I find that if I do too many practice questions with them they don't try very hard and it takes a large chunk of time. So I've started creating what I call "Fast Fives." At least once a week my students will see a Fast Five on the table when they come into class.
They will start working on the questions immediately. The students who get to class earlier have a little more time for the fast fives than their classmates who arrive late. After everyone has completed their fast five then we go over the questions and I teach them test taking skills like highlighting the vocabulary, underlining the base question, labeling the diagrams, crossing out the incorrect answers, etc. It seems to me that 5 questions is the perfect way to get the class started.
I use an inexpensive sign like this to hold the sign:
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