vocabulary test

This is a very aggravating vocabulary test. I got 157 out of 200 (and apparently forgot to answer 3). I disagree with at least a third of the ones it says I got wrong, ’cause I don’t think that all of those words are necessarily opposites or the same.

Trip, who is Better Than Me, or who at the very least has a larger vocabulary, got 180 out of 200. Sulk. :)

11 thoughts on “vocabulary test

  1. I got 162 correct and somehow left 2 blank (and I went back to check to be sure I didn’t leave any blank, so I suspect there’s a flaw in the thing somewhere). I agree that some of their pairings are questionable…some of those REALLY aren’t clearly opposite OR the same as each other, just different.

  2. My final score was 150 – but I did it twice. The first time my computer locked up. Not to say I didn’t change my mind on some words the second way through!

  3. I got bored halfway through and only answered the first 112 of them. Of those, I got 88 right. I gotta flex the word-parts of my brain.

  4. I got 172. I agree that a lot of the pairings were … poor. It also took me about an hour to get through, and I almost gave up after the first 75. There were many words I’ve never seen before… which I am not used to.

  5. Yeah, some of the pairings really were very poor- the opposites were the easiest, I think. At least where I knew what they were, anyway. ;) Mostly I missed ones I didn’t know at all, but the rest of the ones I missed were ones I /thought/ I knew- words that were vaguely familiar and that I thought I knew sorta what they meant, but I didn’t. :P (pulchritude, anyone??)

  6. Also, for anyone who feels the need to feel consoled, I personally think that vocabulary tests are a poor measure of intelligence. There is certainly some correlation, but for people who are more left-brained, less verbally focused, aren’t as much into reading everything they can get their hands on, or who have learning disabilities or english as a second language or /whatever/… they can still be smarter than heck and still show up very poorly on something like this. :P However, if a person does do well… well! Good for them. ;) I’m just saying- doing poorly doesn’t really mean anything.
    (My aunt is the first example who comes to mind: a math whiz, very intelligent, programmed software for the Navy when they were still using punchcards, but with zero common sense and not much experience outside her chosen field.)

  7. See, Kit is really better than me, because she gets eight comments on her journal entry and I get zero!

  8. Improving on Kits betterness by adding one more comment: I got 163, which isn’t too bad for my third language. Or maybe that’s why… I’ve had to spend a lot of time with dictionaries and thesauri while learning to read english =)

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