Originally Posted by BluffingX
test doesn't work.
if a statement has multiple variables then it is more likely it is incorrect.
john carter scored 5 home runs in the 10th game of the 2007 season.
for this question to be correct, 5 things need to be correct.
number of home runs
game of season
year of season
for the statement to be false only 1 thing needs to be wrong
john doe scored 5 home runs in the 10th game of the 2007 season.
john carter scored 6 home runs in the 10th game of the 2007 season.
john carter scored 5 home runs in the 11th game of the 2007 season.
so in real life for any statement, it is much more likely to be wrong than correct.. meaning that if you had no clue what the answer was you should lean towards it being false. i.e. answering 10% - 40% depending on how many variables there are.
That's exactly what I thought. Since I only knew like 4 questions were 100% wrong or right, most of my answers were between 10% and 30%. The more variables in the question, the greater the odds that it's false.
I had a lot that were something like, "Zhang Cho did something something something in China in 1902."
Another was something like, "England is the world's leading producer of eggplants."
So apparently you're not supposed to lay odds and just guess 50% when you don't know?
I got 33/100 and felt good about it. So either I misunderstand the test or the test is whack.