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    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
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    Default BASIC Level "Science Test"

    A 12-question test.

    The amazing thing is how low the averages were, I expected higher.

    (I got all 12 answers correct.)

    So what's this say about the background/knowledge retention of the average U.S. adult? I remember being shocked years ago when I found out someone I knew from my expensive liberal arts college could not tell me (within 50 years) when the Civil War occurred...
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    I got them all correct as well.

    And the Civil War occurred in roughly the early-to-mid 1860s, IIRC.

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    I weep for humanity.


    Nah, not really, it's kinda funny.


    I got 11 right, despite clicking "False" for "Electrons are smaller than Atoms" (it seemed to register that as "True" for some reason even after I went back and did it again)

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    The distribution is interesting too. It is somewhat bimodal. One mode at 7 right, another at 9-10 right.


    BASIC Level "Science Test"-science-history-gif

    Can we take comfort in the fact that 77% percent get at least 6 questions correct?

    A more naive me would have been shocked that everyone didn't know the answers to these basic questions.
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    All 12, but I was expecting something a lot harder based on the chart. Damn!

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    Eh, was hoping for an ego boost then I found out I was just clubbing a baby seal that had it's flippers nailed to the ice... :zzz:
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    I got all 12 correct.

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    All 12 correct. Not that that was "science."

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    11 but i don't know what they found on mars i knew it wasn't plants i was torn with plantinium and water i chose water, it gave me hopes for martians,and i was correct i missed the last one.
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    mmm i only got the last one wrong.
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