Memory Test

A friend of mine (thanks Andy) sent me this little pop quiz and I want to see who in the blogosphere knows the answers. You can email me with your answers and I will post all those who got it correct in a week.

A baloo is a ________.
 
Wuzzle means to ________.
 
A yonker is a ___________.
 
Sculch is ______________.

 

12 thoughts on “Memory Test

  • January 13, 2006 at 12:24 AM
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    Don’t forget about a pinnock, tocsin, or alate.

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  • January 13, 2006 at 12:59 AM
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    So ,I wasn’t the only one that thought this little quiz was interesting on a few different levels, huh? I’d say give bonus points to the people that can tell you why this useless information is stuck in the back of their little heads…

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  • January 13, 2006 at 1:02 AM
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    I just realized that post number one up there was the infamous "-B." Hey B, I don’t remember those three words being part of the set….maybe the last one. The four Shane listed are special for a certain reason, I’m thinking that ‘pinnock’ and ‘tocsin’ don’t qualify. E-mail me privately if you want, let’s discuss.

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  • January 13, 2006 at 2:28 AM
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    I’m curious to know if these are significant to anyone who grew up in states besides KY?

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  • January 13, 2006 at 3:54 AM
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    I don’t know the ones from Byron. Did they come from the same test? As for people other than Kentuckians, I haven’t found anyone outside of the state who know them yet.

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  • January 13, 2006 at 5:27 AM
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    The ones from Byron were actual test words that you should have only seen one year. The original ones posted, however, were the "examples", which were used every year.

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  • January 13, 2006 at 1:18 PM
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    Were they part of the CTBS or some other test? Would people in CA know???

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  • January 13, 2006 at 3:29 PM
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    I know for a fact that those words were also part of the Indiana achievement test. I don’t know about any other state.

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  • January 13, 2006 at 3:44 PM
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    The only correct responses I have gotten are from Mayfieldians. I don’t know if we are the only ones who remembered it, or if we are the only ones who read this blog.

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  • January 13, 2006 at 11:42 PM
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    That IS rather odd Shane. Surely we aren’t the only people that give a certain reverence to these four words….there has to be others out there. If you asked B, I’m sure he could give a statistical breakdown of all the states in the country that used the tests that we used, and what their passing and failing scores were. He’d probably even be happy to post that data in your comments.

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  • January 16, 2006 at 9:45 AM
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    One of my students found the answers on the net from a guy who took the tests in Indiana.

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  • July 7, 2006 at 4:46 AM
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    These words were used on CTBS tests in NY (at least they were 15 years ago). One additional word given was fagot- a bundle of sticks. I would be curious to find out if these tests are still given and what the protocol on the use of fagot is today.

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