Omegaton wrote:achan1058 wrote:I recall a "multichoice" test where you are to choose a non-empty subset of the 5 choices given..... (there are 31 ways)cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:My AP Euro teacher had quizzes that had 5 choices for each question:

3 statements: A, B, and C

D: A and B are true; C is false

E: A, B, and C are all true

I had my first multiple choice test in this manner this semester, and it blew my mind.

One of my professors would do things similar to this - but on top of that, he would have sections of 10 True/False problems worth 10 points, but instead of 1 point per problem the grading was "If you get 5 right, you get no points, it is no better than guessing - each one above 5 you get right is worth two points" (Sure, it makes sense, but man, did it make me angry when he also worded his problems to be very tricky and i'd get ones wrong on formalities) - and "Multiple choice" problems where we had 10-15 choices to choose from for a single problem. Normally, the choices were the correct answer, one above and below the correct answer, the three most common incorrect answers, and one above and below each of those incorrect answers (this was an Algorithms/Math for programmers class, so the answers were almost always integers). I found more success ignoring his options until after I had completed the problem (this was probably his intent). His courses were partially considered 'weed-out' courses, mostly due to his insanely evil tests and complete lack of curve.

This same teacher ended up being my favorite teacher I had at school. He was the most boring lecturer I'd ever had (his last name ended in 'stein' so his nickname with everyone was "Ben Stein" - he actually sounded like him), but after the final for the first course I had with him, him and I had a two-hour discussion on more complex algorithms problems and it became pretty obvious to me that this guy wasn't at the school to teach, he was there because he was a flippin' genius. I promptly signed up for his advanced algorithms class the next semester and enjoyed it greatly. Sadly, he was one of only about three teachers I ever had at this school who I felt that way about. Unfortunately, that's to be expected from a state school, it seems.