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Don Wood
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Joined: Dec 05, 2003
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When a question that has multiple answers, you are told to how many to select. And if you don't select that many the program won't tell you that you have selected fewer than the specified amount.
Are there any questions where there are fewer correct answers than what the question seems to indicate. In other words, will a question say to select the three correct answers but there really are only two. So if you did pick three anwsers, it would be wrong?
It is hard to believe Sun would be that mean...
Marlene Miller
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Joined: Mar 05, 2003
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Hi Don, I worried about ambiguous questions. But the questions on my exam were all reasonable.
Twice on my exam, I thought there were more or fewer correct answers than the number specified to select. Both times I thought - this exam has bugs!
The first time, after being stuck for a while, I looked away and gave my mind a little break, then tried again. I found it was my mistake. The second time, I gave up and marked the question. After I finished the exam, I went back to the marked question and found that it was my mistake again.
[ December 11, 2003: Message edited by: Marlene Miller ]
Lakshmi Saradha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 170
Hi Marlene,
I guess we will be given a warning if we try to select more options thann the specified (say you are allowed to select two, and have selected three).
Will I also get a warning in the exam if I choose less number of options(say I am allowed to check three and I am checking only two).


Thanks,<br />Lakshmi.
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
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From what I recall you will be warned if you try to select too few answers or too many. The exam isn't as mean as you may think. If they say "Select 2" they mean "select 2" -- no tricks that way.
If you want when you start the exam, on your first question try to select more answers than you are allowed (and you'll see the error message) -- then pick the right ones.... on the next question try to select too few (and you'll see the error message) -- then pick the right ones. That may make you feel more at ease that the exam will catch you if you goof that way.
And don't forget, you can always go back to any question you like, whether you select "mark" or not.


- Jess
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Lakshmi Saradha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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Thank you Jessica
Marlene Miller
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Hi Lakshmi, I took the exam in October. I don't remember whether there were warnings. You might experiment with the first multi-answer question on your exam. Try to select too many or too few. That way you will know for sure.
Lakshmi Saradha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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Thank you Marlene....
As you said, I will try with the first question...
 
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