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FOI Written Wrong Answer?

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I am preparing for the FOI written and recently came across this question on ASA's test prep

6040-12:  An example of a skill involving the cognitive domain would be

A - programming a GPS receiver

B - making a logbook entry

C - learning to fly a precision approach procedure

It lists the correct answer as "C", quoting, "Cognitive Domain includes remembering specific facts (content knowledge) and concepts that help develop intellectual abilities and skills. As physical skills and equipment become more complex, the requirement for integration of cognitive and physical skills increases. (PLT306) -- FAA-H-8083-9

Wouldn't the correct answer be "B"?  In the Aviation Instructors Handbook it specifically mentions in figure 2-9 that writing a logbook entry is in the cognitive domain while page 2-15 lists answers "A" and "C" as examples of the psychomotor domain.  So if were talking in terms of the best possible answer, i think there is a greater argument for B then the other two.

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  1. Nascr1Arrival on Apr 29, 2016

    Many of the faa written questions are plain wrong. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I remember some of the “correct” answer explainations didn’t have an explaination because they didn’t know what the faa was thinking.

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  2. Mark Kolber on Apr 29, 2016

    Not the CFI test but I just came across a post about a pilot who got a 98 on the knowledge test, felt she really got a 100 and asked the FAA to hand grade the test. Ended up with the 100.

    That’s a little too OCD for me 😉 but there’s certainly no reason to not write the FAA if you think an answer is wrong. Might even help improve the quality of the tests if folks did that.

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