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  Reply # 881892 20-Aug-2013 22:43
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nova: 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)


10/13 on the news quiz, most of randoms were guesses

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  Reply # 881893 20-Aug-2013 22:45
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12/13 Currently in 6th form.

Got the fracking question wrong, never heard of it! Learn something new everyday...

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  Reply # 881900 20-Aug-2013 23:02

11, the easy ones wrong :-/

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  Reply # 881903 20-Aug-2013 23:14
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nova: 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/



11/13 on that test, 3 were guesses so I must have got one of those right, most of the other questions I knew from watching the daily show/colbert report on a regular basis.





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  Reply # 881905 20-Aug-2013 23:27
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100%, rudimentary stuff given my background.

EDIT: 11/13 for the very US-centric news quiz. Two I had no idea about whatsoever, another couple where I could eliminate half the options.




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  Reply # 881933 21-Aug-2013 04:19
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Yep 13 correct last night.
I AM THE 7%!

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  Reply # 881939 21-Aug-2013 06:47
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11/13 - one I should have got the other I had no idea about!

I am a high school drop out.

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  Reply # 881948 21-Aug-2013 08:07
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sxz: I was surprised to see only 20% of people got the question right: "Which gas makes up most of the Earth's Atmosphere?"


just goes to show how many of us watch Star Trek LOL basics of an M class planet

for me I scored an 12/13 got the electron Q wrong but not bad for no school Cert or any other quals

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  Reply # 881969 21-Aug-2013 08:33
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Athlonite: 
for me I scored an 12/13 got the electron Q wrong but not bad for no school Cert or any other quals


Believe it or not I got that right partly because it was mentioned in an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati and was explained in such a clear way I never forgot. 

Best science teaching I ever saw: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhbqIJZ8wCM 

The only thing he gets wrong is how long you remember; not months, over 20 years. 




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  Reply # 882007 21-Aug-2013 09:50
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100%

When I got to the atmosphere question I had a sneaking suspicion if people were going to fall down it would be on that one. The chemical reaction one was a goody too. I've done a few uni papers (English, law, psych) but don't have anywhere near a degree and left college 31 years ago.

Edit: fixed some spelling, damn tablet...

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  Reply # 882021 21-Aug-2013 10:13
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100% correct, no guesses.

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  Reply # 882034 21-Aug-2013 10:44
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13/13 seemed pretty easy.

So I'm in the top 7%. Have to bear in mind though, 7% of the US population is well over 20 million people. So 7% of the US is 4 times the entire population of little NZ, approximately the population of Aussie.

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  Reply # 882105 21-Aug-2013 11:45
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100%, too easy. I suppose I only got fracking because it's been on the news though.




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  Reply # 882136 21-Aug-2013 12:41
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13 out of 13. I did have to guess slightly with the atmosphere one. Initial thought was carbon dioxide, but thought that was stupid as we would all be dead. Went with Nitrogen for the win. Would have been a fun day when fire was discovered if the atmosphere was mostly Oxygen or Hydrogen.

*edit* maybe discovered is a better word choice than invented.




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  Reply # 882139 21-Aug-2013 12:51
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timmmay: 100%, super super simple. Engineer here of course.


Same on both counts. ;)

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