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The News IQ Quiz (Are you smarter than Candy Crowley? How about Alan Colmes? Juan Williams?)
Pew ^ | 18 JUN 13 | Pew

Posted on 06/19/2013 4:30:02 AM PDT by Islander7

Do you know more about the news than the average American?

Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,041 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted online Jan. 18-24 by the Pew Research Center. The new survey includes a mixture of multiple-choice questions using photographs, maps and symbols.

When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American, as well as with the scores of college graduates and those who didn’t attend college; with men and women; and with people your age as well as other ages.

(Excerpt) Read more at pewresearch.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: leftists; news; poll
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12 questions on current events and noteworthy people. No registration necessary.

I scored better than 92% who took the test. I'm sure most FReepers will ace this. Lefties, not so much.

1 posted on 06/19/2013 4:30:02 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

I think Alan Colmes hangs out in morgues doing kinky stuff.......


2 posted on 06/19/2013 4:32:13 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Islander7

A colostomy bag is smarter than Juan Williams and Alan Colmes combined


3 posted on 06/19/2013 4:32:38 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Islander7

“You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.”

Pretty easy quiz. I bet most Freepers would do about the same.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 4:35:22 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Islander7

After taking the quiz, read the analysis of results:

http://www.people-press.org/2013/02/05/what-the-public-knows-in-pictures-maps-graphs-and-symbols/


5 posted on 06/19/2013 4:38:06 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Islander7

I missed the last 3 questions.

By the way these idiots mentioned Juan Williams ,Allan Colmes , and Candy Crowley should pass this test easily, as it is their job to know the answers to this test.

Ask them some questions on the area of my or anyone else’s, expertise and let’s see how they make out.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 4:39:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Islander7

Interesting. I scored 100 and it wasn’t even difficult. The funny thing is that it is mostly visual recognition and I have not had TV in 16 years.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 4:40:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Islander7

I was surprised to get 13 of 13 - I usually read the articles, rather than look at the pictures.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 4:40:33 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Islander7

I wish every quiz I ever took was that easy.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 4:40:51 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: Islander7

I scored a perfect 100% :)


10 posted on 06/19/2013 4:44:25 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: vladimir998

Same here. However, I don’t think I’m particularly smart on this stuff. Rather, if only 8% can get those questions, and a significant percentage got less than half, we have a lot of people that are, well, kinda ignorant on some very basic stuff.

I don’t even have TV. Almost ALL of my news comes from FR and that isn’t even visual, yet this thing was still a piece of cacke.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 4:44:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Islander7

I got them all right too...think they are simple.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 4:44:56 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: vladimir998
Another "Ace" for the FReepers!

Oh yeah, we rock.

13 posted on 06/19/2013 4:45:28 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: vladimir998

Me too, which makes me a median Freeper.

Somehow, I’m guessing that the median among Obama voters is about 4.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 4:45:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: cuban leaf
The funny thing is that it is mostly visual recognition

I thought that was rather odd - no substance, just recognition.

15 posted on 06/19/2013 4:45:33 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: vladimir998
“You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.”

Pretty easy quiz. I bet most Freepers would do about the same.

Yep. Same Here

16 posted on 06/19/2013 4:50:12 AM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now inhabited by Idiots..Palin 2016...)
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To: vladimir998

Very easy...13 of 13 and I live in Oz.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 4:50:35 AM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Islander7

12 of 13 correct. I get all my news from FR, Drudge, Rush, and Breitbart. I haven’t lived in the USA for fifteen years.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 4:53:16 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: Islander7

I only got one wrong and quite frankly, I’m extremely proud of the fact that I didn’t recognize the “blue-bird” corporate logo.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 4:55:23 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Islander7
Here's a graph of the results by Education, Gender and Age Group.

(Apologies to those at work who can't see photobucket images)

20 posted on 06/19/2013 4:56:55 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: vladimir998

13 out of 13 right here.

Yes, I would expect ALL FReepers to ace this... pretty easy if you pay attention.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 4:59:10 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: Islander7

13 out of 13. The only one I paused on was the Elizabeth Warren picture. I don’t really care what she looks like. I picked the one with the high cheekbones.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 5:00:22 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Islander7

I got 13 out of 13. After seeing the voting idiots interviewed on TV, I’d be surprised if they could get even one question right.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 5:04:40 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Islander7

13 for 13...Amazing what happens if you just pay attention.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 5:04:58 AM PDT by W.Lee ("Nobody throws me my own gun and says run...nobody.")
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To: Islander7
I scored 13/13. "Twitter" was a guess: I figured it was something cute. The Chinese flag was kind of a guess between two of them. The euro one...it looks like a warped "e".

I cannot imagine how a newscaster could possibly get less than 9 correct.

25 posted on 06/19/2013 5:09:49 AM PDT by grania
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To: Islander7

I got 12 out of 13 correct.
The one I missed was Elizabeth Warren because they ALL had high cheekbones.

LOL...since I am an Indian (Mi’Q-Maw/Inuit),all those palefaces look alike to me.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 5:13:04 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Islander7

This is mostly pictures. If you don’t watch TV, but get news from reading, you don’t always know what every 2-bit politician looks like. I don’t call a photo ID test an IQ test.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 5:16:01 AM PDT by Old_Grouch (65 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: Islander7

13 of 13.

If very many folks are doing poorly on those questions...


28 posted on 06/19/2013 5:18:08 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Islander7

I missed the Elizabeth Warren question, but that seems to be the one most likely to trip up the respondents.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 5:19:18 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: iowamark

I don’t recall being asked my political affiliation, yet they review that?


30 posted on 06/19/2013 5:22:36 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Islander7

You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders


31 posted on 06/19/2013 5:23:51 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Islander7

You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 5:27:10 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: vladimir998

13 out of 13

What do I win?


33 posted on 06/19/2013 5:32:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Islander7

12 of 13. Of all things, missed the Chinese flag. Got the right color though - RED. :)


34 posted on 06/19/2013 5:34:01 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Islander7
13 of 13...

Was surprised there weren't more pop culture questions...

Then I would have probably missed some...

LOL!

35 posted on 06/19/2013 5:34:38 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: Islander7; All

another 100%.
smart bunch here


36 posted on 06/19/2013 5:35:59 AM PDT by j.argese (Not anymore!)
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To: Obadiah

A date with Helen Thomas. < Picture withheld for humanitarian reasons >


37 posted on 06/19/2013 5:37:12 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Islander7

bttt


38 posted on 06/19/2013 5:37:36 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: vladimir998

I wasn’t sure about which state that lets b-fers fornicate as “married” people. I guessed correctly.


39 posted on 06/19/2013 5:42:04 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cuban leaf
The funny thing is that it is mostly visual recognition and I have not had TV in 16 years.

That's because of Free Republic. Every one of the people listed have had their picture posted here, numerous times. Think about how many times you've seen funny photos of Crybaby Boehner, Lurch, Eric "My People" Holder, Fauxahantus; or maps of countries. Heck, even the Communist flag of China gets posted here.

I wouldn't have recoognized Elizabeth Warren at all had I not seen her picture posted here numerous times.

You don't NEED a tv. Free Republic is a visual, as well as textual site!

40 posted on 06/19/2013 5:46:40 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

You forgot to add “leaky” between the A and colostomy.


41 posted on 06/19/2013 5:47:23 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: vladimir998

13/13. A snap for any FReeper.


42 posted on 06/19/2013 5:50:34 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I actually watched a couple of Elizabeth Warrent youtube videos on the myth of the dual income family. I actually thought they were excellent.

But I’d never vote for her.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 5:50:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Islander7

100%... easy for FReepers.


44 posted on 06/19/2013 5:55:25 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Islander7

I got 100%


45 posted on 06/19/2013 5:58:32 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Islander7

I got 12 out of 13. I got the graph about unemployment wrong.


46 posted on 06/19/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT by GSWarrior (When someone points at the moon, don't stare at his finger.)
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To: Islander7

Took this before

Got 13 out of 13

FR helps


47 posted on 06/19/2013 6:24:28 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Islander7

Took this before

Got 13 out of 13

FR helps


48 posted on 06/19/2013 6:24:29 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: central_va

I said what do I win, not what is my punishment!


49 posted on 06/19/2013 6:27:36 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Islander7

11 out of 13


50 posted on 06/19/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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