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February 19, 2014

Guesswork

Filed under: Errors — bitchontheblog @ 10:32
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Have come to idealism and earth shattering conclusion (ministers of education and other crap around the world please do take note): Multiple question test papers and/or quizzes prove one thing. And one thing only. Actually two.

If you were asked a question outright you’d probably not get it right. However, and I love myself for this one alone: When you are given a question and a choice of, say, four possible answers that’s the time your education does kick in. I have tested both my theories on myself. Don’t say I don’t offer representative samples.

So. Ask me a question. I know nothing. Having got the faintest idea. Yes, the Ebro runs through Spain. Great. Nil point.

Give me a multiple choice and I’ll give you the right answer. Sherlock to my Watson. It’s awful.

U

PS Goethe died in 1832. That’s a fact. Just in case.

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2 Comments »

  1. This is a quotation from an anonymous author that I have used with effect in the past.

    “Life is like a multiple choice question. Sometimes the choices confuses you, not the question itself.”

    Comment by rummuser — February 19, 2014 @ 12:50 | Reply

  2. The thing about multiple choice of course is that there’s always a percentage chance of getting the right answer. If there are three choices, a 33.33% chance. So you can get the right answer even though you’re totally ignorant. Which is a funny way of assessing knowledge – or intelligence.

    Comment by nick — February 19, 2014 @ 15:05 | Reply


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