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Topic # 128686 20-Aug-2013 08:35
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Take the  quiz

I scored 11 out of 13, always knew I was smarter than the average american
Whats your score?

!!!!!!!!!!####### TAKE THE TEST BEFORE READING COMMENTS BELOW !!!!!!!!!!####### 

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  Reply # 881349 20-Aug-2013 08:40
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100%, super super simple. Engineer here of course.




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  Reply # 881350 20-Aug-2013 08:41
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LOL the ones that got me really should not have.

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  Reply # 881351 20-Aug-2013 08:44
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12/13 Got electrons are smaller than atoms wrong.



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  Reply # 881353 20-Aug-2013 08:45
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Try not to give the answers away for the others

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  Reply # 881354 20-Aug-2013 08:46
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12/13, got fracking wrong (I'd heard the word but it's not really something I'd followed ... but of course I'm going "duh" now!)

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  Reply # 881356 20-Aug-2013 08:49
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The quiz brings to mind the statement - think how dum the average person is, then realize that half of the people out there are dumber than that.

I can not believe that test is aimed at adults.  For the most part, it's pretty simple stuff I would expect a 12 year old to answer...

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  Reply # 881360 20-Aug-2013 08:52
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I bought my Dad the game "are you smarter than a 9 year old" (or something like that) a while ago. He played a 9 year old, and lost.

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


Atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons, according to my memory high school physics. Don't ask me what those things are made of. Magic, I think.

Behodar: 12/13, got fracking wrong (I'd heard the word but it's not really something I'd followed ... but of course I'm going "duh" now!)


I thought it was oil, but gas was the closest option.




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  Reply # 881361 20-Aug-2013 08:55
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The two I got wrong

- I thought Carbon dioxide made up most of the Earth's atmosphere. Really did not realize it was Nitrogen.
- "Nails rusting" a chemical reaction?


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  Reply # 881362 20-Aug-2013 08:58
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  Reply # 881364 20-Aug-2013 09:00
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Klipspringer: The two I got wrong

- I thought Carbon dioxide made up most of the Earth's atmosphere. Really did not realize it was Nitrogen.
- "Nails rusting" a chemical reaction?



Nitrogen is inert, for us. CO2 would be a problem, global warming.

Rust = iron plus oxygen.




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  Reply # 881365 20-Aug-2013 09:00
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you guys are way to clever for this old guy I only got 9/13 but one was rushing, even so its ok I'm not a University educated person.




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  Reply # 881366 20-Aug-2013 09:01
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I was surprised to see only 20% of people got the question right: "Which gas makes up most of the Earth's Atmosphere?"

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  Reply # 881367 20-Aug-2013 09:03
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Kind of underwhelming. Although it does require some easily obtainable scientific knowledge, it has significant issues like multichoice answers with only two choices. My brother who has little scientific knowledge would probably get close to 13 out of 13 (edit: which I got) because he's very good at assessing multichoice answers.

It's interesting that women score higher than men on the two questions about pharmaceutical drugs. In general, scores increase with more education, scores decrease with age suggesting that there is better education now or that seniors are less in-touch with current issues and concerns such as 'fracking'.

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  Reply # 881368 20-Aug-2013 09:04
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100%, but I am a chemical engineer so would be disappointed if I got any of those questions wrong. If it was a test on spelling and grammar it would be a completely different result.

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  Reply # 881369 20-Aug-2013 09:08
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oop's 1 wrong, stupid oxygen!! I second guessed myself, should have gone with my gut

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