No Crib Notes

Monday morning (at least where I live) so it’s time to kick that brain into gear for the new week. PEW has this easy ass political test, 11 questions, that should take all of about 2 minutes. My score , which proves that any 5th grader should know this.

The shocking thing (OK, not so shocking considering how stupid most Americans are, products of the public education system) is the percentage of those in the 4 right, 5 right, 6 right area.

Take the test, but no gloating, and anybody 7 or less right should march themselves right over to join the kos kids and delete our blog entirely from your cache, you are too stupid to live.

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  1. JimK

    12/12. Knew the obesity one from nutrition class. It’s pretty amazing how high the percentage of folks who get SO many wrong goes. But…I’m not sure that is any indicator of “news IQ.”

    It might be an indicator of burnout. I know I’m starting to glaze over at the financial doom on the horizon. We’re fucked eight ways from Sunday and I just cannot listen to someone tell me that again and again and again. So I tune in and out of that part of the news, which I’m sure means I miss a lot of detail.

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  2. AlexInCT

    I scored 11 out of 11 but felt the questions where too easy. Maybe I am a junky, maybe I am just weird. I am sure I would score a fail on all that social stuff everyone’s heads seem always full off.

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  3. CM

    Even I got 10 out of 11 (I’d probably score lower on a NZ equivalent). The one I got wrong was where the Republicans had the majority. Dumb.

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  4. Screamin

    11/11…not bad, but not exactly taxing questions (I get to cheat because I work in the health and fitness industry).

    Interesting that the question that most people missed was government spending…

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  5. TxAg94

    The scary thing for me is the fact that the statistics only account for those who took the quiz. Imagine what percentage of Americans, even if given the opportunity, would not even take the time to try. Many will just simply not be interested because hey, who cares, right? Another segment will not take it because they know they are morons on the issues and choose to be okay with that.

    I suspect the statistics on Americans getting more correct answers on an American Idol quiz would be far higher. Scary indeed.

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  6. loserlame

    The US = 52 states. I learned that in Europe. And that virtually all Americans are obese.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung (2004): Immerhin gelten heute über 30 Prozent der Amerikaner als fettleibig. 1991 waren es noch 23 Prozent.
    Stern Zeitung (2006) … Zwei von drei Amerikanern (66%) sind zu dick

    t-Online (2008): Bis zum Jahr 2015 werden einer Studie zufolge 75 Prozent aller US-Bürger übergewichtig oder fettleibig sein

    Obesity magazine: If these trends continue, by 2030, 86.3% adults will be overweight or obese; and 51.1%, obese. Black women (96.9%) and Mexican-American men (91.1%) would be the most affected. By 2048, all American adults would become overweight or obese, while black women will reach that state by 2034.

    Targeted by for-proift US fastfood schemes….

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  7. balthazar

    11 out of 11

    The only one i wasnt sure about was the obesity question. If they have put a 35 or 40% in there i prolly would have gotten it wrong. 50% was just too high imo.

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  8. Seattle Outcast

    Closer than Obama’s 57 states…..

    Then again, Europe teaches that Antarctica isn’t a continent (usually), Greenland might be, and Europe and Asia are one, not two. In the US we learn that there are 7 continents, while I’ve heard everything from 5 to 8 from various Europeans…

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  9. Kimpost

    It might be a language/definition thing.

    In Swedish we have two separate words for continent. One word for the cultural meaning of the word (världsdel – world part), another for the geographical meaning (kontinent – continent). Geographically speaking some might call Europe and Asia together, Eurasia.

    Normally I would count them as seven.

    Africa
    Asia (Eurasia)
    Europe (Eurasia)
    North America
    Australia (Oceania)
    South America
    Antarctica

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  10. loserlame

    Aye, I didn’t say much in geography class (one of my favorite studies) in Germany.

    I simply can’t imagine going to school, anymore, these days – being taught one thing, i.e. the official gummint version, then learning the real truth via the Internets… maybe taking it back to class and getting in all sorts of trouble…

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  11. loserlame

    It could be deemed racist to say blacks define culture in Africa, etc Depends on who says it.

    (Antarctica is slowly but surely going under as the oceans rise from global warming)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent

    Over geologic time, continents are periodically submerged under large epicontinental seas, The current geologic era is relatively anomalous in that so much of the continental areas are “high and dry” compared to much of geologic history.

    Not much longer… 10 – 15 years..

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