The other day I was doing one of the online quizzes for my Psychiatry clerkship. I don’t remember the question, but the answers looked something like this:
A. None of the above
B. Answer 1
C. Answer 2
D. Answer 3
E. Answer 4
My test taking, deductive reasoning quickly concluded that the answer could not possibly be A. You follow my reasoning, right? I mean if the answer option says “None of the above” and there is no other answer above it, then it cannot be true.
That makes sense, no?
So, folks, remember this the next time you are taking a quiz/exam and the question writer tries to pull this little trick over you.