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Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: Physics Test
By Dawnk777 on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 12:24 pm:

Mechanical Aptitude Test

It's the Ford Doctors Diesel Technician Society website. LOL! DH drives a diesel car, so he's on a message board for VW TDI owners. Yes, he's a diesel geek! (In fact, that's someone's user name.)

He emailed me the quiz, and I took it this morning. It's 50 questions and quite the brain-teaser. I don't know his score, but he didn't pass.

I got a 68%, so I didn't pass either, but was quite amazed at some of the questions I did get right. I think there are a few questions, that I would have gotten right if I'd gone with my own instinct, instead of the hubby standing over my shoulder.

Sarah, who just got done taking 2 years of physics in high school, including AP physics, got 58%. Can you say feeling smug right now? LOL!

I haven't had a physics class since 1978, in college! LOL!

By Kate on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 01:03 pm:

I got a 52. I didn't understand 99% of the questions!! LOL! Never took physics, don't regret it. :)

By Melanie on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 01:10 pm:

LOL, ditto Kate. I score 60%. It reaffirmed my decision to stay away from physics! LOL.

By Tunnia on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 01:20 pm:

I scored 58% so I failed. No surprise there! Math type problems are not my thing. LOL I am going to have my dh take this test though because he is a master diesel mechanic and I would love to see his score.:)

By Sandysmom on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 01:30 pm:

I failed terribly at 46% :(

By Kaye on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 01:53 pm:

I am a freak, I did very well. I love logic/math problems which is what I felt like a lot of these were. Maybe I should get a job!

By Happynerdmom on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 01:58 pm:

Whoa. I got a 52%. I thought I'd do better than that, LOL!

By Tink on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 04:08 pm:

I did fairly well with a score of 78%. I enjoy math and remember a lot from the physics courses I took in school.

By Dawnk777 on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 04:50 pm:

Interesting! DH got 65% the first time and 72% the second time he took it. So, I did better than him, on the first try!

By Reds9298 on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 06:09 pm:

LOL! I got to about 20 questions and realized how a)I've absolutely NO aptitude for this whatsoever and b) I don't care!!! LOL

All you go girls!!:)

By Kym on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 06:49 pm:

EEK, I did horrible, right with you Sandysmom! on #32 I think, a bubble popped up with 'correct", I thought that was the only one I got right:) Almost, but not quite!! NONE of that is how my brain works!

I sent it to my nephew who just graduated from Auto Tech school.

By Ginny~moderator on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 08:44 pm:

I got 66%, which absolutely amazes me. I wish it would let you know which you got right or wrong and the correct answers.

By Marcia on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 09:42 pm:

I got 60%.

By Pamt on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 11:17 pm:


By Luvn29 on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 11:21 pm:

Okay, from the looks of all of your scores, and from the nature of your posts, I'm not even gonna attempt this one! I do just enough math to get by, and that's too much for me! I definitely won't elect to do it!

By Wandilu on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 11:38 pm:

Well.....since the word MATH is involved...I'm not even going there !!!!!! :)

By Mrsheidi on Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 12:37 am:

It's less math and more vocab and knowledge of how pulleys/levers/sprockets work, really. I'm not much of a mechanical physics person as my major was Biology. But, I tried...and got a 68%. You can check your answers at the end and see which ones you got wrong.
I got a couple of them wrong because the picture was not clear. I couldn't believe how long it took me too...I started getting impatient at #16 but kept on because it was somewhat addicting! LOL

By Dawnk777 on Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 01:17 am:

Ginny, there were icons you could click on and even print out your test. I got to see all of my questions on the computer, though, too. They were in the upper right hand corner.

Yeah, Heidi, you should have heard me whining - "Not another gear to figure out!"

I was pretty happy with my 68%. Question 41 had to do with a piston with 14 sq in on the top and 2 sq in on the bottom being pushed on with 50 psi. I got that one right and I'm amazed.

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