I am flabbergasted.
I am applying for a job as a Trainee Locomotive Driver, and this is one
of the Sample Test questions sent to applicants to familiarize them with
the entrance examination. (This by the company that runs the rail system
in this state)
If Engineers can't understand the question, what hope have hope-fulls
like me got?
Another question that would have to fall into the category of "Very
Poorly Written" surely:-
The question is, "Which gate is the strongest?"
It is at:-
I would suggest that both gates B. and C. are identical in strength, as
they are identical in construction, only the method of mounting is
different. However, that is not what the question is in my view.
Another point is that a gate is presumed to be for the purpose of
keeping something in or out. This being the case, the direction of force
requiring strength would be presumed, in the absence of
contra-indication in the question, to be parallel to the ground and at
right angle to the face of the gate. This would also result in A. & B.
being equal in strength would it not?
I would suggest that the question, based on the given answer, should
have read "Which gate is mounted in the strongest way?"
The answer sheet providing their logic is at:- [Question (8)] You will
need to click on LARGE at mediafire:-
It also gives their logic to the girder question (8)