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Old 03-31-2011, 10:08 AM
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Last night I wrote my ROC exam. Man do I hate when they ask questions like:

You may not use your Marine radio for:
1) Establishing a land-based station,
2) Profane or offensive language,
3) False Distress,
4) Interference/ superfluouse transmissions.

You can only check one of the answers
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So.......three of those are okay?
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Right, my point. That was question #3 on the exam and I had to ask the instructors if I could check all four boxes? They said, "nope, there is only one right answer per question".

There were a handful of other questions along the same lines, just this was the easiest to type out.
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I think they left all of the above out.
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I think they left all of the above out.
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Got to hate those types of questions. The test was probably written when the guy had a bad day and was drunk that night. "I'm going to mess with their minds with this one"
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Minor problem for a guy with your talents! When you get your notice of passing please scan it and post it! Congrats will be in order
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False distress had to be the best answer. or the worst answer. Wait a minute.
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False distress.



Under the right circumstances you may use a marine radio land based.

Offensive to who?

There are channels available for superfluous chit chat.

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What's so tough about the question? You "may not" use profane or offensive language. You "must not" do the other stuff.

At least, that's my guess...
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I can see why those types of questions would be annoying to a person who would make a compact , retentively designed drawer , from just under a gazillion pieces of miniscule stuff , scarfed from scraps from who knows how many jobs , employing just under 274 clamps per glue.
You have got to be on the one end of the pendulum swing for the vast majority of the global population . Yet your beer selection is so peculiar , it must be a local store issue
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I would have to go with "false distress".
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Keep up with me here George; the correct answer was, if you are going to rob a place, the last place you'd want to rob is Fort Knoxs.

The reason why I hate question of such nature is because they are challenging you on what you think you know, not what you actually do know.
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"I'll take "all of the above" for $100, Alex."

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Ding Ding Ding,,,,, Daily Double.
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I hate those kind of questions, two, have for years and now that I write the questions, we only use fill in the blank tests!
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Keep up with me here George; the correct answer was, if you are going to rob a place, the last place you'd want to rob is Fort Knoxs.

The reason why I hate question of such nature is because they are challenging you on what you think you know, not what you actually do know.
Trick question. That is why I hated college. You could study for hours for a test and get bullshit questions like that. Give me an essay test any day and I will score in the high 90's. Give me a stupid multiple choice test and its hard telling what I would get......unless I had a file on the class.
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Trick question. That is why I hated college. You could study for hours for a test and get bullshit questions like that. Give me an essay test any day and I will score in the high 90's. Give me a stupid multiple choice test and its hard telling what I would get......unless I had a file on the class.

Oh absolutely. I know after completing the exam I was basically in a state of throwing my hands up in the air and saying to myself, "what the heck, it is what it is".

With the courses I've taken "after" leaving school and being knocked around a bit my mind set has taken a turn for the better. Now-a-days I want to get nothing less than 100% on a exam and I learn and study accordantly. In the case of this exam the questions that were straight forward I had zero problems with answering, they were a breeze. It's the ones that ask me if robbing a corner gas station is better than robbing a corner store, a bank or Fort Knox? Or what is a better colour, red, blue, green or brown?

Either way I passed the exam with a few wrong. When the instructor was going over my results with me I was picking the right answer the second time around.
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The key here is "choose the best answer". That means that if you can use land based under a very limited set of circumstances, and there is no rule specifically banning "offensive" language(maybe worded differently), and superfluous could be interpreted in different ways, then I'd say even though all four are no-no's, the BEST answer would be 3) false distress which isn't allowed under AYN circumstances.
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Occam's Razor
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