Spoken Words Event


Eight Mental Athletes (MAs) will have 15 minutes to memorize a list of 200 words organized numerically in five columns with 20 words per column (2 pages).  MAs must start at the first word of column 1 and remember as many of the words as possible. The word list is comprised of concrete nouns, abstract nouns, and verbs.

Once the memorization period is over, the MAs will be randomly ordered to begin the oral recall of words.  Recall will begin with the first word in the first column and continue consecutively. Each MA will be allowed up to 15 seconds to answer. The first 3 MAs who either identify the incorrect word or fail to recall a word are immediately eliminated.

Example:

1. fairy
2. acorn
3. jam
4. drown
5. noodle
6. lamp
7. hotel
8. cloud
9. palm
10. raft
11. essay
12. ink
13. onion
14. bargain
15. kangaroo
16. moon
17. tree
18. snail
19. queen
20. good
21. vase
22. young
23. cabin
24. ear
25. jelly
26. arcade
27. girl
28. igloo
29. wrist
30. dwarf
31. meat
32. urge
33. kite
34. nickel
35. ball
36. zebra
37. forget
38. letter
39. heart
40. ocean
41. alarm
42. vein
43. pity
44. cactus
45. factory
46. tongue
47. yolk
48. hammer
49. rant
50. bean
51. jaguar
52. wreath
53. gallery
54. quiet
55. isle
56. duck
57. umbrella
58. earth
59. swell
60. key
61. magic
62. list
63. skin
64. question
65. yard
66. octopus
67. uplift
68. beetle
69. ditch
70. reptile
71. zoom
72. neck
73. ace
74. tomato
75. vulture
76. castle
77. poor
78. fiber
79. wig
80. empire
81. lump
82. hair
83. tarantula
84. rail
85. grace
86. organ
87. wagon
88. angel
89. jacket
90. night
91. bowl
92. knock
93. patio
94. ulcer
95. image
96. venom
97. mother
98. quit
99. shrine
100. yarn