Createme Rules And Guidelines Certification Test

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This Certification Test is for Maine Destination ImagiNation appraisers. This is an open book test based on the Rules of the Road and the Appraiser Guide. If you have not yet downloaded and read these documents please do so before beginning the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the Destination ImagiNation program, it is the job of the appraisers to award each team as many points as possible. Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The appraisers should be thoroughly familiar with the challenge so as to understand where points are awarded

    • B. 

      The appraisers should not look the other way when something goes wrong.

    • C. 

      The emphasis should be on what the team did produce, not on what they did not produce.

    • D. 

      Teams should be evaluated only against the scoring criteria in the Challenge.

    • E. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 2. 
    What are the qualities of the ‘perfect’ Appraiser?
    • A. 

      Enjoys working with young people and has a good sense of humor.

    • B. 

      Enjoys working with young people and has a good sense of humor. Is fair: Is able to appraise without bias towards or against specific teams and/or themes.

    • C. 

      Is committed to learning as much as possible about the assigned Challenge and is not afraid to ask questions if she/he doesn’t understand something.

    • D. 

      Doesn’t mind getting down on the floor to examine a creation or to get a better view of a Presentation.

    • E. 

      All of the above are desirable qualities in an appraiser.

  • 3. 
    It's finally Celebration Day!  The teams have worked for months to get to Celebration.  For all Team Challenges the team will check in with the Prep Area Appraiser at least fifteen minutes prior to the team’s scheduled Team Challenge Presentation time. The purpose of the Prep Area is
    • A. 

      For the teams to assemble any props that need to be put together.

    • B. 

      To meet with the Prep Area Appraiser who will collect and review the team’s required paperwork.

    • C. 

      To meet with the Prep Area Appraiser who will check the team’s solution for safety issues.

    • D. 

      To meet with the Prep Area Appraiser who will make sure the team has everything needed for their Presentation.

    • E. 

      B, C and D are all correct.

  • 4. 
    When teams report to the Prep area, the Prep Area Appraiser should:
    • A. 

      Help the team set up their props and costumes.

    • B. 

      Greet the team and collect all paper work.

    • C. 

      Use the Prep area checklist to make sure that all Challenge required elements are present, inspect props for safety and make sure all team members have foot coverings.

    • D. 

      Distribute all paperwork to the appropriate appraisers.

    • E. 

      B, C and D

  • 5. 
    When collecting paperwork, the team brings their unpublished clarification.  The Prep area appraiser should:
    • A. 

      Tell the team to keep the clarification.

    • B. 

      Collect the clarification and put it at the bottom of the stack.

    • C. 

      Ask the Challenge Master what should be done with the Clarification.

    • D. 

      Throw the paper away; it’s not that important.

    • E. 

      Ask the team what a clarification is.

  • 6. 
    The Prep Area Appraiser brings the team to the launch area.  The timekeeper will interact with the team in a friendly manner to help them stay calm and ready to go.  The timekeeper or the announcer introduces the team to the audience, asks the appraisers if they are ready, asks the team if they are ready then loudly says "time begins now" and starts his/her stopwatch. Each competitive Team Challenge Presentation has a Time Limit.  Which of the following is not included within the time limit?
    • A. 

      Set up of scenery and props

    • B. 

      Presentation of solution

    • C. 

      Presentation of side trips

    • D. 

      Clearing all he teams items from the launch area

    • E. 

      Cleaning of presentation site

  • 7. 
    The team's time ends when
    • A. 

      The timekeeper says "time"

    • B. 

      The team announces "time

    • C. 

      The team manager says "time"

    • D. 

      The team completes their presentation

    • E. 

      Either A or B occurs

  • 8. 
    Immediately after the timekeeper or the team calls time, the appraisal team should clap loudly then
    • A. 

      Start scoring what they've just seen

    • B. 

      Read the paperwork for the next team

    • C. 

      Get up and talk with the team

    • D. 

      Take a restroom break

    • E. 

      Tell the Team Manager how you feel the team did.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statement endings is incorrect? While talking with the team the appraisers should
    • A. 

      Be friendly and congratulate the team on what they did accomplish.

    • B. 

      Look closely at everything to determine if interference occurred.

    • C. 

      Take a close look at everything and allow the team members to tell them how they made an item or came up with an idea.

    • D. 

      Allow the team to share details that might otherwise be overlooked or to show how a Challenge element “was supposed to” work, if it was not successful during the Presentation.

    • E. 

      Use caution so as not to give team members ideas on how to improve their solution should they go on to a higher level of competition.

  • 10. 
    Once finished talking with the team, appraisers will return to their seats to score the elements assigned to them.  Which of the following statements is not true when scoring subjective items?
    • A. 

      Appraisers must not discuss their evaluations with one another.

    • B. 

      Appraisers should evaluate similar elements consistently throughout the day.

    • C. 

      Appraisers must not evaluate by comparing team to team, but rather they must award points based on where the team’s efforts are in terms of the Appraiser’s own internal criteria for that element.

    • D. 

      All appraisers must be in agreement on the score.

    • E. 

      Appraisers must learn as much as possible about scored elements of the team’s solution from team members following the Presentation.

  • 11. 
    When the team is finished with their performance non-team members help the team move their props from the performance area. The team will be assessed a deduction for interference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Objective scoring components are hard fact, something happened or it didn't, the tower is X's tall, the ball went into the collection basket.  For all objective components
    • A. 

      Appraisers must not discuss their evaluations with one another.

    • B. 

      All appraisers must be in agreement on the score.

    • C. 

      If an item is to be measured, the same appraiser should take the measurement for all teams

    • D. 

      If one appraiser knows they saw something happen (the ball went into the collection basket) than all appraisers should award the points even if they didn't see it happen

    • E. 

      B, C, and D are all correct

  • 13. 
    Appraisers are expected to write brief, positive comments on sticky, Post-it® type notes for each team. These notes are then attached to the team’s copy of the Master Score Sheet or to a sheet specifically created for Post-it notes and returned to the team, with the scores for their Presentation. The sticky notes are an important part of Appraiser feedback for teams; to most young people, words are often more meaningful and rewarding than score numbers. Appraisers must do their best, through their sticky notes, to let the teams know that the Appraisers were watching their Presentation closely and that they appreciate the team’s effort. Appraisers must be sure, however, that their sticky notes are appropriate and do not mislead teams. Which of the following would be an inappropriate "stickie note" comment?
    • A. 

      You must have had fun making your costumes!

    • B. 

      Your team should talk louder during your Presentation!

    • C. 

      I really liked how you made me laugh!

    • D. 

      Your scenery is eye-catching!

    • E. 

      You kept my foot tapping and my belly laughing!

  • 14. 
    While scoring subjective items you happen to see that your neighbors scores are much higher than your own.  You become concerned that you're being too hard on the teams.  You should
    • A. 

      Stay true to the standard you have been using for scoring, keeping the field level for all teams and know that scores for all appraisers are averaged.

    • B. 

      Start edging your scores higher for future teams

    • C. 

      Ask the Challenge Master to retrieve scores from the score room so that you may make adjustments to your scores.

    • D. 

      Tell your neighboring appraiser to lower his/her scores so that you don't look bad.

    • E. 

      Tell the Challenge Master you're not a very good appraiser and quit

  • 15. 
    Destination ImagiNation Team Choice Elements give teams a chance to really show off their specialties! Specialties are the skills, talents, interests, and areas of strength of the team. Which of the following is not a true statement about Side Trips.
    • A. 

      Team Choice Elements must tie into the team challenge solution or they will not be scored.

    • B. 

      It's possible for a team to perform or present both Team Choice Elements simultaneously

    • C. 

      A Team Choice Element may include more than one specific item

    • D. 

      A team’s Team Choice Element can be something that is attached to or a part of a required prop or item

    • E. 

      A Team Choice Element can not be a scored element of the Team Challenge

  • 16. 
    Each Challenge has a Cost Limit.  Teams present their costs to the Prep Area Appraiser on the Expense Report. Which of the following is exempt from cost and does not need to be included on the Expense Report?
    • A. 

      The tool chest the team keeps behind the scenery in case they need to make repairs.

    • B. 

      Karaoke machines

    • C. 

      Prescription eyeglasses that are used as a part of the solution

    • D. 

      Nails, staples, tape, marker, glitter, etc.

    • E. 

      Everyday items of clothing that contributes to the solution of the Challenge

  • 17. 
    A team member performs a somersault during the team presentation and his/her shoe goes flying through the air and lands on the appraiser table.  The Rules of the Road says "All team members must wear shoes or foot coverings with reasonably impenetrable soles at all times". Which statement below is not true?
    • A. 

      The team member may continue his/her portion of the performance.

    • B. 

      The team member may continue his/her portion of the performance only after the foot covering is replaced.

    • C. 

      No deduction will be applied.

    • D. 

      Appraisers may assist the team member in retrieving the foot covering but not in replacing it on the foot.

    • E. 

      The remaining team members may continue to perform.

  • 18. 
    In Destination ImagiNation there are awards given that are related to high scores and others that are given because someone noticed something outstanding and special.  As you watch performances you should keep notes on things you think are award-worthy.  At the end of the day your Appraisal Team will discuss these things and may nominate a team or a team member for special recognition. I really can't think of a question to put in here so... I promise to read the awards section in the Rules of the Road, pages 46 & 47.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Perhaps

    • E. 

      If I have time.

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