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Posted: 4/21/2007 1:48:55 PM EDT
Quick test, only nine questions, I got nine out of nine.

News IQ test
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:54:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 1:55:11 PM EDT by Towely]
9/9

If any American gets 6 or less they should have their US citizenship taken away.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:55:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 1:56:11 PM EDT by Badass03]
91 Percentile

8 of 9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:56:15 PM EDT
96? I answered them all correctly and scored 96 out of 100? How does that work? Perhaps they should have checked the IQ of the guy that quantified the poll results.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:58:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:
96? I answered them all correctly and scored 96 out of 100? How does that work? Perhaps they should have checked the IQ of the guy that quantified the poll results.


I think that is your precentile, not overall score. It may be timed or maybe they just give you the average of what % got 9 right.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:04:30 PM EDT
I got the minimum wage question wrong so they did not even ask me question number 5.
Hence 7/9 for a 77%. National average 50, no wonder we are doomed.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:08:27 PM EDT
44th percentile.

I guess I need to pay more attention the the numbers they spew on the news.

They don't even tell you what you got wrong.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:17:19 PM EDT
9/9

only one that was tricky was which houses of congress approved the minimum wage increase.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:22:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
44th percentile.

I guess I need to pay more attention the the numbers they spew on the news.

They don't even tell you what you got wrong.

They tell you ever bit of data every which way. Look to the left.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:25:35 PM EDT
77% I got the minimum wage wrong.


It is interesting to see the demographic breakdowns.

96Ag
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:25:56 PM EDT
Can someone post the answers plz.

Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:30:04 PM EDT
Hmmm...They ask about party affiliation, but that is the one statistic that doesn't show up. I wonder why?
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:30:20 PM EDT
What I find most interesting is what was NOT in there.

Nothing about the Iraq parliamentary elections.

Nothing about the attack on the Iraqi parliament last week.

Nothing Russia's attempts to stop Poland from installing an anti-ballistic missile system.

Nothing about Iran's hostage taking, or nuclear shit talking.

Nothing about illegal immigration.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:34:23 PM EDT
Thank you for taking our News IQ quiz. You correctly answered 9 of the 9 possible questions along with approximately 4% of the public. You did better than 96% of the general public.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:34:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 2:38:40 PM EDT by VooDoo3dfx]
Click the circle to the left of your answer, then click "Next" to get to the next question. If you don't know the answer to a question, you can guess or just click "Next" to move on.
Do you happen to know which political party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives?

Answ: Democraps


Since the start of military action in Iraq, about how many U.S. soldiers have been killed? To the best of your knowledge, have there been around 1,300, around 2,300, around 3,300, or around 4,300 military deaths in Iraq?

Around 3300.


Has Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that she is running for president in 2008, or has she not announced that she is a candidate?

Announced.

Has the U.S. Congress passed legislation this term to increase the minimum wage?

House Did. (didn't they?)

In the past few years, have people in the U.S. bought more foreign goods than we have sold to people overseas, or have we sold more to them than we have bought, or has it pretty much balanced out?

We bought more than sold.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is John Roberts. Can you tell me if he is generally considered a liberal, a moderate, or a conservative?

Conservative.

In 2006, were more Iraqi civilians or more U.S. soldiers killed as a result of the fighting in Iraq?

Civilians.

As part of his new strategy in Iraq, did President Bush announce in January that he would increase the number of U.S. military forces in Iraq by:

Around 20K.

Sooo.. wtf did I get wrong?


ETA:

Ah, both houses approved.

Second.. it never gave me a question about how much the increase was.

Jackasses.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:37:14 PM EDT


House Did. (didn't they?)


Both
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:39:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfed:


House Did. (didn't they?)


Both


I understand the one.. but I got 7 out of 9.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:41:42 PM EDT
You correctly answered 8 out of the 9 possible questions

I did not know that John Roberts was a Republican. I guessed wrong...

Not too shabby...
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:42:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:

Originally Posted By Beltfed:


House Did. (didn't they?)


Both


I understand the one.. but I got 7 out of 9.


If you don't answer that one right, you automatically get a "wrong" count for the next, unasked, question.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:44:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:

Originally Posted By Beltfed:


House Did. (didn't they?)


Both


I understand the one.. but I got 7 out of 9.


If you don't answer that one right, you automatically get a "wrong" count for the next, unasked, question.


Thats bullshit!


(can't believe I am pissed over a stupid online quiz)
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:46:49 PM EDT
7 of 9...
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:47:10 PM EDT
77%
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:48:18 PM EDT
9/9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:50:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
9/9

only one that was tricky was which houses of congress approved the minimum wage increase.

I got that wrong so they didn't even ask the question after that. I know how much it is, I just wasnt sure if it was both houses or just the House of Reps.
What is the point in not asking question 5 if you get 4 wrong?
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:50:21 PM EDT
7/9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:50:45 PM EDT
lAmE
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:57:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 96Ag:
77% I got the minimum wage wrong.


96Ag


Same here
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 3:05:06 PM EDT
I got 8 out of 9 correct.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 3:18:54 PM EDT


9 out of 9


pa-15
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 3:31:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Morning_Wood:
lAmE



Yeah, I did not do well either....
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 3:53:13 PM EDT
7/9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 4:00:26 PM EDT

Thank you for taking our News IQ quiz. You correctly answered 9 of the 9 possible questions along with approximately 4% of the public. You did better than 96% of the general public


Link Posted: 4/21/2007 4:22:09 PM EDT
Scored:



(missed minimum wage question)
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 4:39:47 PM EDT
9/9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 4:49:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 4:50:11 PM EDT by SJSAMPLE]
9/9.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 4:58:11 PM EDT
9/9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:13:36 PM EDT
91st percentile

8/9 correct
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:20:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Badass03:
91 Percentile

8 of 9


Same for me. I missed the first Min wage question, I didn't know both had passed it.

I think that's pretty good with everything I've had going on lately. I've been to busy to watch the news half the time.

I hope things calm down soon. I need a break.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:21:58 PM EDT
7/9
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:23:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Hmmm...They ask about party affiliation, but that is the one statistic that doesn't show up. I wonder why?



I'm guessing it's actually a web poll or study designed to see who scores better, democrats or republicans.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:28:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USAFhack:

Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Hmmm...They ask about party affiliation, but that is the one statistic that doesn't show up. I wonder why?



I'm guessing it's actually a web poll or study designed to see who scores better, democrats or republicans.



upon further nosing around there is this quote on the "about" part of the website:


A "Fact Tank"

Through these seven projects, the Center provides facts and data that help inform the national dialogue. Unlike many think tanks, the Center does not make policy recommendations. As the Center's President, Andrew Kohut, said when the group was launched in 2004, "It's more a 'fact tank' than a think tank. It's a new kind of Washington organization that collects information and disseminates it in an understandable and analytical way, rather than producing expert opinion on policy subjects." The Center's work is often cited by policy-makers, journalists and academics, as well as advocates from across the political spectrum.

So, how well you score, your gender, age, and political leaning are all getting collected to provide "facts" for somebody.
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