Mighty Red Pen

November 19, 2007

Vocab quiz

Filed under: Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 4:34 pm

Go to Free Rice and test your vocabulary skills for a good cause. They show you a word and four possible definitions. For each one you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the U.N. World Food Program. If you get it right, you get a harder word. If you get it wrong, you get an easier word.


It’s endless hours of amusement and you’ll feel like a smartypants. A do-good smartypants at that.

MRP for one was delighted to find that all that hard work reading nature books to S. (age 4) finally paid off when I was able to correctly identify the meaning of dhole.



  1. I really like this Free Rice thing, and might flag it up on my blog too (it’s for charity – and I might even give you a mention…).

    I tend to start having to make educated guesses at around level 44, so obviously my vocabulary isn’t as broad as it could be. Bah.

    Comment by JD — November 23, 2007 @ 9:37 am | Reply

  2. Isn’t it fun?! I have had brief shining moments at 46, but then it’s totally downhill from there. How are others doing on this?

    I find myself making a lot of educated guesses, too, but I’ve actually been impressed at my ability to do to fairly well with that strategy. Of course, having multiple choice options really helps . . .

    Comment by mightyredpen — November 23, 2007 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

  3. Love love love this! Although it made my brain work too hard on a Sunday morning before caffeine. I made it to 45 but then experienced a meteoric descent to 40!

    Comment by cookiezim — November 25, 2007 @ 8:39 am | Reply

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