A, B, C, or D.
Basically, take a practice test or two, see how well you do, and if you see things you don’t know, look them up. You’ll be doing yourself a huge favor for your next written-knowledge style test.
See my previous comments on studying for legal and medical terminology.
If you hate computers, you can get 26 randomized tests here in a .zip folder.
If you want to use the program for yourself but don’t know how it works, check out my video tutorial here.
If you don’t like video tutorials, try the following:
- Download and install Python 3. It probably won’t matter if it’s 3.6, or 3.7.
- Go to the code for my computer program. Copy and paste it into a notepad file. If you are confused, the computer program is the text labeled 001 WKT Generator v1.py.
- Save the notepad file and close it. You can name it anything. I suggest you call it ChrisDayIsAnnoying.
- Change the .txt that you just saved to a .py. Read this if you do not know how to show file extensions or do not see .txt.
- Now you have a .py file. It’ll look something like ChrisDayIsAnnoying.py. Take that .py file and stick it in a folder by itself. You don’t have to, but it’ll make your life easier.
- Double click the .py file, or right click it and run/open it. It’s going to come up with a black box, say some words, and then you’re going to press enter, and the box is going to go away.
- When the box goes away, in the folder with your .py file will be two files, Mock Test.txt and Answer Key.txt. You now have a random mock test and its answer key,
- Special note, if you intend to run the program again, you must change the name of the Mock Test and Answer Key. The program creates a new Mock Test.txt and Answer Key.txt every time, and it will overwrite any files that have the same exact name as Mock Test..txt and Answer Key.txt.
6 thoughts on “Written Knowledge Test Randomizer”
I love your mock tests!!!
Everything was fine up until the letter E going forward…
Can you please help me so I could continue?
Hey Emese. I’m emailing you now to find out more specifics and try to help you as best I can.