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Listening test part 2, multiple negative answers? 
20th-Oct-2010 09:01 am
uruha passion
 I just attempted the listening section of 2004 4級。

I thought the instructions for part two, as per the example were to select some of the given answers 1-2-3-4 as ただしい and the incorrect scenarios as ただしくない。 It even reminded me not to forget to fill in both parts.
To me this suggested that in some scenarios, more than one of the given answers would be true. So you could end up with two shaded in ただしい and two shaded in ただしくない
If there was always only one correct, why have this option to tick right and wrong?

With this in mind I did the test, and indeed came across some that seemed to have more than one correct answer.

For e.g (this is from memory so maybe a little out) when talking about a song a boy said he really liked the song, a girl said she liked a little but it was loud.

The answer options were

the boy likes it - ただしい
the girl likes it - ただしい
they both like it  - ただしい
the boy hates it - ただしくない

However in the answer sheet there is no mention of this strange multiple way of answering each question and it just lists one correct answer per question. I am confused now how to mark my attempt! In those with only one correct I seem to have got it right, but as with the e.g above I would have marked more than one as correct, would this then just be marked as 0 then? I would have put it down as just the boy likes it if I had thought I was only meant to give one answer. 

Thanks to anyone who can clear this up for me =)
Comments 
20th-Oct-2010 11:13 am (UTC)
The answer sheet indeed has eight fill in bubbles for each listening question. You mark down both the correct and incorrect answers (but there is usually only one answer, so why they do this I don't know either).
20th-Oct-2010 11:25 am (UTC)
There is always one correct answer and three incorrect. I believe the rationale is that in this section, you listen and mark as you are hearing (vs the section with pictures), and it was thought that everyone in the room would be able to hear the pencils busily scratching away when the correct answer came up.

(In the example you give, it sounds like the answer was "they both like it", but that would depend on how the girl phrased her answer when she said she liked it a "little". If her tone implied "I didn't like it but I'm being polite," the answer might be #1. Did the answer key identify the right one?)
20th-Oct-2010 11:27 am (UTC)
Oh, and to answer the last part of your question, I believe marking more than one answer would indeed make the whole answer incorrect, since you have to successfully fill out both "correct" and "incorrect" buttons to get it right.
20th-Oct-2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
I read the transcript and it seems she said something more along the lines of

そうですかわたしはあまりちょっとう。。うるさいです。

I misheard it more like すきあまりです。。ちょっとうるさいです。

so it was indeed that only the boy liked it.


Thanks for confirming there is always one correct, and why they have this :)

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