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Reality High Test Results, September 21-27: Some People Never Learn, Do They?Page 2
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For all the sheer lack of logic that I found on Aitutaki, at least they knew how to do one thing right, as we see with their answer to the fifth question:
5. You have lost the immunity challenge and are going to tribal council. You have the right to send one person to Exile Island. Who do you choose?
A. The strongest member of the strongest tribe.
Luckily, Aitutaki didn’t choose “C.” I’d have been tempted to bang my head against the wall if they did. Instead, they chose “A,” which definitely was the right move; even if Billy may have had other motives for doing so – namely to get back at the tribe who betrayed him by sending one person to Exile Island who might get the hidden immunity idol. If that was Billy’s motive, it sure worked – Yul found t. Let’s hope he’s more fortunate or wiser than Terry was when he found the idol on the previous series. I’d like to see Yul get to the finals and even win.
What went wrong for Billy? Two words: dead weight. He didn’t pull his weight – and his work ethic was so bad that the tribe was willing to throw a challenge just to get rid of him! Now that’s bad! It’s a bad idea to throw a challenge, but I can certainly see why Aitutaki yielded to the temptation to do just that. Billy was inept and lazy in a tribe that worked very hard and was pretty competent (especially Ozzy, who’s an outdoorsman). If he hadn’t been so lazy, the others probably wouldn’t have yielded to the temptation to throw the challenge. And if he had been better in his plotting and scheming, he’d have survived. But he failed in both areas, hurt his tribe and was sent home accordingly.
Now it was time for the teams for The Amazing Race 10 to answer the remaining questions on the test. Unfortunately, I had to groan when I saw Kellie and Jamie’s answer to the sixth question:
6. What’s the best way to get from the capital of a country to a very small village?
A. Get a map and someone to help you find the village on it for you.
Erwin & Godwin and Peter & Sarah answered “A,” and I was happy to tell them that they were right. If you have a map, and if you can find someone to show you the way, then you’re on the right track. David & Mary and Lyn & Karlyn answered “B,” which wasn’t the best answer but it was a good answer nonetheless. But Kellie and Jamie answered “C” and paid the price by getting tremendously lost. And ultimately, they paid a further price by being eliminated later on.
Unfortunately, several teams had problems with their Mongolian jeeps this leg. And that leads to the seventh question:
7. You see that another team has a flat tire/a broken-down jeep/a jeep stuck in the mud. What do you do?
A. Stop long enough to see if you can help. If you can’t, then move along.
Rob & Kimberly answered “A,” but they quickly moved on when they saw another team coming. Every other team answered “B.” However, I had Lynn & Alex from The Amazing Race 7 both come in with a “C” on their card. “That’s still not the right answer, you guys!” I said to them. They grumbled, but left. Seriously, while “C” would’ve been the right answer under normal circumstances, it wasn’t the right answer in a race. And just about every team realized it was a race, and acted accordingly.
Meanwhile, I frowned when I saw some of the answers to the eighth question:
8. True or False: Your Detour choice should be a task that is particularly suited to your strengths.
Lyn & Karlyn and Peter & Sarah both answered “False,” and I had to tell them that they were wrong. That played a large role in why they switched tasks – and in the case of Peter & Sarah, they did so twice. Of course, Peter & Sarah couldn’t have anticipated getting a native Mongolian animal that got easily spooked. If they hadn’t had bad luck with their animal, they might’ve done better with the Fill It Up task.
Although Lyn & Karlyn screwed up with the eighth question, they recovered with their answer to the ninth question:
9. When a team offers to lead the way to the river where you can fill some jugs with water, what do you do?
A. Accept the help, of course. If the opportunity arises, you can always repay the favor.
Fortunately, Lyn & Karlyn answered “A.” David & Mary were kind enough to offer to help them, so why shouldn’t Lyn & Karlyn accept it? Besides, they might have the chance to help David & Mary later on. Unfortunately, they had to make a second trip, and then both they and Kellie & Jamie had problems with their jeep. If Kellie & Jamie hadn’t gotten lost on the way to the Hotel Mongolia, the single moms would’ve been eliminated since the cheerleaders got their jeep started first.
10. True or False: It’s a good idea to scream at your partner to motivate her to get going during a task.
Rob answered “True.” I counted to 10, and then told him that the answer was “False.” I told him that just about nobody likes being screamed at any time, but especially during a task. Rob began to protest, but I reminded him that I sent one person to detention, and then asked him if he wanted to join J.P. there. That shut him up.
In any case, Kellie & Jamie were eliminated this time. What went wrong? It seems like navigational problems did them in. Perhaps if they had actually gotten a map, they might’ve done better and Lyn & Karlyn would’ve been eliminated. On the other hand, they had major problems doing the Roadblock, so maybe they would’ve been eliminated anyway. We’ll just never know.
In any case, I had to hand out my grades to those that were still in the game. I first began with the grades for the Cook Island contestants. Adam got a “D” this time, and he looked rather unhappy. Becky got a “B+,” and was quite pleased. Cao Boi got a “D” and he frowned, but otherwise didn’t seem too upset. Cristina got a “C,” because while she answered the fourth question correctly, she still clashed with Ozzy over his survival skills, and that’s not good. Jessica got a “B,” while Jonathan got a B- for the way he went about working on the floor. J.P. got a “D-,” and I had to tell him that he was lucky he didn’t get an “F” this week. Ozzy got a “D” and he went, “Damn! From an A to a D! Well, at least I didn’t flunk the test.” Parvati got a “C.” And finally Yul got an “A+,” and he was delighted!<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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