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The Cruise Ship Special Test (船上試験, Senjō Shiken) is the second and final summer special exam administered by the faculty and staff of Advanced Nurturing High School at their special cruise ship, Speranza. It mainly aims to assess and hone the ability of freshman students to think critically, analyze the situation at hand and resolve the given problem. The ability to work creatively with imagination and work determinedly towards resolving the problem, such traits will also become vital for this task. This test happened three days right after the Deserted Island Special Test and spanned for about three days.
Share the identity of the VIP and clear the exam together as one.
If the answers of the VIP student as well as the other group members are all correct, they will all receive private points (including members other than the VIP student themselves).
Answer incorrectly and the group loses but the VIP still receives points.
If there are incorrect answers or unanswered questions by people other than the VIP student, only the VIP student will receive 500,000 private points.
A traitor uncovers the identity of the VIP.
In the case that someone other than the VIP answers the question before waiting for the allocated time and answers correctly, the class the answerer belongs to will receive 50 class points each and the answerer themselves will receive 500,000 private points for themselves.
On the other hand, classes whose VIP have been identified will receive a penalty of -50 class points for their whole class. Once this has been achieved, the test will be over for the group.
However, if a member that belongs to the class of the VIP answers correctly, the previous result will be made invalid and the examination for that group will continue.
The traitor disregards the judgment of the VIP.
In the case that someone other than the VIP answers the question before waiting for the allocated time and answers incorrectly, the class the answerer belongs to will receive a penalty of -50 class points each but the VIP will still receive 500,000 private points.
If the answer is given incorrectly, the group's exam will end.
However, if a member belonging to the class of the VIP is the one who answered incorrectly, the answer will be considered invalid and will not be accepted.
Freshman students are divided into groups of 13 (with varying no. of individuals from four class) thus completing the twelve symbolic zodiac groups. The VIP is determined by a logical rule: When the surnames of the group members are arranged in the Kana phonetic chart, the VIP has the same order of the animal they were assigned to in the Chinese zodiac.