History Main / HiddenPurposeTest

16th Mar '17 12:51:53 PM TheCheshireCat
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* Commonly inserted into online academic surveys, as otherwise the researchers would have no idea whether or not the testee had actually read any of the questions asked. A common example would be a question that specifically states to answer a certain way lest your results be thrown out.

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* Commonly inserted into online academic surveys, as otherwise the researchers would have no idea whether or not the testee had actually read any of the questions asked. A common example would be a question that specifically states to answer a certain way lest your results be thrown out. Another might be to ask a question that has already been asked, but phrased in the opposite way (thus someone who says "strongly agree" to both clearly was not reading them).
2nd Feb '17 3:56:03 PM Inediblecake
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* Commonly inserted into online academic surveys, as otherwise the researchers would have no idea whether or not the testee had actually read any of the questions asked. A common example would be a question that specifically states to answer a certain way lest your results be thrown out.
4th Jan '17 1:47:54 AM upupandaway42
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* In Season Two of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Coulson assigns Skye the job of decoding the alien writing that both Garrett and Coulson took to carving after being injected with the GH-325 serum, and that was also carved into the [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Obelisk]]. In the episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]], we learn the true purpose of the assignment - Coulson only started carving the alien writing after seeing what Garrett carved "triggered" something in him, and he's been monitering Skye - who was also previously [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E14TAHITI injected with the GH-325 serum]] - to see if the writing triggered anything in ''her''.
28th Dec '16 5:35:54 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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*** Naruto himself notably passed through some accidental LoopholeAbuse - [[spoiler: it never occurred to him to try cheating his way to completion, so he never tried. However, by never trying to cheat, ''[[ExactWords he was never caught cheating]]'', thus fulfilling the purpose of the exam]].

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*** Both Naruto himself notably passed through some and Sakura managed to pass via accidental LoopholeAbuse - [[spoiler: it never occurred to him to try LoopholeAbuse. Neither of them got caught cheating because they simply didn't cheat in the first place- Sakura was smart enough to answer the questions legitimately, and Naruto [[spoiler:left his page blank. Due to the way to completion, so he never tried. However, by never trying to cheat, ''[[ExactWords he was never caught cheating]]'', thus fulfilling the purpose of Chuunin Exam rules worked (you automatically pass if you make it to the exam]].tenth question and answer that correctly), he passes despite not having done anything]].
16th Nov '16 1:38:18 PM ironballs16
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*** Naruto himself notably passed through some accidental LoopholeAbuse - [[spoiler: it never occurred to him to try cheating his way to completion, so he never tried. However, by never trying to cheat, ''[[ExactWords he was never caught cheating]]'', thus fulfilling the purpose of the exam]].
16th Sep '16 1:33:00 AM Omeganian
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4563333/1/For-The-Greater-Good For The Greater Good]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/956921/marietsy2 marietsy2]], it turns out that [[RonTheDeathEater Dumbledore]], after winning a PyrrhicVictory against Grindelwald (he waited too long, believing that he can gain more glory by defeating Gellert after he causes more destruction), had summoned [[DeusExMachina Gaia]], who promised to hit a ResetButton for him... on the condition that he fails to defeat the new darkness rising, he will not just be killed, but [[YourSoulIsMine his soul will be Gaia's]]. After Harry wins a PyrrhicVictory as well, once again thanks to Dumbledore, Gaia comes in to collect what was promised... The test wasn't for Dumbledore to defeat Voldemort, since that was Harry's task, but to defeat the darkness within himself, by raising Harry personally, in a loving home. And with all the consequences, she deems his actions sufficient for him to be killed, [[CessationOfExistence obliterated]] and retconned out of existence.
4th Jul '16 1:55:09 PM AtticusOmundson
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->'''Jay:''' Well, first I was gonna pop this guy hangin' from the streetlight, and then I realized, you know, he's just working out. How would I feel if somebody come runnin' in the gym, bust me in my ass while I'm on the treadmill? Then I saw this, uh, snarling beast guy. Then I noticed he had a tissue in his hand, and I realized, you know, he's not snarling; he's ''sneezing''. You know, ain't no real threat there. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinkin', you know, eight-year-old, white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of monsters, this time of night, with quantum physics books? She 'bout to start some shit, Zed. She's about eights years old; those books are ''way'' too advanced for her! If you ask me, I say she's up to something.

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->'''Jay:''' Well, first I was gonna pop this guy hangin' from the streetlight, and then I realized, you know, he's just working out. How would I feel if somebody come runnin' in the gym, bust me in my ass while I'm on the treadmill? Then I saw this, uh, snarling beast guy. Then I noticed he had a tissue in his hand, and I realized, you know, he's not snarling; he's ''sneezing''. You know, ain't no real threat there. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinkin', you know, eight-year-old, white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of monsters, this time of night, with quantum physics books? She 'bout to start some shit, Zed. She's about eights eight years old; those books are ''way'' too advanced for her! If you ask me, I say she's up to something.
14th Jun '16 2:08:20 AM coralina33
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* This trope is the entire foundation of the 2004 movie ''D.E.B.S'', in which a secret test is hidden in the American S.A.T.s which measures the students aptitude for spying. All those who pass the hidden test are given the opportunity (which nobody, it seems, turns down) to become a D.E.B. It is not shown where the boys who pass the test are sent, or why there is a Frenchgirl taking the S.A.T.s.

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* This trope is the entire foundation of the 2004 movie ''D.''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S'', S.]]'', in which a secret test is hidden in the American S.A.T.s which measures the students aptitude for spying. All those who pass the hidden test are given the opportunity (which nobody, it seems, turns down) to become a D.E.B. It is not shown where the boys who pass the test are sent, or why there is a Frenchgirl taking the S.A.T.s.
25th May '16 6:48:30 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* Trent Reznor asks guitarists auditioning for NineInchNails to play the main riff to "Terrible Lie," which is only two notes long. The reason he makes them play such an easy song is that he's not testing their technical proficiency, but their attitude on stage. According to him, the riff isn't really "B -- C#," it's "Fuck -- you."

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* Trent Reznor asks guitarists auditioning for NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails to play the main riff to "Terrible Lie," which is only two notes long. The reason he makes them play such an easy song is that he's not testing their technical proficiency, but their attitude on stage. According to him, the riff isn't really "B -- C#," it's "Fuck -- you."
19th May '16 5:03:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''MurderSheWrote'' episode "Test of Wills": Jessica Fletcher is called in by a wealthy man to find out which of his heirs is trying to kill him. When he suddenly dies, she tries to discover the murderer. In the end it turns out that [[spoiler:the man only pretended to die, in order to smoke out the killer]].
* On ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', an arrogant new warlady wants to replace Xena as Ares' favored human, so he lets the two of them fight it out in a special isolated dimension. Ares says that either of them can just call his name at any time if they need his help. Eventually the other warlady does so, and Ares appears only to reveal that by being the first who had to call for help, she's lost. "[[ExactWords I said you could]]. I didn't say you should."

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* ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode "Test of Wills": Jessica Fletcher is called in by a wealthy man to find out which of his heirs is trying to kill him. When he suddenly dies, she tries to discover the murderer. In the end it turns out that [[spoiler:the man only pretended to die, in order to smoke out the killer]].
* On ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', an arrogant new warlady wants to replace Xena as Ares' favored human, so he lets the two of them fight it out in a special isolated dimension. Ares says that either of them can just call his name at any time if they need his help. Eventually the other warlady does so, and Ares appears only to reveal that by being the first who had to call for help, she's lost. "[[ExactWords I said you could]]. I didn't say you should."
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