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Category Archive 'Test'
10 Nov 2013
07 Nov 2013
What is alarming is that I ran two samples of my writing, one a political editorial, the other an appreciative essay on a rare angling book, and both got the same result. My guess is that test is responding to my vocabulary.
Hat tip to Chico Kidd.
21 Oct 2013
10 Oct 2013
19 Sep 2013
Which of 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention are you like? Quiz
(I got James Madison, doubtless because I said I liked reading books too frequently.)
21 Sep 2012
Steve Bodio offers a bit of a challenge.
New York Times, November 21, 1999:
INSTRUCTIONS: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit: four hours. Begin immediately.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Storming the classroom are 2500 riot-crazed aborigines. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
ENGINEERING: The disassembled parts of a high-powered rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual, printed in Swahili. In ten minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
17 Apr 2012
I grew up in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia, so I have to admit my result was dead on accurate.
30 Jan 2012
As the paintings of Norman Rockwell frequently attest, pre-1960s America was not nearly so thoroughly divided by class as today’s America.
We recently linked the New Criterion article by Charles Murray, excerpted from his forthcoming book, on the damaging impact to both sides of class separation in contemporary America.
To illustrate his theses, Mr. Murray subsequently offered a 25 Question test, designed to indicate exactly how isolated from ordinary America the individual subject may be.
Murray’s test seems pretty accurate, as I got a score of 67, placing me in the “ï¬rst- generation middle-class person with working-class parents and average television and moviegoing habits” category, which is quite right. I’m the descendant of Turn-of-the-Last-Century Lithuanian immigrants, and grew up in the Anthracite coal mining town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. My father and grandfathers were coal miners. As a consequence, I think Murray is right in believing that I’m much less infatuated with the moral and intellectual superiority of the urban community of fashion.
01 Aug 2008
Can you tell Barack Obama from a pop culture celebrity? Take this 8 question quiz and find out.
Hat tip to Daniel Moloney.
28 Oct 2007
(received via email)
1. In the 1950s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
a. On the floor shift knob
2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
a. Capture lightning bugs
3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
a. Cows got cold and wouldn’t produce milk
4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W.II?
6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn’t tell whether it was coming or going?
7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
a. Strips of dried peanut butter
8. How was Butch wax used?
a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
a. Consider all the facts
11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940’s?
12. “I’ll be down to get you in a ________, Honey”
13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy’s pet pony?
a. Old Blue
14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
a. Part of the game of hide and seek
15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
18. Praise the Lord, and pass the ________________?
19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song “Cabdriver” a hit?
a. The Ink Spots
20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
12 Oct 2007
This test claims it can determine which side of your brain you use most, depending on in which direction you see the dancer turn.
18 Apr 2007
The Telegraph is commemorating Prince William’s break-up with his girl-friend, reportedly over class issues (the young lady was seen by the British Press chewing gum) with a quiz designed to identify your place in the British social system.
I found that I knew all the right answers, thus –in theory– entitling me to be Duke of Devonshire. But, if restricted to the facts, I’d have to settle for “having a coat of arms.”