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17th Apr '16 6:22:55 PM Mithiwithi
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* Many upper managers will take a prospective applicant out to lunch if they've passed everything up through the interview. Based on how the applicant acts towards the wait staff, they can blow their chances. The test here being how they will treat those they view as beneath them. If you're willing to verbally abuse the waiter, they have an idea of how you'll treat those under your supervision and on down the line.

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* Many upper managers will take a prospective applicant out to lunch if they've passed everything up through the interview. Based on how the applicant acts towards the wait staff, they can blow their chances. The test here being [[NiceToTheWaiter how they will treat those they view as beneath them. them.]] If you're willing to verbally abuse the waiter, they have an idea of how you'll treat those under your supervision and on down the line.
13th Mar '16 8:14:36 AM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Things That Go Bump In The Night". While traveling through the Brettonwood the {{PC}}s will find an owl lying on the ground, apparently with a hurt wing. This actually a trick by the (intelligent, talking) owl to find out if the {{PC}}s are friendly. If they try to help or heal it, the owl will speak to them and offer to be their guide through the forest. If they don't (or worse, if they try to kill it) then they will lose this potentially valuable source of assistance.

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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Things That Go Bump In The Night". While traveling through the Brettonwood the {{PC}}s will find an owl lying on the ground, apparently with a hurt wing. This is actually a trick by the (intelligent, talking) owl to find out if the {{PC}}s are friendly. friendly and worthy of its help. If they try to help or heal it, the owl will speak to them and offer to be their guide through the forest. If they don't (or worse, if they try to kill it) then they will lose this potentially valuable source of assistance.
13th Mar '16 8:13:23 AM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine adventure "The Wooden Mouse". The guildmaster of the local Thieves Guild sets up a little test for a prospective member. Using a false identity, he hires the thief to infiltrate a mansion and steal the title item. The mansion is filled with opponents prepared for the thief's arrival.

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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #11 adventure "The Wooden Mouse". The guildmaster of the local Thieves Guild sets up a little test for a prospective member. Using a false identity, he hires the thief to infiltrate a mansion and steal the title item. The mansion is filled with opponents prepared for the thief's arrival.arrival.
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Things That Go Bump In The Night". While traveling through the Brettonwood the {{PC}}s will find an owl lying on the ground, apparently with a hurt wing. This actually a trick by the (intelligent, talking) owl to find out if the {{PC}}s are friendly. If they try to help or heal it, the owl will speak to them and offer to be their guide through the forest. If they don't (or worse, if they try to kill it) then they will lose this potentially valuable source of assistance.
7th Mar '16 10:22:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Early in the series, after [[HairTriggerTemper the Janitor]] removes a penny from an elevator door that prevented it from closing, he accuses J.D. of dropping the penny. In the SeriesFauxnale of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', the Janitor claims that when he first met J.D. he knew he accidentally dropped the penny. The Janitor was testing him to see if he'd admit it, and he has been tormenting J.D. for eight years, not because he was mad about the actual penny but because it was a test of character that J.D. failed, thus causing him to lose the Janitor's respect. Of course, this is the Janitor, so he's probably just lying out his ass again.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Early in the series, after [[HairTriggerTemper the Janitor]] removes a penny from an elevator door that prevented it from closing, he accuses J.D. of dropping the penny. In the SeriesFauxnale of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', SeriesFauxnale, the Janitor claims that when he first met J.D. he knew he accidentally dropped the penny. The Janitor was testing him to see if he'd admit it, and he has been tormenting J.D. for eight years, not because he was mad about the actual penny but because it was a test of character that J.D. failed, thus causing him to lose the Janitor's respect. Of course, this is the Janitor, so he's probably just lying out his ass again.
7th Mar '16 10:21:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' episode "Blowback," Lucy Rand and a bunch of STO recruits are sent off to a training camp when the shuttle is attacked and hi-jacked by anti-STO zealots. They threaten to kill everybody who doesn't renounce the "one true God." But, lo and behold, it was actually a SecretTest, and those who hold onto their monotheistic beliefs in the face of death pass. Lucy [[TakeAThirdOption takes the third option]] and fights off her captors. This impresses her {{Mentor}}.

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* In the ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' episode "Blowback," Lucy Rand and a bunch of STO recruits are sent off to a training camp when the shuttle is attacked and hi-jacked by anti-STO zealots. They threaten to kill everybody who doesn't renounce the "one true God." But, lo and behold, it was actually a SecretTest, and those who hold onto their monotheistic beliefs in the face of death pass.pass (the ones who don't are later executed). Lucy [[TakeAThirdOption takes the third option]] and fights off her captors. This impresses her {{Mentor}}.
7th Mar '16 9:06:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode ''Hearts and Minds'' features Locke knocking Boone out and then feeding him some self-made drugs in order for him to have a spiritual journey. Boone isn't exactly pleased with it at first, but eventually comes to understand the purpose.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode ''Hearts "Hearts and Minds'' Minds" features Locke knocking Boone out and then feeding him some self-made drugs in order for him to have a spiritual journey. Boone isn't exactly pleased with it at first, but eventually comes to understand the purpose.
7th Mar '16 9:05:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the second season of ''TheWire'', Stringer Bell sends some guys to go get a rental car that supposedly has a shipment of drugs in it. After the guys pick the car up, there are no drugs and the guys must report to Stringer on what happened. The guys go to Stringer and tell him their stories. Stringer then reveals that it was a test to see how they would react, which seems meaningless after it's put into perspective.

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* In the second season of ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', Stringer Bell sends some guys to go get a rental car that supposedly has a shipment of drugs in it. After the guys pick the car up, there are no drugs and the guys must report to Stringer on what happened. The guys go to Stringer and tell him their stories. Stringer then reveals that it was a test to see how they would react, which seems meaningless after it's put into perspective.



* An unusual example in ''Saving Hope''. Maggie leaves her surgical boards early to help [[spoiler: Alex]] who is well into her labor even though it's already been established that there is no way to reschedule them (other than taking them again the following year.) Maggie delivers the baby in the ambulance on the way to the hospital despite complications. When they arrive at Hope Zion, Dr. Katz asks Maggie to explain what happened with the birth and how she solved the problem. Dr. Katz then reveals that she had the surgical board folks on the phone and they agreed to use Maggie's impressive baby-delivering experience as her final board question (and she passed!)

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* An unusual example in ''Saving Hope''.''Series/SavingHope''. Maggie leaves her surgical boards early to help [[spoiler: Alex]] who is well into her labor even though it's already been established that there is no way to reschedule them (other than taking them again the following year.) Maggie delivers the baby in the ambulance on the way to the hospital despite complications. When they arrive at Hope Zion, Dr. Katz asks Maggie to explain what happened with the birth and how she solved the problem. Dr. Katz then reveals that she had the surgical board folks on the phone and they agreed to use Maggie's impressive baby-delivering experience as her final board question (and she passed!)
7th Mar '16 7:02:57 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. Seraph, the Oracle's bodyguard, attacks Neo to test his combat abilities and make sure that he is the One. He only tells Neo why he did it after he ends the fight.
26th Feb '16 10:45:15 AM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine adventure "The Wooden Mouse". The guildmaster of the local Thieves Guild sets up a little test for a prospective member. He hires him to infiltrate a mansion and steal the title item. The mansion is filled with opponents prepared for the thief's arrival.

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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine adventure "The Wooden Mouse". The guildmaster of the local Thieves Guild sets up a little test for a prospective member. He Using a false identity, he hires him the thief to infiltrate a mansion and steal the title item. The mansion is filled with opponents prepared for the thief's arrival.
26th Feb '16 10:42:03 AM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine adventure "The Wooden Mouse". The guildmaster of the local Thieves Guild sets up a little test for a prospective member. He hires him to infiltrate a mansion and steal the title item. The mansion is filled with opponents prepared for the thief's arrival.
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