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RandomRex6 14th Oct 2016, 8:00 AM edit delete
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Emmerlaus 14th Oct 2016, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
I dont get it... What did Mal understood that the others didnt? O_O
Someguy Somewhere 14th Oct 2016, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
The proctor said that they started with 10 points and would lose one for every wrong answer. Mal wrote nothing down, so he technically didn't have any wrong answers and kept his points.
Foolish 16th Oct 2016, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
Holy Hell, that was brilliant.
Guest 14th Oct 2016, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
You start with 10 points, and each question that has a wrong answer costs a point... But is no answer a wrong answer?
Shgon Dunstan 14th Oct 2016, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
The test is actually on their ability to gather information in the field. In particular with them in the role of team leader. Not answering is simply them acknowledging that they are less suited to the role then their teammates.

Now if NO ONE on their team did... Meh, even then, it's not like the Chunin exam is actually something you pass as a team.
Otaku 16th Oct 2016, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Gathering information, especially for something like a ninja (ya know, stealth and getting the job done above almost all else) means knowing when you already have adequate information and don't need to take the risks for more. After all, getting perfect intel can hurt if you get caught while doing it.

So the first test, the one to deal with the totally unprepared, breaks information gathering down to "Pay attention to the mission briefing. Think through the initial data carefully." This way all the ninja that are not super knowledgeable or about gathering intel aren't eliminated so long as they know this fundamental rule.

In fact, no one is eliminated unless they not only miss this, but are inept in another area like panicking on the exam and "cheating" (gathering intel) poorly. If you can answer all 10 correctly and not get caught, that also tells them something important. Though ideally, the system would work in a way so that it was a chance for bonus points. That way super stealth ninja scout doesn't just take 10 points not revealing his or her superb information gathering skills when he or she figures out "I can just sit here and ace the test."
Luminous Lead 14th Oct 2016, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
Haha, I knew it! =D
Shgon Dunstan 14th Oct 2016, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
To be honest... Not completely sure why he is getting points taken off for handwriting if the test is to GET the information. If it is to have it actually go unnoticed by the testers... Some of them were making freaking handseals... his eyes literally turned red...
Rastaba 15th Oct 2016, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
In the anime that is the point of the test. But in the comic it has an entirely different context and rule dynamic. For one thing there was no 'mysterious final question' that Naruto bet all his hopes on, instead using the rule that only wrong answers cost points. Trying to justify cheating via the anime doesn't actually apply when it's basically just, in context, a puzzle within the game.

Shgon Dunstan 15th Oct 2016, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
Save for... All the proctors staring right at them the whole time.

I mean... The sound guys is basically the only one of them who wasn't blatantly doing SOMETHING that wasn't working on the test, and quite a few of them weren't all that stealthy in going about it. Ino swapping with Sakura for an example that clearly happened in the comic.

Something that would pass the "it would work in the field" test, but the proctors would of had to be out and out blind not to catch.

Besides, the paper had THREE hand writing styles. Meaning that that is at least two cases of cheating.

Though technically... The rules never said per-offense... And I don't recall anyone failing in the comic... But that would be kind of ridiculous. Talk about "NPCs don't matter".
Rastaba 15th Oct 2016, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
So my math WAS right! They did all lose 2 points because Jarrod cheated/was caught cheating! Woohoo!
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