When you don’t know the answer in a multiple-choice question always go with “c.” As a young person, I was never a good student. Partially because I was a poor test taker. I didn’t like the testing process because I didn’t think it was a good indicator of my knowledge or skill set. Ok, maybe I was also undisciplined and lazy. Simply put, I just didn’t want to do, what I didn’t want to do. I graduated with a lowly 2.0 GPA. As I grew up and matured, I seemed to have bloomed and became a natural student, because I was curious, and wanted to learn more for my own benefit.
25 years after finishing college with my bachelor’s degree I went back to graduate school. This time I finished with a 4.0 GPA, and I became a professor. I still didn’t like the testing process. I thought asking everybody to take a test to determine their knowledge attained and lessons learned was like taking a squirrel and a fish and giving them the same swimming test. Or, making the same fish and squirrel take a tree climbing test.
Testing however, was the most objective way of measuring. If there was a clear-cut answer there was no ambiguity involved. I mean true-false questions are written so that one question is either true, or it’s false. I particularly hated writing tests for my students, especially multiple-choice questions. I called them multiple guess questions. I could never seem to balance the choices with something that had one true answer and the other having enough of a difference that made it wrong without SHOUTING how WRONG it was. Some have said, if you have no idea always choose “c.”
For example, if I were teaching a lesson on the methods of becoming a Christian here would be a sample question,
"At what point does God in heaven consider you “saved,” and now you can be called a Christian?"
a. When you believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and died for your sins. So, you repent of your sinful ways and be baptized to contact the cleansing blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins. Plus, you have also committed to live an obedient life forevermore.
b. When you placed membership with a group of Christians that meet together AND has the name Church of Christ on your building.
c. When the sign on your building and, ALL correspondence claims the name church of Christ, but only if the “c” in church is lower case?
d. All of the above
Nope, not this time. The answer is not “c.”