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    Exercise "Herman, Arkansas, and verbs", created by taiji43 (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 952 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 57.5 / 100 Share

    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): ploplo / SWITZERLAND, on Monday 13 January - 17:13:
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    Stats (952 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 49.3 %
    In 1998, in an Arkansas village, a farmer named Herman, the owner of a sloping field located nearby a river, * that his huge barn was flooded each fall.

    Question 2 passed: 68.7 %
    To overcome this problem, he * dismantling his sixty-year-old barn with the help of some friends and rebuilding it on the topmost part of the ground protected from the flooding.

    Question 3 passed: 57.8 %
    However another extravagant solution, much cheaper than dismantling and rebuilding his old barn, suddenly * his mind.

    Question 4 passed: 57.1 %
    He thought he could lift his barn and carry it to higher grounds thanks to some friends' help. He realized that if he wanted * a success, he would have to calculate the shortest distance between the current location of the barn and its future location.

    Question 5 passed: 72 %
    It * of the utmost importance

    Question 6 passed: 39.8 %
    that the weight of the barn *, that is to say, he had to know the total weight of the nails, the beams, the timbers and the boards.

    Question 7 passed: 58.3 %
    He * to figure out the number of the participants able to lift and carry about 23 kilos each and walk five minutes on 45 meters before setting the barn down at a higher place. After a few days of calculation, the estimated total weight of the barn amounted to 7 tons.

    Question 8 passed: 60.1 %
    So, 344 volunteers were needed and each of them would have to lift over twenty kilos. The people taking part in the operation * on handles installed around the barn.

    Question 9 passed: 58.3 %
    This wooden barn would be reinforced inside and outside to prevent it *. Herman found his volunteers among his friends and people in the surrounding villages. For him the project would coincide with the centenary of the village.

    Question 10 passed: 48.5 %
    Before the date of the moving attraction, Herman * three hundred and forty-four volunteers.

    Question 11 passed: 62.4 %
    At the count of three they * the barn, walked at the same pace and set it down as if the barn weighed nothing. Thunderous applause broke out among the crowd.

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