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For school, I'm taking some online courses, which are graded almost completely by 10 question quizzes that cover each lesson. Any question wrong is a drop of 10%, so it's very important to try to get everything right. Unfortunately, the questions are often quite ambiguous and opinionated, and leave me stuck between two choices.

In describing how I felt taking the quizzes to someone, I had said that they were tantalizing, but after looking the word up to confirm that I had used it correctly, I found that it was a bit off from what I wanted. I think unnerving would be more appropriate, but what would the SE community say is the best way to describe tests like these?

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There's nothing wrong with unnerving in your context, so I'm voting to close because all you're looking for is a list of synonyms that you could look up elsewhere. –  FumbleFingers Feb 29 '12 at 0:05
    
-1 too little research. –  MετάEd Sep 2 '12 at 5:57
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The feeling you describe sounds like it is:

nerve-wracking,

the feeling of being anxious, concerned constantly about making the wrong choice, leading you to not want to make a decision.

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Thanks, completely forgot about that one. Though, it's been so overused that it's a bit understated now. Are there any close synonyms? –  mowwwalker Feb 28 '12 at 22:52
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Unnerving?

1: to deprive of courage, strength, or steadiness

2: to cause to become nervous : upset

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I'd go with "both exacting and exasperating"

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Such tests, quizzes makes you feel trapped. For such questions, tests, exams e.t.c you may use distractive.

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