True, but good decisions in what "appears" to be a no-win scenario can be the cause of getting out of a 1 in a million chance of survival scenario. It also gives insight into the captain's world view. Is the captain a "take 'em all down with me" kind of person or a "Run away!" kind of captain, or some other kind? It allows those higher in the chain of command to have at least an idea of what kind of assignments to give in the future. I think it also allows the test taker to look more deeply into themselves to see what kind of person they really are when the chips are down. Assuming, of course, the student takes the test seriously enough.