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Master Geek
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  Reply # 881563 20-Aug-2013 14:16 Send private message

100%, it had me doubting myself on some of the questions though.

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  Reply # 881586 20-Aug-2013 15:14 Send private message

easy as

You answered 12 of 13 questions correctly.

by some stupid mistake i answered:

Which gas makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere?

You answered "Carbon dioxide"

The correct answer is "Nitrogen"

:(

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 881587 20-Aug-2013 15:16 Send private message

13/13 here too

rhy7s: Surprising how badly the majority did on the atmospheric composition question, especially with climate stories being fairly common in mainstream media.


This is by far the lowest scoring question, very surprising that most people don't know what they are breathing..

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  Reply # 881607 20-Aug-2013 15:48 Send private message

11/13 - The two I got wrong I face palmed myself... But I hated high school science, mainly because of our teacher. The lessons were always veeeery boring and I never got much help. If it wasn't for my best mate who was on to it I would have struggled more than I did. Most of the questions I considered general knowledge anyway.

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  Reply # 881610 20-Aug-2013 15:55 One person supports this post Send private message

13/13.
I would have thought anyone with a good 5th form science mark could guess them.
Hey maybe our education system is quite good after all - just need get politician to stop changing it.

A.

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  Reply # 881624 20-Aug-2013 16:07 Send private message

lxsw20: 12/13 Got electrons are smaller than atoms wrong.


It was a strange question -- I thought electrons are considered part of the atom. So, a part of something will always be smaller -- but, electrons are smaller than protons/neutrons anyway. 

I just checked wiki and the definition is...

"The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons". 


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  Reply # 881625 20-Aug-2013 16:09 Send private message

kobiak: easy as

You answered 12 of 13 questions correctly.

by some stupid mistake i answered:

Which gas makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere?

You answered "Carbon dioxide"

The correct answer is "Nitrogen"

:(


Maybe this question would have caught me out a year ago ha ha but I was reading about the composition of the atmosphere a little while back in relation to why people get given oxygen.   

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  Reply # 881631 20-Aug-2013 16:15 Send private message

13 outa 13.

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  Reply # 881663 20-Aug-2013 17:05 Send private message

13/13 - Probably only because I listen to the "A Brief History of Nearly Everything" on a regular basis (Bill Bryson Book)

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  Reply # 881676 20-Aug-2013 17:37 Send private message

12/13

Dam electrons...

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 881727 20-Aug-2013 19:18 Send private message

100%, super super simple. Engineer here of course.

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  Reply # 881730 20-Aug-2013 19:22 Send private message

100% here. And CS.





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Master Geek
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  Reply # 881763 20-Aug-2013 19:58 3 people support this post Send private message

12/13. I thought fracking was a sex act

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  Reply # 881844 20-Aug-2013 21:38 Send private message

sxz: I was surprised to see only 20% of people got the question right: "Which gas makes up most of the Earth's Atmosphere?"


That was the one question I got wrong. I answered hydrogen because I'd heard that it's the most abundant element in the universe.

Still, I'm happy with 12 out of 13.

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  Reply # 881879 20-Aug-2013 22:32 Send private message

13/13 - but really it is a pretty easy test, the most interesting part was looking at the breakdown of the sample American test takers. I was quite gobsmacked by how few people knew the breakdown of gases in the atmosphere.

If you want something harder (for us kiwis), then do the news iq test:

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

I only got 8/13.

Ouch.

The 5 questions I got wrong were all photos of random American politicians (ok well perhaps one of them wasn't quite so random, and I really should have got it right, but I'd be quite impressed if someone here got full marks on that test, without cheating or guessing)

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