Do You Know What These Mnemonics Stand For?

Mnemonics are helpful in a variety of ways, but they aren't always simple! Do you know what these mnemonics stand for? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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What are math students trying to remember when they use the phrase "Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally?"
Finding area and circumfrence of a circle
Long division
Order of operations
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Which is NOT a type of mnemonic device?
Image
Music
Numerical sequences
All of the above
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Who is Roy G. Biv?
An imaginary person
The father of mnemonics
A mnemonic device maker
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What type of mnemonic device is "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue?"
Acronyms
Imagery
Rhyming
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What will FANBOYS help you remember?
The bones of the neck
The conjunctions of the English language
The order of the planets
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What can HOMES help you remember?
Taxonomic ranks in biology
The names of the great lakes
Derivative quotients in calculus
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Fill in the mnemonic: "I" before "e" except after ____.
G
C
D
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What are you trying to recall with the phrase "monkeys dance very well?"
The properties of gases
The properties of matter
The properties of water
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True or false: Short-term memory is limited to only about seven items.
True
False
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Finish this advice: Righty tighty. ____ ____.
Loosey Lefty
Loosey goosey
Lefty loosey
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What does the mnemonic "my very excited mother just served us nachos" help you remember?
Order of cranial nerves
Order of lunar moon phases
Order of planets
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Which of these mnemonics can help you remember the original 13 states?
James may declare the constitution of Louisiana civil.
My nice new car needs repainting. Maybe dark violet? No, shiny gold!
So my father ate grapes last Tuesday, very awesome tart Napas.
Result
When it comes to some of the most popular mnemonic devices, you could use a refresher course! While you may know the basics, you're not an expert on these helpful devices just yet. Study up and try again soon. We know you've got what it takes!

C+, Mnemonic Messy

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a total mnemonic maverick! While you might not be an expert on these helpful devices, you're pretty close. We think you've used one or two of these learning tools in your time!

B+, Mnemonic Maverick

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a mnemonic maverick! When it comes to these helpful learning devices, you're pretty much an expert! It's clear that you've used these devices more than a time or two in your school days. We commend you on a job well done!

A+, Mnemonic Maverick

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1
What are math students trying to remember when they use the phrase "Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally?"
Finding area and circumfrence of a circle
Long division
Order of operations
2
Which is NOT a type of mnemonic device?
Image
Music
Numerical sequences
All of the above
3
Who is Roy G. Biv?
An imaginary person
The father of mnemonics
A mnemonic device maker
4
What type of mnemonic device is "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue?"
Acronyms
Imagery
Rhyming
5
What will FANBOYS help you remember?
The bones of the neck
The conjunctions of the English language
The order of the planets
6
What can HOMES help you remember?
Taxonomic ranks in biology
The names of the great lakes
Derivative quotients in calculus
7
Fill in the mnemonic: "I" before "e" except after ____.
G
C
D
8
What are you trying to recall with the phrase "monkeys dance very well?"
The properties of gases
The properties of matter
The properties of water
9
True or false: Short-term memory is limited to only about seven items.
True
False
10
Finish this advice: Righty tighty. ____ ____.
Loosey Lefty
Loosey goosey
Lefty loosey
11
What does the mnemonic "my very excited mother just served us nachos" help you remember?
Order of cranial nerves
Order of lunar moon phases
Order of planets
12
Which of these mnemonics can help you remember the original 13 states?
James may declare the constitution of Louisiana civil.
My nice new car needs repainting. Maybe dark violet? No, shiny gold!
So my father ate grapes last Tuesday, very awesome tart Napas.