RAT (Real-World Aptitude Test): Preparing Yourself for Leaving Home / Edition 1

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Overview

Do you know how many teaspoons of sugar the average 12 ounce can of soda contains? Can you change a flat tire? Can you identify the ten largest cities in the world? The Real-World Aptitude Test (R.A.T.) answers these questions and more. The R.A.T. is divided into two parts, the first containing questions in thirty different subject areas, and the second providing answers and explanations to these life-defining questions. Subject areas include cooking, managing money, etiquette, geography, sports, and many more. The R.A.T. provides answers to some of life’s most common stumbling blocks, as well as facts on generalized knowledge in areas such as geography and politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892123428
  • Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Series: Capital Ideas
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Homer E. Moyer, Jr., a distinguished international corporate lawyer, is the father of four children. A graduate of Emory University and Yale Law School, he has held senior government positions in both Republican and Democratic administrations; co-founded a pro bono law reform project in Central and Eastern Europe, and once served as a White House social aide. A pianist and lyricist, Mr. Moyer lives in the Washington, D.C. area

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction The Origins of the RAT Anatomy of the RAT administering the RAT II. The RAT A. THE BASICS

1. Managing Money

2. Cooking

3. Carpentry

4. Domestic Skills

5. Emergencies, First Aid

6. Saving and Investing

7. Shopping

8. Employment

B. THINGS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT

9. Automobiles

10. Computers

11. The Bible

12. Geography

13. Electricity

14. Sports

15. Improvising

C. THINGS IT WOULD BE RISKY NOT TO KNOW ABOUT

16. Sex

17. Drugs

18. Alcohol Abuse

19. Cards and Gambling

D. THINGS TO GIVE YOU AN EDGE

20. International Fundamentals

21. Etiquette

22. Multicultural Basics

23. Americana

E. IMPROVING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

24. Dancing

25. Dealing with People

26. Nutrition

27. Music

28. Family Facts

29. The Fine Arts

30. Principles and Priorities

III. The Answer Section A. THE BASICS

1. Managing Money

2. Cooking

3. Carpentry

4. Domestic Skills

5. Emergencies, First Aid

6. Saving and Investing

7. Shopping

8. Employment

B. THINGS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT

9. Automobiles

10. Computers

11. The Bible

12. Geography

13. Electricity

14. Sports

15. Improvising

C. THINGS IT WOULD BE RISKY NOT TO KNOW ABOUT

16. Sex

17. Drugs

18. Alcohol Abuse

19. Cards and Gambling

D. THINGS TO GIVE YOU AN EDGE

20. International Fundamentals

21. Etiquette

22. Multicultural Basics

23. Americana

E. IMPROVING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

24. Dancing

25. Dealing with People

26. Nutrition

27. Music

28. Family Facts

29. The Fine Arts

30. Principles and Priorities

IV. More Where This Came From (Bibliography)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2002

    'Ice Breaker,' Coffee Table Book, Road Trip Game, Conversation Starter...

    'The RAT' makes a great 'ice breaker,' coffee table book, road trip game, conversation starter. For survival in the real world, it taught me a thing or two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2002

    Great fun book

    This book is so much fun to do with your kids. It's something I wish I had before I went off to college.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2001

    Should be 6 STARS!!!

    This book is a must-have for anyone! I guarantee that you will love everything about this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2001

    TRY THIS BOOK!

    Creative, challenging and entertaining!! Though the questions are intended for those leaving home, this book will enhance people at any stage of life (as you're buying it for a gift, you may want to pick up a copy for yourself!). Game-like, but loaded with useful information and resources -- update your geography, learn to dance, quiz yourself on art history or automotives. You'll love it.

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