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So .... what do you think you know, about Current Events?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by righteousdude2, Dec 4, 2014.

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  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It surely indicates that the majority of Americans don't know what's going on.

    It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary.

    There are no tricks here -- just a simple test to see if you are current on your information.

    This is quite a good quiz and the results are somewhat shocking.

    Test your knowledge with the challenge of 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.

    Click here: http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Got 12/12 so missed none and that is not an option. Your choices show lack of faith that some of us are not liberal "sheeple" and actually understand what is going on in the world.

    BTW, moved this post to the current events forum as you requested! :)
     
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    So far - 40 views - and only 3 votes. Is it because some don't want to admit how few they got right?
     
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    You answered 12 of 12 questions correctly.


    You scored better than 99% of the public and the same as 1%.
     
  5. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Not a lack of faith .... just trying to not embarass anyone that missed 11 or 12. I thought abut cutting it off at 6, but a friend did miss 10, and sine he admitted it, I thought, well, maybe some will be honest and at least go up to 10 missed! :laugh:

    Thanks for moving it Bob!
     
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    Sadly, though I consider myself having listened to the news, I got 6/12 right, but when I read through the after information, I probably could have added at least two more. Sad, Sagisi.
     
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    Well pickle me grandmother, I did pretty well 7 out of 12. Did not do well in the really American questions about such things as North Dakota...I mean where IS Nth Dakota would have been more appropriate for a non American....I am sure it is a pretty spot!

    Is that Dr Bob? Has he been ill? He looks as if he has lost a great deal of weight?
     
  8. righteousdude2

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    Saggy - don't feel bad .... that is not a bad score at all. LIke I said, my friend missed 10, and he claims to be smart. If it will make you feel better, I guessed at several and guessed correctly! Some of those stories throogh me for a loop!
     
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