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3.0 out of 5 stars
Good questions... programming needs work, 28 Feb. 2003
This isn't a bad little program. It has an excellent learn and revise system. However, the question randomiser and the review for the mock tests are both a little dodgy. I have done several mock tests with the program, and each time I have had a couple of questions that have been repeated from each previous test (which is unlikely with a database of 800 possible from the DSA. I doubt there is the full 800 on the CDROM as I cannot find the exact number anywhere... it's just refered to as "the database").
There is a review section after the mock test where you are given your score, and a breakdown of each question you answered. You are given your mark out of 35 and your mark as a percentage (I don't know why they have included the percentage as the easiest way to see how you've done is your score out of 35). You are also given a list of all the questions you have answered in text format, which makes checking many of your answers pointless as they need a picture to go with them. There is a scroll bar provided to scroll through your answers, which is very difficult to use. If you want to scroll one line at a time, your ok as you only have to click on the up or down arrows, however, if you want to scroll to the bottom of the list , you have a 2 pixel thick bar which you need to drag down, which will be hard for those new to computing to aim at. The questions are arranged so that the questions you answered correctly are at the top of the list, and the ones you answered incorrectly at the bottom. This does seem rather pointless, why would you want to read through the questions you got correct before the ones you got wrong, so you are forced into using the 2 pixel wide thick bar, which never stops anywhere that you want it to!
But as I said at the start of this review, this is not bad for learning and revision. I wouldn't say that it's good for the mock tests, but I wouldn't say thats it's bad either.
Good luck with your theory and practical driving tests.