Friday, December 12, 2008

Are you smarter than a 5th grader--UK edition


Here's a sample of the type of test that used to be administered in UK schools to 11 year olds whose academic future depended on how well they scored. 

I'm pleased to admit that I would have passed and gone on to grammar school, but very humbled that I didn't get a perfect score, considering that I'm 39 and well-educated. 

Go ahead. Take it. I dare you. I double dog dare you to post your score in the comments section! 

6 comments:

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

I scored 14 out of 15. I got the last one wrong. In the final two numerical sections, I took at least three guesses and I think that I got two right and one wrong. My score would be much lower had I not guesses.

Me said...

Top of the class!
You've scored 15 out of 15.

The very last question almost got me, but I guessed wwell.

L J said...

Well, I made it... but by the skin of my teeth. 11 out of 15, Ran out of time. :-) I'm not good with tests... :-)

katze said...

I also got 14 out of 15 and missed the last one. I have to say, I found the last two sections extremely difficult, but the other parts were kind of fun.

CarpeDyem said...

My score was less than perfect! I've not done anything like this for donkeys years and hence rusty, although i did have a good idea about the methods to get the answer - yah yah yah, any excuse for a not so good score!

C'est la vie! At least I passed the 11 plus first time round and trundled off to the grammar!

Christophernicus said...

Damn, 14/15. I couldn't decipher the last one before the time ran out. Grr.