R.A.T. Real World Aptitute Test: Everything You Need to Score an 800 in Life

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Just revised with new chapters on "Living Away from Home" and "The Environment" — The R.A.T. Revised is perfect for young adults leaving the nest for the first time. 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 R.A.T. (Real-World Aptitude Test) answers these questions and more. Divided into two parts, like the SATs, the first section contains questions in thirty different subject areas, and ...

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Overview

Just revised with new chapters on "Living Away from Home" and "The Environment" — The R.A.T. Revised is perfect for young adults leaving the nest for the first time. 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 R.A.T. (Real-World Aptitude Test) answers these questions and more. Divided into two parts, like the SATs, the first section contains questions in thirty different subject areas, and the second part provides answers and explanations to these life-defining questions. Subject areas include cooking, managing money, etiquette, geography, sports and many more. As a test of preparedness for the real world, the R.A.T. provides answers to some of life’s most common stumbling blocks, such as how to change a flat tire or how to handle computer problems as well as facts on generalized knowledge in areas such as geography and politics. The R.A.T. is perfect for young adults leaving the nest and adults who are entering a new phase of life such as parenthood or retirement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931868426
  • Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/12/2003
  • Series: Capital Ideas
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.00 (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

I. Introductions and Instructions The Origins of The R.A.T.
Anatomy of The R.A.T.
Administering The R.A.T.

II. The R.A.T. - Questions A. The Basics
1. Managing Your Money
2. Cooking
3. Carpentry
4. Domestic Skills
5. Emergencies and First Aid
6. Saving and Investing
7. Living Away from Home
8. Shopping
9. Employment

B. Things Worth Knowing
10. Automobiles
11. Computers
12. The Environment
13. The Bible
14. Geography
15. Electriciity
16. Sports
17. Improvising

C. Things It Is Risky Not to Know
18. Sex
19. Drugs
20. Alcohol Abuse
21. Cards and Gambling

D. Things to Give You an Edge
22. International Fundamentals
23. Etiquette
24. Multicultural Basics
25. Americana

E. Improving Your Quality of Life
26. Dancing
27. Friends and Acquaintances
28. Nutrition
29. Music
30. Family Facts
31. The Fine Arts
32. Principles and Priorities

III. The Answer Section

A. The Basics
1. Managing Your Money
2. Cooking
3. Carpentry
4. Domestic Skills
5. Emergencies and First Aid
6. Saving and Investing
7. Living Away from Home
8. Shopping
9. Employment

B. Things Worth Knowing
10. Automobiles
11. Computers
12. The Environment
13. The Bible
14. Geography
15. Electriciity
16. Sports
17. Improvising

C. Things It Is Risky Not to Know
18. Sex
19. Drugs
20. Alcohol Abuse
21. Cards and Gambling

D. Things to Give You an Edge
22. International Fundamentals
23. Etiquette
24. Multicultural Basics
25. Americana

E. Improving Your Quality of Life
26. Dancing
27. Friends and Acquaintances
28. Nutrition
29. Music
30. Family Facts
31. The Fine Arts
32. Principles and Priorities

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