Thursday, September 20, 2007

Testing, testing

Your children should take this quiz. You should too. Put your score in comments if you're not too embarrassed.

23 comments:

Chris said...

88.33%

What's yours?

Oh, and go to sleep!

dylan said...

49 out of 60 correctly -- 81.67%

TS said...

90%.

Kevin Jones said...

Wow, I haven't bragged about a test result since high school.

"You answered 59 out of 60 correctly — 98.33 %"

I missed the very last question. I thought war cost more than social security.

TS said...

Bill of Summa Minutiae missed 4, for a 93.3%... Too bad Kevin let his hatred for neocons get in the way of a perfect score. *grin*

Ellyn said...

Only around 80%. Probably bad 'karma' from making fun of the girls on "Beauty and the Geek." Now I feel plain and dull.

William Luse said...

I got 54 out of 60, but forget what percent that is. They killed me on the economics questions, though I got the one Kevin Jones missed, who, because of his score, will probably be banned from any further contests.

It doesn't matter what Dylan scores, as long as he keeps blogging.

I've never seen Beauty and the Geek, but it sounds like another of those phony reality shows. The karma from criticizing them accrues virtue in proportion to the criticism's cruelty.

Later. 6 stacks of papers to grade. And Chris expects me to sleep.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bill,

93%--Economics killed me as well.

Steven

Kevin Jones said...

"Too bad Kevin let his hatred for neocons get in the way of a perfect score. *grin*"

Heh.

The question covered the last 20 years. Since I still subconsciously believe it's 2003, I thought the Reagan defense budget was included in that timeframe and would outweigh SS expenses.

Erik Keilholtz said...

96.67%

I was thinking that the Virginia settlement was about twenty years earlier than it was. Oops. And I blew a question on the Fed (a stupid mistake, too).

William Luse said...

Erik might have to be banned too.

zippy said...

Same score as Bill, 54 correct, which is 90%, which would mean the same as TSO too.

alicia said...

90%, not bad considering that I have never formally studied economics and my last history class was in the 1970s.

William Luse said...

Yeah, Zip, but your closer to 99% on the really important things.

Me too, Alicia, but I think I've read more history since leaving college than while in it.

It was odd. I missed, I think, #9, then didn't miss another until about 43. After that it was pure carnage.

MamaT said...

85%, and I'm pretty proud of that!

William Luse said...

You should be. You know more than Ellyn and only slightly less than TSO.

Franklin said...

You answered 59 out of 60 correctly — 98.33 %
Average score for this quiz during September: 74.4%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 74.4%


Missed #58. I didn't like some of the answers, so I just picked the close approximation.

William Luse said...

Well, at least everybody here seems better than average.

Peony sends word via email that she scored 90%, one of the questions missed concerning women's suffrage. Not enough of a feminist, I guess.

William Luse said...

Let's try that again: Peony

Peony Moss said...

Actually, 57/60 = 95.5%

William Luse said...

Oh, so the comments box works after all. I knew if I put up the wrong number you'd make sure it did.

John said...

"You answered 56 out of 60 correctly — 93.33 %" said the result page.

I stumbled over the Dismal Science: #s 52, 53, 58, & 60.

I would have gotten more wrong but after twenty or so questions I got the feel for what the compilers consider the correct answers to be. E.g., in #49 the answer desired is obviously B even though it isn't true. (Are "free enterprise" and "capitalism" really the same thing?)

Cheers,

-John-

William Luse said...

They're kissin' cousins.