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Cheating by not cheating (Posted on 2012-05-30) Difficulty: 2 of 5
John Vignetti cheated on a test by not looking at the answers. If he had looked at the answers, then he would not have been cheating. How?

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re: Trained Monkey? | Comment 4 of 12 |
(In reply to Trained Monkey? by brianjn)

Randomly selecting answers may be cheating his own education, but, I agree, that the method itself would not be "cheating". 

Rather he had acquired a copy of the answers to the multiple choice/true-false test, had memorized them, and then supplied them.

Another possible test form could have been a "Jeopardy"-like test, where the answers are provided and one supplies the questions. It would require much more memorization, but the manner of cheating could have been the same as described for the multiple-choice/true-false exam.

In either method, looking at the answers in order to have not been cheating is not answered. This part of the puzzle is perhaps what provides the quandary.

Edited on May 31, 2012, 12:30 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2012-05-31 00:29:04

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