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Johannes de Jong
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
Beginning Java Objects Quiz and get humilated like I did.
I scored 4/10 talk about a mayor depression coming on !!
Pauline McNamara
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Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
    
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Johannes, that's not the reaction they're aiming for: you're supposed to be overwhelmed with the irresistable impulse to go buy the book, read it over the weekend (all 600+ pages) and then ace the test next week.

Pauline

[This message has been edited by Pauline McNamara (edited July 19, 2001).]
Michael Matola
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Joined: Mar 25, 2001
Posts: 1747
    
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I'm overwhelmed with the irrestitable impulse to run screaming from this book. The questions and the explanation of the answers read like the goal of the book was to express ideas in the most tedious, annoying, and uppity language possible.
Ugh.
I got 5 right, by the way.
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
Posts: 2676
Boy, it's really raining on my parade. I thought I was beginning to understand some of this stuff. 1 out of 10 is my score.
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Lance Finney
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Joined: Apr 26, 2001
Posts: 133
Well, I got 70%! I guess I don't need to get the book after all, even though I didn't know what half the questions asked...
Paul Ralph
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Joined: Aug 10, 2000
Posts: 312
I understood all of the questions, but I only got 5 right. The last one seems especially designed to be humiliating, becuase unless you know your history you've only got a 1 in 5 chance of getting it right.
As a selling point for his book, I think it's pretty poor. As a test of your understanding of UML it's somewhat better.
Paul R
Greg Harris
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Joined: Apr 12, 2001
Posts: 1012
ouch, that hurt! i do not claim to know this stuff yet, but i am still ashamed of the 4/10. let's just hope i performed better on the calculus test i just finished!


what?
Richard Boren
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Joined: Mar 01, 2001
Posts: 233
I'm at the same level as you Johannes if you guessed at most of the questions as I did.
I agree with Michael statement. Very uppity.
Jim Dong
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 12
scoring 6/10 doesn't make me feel good, since I missed #1,3 and 4, which should be relatively easy. :-(
Joe McGuire
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Joined: Mar 19, 2001
Posts: 293
A blatant, yet obviously effective, marketing ploy.
(4 out of 10, though I feel absolutely NO burning desire to go out and buy this book).
Amber Woods
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Joined: Mar 28, 2001
Posts: 111
Doh! I did, well let's just say, Not so good on this one. That's a great confidence booster, (in the words of Richard) NOT!


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jason adam
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 1932
3 out of 10... not bad since I haven't ever seen UML before except what is here on the website (OOP-4). I agree, no desire to learn about it from this book, that's for sure.
Jason
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9046
    
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As a professional test designer (not for javaranch), I think this quiz is very poorly designed.

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Johannes de Jong
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
70 % well done Lance . As for the rest thanks for making me feel better.
Professional test designer do tell Marilyn. ?
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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One of the hats I wear. I pick/create questions for the chiropractic x-ray tech certification exam.
Johannes de Jong
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Posts: 5089
The actual exam that people write ?
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Yes. The actual exam. Of course I don't do it all alone. There is a small group of us. We usually pick questions for two exams and the examinees get one of the two exams. Then we get Nedelsky ratings and the whole bit after the students are finished.
Johannes de Jong
tumbleweed
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Posts: 5089
Is the exam done for the whole USA ?.
Manju Jain
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Joined: Feb 08, 2001
Posts: 168
30% is my score. Zero knowledge on UML, as for the rest I thought I knew a little bit before I took the test. But I am not going to read the book either. Practical experience counts for more.
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