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This one.
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What is the best response to this question?

Postby hazza on Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:39 pm

Give reasons for your answer.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Rainswept on Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:52 pm

When you don't know, always go with "C" or the longest answer.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Taidje Khan on Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:17 pm

I went with "this one."
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:28 pm

Rainswept wrote:When you don't know, always go with "C" or the longest answer.

And, if one of the answers is "None/All of the above", there's a 75% chance it is the correct answer.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Wawizzle on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:00 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Rainswept wrote:When you don't know, always go with "C" or the longest answer.

And, if one of the answers is "None/All of the above", there's a 75% chance it is the correct answer.


No, it is still 25% probability, just as the other 3 answers are.

I picked "This One".
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:38 am

Wawizzle wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Rainswept wrote:When you don't know, always go with "C" or the longest answer.

And, if one of the answers is "None/All of the above", there's a 75% chance it is the correct answer.


No, it is still 25% probability, just as the other 3 answers are.

I picked "This One".

I disagee. That answer is almost never there unless it is the correct answer.

If it's there you can almost be certain it's correct.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Wawizzle on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:58 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Wawizzle wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:And, if one of the answers is "None/All of the above", there's a 75% chance it is the correct answer.


No, it is still 25% probability, just as the other 3 answers are.

I picked "This One".

I disagee. That answer is almost never there unless it is the correct answer.

If it's there you can almost be certain it's correct.


I understand what you are saying, because teachers rarely ever do administer tests that have "none of the above" or "all of the above" as an option for their multiple choice questions. But, mathematically, "none of the above" still only has a 25% chance of being correct if there are 4 options in total.

My calculus teacher will use questions that have that as an option, and it is not often the correct choice. This is calculus, however.

If you are taking the Drug and Alcohol or Driving tests, then oh fuck-yes it will be correct to choose "none of the above" or 'all of the above" because those tests are completely moronic and they would ask questions that have multiple answers and such.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby hazza on Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:51 am

Give reasons for choosing your answer... o.O
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby darkstone on Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:00 am

I chose 'this one' in the middle just because i could.
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This one !!!

Postby Andrey Kurtenkov on Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:31 am

I chose the first “this one” but I am a big fan of both "none of the above" and "all of the above" :twisted:
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:29 am

Wawizzle wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Wawizzle wrote:No, it is still 25% probability, just as the other 3 answers are.

I picked "This One".

I disagee. That answer is almost never there unless it is the correct answer.

If it's there you can almost be certain it's correct.


I understand what you are saying, because teachers rarely ever do administer tests that have "none of the above" or "all of the above" as an option for their multiple choice questions. But, mathematically, "none of the above" still only has a 25% chance of being correct if there are 4 options in total.

My calculus teacher will use questions that have that as an option, and it is not often the correct choice. This is calculus, however.

If you are taking the Drug and Alcohol or Driving tests, then oh fuck-yes it will be correct to choose "none of the above" or 'all of the above" because those tests are completely moronic and they would ask questions that have multiple answers and such.


The mathematical probablity remains the same, but the theoretical probability is higher, because of psychology and stuff.

I've only ever seen an incorrect "all of the above" once in my entire life.

And, yes, drug and alcohol tests are moronic.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Wawizzle on Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:29 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Wawizzle wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:I disagee. That answer is almost never there unless it is the correct answer.

If it's there you can almost be certain it's correct.


I understand what you are saying, because teachers rarely ever do administer tests that have "none of the above" or "all of the above" as an option for their multiple choice questions. But, mathematically, "none of the above" still only has a 25% chance of being correct if there are 4 options in total.

My calculus teacher will use questions that have that as an option, and it is not often the correct choice. This is calculus, however.

If you are taking the Drug and Alcohol or Driving tests, then oh fuck-yes it will be correct to choose "none of the above" or 'all of the above" because those tests are completely moronic and they would ask questions that have multiple answers and such.


The mathematical probablity remains the same, but the theoretical probability is higher, because of psychology and stuff.

I've only ever seen an incorrect "all of the above" once in my entire life.

And, yes, drug and alcohol tests are moronic.


That is the test-makers fault for putting in "give-aways". I've noticed it too since like 2nd grade.

When I become a teacher, there will always be a 5th option (since our Scantrons have ABCDE options) for NONE OF THE ABOVE.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:42 am

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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby PantyGnawer on Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:21 am

I had a chemistry teacher in college that would make the question the answer, and all the answer choices the questions (usually number problems), such that you couldn't just work out the problem, but had to work out the problems for each answer choice and figure out which one matched the question. He didn't fuck around with A to E he went straight for A to G (he couldn't use bubble sheets because of this but didn't mind grading them by hand because he got off on the torture that this caused us). Moreover he loved making the problems such that two would both give the right answer and included answers such as "A and b" "A and c" "B and D". It made it such that you would have to calculate 4 or 5 equations just to find the right answer to one problem. I never got more than halfway through one of his tests. I dropped out, retook it the next semester with a better teacher and aced the class.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Elastoman on Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:54 am

The first one, because your gut is usually right. Assuming, of course, you spent last night studying and becoming familiar with the question at hand instead of drinking and listening to punk rock at maximum volume like I have. Then you probably only chose the first one because that's where your hand was when the sound-induced spasms stopped.

Either way, choice #1.

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