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Old Tue Apr 27, 2010, 11:56pm
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Examples of ambiguous T/F questions from the NF exam

Hi guys,

Just wondering if I could get some help here...can anyone provide examples from past NF basketball exams of true/false questions that was considered poorly worded and/or ambiguous? Of course, "poorly worded" and "ambiguous" may be subjective, but our association has had some pretty interesting discussions on certain questions over the years, so I would imagine that there are other officials that may have felt the same way as our guys might have. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 12:44am
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 06:58am
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Simpler said than done.
Yup, but anyvbody trying to answer the original question has to do the same research work. No?
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 07:31am
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T/F: This statement is False.
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 10:13am
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T/F: This statement is False.
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 10:21am
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I had one that annoyed me to no end --

Basically it had to do with the score being final and the game over when the official (singular) has left the visual confines of the court.

It should've been plural and probably included the word "all" officials... because while that statement could be true, it could also be false depending on the 2nd/3rd official.
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 02:22pm
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I had one that annoyed me to no end --

Basically it had to do with the score being final and the game over when the official (singular) has left the visual confines of the court.

It should've been plural and probably included the word "all" officials... because while that statement could be true, it could also be false depending on the 2nd/3rd official.
As you know, the answer to NFHS questions is 'false' unless the statement is true in every respect.

As you also know, nobody is supposed to get 100% on the test; errors are supposed to spark further study of the rules. So poorly worded questions are to be expected as a means to an end.
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 02:40pm
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As you know, the answer to NFHS questions is 'false' unless the statement is true in every respect.

As you also know, nobody is supposed to get 100% on the test; errors are supposed to spark further study of the rules. So poorly worded questions are to be expected as a means to an end.
I didn't know that -- in fact the proctor afterwards told me the answer was "true" and I was over-thinking the question... We didn't use it as a launching point.
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Old Wed Apr 28, 2010, 04:33pm
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This was probably the easiest question in the history of the test.

Q: Billy Packer is an idiot.
A: T/T
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Old Fri Apr 30, 2010, 12:59pm
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This was probably the easiest question in the history of the test.

Q: Billy Packer is an idiot.
A: T/T
Since when did the NFHS start using rhetoricals on the exams?
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Old Fri Apr 30, 2010, 01:48pm
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Since when did the NFHS start using rhetoricals on the exams?
Sorry, but that's not a true/false question.

Of course, maybe that's what makes it fit the thread.
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