In a multiple choice test the author of the test knows all the correct answers.

What is this set of correct answers called?

I have tried looking this up but I can't seem to find the word. The word in Norwegian is "fasit".

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    If it's just a list like "1:b, 2:c, 3:George Washington, 4:192" then it's normally called a "key". Fasitnating, no?
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 25, 2019 at 20:23
  • Possible duplicate of (a part of) Exam-related vocabulary
    – jsw29
    Mar 25, 2019 at 21:55
  • I think this is not a duplicate because the wording used to describe the word in that answer is completely different (I would not put those terms into google for example), and also it answers 4 questions not just one. That is my opinion anyway. Mar 25, 2019 at 23:59
  • Surely the set of correct answers is merely called "the answers"!
    – TrevorD
    Mar 26, 2019 at 0:41

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This is just called an "(answer) key".

Key (Noun): A guide to the correct answers of a worksheet or test.
Some students cheated by using the answer key.

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