Are You Smarter Than a 12th-Grader? A Reading Comprehension Quiz

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress has just released the results of math and reading tests that 12th-graders took last year. The average score on the reading portion was higher than in 2005, but lower than in 1992. What follows are six sample questions from the reading section. Overall on the test, 38 percent of students scored at or above a proficient level in reading. How many questions can you answer correctly?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has just released the results of math and reading tests that 12th-graders took last year. The average score on the reading portion was higher than in 2005, but lower than in 1992. What follows are six sample questions from the reading section. Overall on the test, 38 percent of students scored at or above a proficient level in reading. How many questions can you answer correctly?

#6 Rental agreement - late rent

Scroll down to read the rental agreement, then answer each question.

According to the rental agreement, what is the first action the landlord will take if the rent is not paid on time?

a) Keep the security depositb) Terminate the tenant's contract c) Send a seven-day notice d) Require one month's rent in advance

(Answer on the next page)

#5 Landlord responsibilities

According to the rental agreement, which of the following is the landlord required to do?

a) Maintain and repair air-conditioning unitsb) Provide a stove and refrigeratorc) Arrange for weekly trash disposald) Supply the tenant with multiple keys

(Answer on the next page)

#4 Cash or money order

According to the rental agreement, when would the tenant have to pay the rent with cash or money order? …