Which of the following is NOT a color on the shirt I wore yesterday?
This question, surprisingly, is a little easier than the questions with which I met on Monday’s Torts midterm, but only in subject matter. In terms of probability, I have the exact same chances of getting this question right, right now, than I did any question on my midterm.
Consider that you need to know four pieces of information in order to get this question right without any doubt. Four of these answers are, in other words, TRUE, and one is FALSE, so by process of elimination, the minimum number of facts you have to have in your brain is four. Let’s say, for instance, I only remember for sure that my shirt was blue, black and white, but that stripe across the sleeves was kind of in the middle of red and orange. Could go either way. If I pick the “orange” and the correct answer is “red”, I get no credit for knowing that my shirt was, at least, blue, black and white.
And don’t even get me started on questions that include E) All of the above, or E) Both A and B, and occasionally C, or E) You don’t have any clue do you? You might as well just pick me, since the professor wouldn’t have put me here unless I’m the right choice. Or am I?, or E) None of these are right, including this choice. Live in that conundrum, jerk.