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Level: 3

A teacher in an English literature class analyzed answers given by her students on a written test and concluded that their answers for a given essay were right, on average, 60% of the time.

The conclusion above depends on the presumption that

  • A literature classes can teach students successfully even if they are only right a fraction of the time.
  • B teachers that analyze the success of their students are just as good teachers as those that don"t.
  • C teachers consistently teaching literature must be careful in giving essay tests to avoid the presumption that their point of view is always correct.
  • D answers to essays on a literature exam are just as likely to be correct as they are to be incorrect.
  • E it is possible to classify an answer to an essay question as being either right or wrong.

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