The Pryor Times

June 3, 2014

The practical college entrance exam


Village Idiot- Jim Mullen

PRYOR, OK — 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    



(Contact Jim Mullen at JimMullenBooks.com.)