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Can You Correctly Answer All Of These Questions From The First-Ever SATs?

1926 was, uh, quite a time.

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Recently, we had teens answer questions from the 1926 Scholastic Aptitude Test — aka the first-ever SATs — and things got weird.

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So now's your chance to see how you would have done on a test from 91 freakin' years ago. Without further ado, here are 10 questions from the 1926 SATs:

  1. Which one of the six statements below tells the meaning of the following proverb:<br />“The burnt child dreads the fire.”
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    Frivolity flourishes when authority is absent.
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    Incorrect
    Unhappy experiences teach us to be careful.
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    A thing must be tried before we know its value.
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    A meal is judged by the dessert.
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    Small animals never play in the presence of large ones.
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    Children suffer more from heat than grown people.
  2. Choose which three words are most closely related.
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    Murder<br />Larceny<br />Jail<br />
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    Larceny<br />Delinquent<br />Jail<br />
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    Adultery<br />Larceny<br />Church<br />
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    Murder<br />Adultery<br />Larceny<br />
  3. Choose which three words are most closely related.
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    Anemia<br />Typhoid<br />Diphtheria
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    Sickness<br />Doctor<br />Typhoid<br />
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    Tuberculosis<br />Diphtheria<br />Typhoid<br />
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    Sickness<br />Anemia<br />Tuberculosis<br />
  4. If a package containing 20 cigarettes costs 15 cents, how many cigarettes can be bought for 90 cents?
  5. If a man's salary is $20 a week, and he spends $14 a week, how long will it take him to save $300?
  6. If hospital is to sick, then asylum is to:
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    Prison
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    Assymmetry
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    Needy
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    Incorrect
    Doctor
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    Refuge
  7. If alcohol is to drunkenness, then indolence is to:
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    Innocence
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    Habit
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    Tramp
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    Failure
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    Dullness
  8. Pick which two words are opposites or close to opposites.
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    Ecclesiastical<br />Intricate<br />
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    Intricate<br />Obvious<br />
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    Intricate<br />Tepid<br />
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    Ecclesiastical<br />Tepid<br />
  9. A dealer bought a lot of three horses and some mules for $600 and sold the lot for $820. If he gained $40 on each horse, and $50 on each mule, how many mules were there?
  10. If the first two statements are true, then is the third true, false, or not certain?<br />1. Some of Brown’s friends are Baptists. 2. Some of Brown’s friends are dentists. 3. Some of Brown’s friends are Baptist dentists.
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    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Not certain
 
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