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Reality High Test Results, October 26 – November 1: For the First Time, No Eliminations!by Belle Book -- 11/01/2006
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Welcome back to another week at Reality High! It’s time yet again to beat some basic strategic skills into the heads of those who are totally clueless, not to mention trying to deal with the annoying ones without losing my mind. Fortunately, there are always a few great students to make my day.
However, this week I found myself teaching just 12 students – the six remaining teams of The Amazing Race 10. The remaining thirteen contestants from Survivor: Cook Islands were out for a retreat this week, so I won’t have any people from that show to send home. However, there are still going to be questions about the contestants still left in the game and those who were already out, based on the clip episode.
I had sent copies of the test to those students who had already left the class for them to answer and send back, while the contestants that were still in the game answered them prior to leaving for the retreat. So after the current Amazing Race students filed into class and were handed the tests which contained their questions, I took a look at the answers for the Cook Island students on the test.
When I saw the answers for all the former members of Hiki tribe to the first question, I realized that Sekou wasn’t the only one who had a lot to learn about the great outdoors:
1. True or False: Contestants shouldn’t take the outrigger off of their boats before they try to use it.
Unfortunately, all of Hiki answered “False” to this one. Sundra said that their problem was that they were “city kids,” and she was right. Obviously, they didn’t realize that people should keep the outrigger on before trying to use their boats. Their failure to do so resulted in the boat tipping over repeatedly. A bad mistake for them, but it sure was funny to watch and in any case it didn’t really hurt them.
When I took a look at the late, unlamented Billy’s answer to the second question, I began to realize why the rest of the Hispanics on Aitu couldn’t trust him:
2. True or False: When you try to form alliances, it’s a great idea to not scheme and plot too much, too soon.
Billy answered “False,” and I began to reach for the Excedrin. Not only was Billy lazy, not only was he completely inept at surviving in the great outdoors, but he was also inept when it came to forming alliances. He first formed a “final two” alliance with J.P., and then tried to turn the women against J.P. No wonder Cecelia, J.P., and Ozzy were ready to throw the second immunity challenge just to get rid of him! He forgot that people might talk to each other and he’d be busted if that happened. That apparently happened to Deena from Survivor: Amazon, and it happened to Billy here.
Meanwhile, Yul showed his usual high level of strategic technique with his answer to the third question:
3. True or False: If you find the hidden immunity idol, you should destroy and/or get rid of all evidence that would reveal that you found it.
Yul answered “True,” and I was happy to tell him that he was absolutely right! He knew that for now, it was best that nobody realized that the hidden immunity idol had actually been found. So he tore up the paper and threw it into the water, and then got the box the idol was in and set it adrift. Yul’s a very bright man, and I really like him. I hope he gets to the finals, but since he’s so nice, nobody should want to take him there. They’ll lose if they do. Therefore Yul’s only shot is to win immunity after he uses the hidden immunity idol or gives it to someone who’s on the chopping block (like Becky), and especially the final immunity challenge.
I took a look at Stephannie’s answer to the fourth question, and I smiled:
4. You are on the chopping block, but somebody else is going to be voted out. This person doesn’t know it. What do you do about it?
A. Let the intended victim think you’re going home, then blindside them.
Stephannie answered “A.” If you tell someone about your plans to send him or her home, that gives the intended target time to send you home instead! Alex found that out the hard way in the Amazon when he told Rob Cesternino he’d get rid of him at the final four. Rob C. then saved himself, and out went Alex. Stephannie didn’t make that same mistake. Instead, since she had put herself on the chopping block by saying that she was the weakest link, she let J.P. think that she was ready to go home and that she wouldn’t fight it. It worked, and poor J.P. never knew what hit him until it was too late.
Unfortunately, Stephannie screwed up with her answer to the fifth question:
5. True or False: If you aren’t accustomed to drinking alcohol, it’s best to refuse some even if it’s part of the reward.
Sadly, Stephannie answered “False.” Apparently, she doesn’t drink, just like me. And if you aren’t accustomed to alcohol, drinking some would get you drunk easily. So it would’ve been best for Stephannie to gently refuse any wine that was offered to her as part of the reward that Raro won. If she had done so, she probably wouldn’t have gotten drunk. However, after days of drinking boiled water, wine would’ve probably tasted great to most people, so I’m not surprised she tried it.
With the recap questions done, it was time to turn to the Amazing Race teams. After I graded their tests, I groaned when I saw Dustin & Kandice’s answer to the sixth question:
6. If you want to help a team get tickets to a certain location, which team should you help out?
A. A weaker team that you’re allied with.
Unfortunately, Dustin & Kandice answered “C.” I had to tell them that “A” was the correct answer. They protested that they didn’t like Lyn & Karlyn. I reminded them that Tyler & James were stronger and that all the teams would probably get on the same flight anyway. They should’ve just let Tyler & James get their own tickets and not angered Lyn & Karlyn. They continued to protest, but I told them that was the end of the matter. That shut them up.1 2 Next-->
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