These questions are used as preparation for participants in ISAF Judges Seminars. No answers are given, candidates have to fill in those themselves and discuss them at the seminar.
Again from the author: A number of these questions have no absolute answer. They are intended to get a knowledgeable judge to think deeply about a situation, as he or she will have to do at a high level event. ISAF wants candidates to open up their rule books and consult the cases when confronted with questions that have no quick and easy answers. For other questions (like Q4, for example), the answer is relatively easy but the implication provides room for lots of discussion in the seminar.
I've had some comments and feedback from participants of the last IJ Seminar in Italy.
All agreed that reading the questions more carefully would have prevented a couple of obvious mistakes. Only in the debrief those became clear, but that is of course to late. So all of you who are thinking about attending a future Seminar; start reading in English today!
There was a little confusion about the scoring in the test. I’ve made some inquiries: Each correct answer gives you plus one point; Each wrong answer gives you minus one point and no answer is zero points. Say you have a question with six multiple choice answers, of which four are correct and two are wrong;
- If you gave four correct answers, you get +4 -0 = 4 points, is the maximum score. for that question;
- If you gave four correct answers and one wrong, you get +4 -1 = 3 points;
- If you gave two correct answers and two wrong, you get +2 -2 = 0 points;
- If you gave no answers, you get +0 -0 = 0 points;
- If you gave zero correct answers and two wrong, you get +0 -2 = -2 points, is the minimum score.