Updated SAT exam for American university entrance
Reposted from The New Yorker, 16 April 2014, the piece contributed by Nathan Burstein.
Directions: Match the italicized slanty word or phrase with its meaning.
1.Mike, like, likes Emily, but not like that. The best meaning of “like” is:
(a) you know
(c) similar to
(d) derives pleasure from
2. Mrs. Fisher explained that the Latin weird expression carpe diem means “seize the day.” “Seize the day” means:
(b) it is what it is
3. John threw a party when his parents went away, and it was a catastrophe. “Catastrophe” means:
(a) epic fail
4.Kelsey was having an identity crisis issue ish. “Identity” means:
(a) Self-conception based on social, political, religious, physical, and other distinctive personal characteristics
(b) Twitter handle
(c) Tumblr account
(d) personal brand
5. Doug’s grandpa is a big Internet troll. “Troll” means:
(a) a magical dwarf who lives in nature
(b) a provocateur person who goes online and writes offensive things just to rile people up
(c) a kind of doll that I played with in kindergarten
(d) Donald Trump
Select Pick the word or phrase that DOESN’T fit.
6. ____ always using Snapchat.
7. The 2004 movie “Mean Girls” is ____.
(c) a satire of high-school behavior adapted from a best-selling work of nonfiction, written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan
8. Dave knew he’d be there, so he told his teacher, “See ya then, ____.”
(c) Mr. Edwards
9. When he got to college, Jason discovered that his research skills were severely deficient very bad. “Research” means:
(a) Google stuff
(b) Wikipedia stuff
(c) search for information, both online and at the library
10. The rafting trip was really ____.
Essay: Please compose write an essay of at least four tweets in length about a subjecttopic thing of your choosing. Don’t forget to use punctuation and stuff.