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Jim Mullen column: One practical college entrance exam

11:59 AM, Jun. 6, 2014  |  Comments
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It's been pretty well established that doing well on traditional tests used for college admissions has no relationship to how well a student will do in college. Students with the same test scores often have different outcomes, some drop out, some excel and some struggle through. If only there were a test that would indicate how well high school students will do once they are in college. Something like:

Math

? If a pizza costs $6.50 and 3 people are going to share it, how long should it take to arrive?

1) 30 minutes 2) $2.17 3) 10 minutes 4) 2 pieces

? If you have a 14 karat gold friendship ring that weighs four ounces and your friend has an 18 karat gold friendship ring that weighs four ounces, who is the better person?

1) you 2) your friend 3) I'm so jealous 4) 24 karat

? What day of the week does the Laundry Fairy come to your dorm room?

1) Saturday 2) Monday 3) Never 4) Friday

Current events

? In what state is "Duck Dynasty" filmed?

1) Canada 2) Louisiana 3) Cuba 4) Chicago

? Where do "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" live?

1) Nebraska 2) Michigan 3) New Mexico 4) None of the above

? Who is the most evil person in "The Game of Thrones?"

1) Melisandre 2) Joffrey 3) Jaime 4) Cersei

Literature

? William Shakespeare wrote which classic?

1) X Men 2) Harry Potter 3) Romeo and Juliet 4) Spiderman

? Are this sentence correct?

1) Yes 2) No 3) True 4) False

? If you are bilingual you:

1) cannot marry in most states 2) have male and female sex organs 3) can speak two languages 4) are from Bilingua

Spelling

? O nvr mnd :). No 1 cn spl inny mor.

Chemistry

? Where do babies come from?

1) Belize 2) Spain 3) South Dakota 4) Storks

? How many times does a baby's diapers need to be changed in the first year?

1) 2,190 2) 365 3) 100 4) 10,000

? Whose grandparents should take care of the baby while you're dating?

1) His 2) Hers 3) Both 4) My step-sister has her this week.

Science and nature

? Tequila is made from

1) Worms 2) Hops 3) Limes 4) What was number 3 again?

? How many beers are there in a 6-pack?

1) Four 2) A keg 3) Did I tell you you're beautiful? 4) Now, or when I bought it?

? How much should a fake ID cost?

1) $10 2) $50 3) $150 4) $200

? The Jurassic Period came before

1) The book 2) The movies 3) Cretaceous 4) The Park

History

? Abraham Lincoln wrote

1)The Declaration of Independance 2) The Magna Carta 3) The Gettysburg Address 4) The Monroe Doctrine

? Which of these was a U.S. President?

1) NSA 2) JFK 3) IRA 4) IRS

? Fort Knox is famous for

1) Its football team 2) Gelatin 3) Gold 4) Its School of Hard

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
576 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1018 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1272 votes

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