On Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:56:12 -0700, the following appeared
Post by BruceS Post by Sylvia Else
Just like to report that I scored 1 out of 10 on this quiz, containing
10 questions with four alternatives each. Since the average random
answer score is 2.5 I think that says something for my disdain for these
Also, where's Graham?
OK, I also scored 1 out of 10, but one of the questions (the one I got
right!) was a true/false. I got every one of the 9 multiple-choice
questions wrong. Since I was purely guessing, that was a (3/4)**9 or
about 7.5% probability, with no reference to the true/false. I wonder
if this is good evidence of some magical power on my part.
Absolutely! A score significantly lower than average is as
meaningful regarding magical powers as one significantly
higher than average; in this case it probably means that you
knew the right answers but rejected the quiz as stupid. ;-)
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
- Isaac Asimov