Higher-Order Questioning based on Bloomâ€™s Revised Taxonomy
Level Iâ€”Remembering Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers
How did _______ happen?
How would you showâ€¦?
Who were the main â€¦?
When did ___ happen?
How would you explainâ€¦?
How would you describeâ€¦?
Can you recallâ€¦?
Can you list threeâ€¦?
Level IIâ€”Understanding Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas of organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas
How would you classify the type of â€¦?
How would you compareâ€¦? Contrastâ€¦?
State or interpret in your own wordsâ€¦?
How would you rephrase the meaning?
What facts or ideas showâ€¦?
What is the main idea of â€¦?
Which statements supportâ€¦?
Explain what is happeningâ€¦what is meantâ€¦?
What can you say aboutâ€¦?
Which is the best answer?
How would you summarize...?
Level IIIâ€”Applying Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way
How would you useâ€¦?
What examples can you find to â€¦?
How would you solve _____ using what you have learned?
How would you show your understanding of â€¦?
What approach would you use to â€¦?
How would you apply what you learned to developâ€¦?
What other way would you plan to â€¦?
What would result ifâ€¦?
Can you make use of the facts to â€¦?
What elements would you choose to changeâ€¦?
What facts would you select to showâ€¦?
What questions would you ask in an interview with â€¦?
Level IVâ€”Analyzing Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations.
What are the parts or features ofâ€¦?
How is ____ related to â€¦?
Why do you thinkâ€¦?
What is the themeâ€¦?
What motive is thereâ€¦?
What inferences can you make?
What conclusions can you draw from the evidence?
How would you classifyâ€¦?
How would you categorizeâ€¦?
What evidence can you find to support your conclusion?
What is the relationship betweenâ€¦?
What is the distinction betweenâ€¦?
What is the function ofâ€¦?
What ideas justifyâ€¦?
Level Vâ€”Evaluating Present or defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas or quality of work based on a set of criteria.
Questions (many of these questions should be followed with a prompt to explain)
Do you agree with the actions (outcome)â€¦?
What is your opinion of â€¦?
How would you prove (disprove)â€¦?
Assess the value or importance ofâ€¦?
Would it be better ifâ€¦?
Why did they (the character) chooseâ€¦?
What would you recommendâ€¦?
How would you rate the â€¦?
What would cite to defend the actions of â€¦?
How would you evaluateâ€¦?
How would you determineâ€¦?
What choice would you have made?
What would you select?
How would you prioritizeâ€¦?
What judgment would you make aboutâ€¦?
Based on what you know, how would you explainâ€¦?
What information would you use to support the viewâ€¦?
How would you justifyâ€¦?
Why was it better thatâ€¦?
Which idea is more (less) usefulâ€¦?
Level VIâ€”Creating Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions
What changes would you make to solveâ€¦?
How would you improveâ€¦?
What would happen ifâ€¦?
Elaborate on the reason forâ€¦?
Propose an alternativeâ€¦?
How would you adapt___ to create a differentâ€¦?
How would you change (modify) the plot (plan) â€¦?
What could be done to minimize (maximize)â€¦?
What could be combined to improve (change)â€¦?
Suppose could ______. What would you do?
How would you testâ€¦?
Predict the outcome ifâ€¦?
How would you estimate the results for â€¦?
What facts can you compileâ€¦?
Construct a model that would changeâ€¦?
Think of an original way to â€¦?
What way would you designâ€¦?