12/06/2004: You gotta admire ambition...
And in this corner we present Colin Fahey, who attempted what very few of us have attempted: to sit for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (now the SAT I, or just SAT for short) and score the lowest possible score, i.e., to answer every question wrong.
Unfortunately for Colin, he failed in his attempt at failure; even trying to answer every question wrong he managed to get two questions right. Though (follow the link; he did indeed receive a score report, which is reproduced) he did get the lowest possible score: a 200 on each of the sections (Math and Verbal), he sees a way of profiting from his less than stellar performance:
I am confident that I am one of the few people in the long history of the SAT to answer practically every question incorrectly. Getting a score of 1600 is more of a challenge, but my goal was novelty!
This experiment grew on me as time passed by, and now I am thinking of other funny angles, like asking Princeton Review or Kaplan if they would be interested in being able to make the claim that a person who participated in their SAT preparation course improved his test score by 1200 points!
Len on 12.06.04 @ 12:37 PM CST