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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 12:45pm
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Bookkeeping

A bookkeeping mistake
a) may be be corrected when discovered
b) includes adding players to the scorebook during game
c) must be corrected before the halftime intermission
d) may be corrected if recognized during the first dead ball following the mistake

It isn't B or C. I think they left of some important information in a) like "before the R approves the score". Sure you "may" correct it in D .. but you don't have to
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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 12:59pm
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Isn't a bookkeeping mistake something like the number of personal fouls on a player? The running score? Not an incorrect number of a player. So I believe the answer would be (a) for bookkeeping mistakes.
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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 01:08pm
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Isn't a bookkeeping mistake something like the number of personal fouls on a player? The running score? Not an incorrect number of a player. So I believe the answer would be (a) for bookkeeping mistakes.
I totally agree. This English test left out a huge piece in a) and the answer d) is not incorrect.
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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 01:31pm
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I totally agree. This English test left out a huge piece in a) and the answer d) is not incorrect.
Even though 'a' left out some verbiage, what would make you thinks it is wrong?

'd' limits the timeframe to only the first dead ball, that's the important distinction in that choice, not the word "may".
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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 02:09pm
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Even though 'a' left out some verbiage, what would make you thinks it is wrong?

'd' limits the timeframe to only the first dead ball, that's the important distinction in that choice, not the word "may".
I don't see that in the posted answer D.

That said, A is a better answers, and that's what we're supposed to select during a multiple choice test.
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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 02:45pm
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I don't see that in the posted answer D.

That said, A is a better answers, and that's what we're supposed to select during a multiple choice test.
"if recognized during the first dead ball" is a limiting statement.
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Old Wed Oct 18, 2017, 03:41pm
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Even though 'a' left out some verbiage, what would make you thinks it is wrong?

'd' limits the timeframe to only the first dead ball, that's the important distinction in that choice, not the word "may".
Agree...this is about understanding the rules and what they mean in the context of the game and other rules without having to spell out every little detail. Some things should just be assumed.

We all know about when jurisdiction starts and stops. To mention that as part of the question just overly complicates what is otherwise a simple question.

Likewise on (d), that language should tell you it is referring to correctable errors and not bookkeeping mistakes.
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2017, 07:55am
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"if recognized during the first dead ball" is a limiting statement.
Disagree.

Can it be corrected if it's recognized during the first dead ball? Yes, so this answer is true.

Can it also be corrected if it's recognized after the first dead ball? Also yes -- so A is "truer."
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2017, 07:57am
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Disagree.

Can it be corrected if it's recognized during the first dead ball? Yes, so this answer is true.

Can it also be corrected if it's recognized after the first dead ball? Also yes -- so A is "truer."
I read (d) like Raymond did, as if there was a phantom "only" in front of the "if".
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2017, 08:36am
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I read (d) like Raymond did, as if there was a phantom "only" in front of the "if".
Yes it is how it is read and interpreted. We all know how to take care of it. Just not pleased with the choice of distractors. My first read of it was like Raymond said .. I thought that is using correctable error verbiage.
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2017, 08:44am
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Relatively few people can write clear multiple choice questions. Far more people think they can. This question is not well written--quality test questions measure knowledge, not test taking skills. But as Bob said, despite that, there is a best answer.
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Old Thu Oct 19, 2017, 11:52am
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Relatively few people can write clear multiple choice questions. Far more people think they can. This question is not well written--quality test questions measure knowledge, not test taking skills. But as Bob said, despite that, there is a best answer.
Don't you mean?


Relatively few people can?
a. Write clear multiple choice questions
b. Far more think they can
c. This question is not well written
d. There is a best answer
e. All of the above
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