English: 80s-era North Country public education proves sufficient
Better than half the test involves reading or listening to an essay and then answering questions about it. These were surprisingly political in nature — the health benefits of meditation, sustainable fashion, international cooperation in a new era of space exploration, contributions of African-American architect Paul Revere Williams to affordable housing, and Democrats wanting to let anyone who pleases vote in a New Hampshire election. OK, maybe I'm paraphrasing that last one a bit.
Don't let my faux score fool you, the test is not easy. I took it off the clock and scratched my head on a few questions, going against my own redneck sensibilities with answers predicated on a mental picture of my interlocutor — say someone who trades a perfectly fine Volvo for a spankin' new Prius to help save the planet. Does that make me literate or just politically savvy?
Carl Perreault is director of unionleader.com, newhampshire.com, the nh365.org events calendar network, and nhangle.com, the most comprehensive aggregation of links to Granite State information.
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