For those of you having trouble remembering the characters: If you put a "V" on top of an upsidedown "V", you get an "X", so an "X" is two "V"s. If you put an "L" under an upsidedown "L", you get a "C", so a "C" is two "L"s. If you put a "D" to the right of a backwards "D", you get a curvy "(|)" thing that's vaguely "M"-like, so an "M" is two "D"s.
C is cent and m is mille, so those are pretty easy and recurring in everyday life too. So it is really only a matter of distinguishing D and L and even if you switch them accidentally, you would know after only one error if is the other way around. (At least for the duration of this quiz, maybe afterwards if is forgotten again)
Actually it's not the math that's the problem, it's not knowing what the hell L, C and D mean, so I had to use most of my time trying to figure out what those were. Man, school was way too long ago...
took me 6 or 7 tries to get 100% but then when I finally did I did it with 17 seconds remaining. Must have finally clicked or else I just got an easier one...
Took 3 tries, but 100%. What finally did it was doing the easy stuff first, instead of going in order. I actually didn't know about M, D, C or L before taking this quiz. Thanks for creating it!
In some cases they are totally correct for some quizzes you hardly have time to read all the questions (and stops being about knowing or thinking about the answers and starts being just about who can type the fastest). But in this case the time is exactly right.
Great quiz! I do have to disagree with some of the previous comments however. I would suggest keeping the time limit that is currently set. It makes for a more challenging quiz.
Maybe think of demi to remember, half, half a millennium (just thought of this after reading the joke, not sure i will use it but maybe it will be of help for others)
And since then roman numerals are *so* relevant in day-to-day life, right? I mean, aside from once a year when it's time to figure out which Super Bowl they're playing.
Not everyone learns them in primary school! I wasn't even taught them in Grammar school (although some of the forms were). I've just tried to learn them over the years but did poorly in this quiz. I still wouldn't ask for extra time, though, as that's part of the challenge.
There are only a few symbols to learn. I is selfexplanatory, c and m are obvious (cent and mille) Im pretty sure most know x is 10 cause you come across it pretty often. Definitely in places ghey have wallclocks ;) so that leaves only D and L. That doedng need to take years?
and i cant remember if we were taught roman numerals specifically in elementary/primary school, but i definately knew them when i was 8.
I did learn them in elementary school. I specifically recall learning about them in 6th grade, but possibly sooner than that. Still, haven't had to use them very much since then.
I don't recall learning them in elementary school, and even if I did, that was at lear 17 years ago, and I haven't had to use them at all. Actually had to look up C, D, L, and M for this quiz, and it took several tries to get the logic.
Great quiz, but yeah, this isn't something most people have to use.
Not happy with selection I just got. 1570, 1574 and 1576, and a sequence 54, 74 and 70. Sometimes you need to be less truly random and more "random-looking"!
For me the first time I take a quiz is a challenge ( I missed the last 2 on this quiz before time ran out)....... keeping on taking the quiz is just a case of remembering the answers or repetition makes perfect and it's just not the same satisfaction.
I finished all of these with 2:01 left, I am only 2 months old and have already studied all the great Roman literature. I grew up in a poor neighborhood in Naples and yet I can recite Pliny's great works verbatim.
Good Quiz, anyone doing this quiz must like a challenge. then try 'The CHALLENGE' ..... at ... ... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/the-challenge
I=1 V=5 X=10 L=50 C=100 D=500 M=1,000 and if it has an underline (except "i") multiply by 1,000 (i.e. if you underline D it becomes 500,000 rather than 500.)
For those of us not familiar with roman numerals, this is a great test of working memory: I could not get this test when I normally take quizzes, at night, but now, after a night's sleep got it on the first try with 25 s remaining.
I have the opposite the first 3-5 numbers went slow, after that it was just more and more like normal numbers. Like what happens when you read backwards, upside down, or wehn sntecenes are witertn lkie tihs.
Fifth attempt just squeaked in on time.
We got taught this at junior school and all BBC television programme credits used to end with the year they were produced in Roman numerals (eg: MCMLXXIX = 1979) which was a good grounding.
good challenge, felt impossible at the beginning with only 11 but after 5 or six attempts eventually got it, you just start to do more of it unconsciously
I don't understand why all maths quizzes give so little time. I think being able to do those calculations fast is one thing, but what is rarely tested is the ability to do more complicated calculations like taking roots, factoring or squaring.
and i cant remember if we were taught roman numerals specifically in elementary/primary school, but i definately knew them when i was 8.