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Posted on 02/22/2012 8:08:53 PM PST by P.O.E.
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Well, I’d probably get them all, but my finger crapped out around click number 21.
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This test tells me not to change my day job. Sure high school stuff that for me was 25 years ago. i took some science courses in college too but man some of that was familiar but I got a lot of questions wrong. You say you only got one wrong? I feel REALLY REALLY dumb. I would imagine that most FREEPERS will do well on the test. I on the other hand....well I am just happy to be part of such a great group of people.
44 out of 50. I should have done better for being a senior in engineering...oh well, maybe I’ll be management.
That site bogs down my computer. I’d say they are up to something. Too much snooping into my computer.
40 out of 50.
46/50. Should have got 47, lol
41 correct. Mainly flubbed biology and astronomy questions.
No high school kids (other than the scientifically oriented) would have done even as well as I “even back in the day”. And my score was not impressive 37-50. They might have remembered the difference between a watt and a joule for about a month. Or fluorine vs bromine. Even in the 60s (and I was well taught in the sciences, enough to make my living in labs on occasion) a lot of this was not taught except in the advanced courses.
In those days Earth Science was about as far as science was taught to the typical student, along with algebra. Today’s better public schools teach adv. physics and chemistry, adv. calculus and adv. statistics. Way beyond what we had available. I never had any calculus until college.
My guess is even freepers would only get about half right. But what would you expect when these subjects are 30 to 40 yrs in the past unless you are in the sciences.
Out of 50 questions, 42 right. I took this same online exam a month or so ago.
46. However, I want to note that I figured out a lot of them where I was clueless by the generous clues they gave. I scored 46 pretty much on my knowledge of Latin, Greek, mythology and history, not science. Not a good quiz IMHO.
20 right out of the first 20, then, I got bored by the slow response time and the double clicking.
49 of 50.
Didn’t get the Newtons conversion ...
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