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2005 Roland Garros SAT

MisterQ
05-21-2005, 03:41 AM
Don't forget your No. 2 pencils and bubble sheets. You will have three hours to complete Part 1. Good luck!


2005 Roland Garros SAT

1. Guillermo Coria is to Irakli Labadze as a cheetah is to:

A. a falcon
B. a slug
C. the Concorde
D. Condoleeza Rice.

2. The Roland Garros title is to John McEnroe as the U.S. Presidency is to

A. Patrick Rafter
B. George W. Bush
C. Al Gore
D. Michael Jackson

3. Olivier Rochus is to Ivo Karlovic as a houseplant is to a

A. Maple
B. Cactus
C. Daffodil
D. Sequoia

4. Roland Garros is to the U.S. Claycourt Championships as Jupiter is to:

A. Saturn
B. Uranus
C. Pluto
D. My pinky finger.

5. Yale is to James Blake as Stanford is to:

A. Tiger Woods
B. John McEnroe
C. Robby Ginepri
D. Patrick McEnroe


6. Paris is to the Australian Open as London is to:

A. Roland Garros
B. The Masters Cup
C. Queens Club
D. The Kooyong Classic

7. Andy Roddick is to the second week of Roland Garros as Antarctica is to:

A. Penguins
B. Ice
C. Seals
D. Flamingos

8. Michael Chang is to Roland Garros as Michael Stich is to:

A. Germany
B. Agassi
C. Wimbledon
D. Käsespätzle

9. The Tour de France is to Lance Armstrong as Roland Garros is to:

A. Björn Borg
B. Satan
C. Santa
D. Santoro

10. World War I is to Europe as World War III is to:

A. Denmark
B. Tahiti
C. Chicago
D. MensTennisForums

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 03:46 AM
You are my idol. I want to be like Q when I grow up.

Fee
05-21-2005, 03:48 AM
you. are. killing. me.

:worship: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :spit: :bigcry: :bigcry: :lol:

guida
05-21-2005, 03:49 AM
OMG, Q, you're brilliant! :cool:

PaulieM
05-21-2005, 03:50 AM
:haha: this is great!

williaer
05-21-2005, 03:51 AM
oh...my...god...

i am dying over here! that is just too hilarious.

i was all in the studying frame of mind, then i took a lil break to mtf, read this and am now in a laughing mood rather than studying.

thanks q!

lol

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 03:54 AM
it's like almost 10 minutes after I first read this and i'm still literally laughing out loud! :rolls:

novanora
05-21-2005, 04:32 AM
:rolls::haha::haha::rolls:

Q, I would like you to be our Dr. Q, then the exams will never be dull and scareful~~ :haha:

superpinkone37
05-21-2005, 07:03 AM
Q is my hero. :hearts:.

ae wowww
05-21-2005, 07:20 AM
:lol: You legend....

MissFairy
05-21-2005, 09:11 AM
:rolls: Q, pure class :) :) Too good :lol:

alfonsojose
05-21-2005, 02:06 PM
:lol:

Faik Kheft
05-21-2005, 02:22 PM
:rolls:
I apologise for being completely ignorant, but are SAT tests really like that (without the tennis questions, obviously)?

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 02:51 PM
:rolls:
I apologise for being completely ignorant, but are SAT tests really like that (without the tennis questions, obviously)?unfortunately, yes... there's a whole section of analogies, and they're not nearly as fun as Q's :(

MisterQ
05-21-2005, 02:53 PM
:rolls:
I apologise for being completely ignorant, but are SAT tests really like that (without the tennis questions, obviously)?

:) For a long time there was an analogy section sort of like mine. I think it may have been eliminated recently, though (perhaps a younger student would have a better idea ;) )

Faik Kheft
05-21-2005, 02:54 PM
Wow. What weird tests. What's the point of them?

tennischick
05-21-2005, 02:56 PM
:rolls: very funny. and what an ending! WW III is to...MTF of course! :D

MisterQ
05-21-2005, 02:56 PM
Wow. What weird tests. What's the point of them?


If you are not already a movie star, doing analogies is your ticket to Harvard. ;) :yeah:

Faik Kheft
05-21-2005, 02:59 PM
Great! So do we all get to go to Harvard for doing your Roland Garros analogies?

MisterQ
05-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Great! So do we all get to go to Harvard for doing your Roland Garros analogies?

As Dean of Harvard Community College, I wish to congratulate you on your acceptance. :clap2: :dance:

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 03:03 PM
:) For a long time there was an analogy section sort of like mine. I think it may have been eliminated recently, though (perhaps a younger student would have a better idea ;) ):eek: the analogies are gone!?! what's next? the apocalypse?

Fran, some baffoons sitting in an office years and years ago thought that doing analogies like these somehow indicated how well you would do in college :scratch:

Faik Kheft
05-21-2005, 03:04 PM
Hurrah!!! Thank you!!!

MisterQ
05-21-2005, 03:07 PM
:eek: the analogies are gone!?! what's next? the apocalypse?

Fran, some baffoons sitting in an office years and years ago thought that doing analogies like these somehow indicated how well you would do in college :scratch:

I could be wrong. Maybe they're still on the test...

I think I heard that the SAT was based on old IQ tests. ... which is problematic, imo.

Jennay
05-21-2005, 03:08 PM
Q :spit: Brilliance. ;)

PaulieM
05-21-2005, 03:15 PM
I could be wrong. Maybe they're still on the test...

I think I heard that the SAT was based on old IQ tests. ... which is problematic, imo.
i think they did get rid of them with the new SAT this year, now you have to write an essay and stuff. :shrug:

Faik Kheft
05-21-2005, 03:28 PM
Ugh, I'd rather have analogies than essays any day

tennisace
05-21-2005, 03:43 PM
If only the analogies were this funny, I would have scored way higher.


Btw, the new test still has them, though maybe not so many. They've added the written essay, but the other verbal parts are still here. And they've already started preparing middle schoolers. *sigh*

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 03:48 PM
And they've already started preparing middle schoolers. *sigh*:o:o:o Then again, I took the SAT in both 7th and 8th grade through a special program and I think it really helped. b/c then when I took the real thing, I wasn't scared of it, I knew what it was like under the test conditions

Glad the kiddies today still have to suffer with the analogies :p

savesthedizzle
05-21-2005, 03:51 PM
I'm glad those analogies are still on the new test... analogies are like a rite of passage or something... lol.

RonE
05-21-2005, 03:56 PM
9. The Tour de France is to Lance Armstrong as Roland Garros is to:

A. Björn Borg
B. Satan
C. Santa
D. Santoro



My choice for that one would be B. Satan. At least I am pretty sure he is the one who decides the draw in this tournament :mad:

avocadoe
05-21-2005, 04:07 PM
I want the answers LOL....I picked a lot of D's...inspired test, such fun and thanks: here's abit more fun of a realted, sort of, different, sort of, variety:try making some of your own:
The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself made for the purpose of getting laid.

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person wh! o doesn't get it.

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

tennisgirl19
05-21-2005, 04:25 PM
I just took the SATS on May 7th and there are no more analogies. Its just pick the right vocabulary word, reading comprehension,grammar skills, and the essay. (Along with the math, but whatever)
I wish the questions on the test were as fun as those. :cool:

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 04:28 PM
"grammar skills"? What's that? I mean, what kind of questions?

Leo
05-21-2005, 05:10 PM
They got rid of analogies.

Leo
05-21-2005, 05:24 PM
"grammar skills"? What's that? I mean, what kind of questions?

For the writing section, they give you a random sentence which may or may not be gramatically incorrect and then you have several options for the most correct way to phrase the sentence. They also give you a short essay (usually 2-3 paragraphs) and ask you grammar-related questions, opposed to reading comprehension questions like in the other verbal section.

Nowadays the SAT is out of 2400 points, opposed to 1600. Instead of averaging your writing and reading comp scores, and then adding that to the math for your total score, the three sections are separate and out of 800 points, each. No longer are there analogies, but they still have sentence completion with vocab and fucking snooze-worthy reading selections with ridiculous questions. I think the math is slightly different, but mostly the same material. And they now have an essay which goes to your writing score (two people grade it on a 6-point scale, and your final score is the sum of the two grades). I've read some practice essay questions and they don't seem too bad. I wish I took this form of the SAT because the old ones sucked... analogies are :devil: and essays are :angel: for me. Oh well, I guess I got born a little too early.

Nevertheless, SAT's are pointless and will always be.

Deboogle!.
05-21-2005, 05:40 PM
Wow, that sounds fun :rolleyes: I knew they added the writing stuff and that it was out of 2400 but I didn't know about the other changes.

Yeah the SAT is basically pointless now. More and more schools are not even requiring it anymore.

RogiFan88
05-21-2005, 08:17 PM
10 out of 10 for the Qs! ;)

J. Corwin
05-21-2005, 08:22 PM
Q :haha::lol: Come and guest lecture at Berkeley for a semester! I want to take your class. :cool:

For the writing section, they give you a random sentence which may or may not be gramatically incorrect and then you have several options for the most correct way to phrase the sentence. They also give you a short essay (usually 2-3 paragraphs) and ask you grammar-related questions, opposed to reading comprehension questions like in the other verbal section.

Nowadays the SAT is out of 2400 points, opposed to 1600. Instead of averaging your writing and reading comp scores, and then adding that to the math for your total score, the three sections are separate and out of 800 points, each. No longer are there analogies, but they still have sentence completion with vocab and fucking snooze-worthy reading selections with ridiculous questions. I think the math is slightly different, but mostly the same material. And they now have an essay which goes to your writing score (two people grade it on a 6-point scale, and your final score is the sum of the two grades). I've read some practice essay questions and they don't seem too bad. I wish I took this form of the SAT because the old ones sucked... analogies are :devil: and essays are :angel: for me. Oh well, I guess I got born a little too early.

Nevertheless, SAT's are pointless and will always be.

That's pretty much what my younger brother has told me. They seemed to have gone on an essay trip and it's all about the essay and critical reading now. I personally prefer doing analogies than writing essays, but hey I'm not taking them anymore. :angel: The plus side out of all of this is that even though the SAT 1 is now expanded, most colleges that used to required three SAT 2 subject tests now only require two. :)

But I was always against standardized entrance tests...why not just just look at your high school track record?

tennisgirl19
05-21-2005, 10:47 PM
But I was always against standardized entrance tests...why not just just look at your high school track record?

Exactly! The test was a major pain in the ass. I was there for over five hours and it was ridiculously boring. Leo explained it perfectly, couldn't of put it better myself. :wavey:

zethand
05-22-2005, 02:43 AM
My choice for that one would be B. Satan. At least I am pretty sure he is the one who decides the draw in this tournament :mad:

I thought the same... Satan is omnipresent in almost all the tournaments... but he likes to hang around in Roland Garros ;)

MisterQ
05-22-2005, 04:13 AM
My choice for that one would be B. Satan. At least I am pretty sure he is the one who decides the draw in this tournament :mad:

One man's Satan is another man's Santa. ;)

MisterQ
05-22-2005, 05:42 PM
Exactly! The test was a major pain in the ass. I was there for over five hours and it was ridiculously boring. Leo explained it perfectly, couldn't of put it better myself. :wavey:

I'm sorry, maybe I should have made it five questions? :shrug:

;)

sigmagirl91
05-22-2005, 06:41 PM
I didn't take the SAT (thank goodness).

MisterQ
05-30-2005, 05:40 AM
PART II: SENTENCE COMPLETION

Against Gasquet, who will no doubt be his rival for many years to come, Nadal sprinted out for the _________ and bounced up and down like a _______while Gasquet stood impassively on the other side of the net.

A. bathroom….toddler
B. baseline….net-rusher
C. coin toss…boxer
D. press….kangaroo
E. booty…porn star

First, the trainer messaged Andy Roddick’s left calf, then the right one in the fifth set at the end of a sweltering day at the French Open that brought ________ to players and _________ to fans.

A. cramps…. heatstroke
B. long rallies….tedium
C. victory…...taped coverage
D. ESP…ESPN
E. Free water…8-dollar hot dogs

World No.1 Roger Federer underlined his status as French Open ________just before the unruly home crowd decided to steal the ______on a rainy day at Roland Garros today.

A. serf….porridge
B. favourite…limelight
C. ingénue…cherry
D. loser…ball
E. clown…underpants



PART 3: PASSAGE-BASED READING

"I don't understand what Ferrero was complaining about," said Safin, whose rivalry with the Spaniard dates back to their time as juniors. "I grew up with the guy basically, we've known each other for 11 years and the guy is doing this to me.

"I don't think it was really polite from his part. You have to act like a gentleman. I'm not trying to cheat anybody, I'm just asking (about the call), I'm just trying to prove my point.

"But don't give me this attitude, like a kid who is 14 years old."

The Australian Open champion, who also lost to Ferrero at the Monte Carlo Masters last month, added: "He should realise himself, he's 25 years old, a little bit grown up, he's played a lot of tournaments and we've known each other 11 years.

"I don't need to cheat anybody. I'm trying to win the match. It really pissed me off."

Q: It can be inferred that Safin was “really pissed…off” (line 14) because he was:

A. 14 years old
B. a really polite gentleman
C. playing a lot of tournaments
D. trying to cheat
E. jealous of Maria Sharapova

Fee
05-30-2005, 05:43 AM
:haha:

Art&Soul
05-30-2005, 06:31 AM
:rolls: I like Part III, an easy reading part :haha: :haha: :haha:

J. Corwin
05-30-2005, 09:19 AM
:haha::haha::haha: For once I like reading SAT questions. :lol:

For the Part III answer, it's Maria Sharapova of course. ;)

Stevens Point
05-30-2005, 10:18 AM
:eek: What a tough exam SAT is! (SAT--Simply Amazing Test?) When will the answers be published? :confused:

MisterQ
05-30-2005, 12:43 PM
:eek: What a tough exam SAT is! (SAT--Simply Amazing Test?) When will the answers be published? :confused:

The answers will be kept confidential so I can sell them to the test-prep companies and make even more $$$$$! :banana: