Are the M5 questions a lot alike the actual boards?

The point of the M5 is not to replicate the ABA examination, but to teach essential subjects in a way that, for most people, allows for better understanding and recall than traditional paragraph or bullet point books. There is not a concerted effort to make the questions as much like the boards as possible. That being said, we’ve been told that some of our questions had an uncanny likeness to in-service and board questions. This is because the concepts the ABA stresses are recurrent and in many cases predictable.