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Jan Andrea -- Thursday, May 29, 2003 -- 07:13:37 PM

Found a fun quiz, survey, or other interactive site lately? Post the URL and we'll chat about the results until it grows tiresome. Then we'll do another one.

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nylon -- Sunday, February 12, 2012 -- 01:11:24 PM -- 6604 of 6742
the bounce has gone from his bungee

33.

Weaver -- Sunday, February 12, 2012 -- 06:10:23 PM -- 6605 of 6742

I got 32 out of 33--missed the one on government spending and taxes, dammit.

Same here. See! Twins, separated at birth.

Pincher Martin -- Sunday, February 12, 2012 -- 10:42:43 PM -- 6606 of 6742
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

33.

I thought that about 25 of the questions were so simple that it didn't even require a pause, or even reading all the answers in full, to correctly answer them.

Another half-dozen were not difficult, but required a closer reading and some consideration to answer correctly.

And then a couple of the questions were kind of tricky. I spent a full minute considering and rereading all the answers to the last question.

nylon -- Monday, February 13, 2012 -- 01:32:52 AM -- 6607 of 6742
the bounce has gone from his bungee

The tax one almost threw me, and then I said, wait. Debt. Not deficit. Can't be it.

Pincher Martin -- Monday, February 13, 2012 -- 02:40:04 AM -- 6608 of 6742
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I thought that question was tricky, though, because it doesn't specify a time frame. It just says that "If taxes equal government spending, then...", so the natural conclusion is to assume no deficits and therefore no debt.

I finally came to the conclusion that the third answer was correct because it directly redefined the question in equivalent terms, whereas the debt answer required you to make an assumption or two.

*****

According to the stats provided by the ISI, the toughest five questions on the quiz for average citizens, starting from most difficult, were the following:

1. Free markets versus centralized planning. (16.25%)

2. Source of "Wall of Separation". (18.92%)

3. Lincoln/Douglas Debates. (19.06%)

4. The Puritans. (19.1%)

5. Gettysburg Address (21.06%)

The taxes and government spending question that I thought was tricky was answered correctly by 27.7% of those who took the quiz, which made it the ninth most difficult question.

CalGal -- Monday, February 13, 2012 -- 03:11:47 PM -- 6609 of 6742
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I think the reason I missed it is because I didn't spend any time on it. All the difficult ones I really mulled. I got to that one, near the end, and just didn't catch the implications.

All the difficult ones were easy for me, except the first, because they are history questions, not economic questions. Big picture economic issues aren't a content knowledge area of mine; I have to work them out through logic sometimes.

nylon -- Monday, February 13, 2012 -- 04:03:10 PM -- 6610 of 6742
the bounce has gone from his bungee

You're right that the assumption would be true, Pincher, but I thought that the use of debt was designed to trick the reader away from the right answer, which seemed too obvious.

(I'm good at multiple choice tests, and that was a very tricky answer design, IMO.)

Wilma Flintstone -- Monday, February 13, 2012 -- 10:52:05 PM -- 6611 of 6742

28-darn.

Lori Dee -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 02:50:29 PM -- 6612 of 6742
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Don't feel bad, Wilma.

You answered 22 out of 33 correctly 66.67 %.

FAIL.

Shakti -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 04:13:47 PM -- 6613 of 6742
All borders are porous to cats.

I'm on the 28 bench with Wilma.

Lori Dee -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 04:20:22 PM -- 6614 of 6742
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Not even grading on a curve would save me.

Weaver -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 04:29:21 PM -- 6615 of 6742

You can go ahead and vote, anyway.

Lori Dee -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 06:42:46 PM -- 6616 of 6742
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Heck, you can vote when you're dead.

theDiva -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 06:48:05 PM -- 6617 of 6742

Especially in certain parts of New Jersey.

ElenaW -- Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- 03:00:02 AM -- 6618 of 6742

28 here, but I've had 3 glasses of wine tonight, so does it count?

Weaver -- Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- 03:03:09 AM -- 6619 of 6742

Why? Do you usually get lucky when you drink?

Amaxen -- Thursday, February 16, 2012 -- 12:05:35 AM -- 6620 of 6742
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Try the Chinese driver's license test

(Deleted message originally posted by dirt track date on Thursday, February 16, 2012 -- 06:26:20 AM.)

ciao bella -- Sunday, February 19, 2012 -- 04:30:54 AM -- 6622 of 6742
All creatures great and small, my ass.

Boy, that test reminds me of the form I filled out to get Cowdoc a Chinese visa.

CalGal -- Monday, February 20, 2012 -- 08:12:19 PM -- 6623 of 6742
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Reading the Mind in the Eyes

Average is 26. I did better than that, but a few of the ones I missed I disagreed with.

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