On my most recent certification test, there was a question that asked something akin to "Which planet has the longest year?" The answer choices were Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Pluto.
As I see it, the "right" answer to this question comes down to two things: (1) When was this question added to the test bank? and (2) What is the definition of "planet" being used here?
If the question is pre-2006 vintage (which is entirely possible, considering the time frame of test development), then "Pluto" is the right answer. If not, then Earth would be the best choice (considering Pluto's demotion to "dwarf planet").
For the record, I picked Pluto. I figured that what the test-makers were really after was whether or not I understood the relationship between length of orbit around the Sun and the items listed. However, I'm left wondering if this is one of those times when I should have reported this "bad question" to the testing service. Is it possible that some test-taker somewhere is going to be denied passage because s/he read the question differently? "Earth" is technically the correct answer in this day and age...but I doubt that it is the one the machine will want to see bubbled in on the score sheet.
So, should I...
a. Contact the testing service and let them know about the question
b. Assume someone has already alerted them to the issue
c. Let some schmo whose score may hinge on this question deal with the problem
d. Do nothing because I'm not the schmo.