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December 10, 2003
Not all Americans are stupid… but according to this quiz, I pretty much am. Ouch. I got 14 out of 20. In my defense, it was mostly the geography ones that I missed. Never been too good at that… (Link courtesy of Brigita, who is way smarter than me.)
PostedDecember 10, 2003 — 5:32 pm
December 10, 2003 — 6:28 pm
i scored 16. what does an electrical engineer know about art?
December 10, 2003 — 6:39 pm
Heh. I might’ve missed the Botticelli one if I hadn’t seen that actual painting about six months ago… 🙂
December 10, 2003 — 9:33 pm
I only got 13. Yikes.
I don’t do well under pressure.
December 10, 2003 — 9:37 pm
woo — 16. But I think the questions might change — I didn’t get one about Botticelli, had Mona Lisa instead… might take it again!
December 11, 2003 — 2:50 am
I got 15; I feel better knowing that I’m not the only less-than-bright American. I got Mona Lisa rather than Botticelli as well (good thing, since I got that one right and don’t know much about art).
Kris, I’m hoping that you didn’t miss the one about the capital of Austrailia. 😉
December 11, 2003 — 4:05 am
Got 16–interesting that the questions change! As I said on Brigita‘s site, I don’t necessarily see the “knowing random world trivia = not stupid” connection, but I’m always a sucker for a quiz in any case.
December 11, 2003 — 10:11 am
I got Australia right! I did, however, miss on New Zealand’s capital. D’oh!
I agree, Jeff, about the pointlessness of using random trivia to prove intelligence. I was kinda hoping that the quiz would be about world affairs and such, to hopefully show that Americans aren’t as insulated as everybody thinks. I have a horrible suspicion that the results for that kind of quiz would’ve been even worse for us Yanks though…
December 13, 2003 — 12:50 am
Yikes….I teach kindergarten and some of those world facts are things I havent had to use in years….I scored 13.
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