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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    I have seen this test before (about 1 year ago) and can still work out the correct answers. I won't ruin it for the rest of you by giving the answers.

    It says a lot about this test that a year later I can still remember the answers - or it says a lot about me.

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> p.s. there's a spelling mistake on question 4

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A,B,C,D,A,B,C,D</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Furmpaling the Cluss

    Each of the questions in the following set has a logical or "best" answer from its corresponding multiple choice answer set. By best answer is meant the answer that has the highest probability of being the correct one in accordance with the information at your disposal. There is no particular clue in the spelling of the words and there are no hidden meanings.

    1. The purpose of cluss in furmpaling is to remove

    A. cluss-prags
    B. tremsils
    C. cloughs
    D. plumots

    2. Trassig is true when

    A. lusp trasses the von
    B. the viscal flans, if the viscal is donwil or sortil
    C. the belge fruls
    D. dissols lisk easily

    3. The sigia frequently overfests the trelsum because

    A. all sigias are mellious
    B. all sigias are always votial
    C. the trelsum is usually tarious
    D. no treaka are feakable

    4. The fribbled breg will minter best with an

    A. drest
    B. morst
    C. sortar
    D. ignu

    5. The reasons for tristol dross are

    A. the sabs foped and the doths tinsed
    B. the kredges roted with the crots
    C. few rakobs were accepted in sluth
    D. most of the polats were thronced

    6. Which of the following is/are always present when tressols are being gruven

    A. rint and vost
    B. vost
    C. shum and vost
    D. vost and plone

    7. The mintering function of the ignu is most effectively carried out in connection with

    A. a razma toll
    B. the groshing stantil
    C. the fribbled breg
    D. a frailly susoh

    8.

    A.
    B.
    C.
    D.

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    Thanks Tony. Spelling mistake corrected. I first saw this about 20 years ago. It was given to armed forces personnel to show some of the pitfalls in setting multiple choice tests. At first I got all but the last question correct, but the answer to that one became apparent when I actually wrote the answers down.

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    Lucky guess <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    Like Tony, I have seen similar puzzles. I don't disqualify myself from puzzles if I have seen them (or similar ones). On some level every puzzle and problem is "similar" to something you have learned.

    WIth Tony's approach to "puzzle solving" I would rarely answer any excel questions <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    After my 15 year old son had shown me how to do these, we manage to get
    3<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> C: Frequently is more likely to be because of a Usually than an Always</font color=yellow></span hi>
    4<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> D: This is the only word that would have AN in front of it </font color=yellow></span hi>
    5<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> A: This is the only answer with more than one reason </font color=yellow></span hi>
    7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> C: Because we already know the relationships of these critters, from 4 above </font color=yellow></span hi>
    but now we are stuck. Can we have a clue please.

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    It's difficult to give hints without giving the answers away. But... remember that the purpose of this test is to show the "pitfalls" when setting the questions, which you've hit on for all your correct answers so far.

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>What would be the most likely choice by someone who knew nothing about the subject matter/ terminology?</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Similar reasoning to 3. - choice of "qualifier" used in the question.</font color=yellow></span hi>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A few giveaways here, rolled into one; but the strongest is that if any (one or more) are correct at all, then there's one that will always have to be right.</font color=yellow></span hi>
    8. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Write out the answers, as you would on an answer sheet for such a quizz. This is the one I couldn't get until I did this.</font color=yellow></span hi>

    I think it's harder to write hints than questions!

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    Thanks, that helps. 6 is now obvious, I could kick myself for not getting it sooner. I can see how 8 will be obvious once I have 1 and 2.

    I still can't follow the logic for 1 or 2 though <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A: Cluss is mentioned in the question, the other 3 words are not mentioned</font color=yellow></span hi>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>B: This option is dissimilar from all the others by being much longer and includes a qualifying clause to clarify the answer. This one is used to demonstrate one of the rules of test-writing in multiple choice questions - the right answer should not stand out by being much longer or shorter than the other answers</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    Spot on Tony. I think I made mention in another thread of a lecturer I had, who prided himself in being able to make multiple choice tests as difficult and guessproof as possible. His tactics included stating that any number of choices (including none) could be correct for any question. Many of his questions contained "all of the above" and/or "none of the above" and he would award +1 for a correct answer and -1 for an incorrect one. Sometimes questions required calculation and the alternatives differed only in the last significant figure.

    His Engineering Thermodynamics subject was one of the most difficult in the course, and the result was that the class average was -30/100 for his first test! A group of about a dozen of us (out of about 300) therefore adopted a new tactic for his second test - we wrote our names and IDs on the paper, took it to the front desk, and went to the pub. Our 0/100 marks scored us all a standardized Distinction! Frank confronted us about our "tactic" and was not amused when I asked "I guess you've discovered that we all copied off each other?" Not so clever, eh Frank? (if you're still out there anywhere).

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    In our High School World History Class, our teacher was fond of his test with "unlimited scores" and no incorrect answers to True/False or multiple choice questions. In fact, you scored no points for the answer at all. He did not care what your answer was. You got points for showing why you thought it was the correct choice. The more you "proved" your point the higher your test score for the question.

    I remember test with a question with 4 world leaders and you had to say which one was different than the other three (and why) and one student put down "B" with the reason that he had only heard of "B" he had never heard of any of the other 3! Knowing the student, the teacher knew this was a true statement and he was awarded a point.

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    I remember hearing a story of a student doggedly challenging the lecturer's statement that nothing could travel as fast as light. The lecturer finally brokered the offer that if the student could provide the proof then he'd pass the course. Next session, the student duely produced his Star Trek handbook, which stated categorically that it was possible to travel at up to 8 times the speed of light! (or something of that order.)

    This tale actually related to a (fairly advanced) physics subject being taught at MIT. Let's hope this prospective space shuttle engineer was somehow moved sideways into management! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    Sorry, I don't get 8, even with your clue! <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>How can one write out the question and answers when all are blank?!</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: Furmpaling the Cluss

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>What Alan meant was to write down the correct answers to questions 1-7 below each other, in the form 1 - A etc. Look at the pattern.</font color=yellow></span hi>

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