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basic science test
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »
A quiz of some basic concepts, from the Pew Research Center: http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/science-knowledge/

Scary that only 7% get 13 out of 13; rocket science this ain't.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 07:07:02 PM »
I'll take it now...I predict I get less than 50%. I hope I surprise myself.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 07:12:41 PM »
I got 8. And one of those was a pure guess.

Next week Wright, post a quiz on history, literature or geography...cheers
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 07:21:54 PM »
I don't want to brag, but certain superstitious people would think my score means that I am about to have bad luck.

I of course expect to be getting a recruitment letter from NASA any day now.

It was too easy. I hope more than 7% of our members have the same result.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 07:27:48 PM »


I of course expect to be getting a recruitment letter from NASA any day now.



That won't happen. Pianodwarf stole the template when they sacked his sorry ass had to re-structure the IT department.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 07:36:13 PM »
Well, maybe I'll get a tweet or something.

By the way, I'm pretty sure that my being old enough to be John Glenn's grandfather won't hinder my chances at all.

However, if they have a problem with my senility, I'll just run for congress. Voters won't notice. At least they never have before.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 07:38:27 PM »
Scary that only 7% get 13 out of 13; rocket science this ain't.

No kidding.  I got all thirteen correct and didn't even have to think about any of them.

That won't happen. Pianodwarf stole the template when they sacked his sorry ass had to re-structure the IT department.

Say, there, magicmiles... have you ever seen the movie "Deliverance"?  I'm just curious because of what you just said with that purty mouth.   ;D
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 07:40:58 PM »
Gah! I missed 2, and I knew the freaking answers!
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 08:46:12 PM »
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You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly.
You scored better than 93% of the public and the same as 7%.
That's pretty neat I guess.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 09:42:30 PM »
Despite thinking that the questions were pathetically easy I still got 1 wrong.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 11:31:52 PM »
Quite proud of myself with 13 for 13 - but the truth is one was pretty much a lucky guess, so I should only claim 12. I can live with that.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 11:46:19 PM »
13/13 here.  Would've liked to see more biology and physics questions, though -- It seemed to be mainly chemistry with a bit of geology.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 12:13:17 AM »
A couple of them used tricky wording, but I got 13/13 quite easily despite that.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 01:35:36 AM »
I got 8. And one of those was a pure guess.

Next week Wright, post a quiz on history, literature or geography...cheers

If I find an interesting one on history or geography, I'll post it in Chatter.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 01:57:49 AM »
13/13 Didn't really spot any trick wording, question 11 was worded poorly, though.

Funny thing is, the two questions that partain to medicine (9 and 11) were the only ones where women scored better than men.

Q3 was also quite funny, less than half the people asked knew that that thing inside their boom boxes that's clearly labeled "don't look into this!!!8!!8" produces LIGHT iso sound.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 03:18:27 AM »
My wife got 13, as expected. So my kids have a fighting chance.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 05:02:58 AM »
Something must have gone wrong - I apparently got zero correct!!!

I blamne the firewall, 'cos the answers were highlighted when I clicked "next question".....or such is my excuse.
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 10:40:53 AM »
I got 15/13.  Amazing, huh?
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 11:09:28 AM »
I got 15/13.  Amazing, huh?

Must be the 2 I missed.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 12:17:39 PM »
13/13
Too easy.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 07:32:47 PM »
It really was too easy.  I admittedly have a very weak science background, and I got 11/13 right.  That is 85%.  I haven't taken a traditional science class since high school, and most of what I know I've gotten from museums and documentaries. 

In contrast, I got 10/13 correct on this one, (77%) and I think I know a hell of a lot more about news and current events than I do about science. 

http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/ 

I'd be interested in knowing how other folks do on the news quiz. 

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 07:44:53 PM »
I got 12 right. Not bad for a guy who gets all of his news from Fox.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2013, 07:45:08 PM »
Only 7, I was disadvantaged by not being an American.[1]
 1. bet you never see those words from me again... ;)
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 08:16:04 PM »
I got 12 right. Not bad for a guy who gets all of his news from Fox.

Just kidding  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm impressed!  I got the icon wrong (because I just didn't know it), got one of the photos wrong, and screwed up the flag question even though I facepalmed at my mistake. 

Only 7, I was disadvantaged by not being an American.[1]
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 11:19:12 PM »
13 out of 13. Easy-peasy.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2013, 12:07:01 AM »
10/13 on the news quiz.  In a couple of cases where I had to match up a name to a face, I used process of elimination because I knew what the other three people looked like.  I do need a refresher course in maps of the Middle East, though.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2013, 12:42:07 AM »

It says I missed the question about " are electrons smaller than an atom"... Electrons are the smallest particle in an atom but they are included within an atom.  Seems like an uninteneded trick question.

I said false because electrons are implied particles within an atom...
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2013, 12:59:49 AM »
Got one question wrong but I guess I can console myself with the fact that it was the question that respondants most frequently answered incorrectly - apparently people don't spend much time thinking about what they breath

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2013, 04:36:30 AM »
10/13 correct. I missed questions 3, 7, and 8. I did better on this one than the one I have posted at Atheist Think Tank. Out of 50 questions I got 28 correct, I think.

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