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Old 12-17-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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English Vocabulary Test

Here's an interesting English vocabulary tester -- and it produces rice donations. I heard about it on NPR this morning.

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Old 12-17-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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It has a number of words I don't recall ever hearing before!

Got up to 360 rice /level 43 before quitting
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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I just received an email this morning about the site.... 7700 grains of rice later.. and I still couldn't get past level 40 !!
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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Interesting that Reactionary = Ultraconservative
I didn't know that one. There were a number of harder ones once you get over 1000.
Verso = left handed page. interesting...
I got to level 44 and 3100 grains of rice. Lots of fun, thanks!
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1460 grains of rice, and level 48... some of those words were difficult!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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320 grains, level 42 here. W2R, you must have a fabulous vocabulary!

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:30 PM   #7
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:34 PM   #8
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320 grains, level 42 here. W2R, you must have a fabulous vocabulary!

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Thank you. My mother was an English teacher. I had never heard of many of those words, but in multiple choice, you can look at the roots of the words and that seems to work pretty well sometimes.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:08 PM   #9
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1000 Grains

Vocabulary Level=31

Your Best Level= 37

Then I bailed...

But what does this all mean to me Cool test of English vocab!!!
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I couldn't get beyond 48 with 2340 grains of rice
Fun site, thank you!
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Best level of 45 and 1160 grains and I gave up.
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I am stuck at 48 too, and I went up to 3240 grains of rice.
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I cundn't get mor'n 42. No idear why.
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bumped my head on 50... but good enough to make up for that durned geo quiz.

Just heard the geoquiz guy on NPR, though. Seems that speed makes more of a difference than I thought so I'm going to try it again (and again, and again...) and accuracy below 1,000 kilometers be damned.

(I wonder if a certain level of competitiveness argues against a quiet retirement in the country? I'll give it some thought between world capitals.)

Update:

Damn!! I need a bigger map, or better bifocals.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:25 PM   #15
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Thank goodness I didn't mention my own score in my original post -- we have folks with some pretty awesome vocabularies on here, and I'm not one of them

From the article, the voice of the designer of the game:

"I myself can't get much above level 45, and it is rare to get above level 48. But there are some people who cruise right up to level 50. So for them we are going to add some super, really ultra, tough words," Breen said.

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bumped my head on 50...
And in the lead we have CAROLINE at 50......
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49 when I quit. Way to go Caroline!
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1460 grains of rice, and level 48... some of those words were difficult!
Amazing. I did 1000 and level 45 before slipping back down.
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