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incorrect answers to MBT Questions

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Could Be true or Likely to Be True
Incorrect Answer to MBT Q because it fails the Fact Test
Exaggerated Answers
Incorrect Answer to MBT Q because it stretches stimulus statement into a broader statement not supported by stimulus.
"New" Information Answers
Incorrect Answer to MBT Q because
right answer must be based on direct info from stimulus or from combining stimulus statements.
The Shell Game
Incorrect Answer to MBT Q because
it is a similar idea mentioned in the stimulus but changed enough in the answer to make it incorrect (but still attractive).
The Opposite Answer
Incorrect Answer to MBT Q because
answer states facts completely opposite to stimulus facts. Usually quick readers fall into this trap.
The Reverse Answer
Incorrect Answer to MBT Q because
Familiar elements appear in the answer but they are rearranged to create new, unsupported statement.