Bloom's Level
Task Words
Question Stems


1.
Remembering
List Memorize Relate Show
Locate Sort Distinguish Listen Give example
Group Reproduce
Quote Repeat Label
Recall Know Read
Outline Write
Choose Recite Review
Record Match Select
Underline Cite
What happened after...?
How many...?
Who was it that....?
Can you name the.....?
Describe what happened at....?
Who spoke to ....?
Find the meaning of ......?
What is ....?
Which is true or false....?
Where is ..... ?
When did ..... happen?
Who is .....?
2.
Understanding
Restate Identify
Discuss Retell
Research Annotate
Translate Describe
Report Recognize
Review Observe
Outline Account for
Interpret Estimate
Give main idea
Paraphrase Define
Give examples of
Reorganize Associate
Can you write in your own words...?
Can you write a brief outline....?
What do you think could have happened next....?
Who do you think.....?
What was the main idea.....?
Who was the key character....?
Can you distinguish between ....?
What differences exist between.....?
Can you provide an example of what you mean....?
Which is the best answer?
Which comes first..... or ........ ?
3.
Applying
Translate Manipulate
Exhibit Illustrate
Calculate Interpret
Make Practice Apply
Operate Interview
Paint Change Show
Compute Sequence
Solve Collect
Demonstrate Dramatize
Construct Use
Adapt Draw
Do you know another instance where...?
Could this have happened in ...?
Can you group by characteristics such as ....?
What factors would you change if....?
Can you apply the method used to some experience of your own....?
What questions would you ask if.....?
From the information given, can you develop a set of instructions about....?
Would this information be useful if you had a ....?
How can you use.....?
4.
Analyzing
Distinguish Question
Appraise Experiment
Inspect Examine
Probe Separate
Inquire Arrange
Investigate Sift
Research Calculate
Criticize Compare
Contrast Survey
Detect Group Order
Sequence Test
Debate Analyze
Diagram Relate
Dissect Categorize
Discriminate
Which evens could have happened...?
How was this similar to....?
What was the underlying theme of...?
What do you see as other possible outcomes?
Why did ... changes occur.
Can you compare your .... with that presented in....?
Can yo explain what must have happened when...?
What are some of the problems of....?
Can you distinguish between....?
What were some of the motives behind....?
What was the turning point in the game?
What was the problem with....?
What are the parts or features of....?
What evidence can you find to....?
5.
Evaluating
Judge Rate Validate Predict
Assess Score Revise Infer
Determine Prioritize Tell why
Compare Evaluate Defend
Select Measure
Choose Conclude
Deduce Debate Justify
Recommend
Discriminate Appraise Value
Probe Argue Decide
Criticize Rank Reject
Why do you think...?
Do you agree....?
What is your opinion of....?
Prove/disprove that..... is better than ....?
Prioritize....?
Assess the value or importance of....?
Would it be better if....?
Do you agree....?
6.
Creating
Compose Assemble Organize
Invent Compile Forecast
Devise Propose Construct Plan
Prepare Develop
Originate Imagine
Generate Formulate
Improve Act Predict
Produce Blend
Set up Devise
Concoct Compile
Can you design a.... to....?
Why not compose a song about....?
Can you create new and unusual uses for....?
Can you write a new recipe for a tasty dish?
Can you see a possible solution to....?
If you had access to all the resources how would you deal with.....?
Why don't you devise your own way to deal with....?
What would happen if......? How many ways can you.....?
What would happen if.....?
How many ways can you.....?
Can you develop a proposal which would......?
How can we solve....?
If you had ....., how would you....?
How can we improve....?
What will happen if....?
What is another way...?