Quiz Update

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Exam Taking

I’ve posted a few quizzes recently and have had some requests for data. Folks want to know how they did compared to others, so here goes:

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

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This was my first shot at a quiz and it took me a long time to create it! I wonder if I should have just offered a selection of words from the list rather than the entire list of 100. Anyway, here are the results as of December 15, 2012:

Number of completed quizzes: 260

Highest Score: Jacki scored a 97%

2nd Highest Score: Gilly and 3 Anonymous quiz takers scored a 94%

Average Score: 69%

Number of quizzes with scores…

  • 90 or above: 16 (6%)
  • 80-89: 52 (20%)
  • 70-79: 69 (27%)
  • 60-69: 57 (22%)
  • 50-59: 33 (13%)
  • Below 50: 30 (12%)

Easiest Questions: 99% of quiz takers knew: chromosome, metamorphosis, photosynthesis, plagiarize, and respiration.

Hardest Question: Only 36% of quiz takers marked the correct definition for abrogate, which means to abolish.

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Preposition or Adverb?

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Number of completed quizzes: 51

Highest Score: 28 takers scored 100%

Average Score: 85%

Number of quizzes with a score of…

  • 100: 28 (55%)
  • 90: 3 (6%)
  • 80: 6 (12%)
  • 70: 4 (8%)
  • 60: 4 (8%)
  • 50: 3 (6%)
  • Below 50: 3 (6%)

Hardest Question: Question 5 — only 75% knew that before is an adverb in the sentence I’m sure I’ve seen that clever lobster before.

Active or Passive Voice?

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This was a surprisingly popular quiz. I bet folks were surprised at how many they missed.

Number of completed quizzes: 400

Highest Score: 67 takers scored a perfect 100.

Average Score: 75

Number of quizzes with a score of…

  • 100: 67 (17%)
  • 90: 74 (19%)
  • 80: 73 (18%)
  • 70: 70 (18%)
  • 60: 57 (14%)
  • 50: 34 (9%)
  • Below 50: 28 (7%)

Hardest Question: Question #9, I have visited Toronto sixteen times. Only 62% of quiz-takers correctly identified this as active voice.

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Brian Wasko

Brian WaskoBrian is the founder and president of WriteAtHome.com. One of his passions is to teach young people how to write better.View all posts by Brian Wasko

  1. Amy
    Amy01-16-2013

    I like your quizzes for my homeschool boys. ­čÖé Quick and easy.

    Thanks!

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