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I still want to know: who are the geniuses that write this pathetic excuse for an entry level exam?

Here is what I found wrong with the Civil Service exam of 2005:

1. #'s 75 and 77 were the exact same question. Duh.

2. Improper grammar was used in the wording of some of the questions and the answers.

3. The scenerios of the sargents at roll call reminded me of cheesy cop shows on TV. How about a donut with that coffee? :roll:

4. The memorization artwork was drawn by a 3 year old.

5. The Boston Municipal Police was not listed as a preference choice... I checked over the municipality codes a few times and I didn't see it, although I may somehow have overlooked it. I'm going to list this as a fault anyway.

Add your bitching and other complaints below!
 

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There was another question that was repeated, they just changed the officers name. I forget teh question #'s but I beleive it was like 76 and 82 (or something along those lines).

And +1 on the wording of questions and answers.
 

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The two questions that really pissed me off were the ones about the stampede at the "local college" and the bleachers collapsing at the high school. They just pissed me right off. :cussing:
 

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Agreed. There were two acceptable ways to answer the one about the college.

I put this in the other topic, but it bothered me so much I think I will bring it up again...the question about the confession sucked. Still not sure if I answerd that one right, I could think about it all day and I wouldn't come up with a definitive answer.
 

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Officer Dunngeon";p="63697 said:
The two questions that really pissed me off were the ones about the stampede at the "local college" and the bleachers collapsing at the high school. They just pissed me right off. :cussing:
amen.....

I didnt know if it was info to lead to an arrest or just information about the person. To me you would take info about the person if it led to an arrest or not...but i put the arrest part because that was in the question "looking for information to lead to an arrest"
 

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Yes I noticed 2 of the questions were exactly the same.
It was a senerio question that needed to be put in chronological order, it was a DUI stop.
All that was different was the officers name. I actually did a double take and went back to make sure I didn't make a mistake. The one about the bleachers got me too. I felt there were 2 proper answers to that one.
As for grammer and spelling that is Dunny's forte so i will leave that to her. LOL
All in all i felt it was better organized better than in the past.
I felt I did ok but there is no way to know until the grades are sent out.
I also noticed that the Boston Municipal Police was not listed.
Guess i will have to call the powers that be at One Ashburton Place about that one.
Hope everyone did well!!!
 

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The confession question: I put the guy who didn't say anything. His rights were not violated.

The questions about the college/high school pissed me off because I wasn't sure if I should apply "less is more" (please contact the police if you have any information about the deaths and injuries at the college, etc.) or be more specific because it was a press statement. I counted out the leading to arrest part because at that time they just wanted information.

There's always at least one question which causes me to over-analyze - those ones were it for me.
 

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Phew i thought i was the only one who thought those two questions about the confession and bleachers had two right anwsers, i was thinking about it the whole godarn way home from the test. least im not the only one. :?

I think i did well on the test... now i gotta wait 6 months to find out, :lol: :
 

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Officer Dunngeon";p="63710 said:
The confession question: I put the guy who didn't say anything. His rights were not violated.

The questions about the college/high school pissed me off because I wasn't sure if I should apply "less is more" (please contact the police if you have any information about the deaths and injuries at the college, etc.) or be more specific because it was a press statement. I counted out the leading to arrest part because at that time they just wanted information.

There's always at least one question which causes me to over-analyze - those ones were it for me.
they did say they wanted "information to lead to an arrest."
 

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Phew i thought i was the only one who thought those two questions about the confession and bleachers had two right anwsers, i was thinking about it the whole godarn way home from the test. least im not the only one. :?

I think i did well on the test... now i gotta wait 6 months to find out, :lol: :
 

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Xyr_gt";p="63713 said:
Phew i thought i was the only one who thought those two questions about the confession and bleachers had two right anwsers, i was thinking about it the whole godarn way home from the test. least im not the only one. :?

I think i did well on the test... now i gotta wait 6 months to find out, :lol: :
Which one did you choose for the confession?
 

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I knew how that test was going to go right when I first looked at the memorization picture. The picture was drawn by a 4 year old and the test was written by his 11 year old brother.
And I had a really nice proctor that told the "class" that if we didnt become cops this time around we could work as mall security guards. That's professional.
 

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In regard to the horrible picture used for the memorization section. How many people were nearby or in the park? I put 4-6 but was considering 7-9.

The confession question got me too. I picked the guy who confessed after being told something "may be done" although I was torn between that answer and the guy that didn't say anything at all. Kind of wishing I chose the guy who did not say anything although in my opinion the other guys rights were not violated either according to the information written in the passages above.

I also agree with those that say there was two equally correct answers provided for the bleacher collapse and the doors being chained at the local college.
 

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they did say they wanted "information to lead to an arrest."
Yeah, but forcing someone to drink vodka-laced coffee, intimidating or coercing them into a confession, or hounding someone to "just get it over with" were all violating 4th Amendment rights. The non-confession was the only other choice.

I also put down 4-6 people. There was a cop in the park, a guy walking his dog, and I think there were at least 2 other people on the sidewalk.
 

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I agree with Dunny about the confession from the guy who said nothing!

The question about the bleachers I put the police are looking for information on those responsible for the fall of the bleachers. It was poorly worded but made the most sense. Oh well!
 

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How about the bootleged DVD Question? 2 Answers with only the workds "Buyer" and "to whom the dvd's were sold. What did yall put for that one?

On a second note, can someone please tell me why so many people messed up on the residency form? I hope they all knew that wasnt part of the test!!
 
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