R U Smarter than an 8th Grader?

Taking online quizzes is a fun diversion and a way to dust off brain cells that you haven’t used in a few years. My only problem with this one is imprecise language on a couple of questions, especially the one dealing with a falling object. When an object falls from a height and hits a surface, the final velocity is zero. SPLAT. That’s not the answer they’re looking for.

You can bet that I’ve run into this issue more than once in my academic career, over-thinking questions and getting trapped in language traps that might be tricks or might be careless wording. The only thing harder than taking a test is writing one.

JustSayHi - Science Quiz

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.