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yotamarker

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trivia questions
« on: February 25, 2017, 07:56:29 AM »
is there an advantage or logical reason for giving and or solving trivia questions
with multiple answers, such as :

what color is Pikachu ?
1 pink
2 yellow
3 green
4 black

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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 02:12:58 PM »
With your question having 4 Multiple Choice possibilities, one would have a 1 in 4 (25%) chance of guessing the correct answer.
If your question was a Fill-in-the-blank one, it would be more of a direct test of a person's knowledge. ie: What color is Pikachu ________?

Kids in school seem to have a dislike for those fill-in-the-blank questions but would much rather have multiple choices.

(Bottom line) - Multiple choice questions do not test knowledge as well as a fill-in-the-blank question.
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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 07:54:30 PM »
I was thinking if it is basically useless then I shouldn't waste time programming it

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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 01:51:53 AM »
I understand Yota but also realize that some teachers (and other educators) might view test questions as a way to provide a "well rounded" cross section of testing to all students, not just those with genius IQ's. Some questions are fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice (or multiple guess as some used to say), True or False, word puzzles like: "If Tom is taller than Jim and Jim is taller then Fred, is Tom taller than Fred?", or similar math questions. Some answers will require a paragraph or brief few sentences to explain the answer.

While many of these examples might prove difficult to code for a bot to attempt or understand, the variety of questions serve to not only prove that the human student can arrive at a correct answer, but that they can think in a variety of methods or scenarios.

Good luck with your bot / programming. O0
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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 03:05:54 PM »
yeah I guess if the A.I is doing the hiring she can use tests
at this point I wonder if this should be done the long obvious way or is there
a special A.I style algorithm this can be done with.

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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 12:42:48 PM »
One thing I forgot to mention and is obvious to some but not all is the fact that unless a person was familiar with what a pikachu actually is, they would only be able to hazard a guess. Tests like your example must only be applied to a select group of individuals whereas most math questions, whether text or numeral based are quite solvable by most school students.

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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 06:42:53 PM »
if the guy has a certificate he doesn't need to be tested

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Re: trivia questions
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
it is clearly a rankgorithm don't you think ?

 

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