# Can You Do as Well on the SATs as You Did Back Then?

EDUCATION

By: Annette

5 Min Quiz

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Who didn't love the SATs? If you were like many high school students, the SATs were a way to get out of class and prove you are as smart as you think you are. Required to take them or not, they didn't affect your grade or hold you back, but rather added that extra boost to your already successful career. Plus, who doesn't love the multiple choice questions over those darn essays your history teacher always wanted to throw at you, or "showing your work" like your algebra teacher insisted?

The SATs were designed to help show you and the world that your education was a success and to help propel you into the future. But that was a long time ago. Are you still as bright? Would you be able to best your younger self, or would your impulsive teenage years throttle you now? Can you figure out what 20% of 2 is? Or, do you know what 4 to the power of 3 equals? Oh, your not a math whiz? Well, how about an analogy "Cheerful is to alacrity as ordinary is to _____." Aren't analogies your cup of tea? How about this one? "Blithe unconcern can be described as _______."

To be fair, none of us are as smart as we were back in high school and at the same time, we are a lot more educated. Take this quiz to see if you can compete with your younger self. It seems easy, but just like the SATs, that can be misleading.

# She was quiet, secretive and _______.

She was quiet, secretive and surreptitious. If she were superfluous, she would be unnecessary.

# Alarming : Soporific :: Genuine : ______.

When something is alarming, it's not soporific. Also, when someone is genuine, they are not pretentious.

# 20% of 2 is _______.

20% of 2 is 0.4. Start by initially breaking down 2 into 50%, which is 1.

# His symptoms were incredibly strong and would not ______.

His symptoms were incredibly strong and would not abate. When something abates, it becomes less in amount or intensity.

# Intelligent : Doltish :: Straight : _______.

When someone is intelligent, they are not doltish. Similarly, when something is straight, it's not divergent.

# Algebra is a branch of mathematics that uses _____ to represent numbers.

Algebra is a branch of mathematics that uses symbols to represent numbers. Thee symbols also represent variables or values.

# Her hasty departure was thoughtless and _______.

Her hasty departure was thoughtless and impetuous. Impetuosity is characterized by haste and carelessness.

# Cheerful : Alacrity :: Ordinary : ______.

When someone is cheerful, they have alacrity. Similarly, when something is ordinary, it has mundanity.

# Blithe unconcern can be described as _______.

Blithe unconcern can be described as nonchalance. It's possible to remain nonchalant in the face of adversity. But it's not easy!

# Calculus is a division of mathematics that includes _______.

Calculus is a branch of mathematics that includes both derivatives and integrals. It's used to study motion and changing values.

# Ostentatious : Pragmatic :: Vociferous : ______.

To be ostentatious is the opposite of being pragmatic. Similarly, to be vociferous is the opposite of being quiet.

# What is 0.1 divided by 5?

0.1 divided by 5 is equal to 0.2. You better not have used your calculator for that one!

# 4 to the power of 3 is equal to _______.

4 to the power of 3 is equal to 64. This is an example of exponentiation.

# The malcontent was complaining and _______.

The malcontent was complaining and querulous. The word refers to someone who is habitually complaining.

# Fear : Timorous :: Resentment : _______.

When someone has a great deal of fear, they are timorous. Also, when someone has a lot of resentment, they are timorous.

# To what can you apply game theory?

Game theory can be applied to these topics and so much more. It is a branch of science that attempts to mathematically capture behavior in strategic situations

# Her sound judgment and reasoning led her to be described as _______.

Her sound judgement and reasoning led her to be described as sagacious. Someone who is sagacious exhibits sagacity.

# .001 can be read as _______.

.001 can be read as one one-thousandth. The first position is a tenth, the second is a hundredth, and the third is a thousandth.

# When something is difficult to detect or grasp with the mind, it is _______.

When something is difficult to detect or grasp with the mind, it's subtle. Something that is subtle is also difficult to analyze.

# Respectful : Tactful :: Heroic : _______.

All of the above words are synonyms for the word heroic. Did you know about the word impavid?

# How many branches does a hyperbola have?

A hyperbola has two branches which form a symmetrical curve. These are produced by the section of a conical surface.

# Her behavior was ______ and unyielding.

Her behavior was tenacious and unyielding. Someone who is tenacious is also quite stubborn.

# Someone can be vindicated by ______.

Someone can be vindicated by providing either justification or proof. When you're vindicated, you're shown to be right.

# Impulse : Spontaneous :: Caution : _______.

An impulse can lead to someone being spontaneous. Similarly, caution can lead to someone being wary.

# Emotion : Release :: Power : _______.

It's possible to release an emotion. It's also possible to abdicate one's power. Monarchs or emperors might abdicate their power.

# Although everyone else ordered cake, the dieter decided to _______.

Although everyone else ordered cake, the dieter decided to abstain. It must have been hard to watch everyone else eat cake.

# Irrational numbers cannot be represented as _______.

Irrational numbers cannot be represented as decimals or fractions. Examples include π, √2, and e.

# What is 100 x 1,000?

100 x 1,000 = 100,000. Just remember to add up those zeros!

# Tundra : Gelid :: Desert : _______.

The tundra can be described as gelid, or cold. The desert can be described as arid, or lacking water.

# The refugees sought _______ from their pernicious home country.

The refugees sought asylum from their pernicious home country. Asylum is shelter from danger or hardship.

# y = 5x + 3 is known as a _______ equation.

y = 5x + 3 is a great example of a linear equation. This is an algebraic equation in which each term is either a constant or the product of a constant and a single variable.

# What is 20% of 50%?

20% of 50% = 10%. Put that calculator away!

# Boisterousness is characterized by _______.

Boisterousness can be characterized by a rough or exuberant spirit. Some sources will refer to this as an "animal spirit."

# Calm : Unflustered :: Unrestrained : _________.

Someone who is calm is also unflustered. Also, someone who is unrestrained is brazen.