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Short Term Memory Test

Take a good look at these words and try to memorize them. Then, click "start quiz" and try to type them back in.
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Last updated: September 05, 2018
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level ∞
Sep 27, 2017
My strategy to get 15: Make up a "story" involving each group of 2 to 3 words. Then you can remember each story and easily recall the words.

You can probably put the last column of five into your echoic memory and quickly type them as soon as you start the quiz.

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level 73
Dec 17, 2017
That's almost what I did actually. A cute ruby opal crossed the bridge south over King Stream to the gym by the ocean, Jetpunk wand memory party glide.
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level 51
Dec 17, 2017
How about just trying to remember them without any gimmicks.
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level 61
Dec 17, 2017
It is often much easier to use some kind of mnemonic. There's a reason the people who win memory contests use them. I know someone like that and he can tell you about countless tricks for different scenarios. He once was in a German TV show betting he could identify every city in the world with a population above 500,000 by its satellite photo – and he won the bet (well, it was a sample of five pictures, not every city, but still). Actually, now that I think of it, he'd do really well on Jetpunk.
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level 52
Dec 17, 2017
Gimmick? Dude, that's a valid memorization technique. Are you arguing that anything else (including outright wrote memorization) isn't a "gimmick"? Because that's absolutely inaccurate if you are. Gimmick-ahoy, me buckos!
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level 75
Mar 12, 2018
Yeah, because I'm sure *you* never remember anything because you've made associations to other things in your brain. Geez....
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level 77
Jun 9, 2018
Of course it's a valid memorization technique. There's just no reason to use it if you only have to store 15 items of information. We're not trying to remember 10,000 digits of Pi here.
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level 55
Dec 17, 2017
That tip really helped! This is what I made: On a private jet, a lobster with a diamond wand watched a person named Vince golf. He cheers every time he saw a snail or a deer. Then he sat on his rug, looked at his leg, and drank milk. then he realized his tricycle was rusting so he ran home to his garden. :)
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level 66
Dec 18, 2017
Here's what I did: Gym Rocket, the lobster pope, is prim and proper. The crying king played basketball in Avocado Valley. Fashion Dog was sent to rainy Chimp Gulag.
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level 37
Dec 19, 2017
mine was- prince zodiac climbed the east rock fjord in potato shoes made of platinum and jumped the olive. Jacob the spider smelled kale and celery. A story makes it much easier to remember, my problem came when I forgot how to spell fjord :P
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level 27
Sep 18, 2018
I just remembered them. By categories/associations (chain of common ideas or sounds) or just position, but I didn't find it very hard. (I did get 15...chin, corn, plutonium, president-castle-horse-shepherd-cape-dude-pope-mass-mother, memory, nevermore, sink) I guess I just have that kind of memory.
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level 53
Dec 17, 2017
clever englands hndu spade viking go to paris spade spade cup with wealthy empty euro chicken
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level 61
Dec 17, 2017
Exactly right. I did a couple cold, and only retrieved about 7 or 8 words. When I started making up stories, it became simple. I was even able to do it after being interrupted and returning to the quiz just before the time ran out.
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level 38
Dec 17, 2017
I do a little song with a beat
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level 55
Dec 18, 2017
that's what i did too. learned about it in ap psych last year—we watched a video of a guy who remembered all the parts of a half-hour speech with a minute-long story. (i forgot a piece of my story so i got 13/15, but still better than i probably would've gotten without any sort of tricks lol)
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level 35
Aug 23, 2018
mine was: the mustang and the turkey was very hip, so they ate lots of kale by the plum wearing a bonnet and a cap in the steep door.
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level 21
Sep 19, 2018
yes, cricket bag, radish pizza, turkey in berlin, plum shirt, a salt fjord and a vampire named adam playing basketball which is a game played with a leather ball. :()
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level 77
Sep 27, 2017
I was trying to picture a Greek giraffe sitting on the toilet before going to bed...
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level 59
Sep 27, 2017
This is really cool! I love making these sort of tests on Jetpunk!
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level 81
Sep 28, 2017
This is one of the most unique quizzes on the site. Kudos for creating this. It's fun, and frustrating :) You really have to look at the words for awhile before you start the quiz.
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level 52
Sep 28, 2017
Eistein should be Einstein, shouldn't it?
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2017
Fixed
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level 64
Sep 28, 2017
Was "dotard" included because of Kim Jong-un?
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2017
I plead the 5th.
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level 63
Oct 2, 2017
Probably the best you can do in that situation
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level 43
Oct 2, 2017
Amazing idea! I want to see a sequel, but with countries!
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level 59
Oct 11, 2017
Here's my story! A man from "Harvard" went to a "Russia"n "Palace" and "saw" a "bird" and a "rabbit". He went to "Liverpool", "France" and bought "grapes". Then he heard his "uncle" went to a "talent" show and saw a "duck"'s "leg" on a "boat". I got 100%!
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level 43
Dec 17, 2017
Or just write down all of the words prior to clicking the start button - did it in 33 seconds.
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level 51
Dec 18, 2017
What's the point i that?
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level 70
Dec 13, 2017
Great quiz! Really stretches the brain different ways
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level 53
Dec 17, 2017
Could we have a yellow-box version of this quiz? Instead of making a story, I try to visualize something with lots of details related to the word I'm trying to remember, and then I "place" my images at every corner on a specific route I have been traveling very often. This way you will be able to not only remember the words in the right sequence, but you can do it both backwards and forwards.
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level 28
Dec 21, 2017
Here it is
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level 68
Dec 17, 2017
An elephant on a hill plays on a rust-colored snooker table using a key while a wealthy raven sits on a throne as a rabbit tries to sell him Jupiter. Meanwhile an eagle with one hand in his jacket talks to a witch with steam coming out her ears. 29 seconds.
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level 47
Dec 17, 2017
There was a palace in the West , an awesome ant, shark, bird and hamster lived there. They grew tomatoes standing, and served them in a plate. A blue mansion was beside the palace.
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level 69
Dec 17, 2017
Wow. I only got 4.
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level 56
Dec 17, 2017
I managed to get 15 on the third try. The easiest way for me was to utilise the fact the words are split into three columns of five. From there I'd make three stories, each from five words. Example; bonnet, spinach, bus, highway, cheek - The cheek of someone to put spinach on the bonnet of a bus on a highway.
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level 63
Dec 17, 2017
I just made up three stories too. My stories were: 1. You can buy a PEPPER in HOLLAND in a PUBLIC SPACE for a EURO. 2. A GOAT makes GOULASH with CABBAGE underneath a PINE in SCOTLAND. 3. In LIVERPOOL, a soccer player makes a GOAL with a GLOVE wearing a KILT near a THRONE.
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level 52
Dec 17, 2017
A HORSE with a POTATO TOOTH had TASTE for SISTER SUSAN's OAK tree, but never liked the CROWN GIRAFFE with a knack for catching FRISBEEs. On RECORD, the HEART will beat one HUNDRED times a minute when on a BOAT, unlike the SOUL.
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level 72
Dec 17, 2017
I found simply writing the words down on separate piece of paper a helpful technique.
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level 63
Dec 17, 2017
Technically, that's cheating.
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level 37
Dec 17, 2017
That is the point.
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level 62
Dec 17, 2017
A bizarre pink cricket in a red box on the ceiling pounded the Trojan knife as it snored
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level 38
Dec 17, 2017
a ghost wearing a cape and waving a napkin recited poetry to the choir. Then a viking wearing a jacket came in through the window and shouted boo. then he remembered he had to go to the salon so he soared there then snored as his head rested on the furniture
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level 52
Dec 18, 2017
Anyone else just visualize the 3 columns in their head and recall the words from memory? I read them top to bottom 3 times and recalled all 15
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level 33
Jun 9, 2018
same dude . why is everyone going through the trouble of writing a story?
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level 40
Dec 22, 2017
I just copied and pasted.
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level 54
Jun 9, 2018
Cheater
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level 58
Jun 9, 2018
i made up "vince at wikipedia has wealthy dishes of oil he puts in his purple sink" and then i associated sink with water, and water with rain.
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level 58
Jun 9, 2018
third try, i got 13.which i'll take because my memory worked a lot better this time.
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level 59
Sep 18, 2018
My suggestion for this quiz would be to limit the amount of time that takers have to see the words before they have to answer - if that's technically possible. Otherwise it is too easy to memorise the lot by whatever means and score 100%.
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level 18
Sep 18, 2018
I got 100%. I separated the words into three silly sentences. The crazier the sentence is, the easier it is to remember. The witch dude peppered Susan's leg like a genius, the fish scones clubbed rock, and then JetPunk feels grape throats to the east.