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Fun and Games: May 31

May 31, 2011
Joke of the Week: Penguin Patrol

Problem of the Week: Preparing Reports

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from the third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"), some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to fujiwaras@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week

A police officer sees a man driving around with a pickup truck full of penguins. He pulls the guy over and says, "You can't drive around with penguins in this town! Take them to the zoo immediately." The guy agrees to do so and drives away.

The next day, the officer sees the guy still driving around with the truck full of penguins -- and they're all wearing sunglasses! He pulls the guy over and says, "I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo yesterday!"

The guy replies, "I did - they loved it, thanks. Today I'm taking them to the beach!"

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

Which of the following best describes the purpose of an abstract in a technical report?

(A) It is a summary that avoids technical concepts and focuses on managerial concerns.

(B) It lists each heading and its beginning page number.

(C) It is an informative or descriptive summary for the technical readers.

(D) It contains the supporting information at the end of the report.

This is problem 16 (15-2) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.

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