Trying to remember the correct order of the colors of the rainbow? Or which way to turn your clocks during Daylight Saving Time? Or anything, really? See how much you know about how mnemonics can help.
Why would you use mnemonics?
to improve your body language
to improve your memory and recall
to derive the literal meaning when the figurative meaning is different
What are math students trying to remember with the phrase "please excuse my dear Aunt Sally"?
finding area and circumference of a circle
how to do long division
order of arithmetic operations
How many types of mnemonics are there?
Which is NOT a type of mnemonic device?
All of these are mnemonic devices.
Who is Roy G. Biv?
a mnemonic device-maker
an imaginary person
the father of mnemonics
What's it called when you use the first letter of each word to remember something, such as "RICE" for the instructions for treating a sprain?
What type of mnemonic device is "in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue," which can help you remember when Columbus sailed to America?
What will FANBOYS help you remember?
the bones of the neck
the conjunctions in the English language
the order of planets in our solar system
What is the method of loci?
a memorization technique that died out with the ancient Greeks
one of the newest memorization methods
one of the oldest memorization methods
What can HOMES help you remember?
taxonomic ranks in biology
the names of the Great Lakes
the order of taking the derivative of a quotient in calculus
Fill in the mnemonic: "I" before "e" except after ____.
What are you trying to recall with the phrase "monkeys dance very well"?
the properties of gases
the properties of matter
the properties of water
True or false: Short-term memory is limited to only about seven items.
Finish this advice: Righty tighty. ____ ____.
Which mnemonic is used to remember the order of geological time periods?
Hello! Here lies Berylie Bill, caught napping on Friday night.
Cows often sit down carefully. Perhaps their joints creak? Persistent, early oiling might prevent painful rheumatism.
Olivia’s parrots actually bite, so pull finger — move quick!
What does the mnemonic "my very excited mother just served us nachos" help you remember?
order of cranial nerves
order of lunar moon phases
order of planets
Which of these mnemonics can help you remember the original 13 states?
James may declare the constitution of Louisiana civil.
My nice new car needs repainting. Maybe dark violet? No, shiny gold!
So my father ate grapes last Tuesday, very awesome tart Napas.
Rhythm helps your tiny hips move. And it's also a device that helps you remember what?
the characteristics of all living things
the elements of a plot
the spelling of rhythm
Complete this rhyming mnemonic, used to remember the number of days in each month: Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, excepting February alone, which has 28, that's fine ...
There are no additional lines.
till leap year comes and goes
till leap year gives it 29
What type of mnemonic device are acronyms and acrostics?
Who does Pvt. Tim Hall represent?
conditional amino acids
essential amino acids
nonessential amino acids
Which of these can help you remember how to tie a bowline?
The fox comes out of his hole, runs ’round the tree and goes back into his hole.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The silly bunny has two ears and crossed eyes; he picks his nose and pulls his ears.
What are you trying to remember if you use the mnemonic device "when a joke made me a joker"?
names of U.S. presidents
names of U.S. first ladies
names of the rooms in the White House
Which phrase is used to remember the order of notes on the treble clef?
All cows eat grass.
Every good boy does fine.
forks and chopsticks everywhere
Can you complete this mnemonic device, used for Celsius temperatures by those who grew up with the Fahrenheit scale? 30 is hot; 20 is nice; 10 is cold; zero is …
Which is NOT a way to remember the cardinal directions?
Naughty elephants spray water.
Never eat shredded wheat.
Never eat soggy waffles.
All these are ways to remember cardinal directions.
Which mnemonic will help you remember guitar string names?
Easter bunny gets drunk at Easter.
Elvis' big Great Dane ate everything.
Every average dude gets better eventually.
If someone texts "143" to you, what do they mean?
I love you.
I'm running late.
Which is a good trick to remembering the order of streets in Manhattan, between Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue?
Three lost friends meet.
Three lost people meet.
Three lost souls meet.
Which will help you recall the proper ordering of the biological groupings (taxonomy)?
All cool men prefer having heavy sideburns.
Dumb kids playing cards on freeway get smashed.
Some grown-ups can’t see magic ponies, but children can.