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#16 hansman1982

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Was the weight of grain supposed to be the same from each peasant?

Is the number of peasants relevant?

Did the King know which peasant it was from the weights given to him alone?


No (but good line of questioning)

No

Yes

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Were all the peasants to give grain?

If so, did all peasants give grain?

Did one of the peasants feel like the king took too much in the past?

If so had he been vocal about it?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Were all the peasants to give grain? Yes

If so, did all peasants give grain? Yes

Did one of the peasants feel like the king took too much in the past? Yes

If so had he been vocal about it? The Lord knew nothing about this particular peasant's concerns.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:12 PM


Did the King know which peasant it was from the weights given to him alone?

No (but good line of questioning)


Did the reason that the King knew that there was a discrepancy simply a matter of math? For instance, if all the peasants were supposed to give an even number of pounds of grain, but the discrepant peasant was supposed to give an odd number of pounds (and didn't), the king would have realized that the discrepant peasant shorted him simply by seeing that the final total weight was even.

Did the King know the amounts that each peasant was to give?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Did the other peasants feel like the king took to much in the past?

If so, did they feel the same amount hatred as the one that didn't give as much?

Did all of the peasants except for the one give as much as they were supposed to?

Was the amount of grain they were supposed to give based on the amount of yield they had?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Did the Lord utilize racial profiling?

Did he discriminate based on any other physical appearance?

Did he just pick the fattest peasant and send him to the dungeon?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

Did the reason that the King knew that there was a discrepancy simply a matter of math? Yes

For instance, if all the peasants were supposed to give an even number of pounds of grain, but the discrepant peasant was supposed to give an odd number of pounds (and didn't), the king would have realized that the discrepant peasant shorted him simply by seeing that the final total weight was even.

The Lord knew nothing of this particular peasant's issues. However, like any good dictator, he was constantly paranoid.

Did the King know the amounts that each peasant was to give? Yes


Did the other peasants feel like the king took to much in the past? Yes, like any oppressed people.

If so, did they feel the same amount hatred as the one that didn't give as much? Ya, mildly irrelevant.

Did all of the peasants except for the one give as much as they were supposed to? Yes

Was the amount of grain they were supposed to give based on the amount of yield they had? Irrelevant.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Did the Lord utilize racial profiling? No

Did he discriminate based on any other physical appearance? No

Did he just pick the fattest peasant and send him to the dungeon? No

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:27 PM



Did the King know which peasant it was from the weights given to him alone?

No (but good line of questioning)


Did the reason that the King knew that there was a discrepancy simply a matter of math? For instance, if all the peasants were supposed to give an even number of pounds of grain, but the discrepant peasant was supposed to give an odd number of pounds (and didn't), the king would have realized that the discrepant peasant shorted him simply by seeing that the final total weight was even.

Did the King know the amounts that each peasant was to give?


This is very close. Think of how a peasant might carry a bushel back in the medieval times.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

was the weight of grain supposed to be the same except for the one peasant?

Did the other peasants know that the one peasant didn't give enough?

Was it obvious who didn't give enough or was the king just clever?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

was the weight of grain supposed to be the same except for the one peasant? no

Did the other peasants know that the one peasant didn't give enough? no

Was it obvious who didn't give enough or was the king just clever? both

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Was the weight given as Bags, bushels or wagons instead of pounds/kilos?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Was the weight given as

Bags, Yes
bushels no (although they were called bushel (bags/baskets))
or wagons no

instead of pounds/kilos?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

So, the number of bags were off

Or, the amount in the bags?

What TWC guessed but bags instead of pounds?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

So, the number of bags were off - no

Or, the amount in the bags? - yes

What TWC guessed but bags instead of pounds? - TWC was close




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