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Re: basic science test
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2013, 04:57:43 AM »
I'd be interested in knowing how other folks do on the news quiz.

Having accessed a PC that works (  ;D )  I got 12 out of 13 for science (I thought you fracked for coal, rather than gas.....Frack!).

On the "news", I got 6 out of 13 - coincidentally (or maybe not!), the questions that weren't US-specific I got right, the ones about internal American issues I got wrong.  But I'm confident that if I asked the average americans questions about the current Speaker of the House, which constituencies voted Lib Dem, and who the MP for Southend and Rochford East were, Citizens of the US would do equally poorly.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2013, 09:47:47 AM »
Electrons are the smallest particle in an atom

There are more.  Quarks, leptons, gauge bosons and the newly verified Higgs boson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subatomic_particle

crazy, huh?



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

only 13/13
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2013, 12:28:44 PM »

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

only 13/13

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2013, 06:48:56 PM »
13/13. I must now commit sepukku.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2013, 11:22:36 PM »
11/13 on science & news, I guess I'm an all around idiot.   >:(
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2013, 01:40:14 AM »
Not to brag, but I knocked out a sweet 13/13 on both the science test and Quesi's news quiz (although I admit that I totally guessed[1] on the Elizabeth Warren question).

Do all of Pew's surveys have exactly 13 questions?
 1. Well, not totally. I was able to eliminate 2 choices and then chose the one I thought looked more "Senatorial" from there.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2013, 09:26:25 PM »
Science test:  13/13, no guessing
News test: 12/13, with some guessing and uncertainty. Guessed wrong on the same sex marriage state question. Guessed right on the Syria map question. Was a little uncertain on the Obama election map question. The rest I was pretty sure about.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2013, 02:39:17 AM »
I got 13/13: 8% of responders - on the news one. I guessed on the picture of Elizabeth Warren. I knew she was blonde but that was all, look wise.

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At the Pew Forum, on their religious quiz I got 13/15 (missed question 4 & 15).

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2013, 10:26:41 AM »
12 out of 13 science - picked infrared, but my sunburn was bothering me  :)
11 out of 13 news - picked jetblue, and Japanese flag - very poor that
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2013, 01:15:13 PM »
13. I had expected worse questions.

It is somewhat disturbing that the only question that women answered correctly as a greater percentage than men was "Which of these is a major concern about the overuse of antibiotics?

You correctly answered "It can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria", which I put down to worrying about their children.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2013, 05:36:14 PM »
Women also scored better on the one about testing a drug by giving it to the entire group of test subjects vs. only half the group.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2013, 10:49:03 AM »
12 for 13  on the news quiz - I missed the logo question.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2013, 10:59:25 AM »
Twelve out of thirteen on the news quiz -- missed the one about the Massachusetts legiscritter.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2013, 12:06:15 PM »
I got 10/13 , I missed the question 2,7,10.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2013, 12:15:07 PM »
13/13 on science.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2013, 12:40:06 PM »
13/13 in science.

10/13 for the news one. As MM said, disadvantage of not being an American. I was in Phoenix AZ till two weeks ago (had been in the US for about 9 months) but most of the times the news was about Jodi Arias trial.

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2013, 02:01:19 PM »
I didn't know any of the names in the first question for the news one, so I closed the tab.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2013, 07:31:31 PM »


Having accessed a PC that works (  ;D )  I got 12 out of 13 for science (I thought you fracked for coal, rather than gas.....Frack!).

Had I not read this comment before taking the quiz, I'd have guessed on this one and more likely than not gotten it wrong. However, this gave me a 13/13 on the science portion. Easy questions. Aside from that.

I feared the news quiz, however, as I'm absolutely pathetic when it comes to current events for the most part. Ended up with a 9/13, though, and given that that puts me better than 47% of respondents, really makes me worry about the general population...

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2013, 09:57:37 AM »
13/13 in science.

10/13 for the news one. As MM said, disadvantage of not being an American. I was in Phoenix AZ till two weeks ago (had been in the US for about 9 months) but most of the times the news was about Jodi Arias trial.

That's odd. I'm American (near Dallas TX). I watch a fair bit of news, and read a fair bit online. But I have no idea what this trial is, or even who Jodi Arias is. Was that something of particular interest to Arizona, perhaps?

Edit: Nevermind. Googled it and answered my own question. This appears to be a high-profile murder trial in Phoenix. The murder was in Mesa, AZ.
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2013, 10:04:38 AM »
13/13. I felt rusty , but still knew the answers. So I am glad, though they weren't exactly difficult. :)
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Re: basic science test
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2013, 07:07:01 PM »
12 of 13. Nitrogen was my nemesis! :-\

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Re: basic science test
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2013, 07:29:01 PM »
12 of 13. Nitrogen was my nemesis! :-\

Damn, me too!  I got 12/13 due to the nitrogen question.  I'm pissed because I should have known that!

On the news, I got 10/13 which is pitiful.  I get my news exclusively from the paper and Time Magazine and do a piss poor job of reading the actual "news" sections.