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Unread 02-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default NFHS Exam 1: Needing some help

Richard (or any other moderator) if this is inappropriate please delete thread with my apologies.

I am not looking for you to give me an answer but I am requesting a "nudge".

The wording on two questions has me concerned.


Section: Force Play

#17. For a given runner, a force play ends as soon as he touches the next base.

This is partly true. If he retreats the force is reinstated. Should I be in any way worried about "what if he retreats" when answering?





Section: A Pitcher and a Pitch

# 52. A pitch ends when the pitched ball comes to rest.

This is a true statement. Page 21 of the rule book. Section 28 Article 4: B

However, there is statement A, C, D, and E. that also is included in this article.

Should I take into consideration the other parts of Article 4 in determining a correct answer?
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Dano,

#17. I'd go with True. You obviously understand the rule.
Plus, the test statement is a verbatim "clip" from the rule book.

#52. Since the statement is true, I'd go with True. If the word "only" were in there, I'd go with False becuase of the other conditions you refernce.

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Unread 02-12-2010, 01:06 AM   #3
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Dano-- Check the book on both... You'll find the exact wording on both questions...

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Default Re: NFHS Exam 1: Needing some help

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Richard (or any other moderator) if this is inappropriate please delete thread with my apologies.

I am not looking for you to give me an answer but I am requesting a "nudge".

The wording on two questions has me concerned.


Section: Force Play

#17. For a given runner, a force play ends as soon as he touches the next base.

This is partly true. If he retreats the force is reinstated. Should I be in any way worried about "what if he retreats" when answering?





Section: A Pitcher and a Pitch

# 52. A pitch ends when the pitched ball comes to rest.

This is a true statement. Page 21 of the rule book. Section 28 Article 4: B

However, there is statement A, C, D, and E. that also is included in this article.

Should I take into consideration the other parts of Article 4 in determining a correct answer?
One thing about a True/False exam: if you start adding situations and other considerations to the statements, then you're putting yourself in jeopardy of getting it wrong.

#17 doesn't ask about retreating, so you shouldn't be concerned with a runner who retreats.

#52 asks about a pitch that comes to rest. It doesn't ask about other issues about when a pitch ends (for example, one that is caught by the catcher). Answer the question (T or F) based only on the information provided.
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Default Re: NFHS Exam 1: Needing some help

Well..

I have been "whacked" a couple of times due to being tripped up by the wording so I wanted to be sure.

Thanks for the replies all.
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Well..

I have been "whacked" a couple of times due to being tripped up by the wording so I wanted to be sure.

Thanks for the replies all.
I always hate the ones that use absolutes... "never"... "always"....
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I always hate the ones that use absolutes... "never"... "always"....
Hmmmm....

I would love for all of them to be that way.
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Default Re: NFHS Exam 1: Needing some help

Just try not to read to much into the questions. As for always and never..... I LOVE THEM...
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How about Must an Should?Tricky Fed
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How about Must an Should?Tricky Fed
Yeah, or "shall".

"Shall if he wants?" "Shall if he doesn't?"

I found Part 1 question numbers 20 and 91 interesting...
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Default Re: NFHS Exam 1: Needing some help

Yes some of the questions that they ask and you're reply is like you are on the game show jeopardy and you missed the question because you didn't use the word (must or shall) in your answer.
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