Are You Scientifically Literate? QUIZ [Pic+]

Submitted by: drawman61 3 years ago in Quizzes

50 questions, no cheating, post your score. I got 23 or 46%
There are 58 comments:
Female 51
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Male 8
74% I guess it`s good that I switched my major to marketing :\&
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Male 2,548
No cheating, only got 60%; didn`t go with my intuition of a lot of the answers though.
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Male 1,421
74% .. should`ve picked couple more but i just woke up with coppers banging on the door (don`t worry, all is ok.) so didn`t really focus.
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Male 7,774
Well played, Ollie & LIK.
Wow, some fine scores. Perhaps IAB should enter a team in the World quizzing games.
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Female 9,572
27 Correct 23 Wrong or 54%. I thought I`d get a whole lot worse then what I got. I would of gotten a bit higher too if I didn`t second guess myself on some of them.
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Male 6,227
@ Tiredofnicks: Your video link made me laugh so you are forgiven; penance served. Anyone else?

~looks slowly around room~
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Male 15,832
@k-two [quote]86%. I`ll need to improve my Greek[/quote]
Maybe Gerry can help you with that.
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Male 320
76% for me.
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Male 5,094
Is it allright if I let these fellas sing it for me instead?

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Male 5,094
Squrlz4Sale: Well technically I did cheat, I had problems getting it to run in firefox so I had to do it over in IE, and I changed one result from my orignal go, just to get it wrong. Sawwy!

*takes breath*

Three point one four one five nine two six five three five eight nine seven nine three two three eight four six two six four three three eight three two seven nine five zero two eight eight four one nine seven one six nine three nine nine three seven five one zero five eight two zero nine seven five nine... no, wait, that`s wrong.
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Male 6,227
@ LIK: Really? Wow, you put me to shame. =V.V=
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Female 3,726
100%!!!

Beat that suckas.....
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Male 6,227
Anyone found to be cheating will be required to memorize pi to the 200th decimal.
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Male 122
86%. I`ll need to improve my Greek.
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Male 3,842
@5Cats - Pluto wasn`t the answer to that one, so you could eliminate it right off the bat, knowing it is not a planet.
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Male 3,842
43/50
86% - shoot, I got a "B" I was hoping for an "A"

I messed up two of the questions asking what is the greek letter used for a particular variable, (coefficient of friction and third angle of a triangle, which I thought was "Theta" and that wasn`t a choice) but I`d argue those really don`t indicate understanding of science, rather, cultural and linguistic convention.
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Male 40,751
#8 is a trick question! Pluto isn`t a planet anymore ;-)

#31 See? lolz.

74%
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Male 39,913

`Brontosaurus` isn`t wrong and I can prove it.
Fred Flintstone drove a brontosaurus crane at work.
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Male 679
82%

I suspect some may be fibbing a bit.
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Male 5,094
90%, I`m a bit peeved that I messed one up because you yanks` odd useage of billions and trillions and so on.
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Male 4,431
These scores are quite entertaining and telling. Bravo, everyone! :-)
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Female 4,084
58%. i thought i was smarter.
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Male 8,538
92%. I`m getting rusty.

#27 is NOT pronounced `NOS`.
#29 Back in MY day, we had NINE planets...and LIKED it (plus, Pluto had the lowest surface gravity).
#49 is easy if you`re a Arthur C. Clark fan.
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Male 550
74%. Bad at the astronomy questions.
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Male 1,338
62%. Pass me another beer. There are too many neurons still firing off.
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Male 560
84% Think respectable considering my science history and quality of our education system...
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Male 415
So it gave me a blank score, even though I did get questions right. Kind of crap to go through all those questions and not get a decent scoring. If I recall correctly from the immediate responses given, I`ld say I got about 15 questions right.

I never did like science, never seems to make sense to me.
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Male 5,872
68%. Most losses were caused by failure to read the full set of answers.
I now feel embarrassingly ordinary.
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Male 7,123
80%, like Angilion a background in the classics was helpful.
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Male 7,774
Oh thats just great, I`m the numbnuts round here. (no comments plz)
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Male 12,365
[quote]@whodat oh because "watt" was a choice. I was able to remember that because of the goofy units in the question is the old English system and so is horsepower. Used nowhere else in the world except here. [/quote]

Not entirely. Some British imperial units are still in common usage in the UK (including horsepower). The metric system is the official system here and is always used in science and engineering, but some imperial units are still much more widely used than the metric ones.

I knew it because I knew a little about Watt`s work. The first big market for his steam engine was the mining industry, so he compared its effectiveness with the horses that were still the best known way to power the necessary lifting equipment (Newcomen`s steam engine was used in mining before Watt`s work, but horses were what was usually associated with the lifts in mines).
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Male 12,365
86%, although a couple I got from my knowledge of ancient Greece rather than science (e.g. Pallas Athene).
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Female 8,051
ow- only 68%,a few I kicked myself over. Sigh- i console myself I study the Arts..
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Male 6,227
@ Ollie: Congratulations! I was thinking you would probably knock this quiz out of the park.
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Male 15,832

Admittedly, there was a bit of luck involved. I had to guess on a few of the life-sciences questions.
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Male 1,745
And the other two are units of energy, not power.
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Male 1,745
@whodat oh because "watt" was a choice. I was able to remember that because of the goofy units in the question is the old English system and so is horsepower. Used nowhere else in the world except here.
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Male 3,908
@paperduck - The last one. I`d consider that a trick question, I`m sure it gets a lot of people.
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Female 4,428
54% not bad for me, probably cause I know a bit about ancient greece...and figured stuff out using common sense...
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Male 4,891

It said 40 right and 8 wrong...which doesn`t equal 50.

I live and breathe this s#it.Ima NERD.
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Male 1,745
Which trick question?
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Male 3,060
70% Not bad for being lightly hammered.
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Male 3,908
I wonder how many people fell for that trick question?
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Male 18
70% I no longer feel like a well informed person.
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Male 2,436
64% and I`m drunk

...James Watt came up with horsepower? Not the watt? ...huh, OK.
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Male 1,798
70%
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Female 1,803
sigh 68%. A few of those I should have gotten. I`ve forgotten a lot of science in the 30 years since college!
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Male 3,908
I scored 90%, that was kind of easy. I`m surprised that I actually remembered all that sh*t.
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Male 2,384
94% guess i really payed attention in science
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Male 8
41 (82%)
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Male 2,440
72%. At least I passed. :)
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Male 1,745
I got 90% (45/50), but this isn`t a measure of scientific literacy, more like scientific trivia.
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Male 2,694
32/50 for 64%. Not bad for a dumb f--- .
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Male 6,227
80%... and I`m pretty annoyed with myself for some of the ones I missed. *grrrr*
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Male 2,578
72%
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Male 696
74% baby!
I work in sales, so i feel pretty good about a solid C!
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Male 7,774
Link: Are You Scientifically Literate? QUIZ [Pic+] [Rate Link] - 50 questions, no cheating, post your score. I got 23 or 46%
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