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Beginning Java Objects Quiz and get humilated like I did.
I scored 4/10 talk about a mayor depression coming on !!
 
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Johannes, that's not the reaction they're aiming for: you're supposed to be overwhelmed with the irresistable impulse to go buy the book, read it over the weekend (all 600+ pages) and then ace the test next week.

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[This message has been edited by Pauline McNamara (edited July 19, 2001).]
 
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I'm overwhelmed with the irrestitable impulse to run screaming from this book. The questions and the explanation of the answers read like the goal of the book was to express ideas in the most tedious, annoying, and uppity language possible.
Ugh.
I got 5 right, by the way.
 
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Boy, it's really raining on my parade. I thought I was beginning to understand some of this stuff. 1 out of 10 is my score.
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Well, I got 70%! I guess I don't need to get the book after all, even though I didn't know what half the questions asked...
 
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I understood all of the questions, but I only got 5 right. The last one seems especially designed to be humiliating, becuase unless you know your history you've only got a 1 in 5 chance of getting it right.
As a selling point for his book, I think it's pretty poor. As a test of your understanding of UML it's somewhat better.
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ouch, that hurt! i do not claim to know this stuff yet, but i am still ashamed of the 4/10. let's just hope i performed better on the calculus test i just finished!
 
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I'm at the same level as you Johannes if you guessed at most of the questions as I did.
I agree with Michael statement. Very uppity.
 
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scoring 6/10 doesn't make me feel good, since I missed #1,3 and 4, which should be relatively easy. :-(
 
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A blatant, yet obviously effective, marketing ploy.
(4 out of 10, though I feel absolutely NO burning desire to go out and buy this book).
 
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Doh! I did, well let's just say, Not so good on this one. That's a great confidence booster, (in the words of Richard) NOT!
 
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3 out of 10... not bad since I haven't ever seen UML before except what is here on the website (OOP-4). I agree, no desire to learn about it from this book, that's for sure.
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As a professional test designer (not for javaranch), I think this quiz is very poorly designed.
 
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70 % well done Lance . As for the rest thanks for making me feel better.
Professional test designer do tell Marilyn. ?
 
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One of the hats I wear. I pick/create questions for the chiropractic x-ray tech certification exam.
 
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The actual exam that people write ?
 
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Yes. The actual exam. Of course I don't do it all alone. There is a small group of us. We usually pick questions for two exams and the examinees get one of the two exams. Then we get Nedelsky ratings and the whole bit after the students are finished.
 
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Is the exam done for the whole USA ?.
 
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30% is my score. Zero knowledge on UML, as for the rest I thought I knew a little bit before I took the test. But I am not going to read the book either. Practical experience counts for more.
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