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Are you smarter than a 12th-grader? A reading comprehension quiz.

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?

Jake Turcotte/Staff
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Question 1 of 6

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

Keep the security deposit

 

Terminate the tenant's contract

 

Send a seven-day notice

 

Require one month's rent in advance

 
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