The College Board organization has recently revised the SAT college admissions test. In a couple of weeks it will publish new sample questions to illustrate the changes it has had to make the test more relevant, the vocabulary more functional, and the orientation more real world. Below are a few of my ideas about how the new SAT questions might appear.
Stawar Aptitude Test
1. Joshua graduated two years ago with a degree in _________. He should ask Sallie Mae ___________.
a. Art History, out on a date
b. Communications, for an unpaid internship
c. Humanities, for a forbearance
d. Occlumency, if she’s from Kentucky
2. Which of these founding documents of America contains 234,812 words?
a. The Constitution
b. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
c. Chicken Soup for the Soul
d. The Affordable Health Care Act
3. If your current cell phone plan has unlimited data and messaging, 50GB of free cloud storage, but limits talk to 500 minutes per month, when will you be eligible for the next phone upgrade?
a. after the first year
b. the week before you accidently drop it in the toilet
c. just in time for the iPhone12 release
d. when you sign a new contract for 12 more years
4. If the toll for a new bridge is $12 for a round trip, based on the current inflation rate of 3%, what is the probability that your father would actually use the bridge ?
b. one in a million
d. not a chance in hell
5. After a(n) ________________ consideration of the all the alternatives, Donald conclude that __________________ was the last place he wanted to be.
a. copious, band camp
b. assiduous, drug court
c. indolent, summer school
d. odiferous, the Port-a-Potty