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Take a quiz!

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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Pincher Martin -- Monday, February 13, 2012 -- 02:40:04 AM -- 6608 of 6746
"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.

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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 6746
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 6746
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 6746

28-darn.

Lori Dee -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 02:50:29 PM -- 6612 of 6746
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 6746
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 6746
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 6746

You can go ahead and vote, anyway.

Lori Dee -- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -- 06:42:46 PM -- 6616 of 6746
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 6746

Especially in certain parts of New Jersey.

ElenaW -- Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- 03:00:02 AM -- 6618 of 6746

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 6746

Why? Do you usually get lucky when you drink?

Amaxen -- Thursday, February 16, 2012 -- 12:05:35 AM -- 6620 of 6746
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 6746
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 6746
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.

Lori Dee -- Monday, February 20, 2012 -- 08:22:28 PM -- 6624 of 6746
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

I got a 29, although some were really borderline.

palmist -- Monday, February 20, 2012 -- 08:23:16 PM -- 6625 of 6746

I was error free on the first half, and then must have lost focus.

Lori Dee -- Monday, February 20, 2012 -- 08:26:59 PM -- 6626 of 6746
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Try this one:

Pincher Martin -- Monday, February 20, 2012 -- 08:47:42 PM -- 6627 of 6746
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I can't go through all those. I did the first four and got three correct.

I will note that the eyes in question #4 belonged to Ted Bundy. And then when I went on to #5, I noticed those eyes belonged to the actor Nicolas Cage and I suddenly lost interest in the quiz.

Believe it or not, the developer of this test, Simon Baron-Cohen, is a cousin to Sacha Baron Cohen, he of Ali G and Borat fame.

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