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Table 4 Number and distribution of questions with three, zero, and multiple common alternative conceptions

From: A valid assessment of students’ skill in determining relationships on evolutionary trees

Alternative conception Number of questions Question #’s
Proximity 4 3, 6, 12, 15
Similarity 4 2, 5, 9, 13
Node counting 3 1, 8, 14
No alternative conception 5 4, 7, 10, 11, 16
Multiple alternative conceptions 2 17, 18