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Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz
CSM ^ | 12/11/12 | Eoin O'Carroll, Staff

Posted on 02/22/2012 8:08:53 PM PST by P.O.E.


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50 questions, no fair googling. You may use a pencil & paper. Advisory: takes at least 100 clicks to get through all 50 questions. Mostly high school stuff back in the day, but nowadays.... I got the newtons question wrong.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 8:08:57 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.

Well, I’d probably get them all, but my finger crapped out around click number 21.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 8:15:44 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: P.O.E.
36 right out of 50. I didn't look up any, although I haven't had to remember some of them for 30 years.
3 posted on 02/22/2012 8:22:58 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks P.O.E.

An “extra, extra” ping to the APoD list members.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 8:26:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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Thanks P.O.E.

Shoot, I only got four right.


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5 posted on 02/22/2012 8:26:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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6 posted on 02/22/2012 8:26:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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Thanks P.O.E.



7 posted on 02/22/2012 8:27:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: P.O.E.
I think the questions are so simple because it's really a test of how easily one can be manipulated to pursue a frivolous goal. They got me to go 7 in.

8 posted on 02/22/2012 8:28:06 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: P.O.E.

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.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 8:28:51 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: P.O.E.

44 out of 50. I should have done better for being a senior in engineering...oh well, maybe I’ll be management.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 8:33:14 PM PST by EEGator
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To: P.O.E.

That site bogs down my computer. I’d say they are up to something. Too much snooping into my computer.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 8:43:34 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: justlurking

40 out of 50.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:36 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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46/50. Should have got 47, lol


13 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:53 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average In the US the number is 54%)
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To: P.O.E.

41 correct. Mainly flubbed biology and astronomy questions.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 8:45:02 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: P.O.E.

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.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 8:55:37 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 8:58:48 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: P.O.E.

Out of 50 questions, 42 right. I took this same online exam a month or so ago.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 8:59:54 PM PST by thecodont
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To: P.O.E.

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.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 9:00:42 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: P.O.E.

20 right out of the first 20, then, I got bored by the slow response time and the double clicking.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 9:00:42 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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49 of 50.

Didn’t get the Newtons conversion ...

21stCenturion


20 posted on 02/22/2012 9:07:02 PM PST by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: P.O.E.

45 Right out of 50... blush... I am going to have to brush up on some modern developments of scientific history. . . and one brain fart about nanometers. Might have something to do with recovering from a nasty bout with the flu. With this one even my HAIR ached!


21 posted on 02/22/2012 9:08:18 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: P.O.E.

I got 42 correct with another three missed on a 50/50 guess.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 9:15:20 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: P.O.E.

43 out of 50.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 9:19:29 PM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: P.O.E.

got 17 out of 25.

My ADD won’t let me finish.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 9:20:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: P.O.E.

40 right, 10 wrong.

Not bad...

15 years in the USAF, now a MSgt.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 9:21:31 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: P.O.E.

well, once again I blew up the lab...


26 posted on 02/22/2012 9:25:47 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: P.O.E.

32. Am I scientifically illiterate enough to qualify for a job in government?


27 posted on 02/22/2012 9:34:49 PM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: P.O.E.
50 but what a pain with all the popups. They should give extra credit for using Explorer.

And I'll bet Santorum would get a higher score than 0bambi, because the former likely studied plenty of Latin while the latter was dawdling on the couch wearing a straw hat.

28 posted on 02/22/2012 9:49:25 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: P.O.E.

Argh! Flunked. I only got two-thirds right


29 posted on 02/22/2012 10:00:48 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: P.O.E.

Argh! Flunked. I only got two-thirds right


30 posted on 02/22/2012 10:00:48 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: P.O.E.

Argh! Flunked. I only got two-thirds right


31 posted on 02/22/2012 10:00:49 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: Mugwump

...And I only hit “post” once.


32 posted on 02/22/2012 10:02:29 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: P.O.E.

alas, only 34 out of 50.

Dag nab it my mind is slipping.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 10:22:11 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: P.O.E.

Got board answering questions at about 25 missed 1 question which i think I was right. I knew it was atomic number 8 which if I just went with that I would have gotten it right but they claimed it was the most abundant atom on earth. After that question I knew this was a waste of time


34 posted on 02/22/2012 10:36:38 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: MrEdd

Doh! 30 out of 50. I guess that’s what happens when you were a Humanities major—in the 1970s!


35 posted on 02/22/2012 10:37:56 PM PST by mtrott
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To: I Shall Endure
40 out of 50.

Me too.

36 posted on 02/22/2012 10:44:40 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: P.O.E.

Sigh. 39/50. Thought I’d do better. But could have done MUCH worse I suppose ;)


37 posted on 02/22/2012 10:44:43 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: P.O.E.

39 of 50

Not bad I guess considering I never took Chemistry


38 posted on 02/22/2012 10:52:20 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: P.O.E.

47. I missed the one about Algore being the savior of the universe. My bad.


39 posted on 02/22/2012 11:09:12 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SunkenCiv

Welllllllll

for some foolish reason . . .

even though I never took chemistry;

dropped out of physics in high school after a couple of weeks;

am fairly poor at complex math;

And don’t know a lot about a lot of science . . .

somehow, I still managed to score 66%.

LOL.


40 posted on 02/22/2012 11:17:22 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: P.O.E.

I got 21 out of 50.

That qualifies me to be a Democrat, and must’ve voted for Al Gore.

I’m going off to occupy Wall Street now, oh, wait. It’s cold in NY. I’m going off to occupy mom’s house.


41 posted on 02/22/2012 11:23:14 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: P.O.E.

Well I only got 58%, but I’m proud of that! Some of those questions were difficult! I should pay more attention to the science shows my husband and kids watch all the time. ;o)


42 posted on 02/22/2012 11:29:10 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: P.O.E.

46/50. My last two degrees were in finance, but my first was in microbiology. However, I have an unfair advantage ... our son is a high school senior with plans to major in theoretical physics ... imagine our dinner conversations.


43 posted on 02/23/2012 12:04:07 AM PST by lkco
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To: justlurking; no-to-illegals; All

Well I got the first 5 right before my computer jumped back to the post page. Now my guy is yelling it is way past our bedtime. Oh, well tomorrow is another day.


44 posted on 02/23/2012 12:11:04 AM PST by gleeaikin
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With 50 right I just had to check out your home page. What fun. ;-)


45 posted on 02/23/2012 12:17:02 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: P.O.E.
43 out of 50, which may or may not answer the question, since no definition of "literate" is suggested.
Other factors coming into play is that I never took academic courses in biology, astronomy or genetics, but am self-taught.

With my 5 year-old computer, I give myself top grades for patience and endurance, as it took 1hr-45m to complete the quiz in the middle of the freaking night.

46 posted on 02/23/2012 12:49:08 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: P.O.E.

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47 posted on 02/23/2012 1:19:51 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: P.O.E.; SuziQ

Got 49 of 50. Missed the question on the meaning of Nimbus.
Quite challenging for an on-line quiz. I liked the fact that it really was a science quiz, and not a science “news” quiz.


48 posted on 02/23/2012 1:34:49 AM PST by SirKit (Truth is Precious---The Truth is of the Essence of God)
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To: P.O.E.

bttt


49 posted on 02/23/2012 3:23:22 AM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: P.O.E.

That was fun, thanks for posting. With a score of 37, it’s a good thing no one is depending on me to make scientific advances.


50 posted on 02/23/2012 3:29:46 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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