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Example questions demonstrating the multi-step (MS) and implicit (IM) properties of strategy questions.

QuestionMSIMExplanation
Was Barack Obama born in the United States? (Yes)   The question explicitly states the required information for the answer—the birth place of Barack Obama. The answer is likely to be found in a single text fragment in Wikipedia. 
Do cars use drinking water to power their engine? (No)   The question explicitly states the required information for the answer–the liquid used to power car engines. The answer is likely to be found in a single text fragment in Wikipedia. 
Are sharks faster than crabs? (Yes) ✓  The question explicitly states the required reasoning steps: 1) How fast are sharks? 2) How fast are crabs? 3) Is #1 faster than #2? 
Was Tom Cruise married to the female star of Inland Empire? (No) ✓  The question explicitly states the required reasoning steps: 1) Who is the female star of Inland Empire? 2) Was Tom Cruise married to #2? 
Are more watermelons grown in Texas than in Antarctica? (Yes) ✓ ✓ The answer can be derived through geographical/botanical reasoning that the climate in Antarctica does not support growth of watermelons. 
Would someone with a nosebleed benefit from Coca? (Yes) ✓ ✓ The answer can be derived through biological reasoning that Coca constricts blood vessels, and therefore, serves to stop bleeding. 
QuestionMSIMExplanation
Was Barack Obama born in the United States? (Yes)   The question explicitly states the required information for the answer—the birth place of Barack Obama. The answer is likely to be found in a single text fragment in Wikipedia. 
Do cars use drinking water to power their engine? (No)   The question explicitly states the required information for the answer–the liquid used to power car engines. The answer is likely to be found in a single text fragment in Wikipedia. 
Are sharks faster than crabs? (Yes) ✓  The question explicitly states the required reasoning steps: 1) How fast are sharks? 2) How fast are crabs? 3) Is #1 faster than #2? 
Was Tom Cruise married to the female star of Inland Empire? (No) ✓  The question explicitly states the required reasoning steps: 1) Who is the female star of Inland Empire? 2) Was Tom Cruise married to #2? 
Are more watermelons grown in Texas than in Antarctica? (Yes) ✓ ✓ The answer can be derived through geographical/botanical reasoning that the climate in Antarctica does not support growth of watermelons. 
Would someone with a nosebleed benefit from Coca? (Yes) ✓ ✓ The answer can be derived through biological reasoning that Coca constricts blood vessels, and therefore, serves to stop bleeding. 
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