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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tori & Charlie's GRE


As someone who as always done effortlessly well on standardized tests (98th percentile on the MCAT, baby!), I find it difficult to admit this:

THE GRE IS REALLY HARD.

Last night, Charlie and I did a practice verbal section (which, you know, is the "easy" section for us since we're not "math people"), and between the two of us managed to get almost half of the questions wrong. Sweet. I guess the reason we're so perfect for each other is because WE'RE ILLITERATE.

So here's a test that's more our style. You can take it too, if you'd like. Bisous!

SECTION ONE: ANALOGIES

Red:Red

1. Cow:Galaxy
2. Peanut:Helicopter
3. Blue:Blue

Big:Little

1. Elephant:Mouse
2. Tiny:Tiny
3. Huge:Huge

SECTION TWO: COMPLETE THE SENTENCE

The man ______ across the street.

1. Walked
2. Milk
3. Johnny

SECTION THREE: READING COMPREHENSION

"Hello," said the woman. "How nice of you to stop by!"

Based on the passage above, we can infer:

1. Someone is about to get punched.
2. There is a dangerous coup d'├ętat taking place just under the narrator's balcony.
3. The woman is talking.

SECTION FOUR: ANTONYMS

Happy

1. Cheese puffs
2. Dessicate
3. Sad

Formal

1. Informal
2. Piecrust
3. Formal


Sorry if any of you got tripped up by the trick answer in the last question. The opposite of "formal" is "informal," but many choose "formal," as the striking similarities in pronunciation and word meaning are just so confusing!

3 comments:

  1. Tori, you are hil-to-the-arious (borrowed from Heaven back in 2004).

    By the way: I hate standardized tests. I relish in this post because you point out the stupidity of them. Thank you.

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  2. hahahahahhahahahahahahhaahhhahaha.

    that's all i have to say.

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You are truly great.