Few things conjure up as much nostalgic dread as the SATs, that high-school rite of passage involving a day spent furiously filling in ovals corresponding to questions that determined your very future. But what did all of those vexing analogies and Venn diagrams really test? Nothing we’ve ever used before or since, that’s what. If only the educational system would assess us based on things we think and talk about every day … like, say, our favorite television shows.
As part of Vulture’s weeklong tribute to The Simpsons, we did exactly that. As with our recent Friends SAT, our Simpsons SAT exam tests your hard-earned knowledge of the Fox animated sitcom’s quotes, plotlines, and characters from the show’s first ten seasons with 40 fun yet actually challenging questions broken into four sections — analogies, sentence completion (twice!), and reading comprehension. (Why no math? Because math is for nerds like Professor Frink.) Take the exam to see how you would have scored on the SATs if Vulture had been in charge of testing our nation’s youth when it really mattered. Ready? Pick up your virtual No. 2 pencil and let’s begin.