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Date: 01/11/14 05:31 PM

58 Responses to Are You Scientifically Literate? QUIZ [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7752 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    Link: Are You Scientifically Literate? QUIZ - 50 questions, no cheating, post your score. I got 23 or 46%
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    Krowley Male 30-39
    696 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm
    74% baby!
    I work in sales, so i feel pretty good about a solid C!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm
    72%
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm
    80%... and I`m pretty annoyed with myself for some of the ones I missed. *grrrr*
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1946 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm
    32/50 for 64%. Not bad for a dumb f--- .
  6. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm
    I got 90% (45/50), but this isn`t a measure of scientific literacy, more like scientific trivia.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    72%. At least I passed. :)
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    Feyd313 Male 30-39
    8 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm
    41 (82%)
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm
    94% guess i really payed attention in science
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm
    I scored 90%, that was kind of easy. I`m surprised that I actually remembered all that sh*t.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm
    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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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
    321 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    70%
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    64% and I`m drunk

    ...James Watt came up with horsepower? Not the watt? ...huh, OK.
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    monkeyboy66 Male 40-49
    18 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm
    70% I no longer feel like a well informed person.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm
    I wonder how many people fell for that trick question?
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm
    70% Not bad for being lightly hammered.
  17. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    Which trick question?
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    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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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    54% not bad for me, probably cause I know a bit about ancient greece...and figured stuff out using common sense...
  20. Profile photo of whodat6484
    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    @paperduck - The last one. I`d consider that a trick question, I`m sure it gets a lot of people.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm
    @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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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm
    And the other two are units of energy, not power.
  23. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Admittedly, there was a bit of luck involved. I had to guess on a few of the life-sciences questions.
  24. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm
    @ Ollie: Congratulations! I was thinking you would probably knock this quiz out of the park.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7618 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 12:05 am
    ow- only 68%,a few I kicked myself over. Sigh- i console myself I study the Arts..
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 12:55 am
    86%, although a couple I got from my knowledge of ancient Greece rather than science (e.g. Pallas Athene).
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 1:03 am
    @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.

    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7752 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 2:16 am
    Oh thats just great, I`m the numbnuts round here. (no comments plz)
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7070 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 3:23 am
    80%, like Angilion a background in the classics was helpful.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 3:33 am
    68%. Most losses were caused by failure to read the full set of answers.
    I now feel embarrassingly ordinary.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 4:26 am
    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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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 4:40 am
    84% Think respectable considering my science history and quality of our education system...
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
    716 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 4:57 am
    62%. Pass me another beer. There are too many neurons still firing off.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 5:51 am
    74%. Bad at the astronomy questions.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6269 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 6:02 am
    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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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3886 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 6:07 am
    58%. i thought i was smarter.
  37. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 7:03 am
    These scores are quite entertaining and telling. Bravo, everyone! :-)
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 7:07 am
    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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    piratefish Male 40-49
    675 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 7:15 am
    82%

    I suspect some may be fibbing a bit.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36869 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

    `Brontosaurus` isn`t wrong and I can prove it.
    Fred Flintstone drove a brontosaurus crane at work.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 8:48 am
    #8 is a trick question! Pluto isn`t a planet anymore ;-)

    #31 See? lolz.

    74%
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 9:06 am
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 9:07 am
    @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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    k-two Male 40-49
    122 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 9:49 am
    86%. I`ll need to improve my Greek.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 10:35 am
    Anyone found to be cheating will be required to memorize pi to the 200th decimal.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 11:15 am
    100%!!!

    Beat that suckas.....
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 11:45 am
    @ LIK: Really? Wow, you put me to shame. =V.V=
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 11:55 am
    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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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 11:59 am
    Is it allright if I let these fellas sing it for me instead?

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    pianok Male 50-59
    320 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm
    76% for me.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    @k-two 86%. I`ll need to improve my Greek
    Maybe Gerry can help you with that.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm
    @ Tiredofnicks: Your video link made me laugh so you are forgiven; penance served. Anyone else?

    ~looks slowly around room~
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9260 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7752 posts
    January 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm
    Well played, Ollie & LIK.
    Wow, some fine scores. Perhaps IAB should enter a team in the World quizzing games.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    January 13, 2014 at 1:24 am
    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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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    January 13, 2014 at 6:02 am
    No cheating, only got 60%; didn`t go with my intuition of a lot of the answers though.
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    35mike13 Male 18-29
    8 posts
    January 13, 2014 at 10:26 am
    74% I guess it`s good that I switched my major to marketing :\&
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    JessicaJoy Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2015 at 10:52 pm
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