Playing The Odds On A Multiple Choice Test? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Funny

Research has proven over that "C" is the most common answer in all multiple-choice tests--unless it"s a true/false test.
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Female 247
It was a true and false test...=P
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Male 303
This is a repost.
And the other one has a letter from the teacher also.
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Male 264
Yeah, the teacher was obviously banking on the "when in doubt, chose C" mantra.
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Female 721
When in doubt, put C. S`what I always heard from both teachers and students.
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Female 12
and not even ONE of the answers was correct?? REALLY?? tough break..
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Female 5,222
lol
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Male 39
Rise against the Machine
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Male 25,416
Fight the machine!
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Male 2,893
Maybe he felt rebelious?
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Male 18
This is unbelievably old.
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Male 172
Guessing fail!
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Male 162
Nothing on Snopes on the commentary. I believe the test but not the commentary.
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Male 497
"" "The commentary the professor says after grading this test is hilarious XD"

And here it be:

Dear Michael,

Every year I attempt to boost my students` final grades by giving them this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True/False questions from only 3chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points.

There were two possible answer choices: A (True)and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It`s as if you didn`t look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing. See you next year!

May God have mercy on your soul.

Sincerely,
Professor William Turner ""

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Male 1,081
Is this a repost or did I just see this else where?
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Male 191
Shoulda kept the note with it. Not everyone`s gonna read the comments.
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Male 15,832
Apparently, this was, in fact a true/false test where the only possible correct answers were A or B. Considering the subject and level, this guy had to be a slobbering tard.

On a side note, many tests will subtract 1/4 or 1/5 of a point for wrong answers so they will average to zero if you guess. However, if you can eliminate even one wrong answer, and you guess from among the remaining choices, you can, on average, improve your score.

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Female 103
"The commentary the professor says after grading this test is hilarious XD"

And here it be:

Dear Michael,

Every year I attempt to boost my students` final grades by giving them this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True/False questions from only 3chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points.

There were two possible answer choices: A (True)and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It`s as if you didn`t look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing. See you next year!

May God have mercy on your soul.

Sincerely,
Professor William Turner

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Female 25
Should have gotted an A+++
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Female 1,283
Old post is old.
The commentary the professor says after grading this test is hilarious XD
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Female 62
"This. I still do in high-school.
And 0/100? Not ONE of them were C?
Damn."


Erm... look closer. None of them are C b/c C isn`t an option...

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Female 275
it was true/false..
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Male 59
YoFuzzy your right from my experience they actually change that from test to test, i know for a fact my science teacher justs uses a random button for our test answers.
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Male 309
C isnt the most common anymore, all my teachers found out the students know that and now C is about as common as A. B or D is the most common now
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Female 612
Elsewhere I saw the accompanying note the professor gave the guy. He said the lowest score ever on that test (which was true/false) had been about sixty-five percent, so that student took "fail" to a whole new level by not reading a single question and thereby failing to realize the test was t/f.
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Male 394
"In school I use to like coloring in the little dots....I wouls waste all my time making sure they were perfect. :("

This. I still do in high-school.
And 0/100? Not ONE of them were C?
Damn.

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Male 39
Any Chance He Got A Zero Because They Knew He Didn`t Try???
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Female 713
Wow scantrons! I thought I was done with them in high school...then I found out they`re used in college.
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Male 130
hmm.
I bet he got a C.
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Female 854
In school I use to like coloring in the little dots....I wouls waste all my time making sure they were perfect. :(
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Female 509
...pitiful...
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Female 250
XD. That`s funny.
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Male 670
My teachers are dumb. They make A and E be true and false, respectively, to get us to listen to directions.
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Male 162
About the note from the teacher - it just seems odd to me that a teacher would email their student saying "may god have mercy on your soul". I have no problem with the test itself, but it might be one of those snopes cases where the picture and description aren`t exactly the same.
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Male 3,915
lol...thanks for that theshark350...worth the link...XD
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Male 429
nevermind, I found it.

Here it is

too big to embed.

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Male 429
I thought this image included a note from the teacher explaining that this was a T/F quiz, but maybe that was a different one or cut off or something.
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Female 22
@ImTakingOver
it says that on all scantrons.
what an idiot.
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Male 1,351
This story has been circulating around my school for years. My friends and I joke about this idiot.
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Male 388
A: True
B: False

What an idiot.

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Male 1,068
what a douche
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Female 3,598
haha, micheal benson, you suck./
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Male 73
wow some of you are slow lol.
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Male 4,867
everyone saying he should`ve got 25% or whatever.
his only choices were A and B - he picked C every time
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Male 684
the score is hand written, and was probably not actually graded on the grounds that all the answers were the same.
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Female 2,289
it says 0/100 .... i don`t get it.
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Male 15,510
"What are the odds that none of the answers were c? Wow!"

In a true - false test, 100%.

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Male 1,195
What are the odds that none of the answers were c? Wow!
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Male 1,918
Pretty sure its true or false if he got 0/100
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Male 243
Oh michael benson, you should at least look at a few questions before you completely give up
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Male 295
that blows my philosophy out of the water, when in doubt, either whip it out, or pick C
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Male 690
What a moron
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Male 2,125
How the hell do you fail a communications test? Especially the intro? -_-
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Male 37
#20: C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER...

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Female 697
I know teachers advise to go for C when you don`t quite know the answer... but thats taking it a bit far.
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Male 152
old pic is ooooooold
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Male 5,190
Maybe it was true and false...a and b.

I remember seeing this ages ago as that.

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Male 10,440
This is old. I`m sure someone has already explained the background behind this test.
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Male 343
Lol, on #20 he tried going for A.
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Female 9,475
lmao, fail.
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Male 2,748
lol! dumbass hahahaha
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Male 504
The directions have d filled in.
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Male 2,199
well they were following directions, the example had C filled in, and even test version C was filled in... lol
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Female 160
I bet this kid argued he was just following the directions.
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Male 233
@turbotong, Sorry to Burst your bubble but most schools use that identical form, Unless you can see the name of the school somewhere that I`m blind to see (which is a HUGE possibility lol) then anyone could say OMG THIS WAS AT MY SCHOOL!
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Female 155
danthew, the test WAS true/false. A was true, B was false. C wasn`t an answer.
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Male 600
OMG THIS WAS AT MY SCHOOL
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Male 2,121
lol, something else must be the problem, he should have 20% ish with those answers
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Male 20,156
Link: Playing The Odds On A Multiple Choice Test? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Research has proven over that `C` is the most common answer in all multiple-choice tests--unless it`s a true/false test.
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