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[Not All] Americans Are Stupid

weather: cloudy
outside: 4°C
mood: bored
Cool quiz:

That was on the first time through. They give you 20 questions at random from a pool. The second and third times I got one or two wrong. I guess I was lucky the first time to get all 20 on things that I knew.

Intellectual giant... HAHAHA, hardly. They're about mid-secondary school level questions.

I wish they'd split the results by a few more countries though.

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katie_ah
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)
Hah! HAHAHAH I BROKE THE TEST.

See, they asked who the President of China was and listed Hu Jian-to as an answer.

OK, so it's a couple of letters misplaced, BUT STILL.
bride
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)
I know... but it was the "best" answer... =P
trigeekgirl
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:52 pm (UTC)
If you read the comments by people, they're quite funny. :)

Also, if you take it as an American it's intended to be a little insulting. If you get a high score it reminds you that your country is the single greatest threat to world peace today and suggests you emigrate. :)
bride
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's what the comments were talking about =) I did it as a Non-American, so I was confused by the vitriol in the comments =P
trigeekgirl
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what they're talking about. Non Americans get a "well done" for every score above 10 or so, while Americans get insulted right up till the end.

When I got a 14 (mostly deliberately, although I will never remember how many were killed at Hiroshima) it told me I was about the level of a grade-schooler and to watch less TV. :) When I got a 12 as a Non-American it said Well Done.
jenny_rambles
Dec. 9th, 2003 10:54 pm (UTC)
I got 16 and it told me that was good if I was still a school age child. I should try it as a non-american now! :)
jenny_rambles
Dec. 9th, 2003 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yep - 15 points told me I had a good understanding of the world & its history.
Biased test! Biased!!!
(But interesting...I love trivia)
trigeekgirl
Dec. 10th, 2003 08:06 am (UTC)
Me too. I wish I could remember the mile to km conversion. I can remember just about all the other ones, but never that one.
jenny_rambles
Dec. 10th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC)
I think its .6 km to a mile. :)
bride
Dec. 10th, 2003 09:56 am (UTC)
1.6km. =)
jenny_rambles
Dec. 10th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)
At least I got the .6 right! :)
Physics was oh so long ago...but of course now that you said that I remember it.
bride
Dec. 10th, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
1 mile = 1.60930km = 4 laps of the highschool track = ~15 min. to run = 9, 394, 059, 297, 294,815 breaths.

=)
trigeekgirl
Dec. 10th, 2003 10:25 am (UTC)
Why do you know that? :)
bride
Dec. 10th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
The Endurance Run was a major part of our Phys. Ed. grade in highschool =D
trigeekgirl
Dec. 10th, 2003 11:11 am (UTC)
I had to do that too, but I didn't memorize how many breaths I'd be taking. :)

serennig
Dec. 10th, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC)
If you really breathed that often in 15 minutes, even running, you wouldn't be able to feel your fingers or toes anymore. :P

Though, depending on how cold it was and all that, you might not be able to feel them anyways.
bride
Dec. 10th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
Heehee =)
trigeekgirl
Dec. 11th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC)
Well, we did our fitness exams in Texas, so it was more likely we'd collapse on the ground with all extremities tingling and our pulse pounding in our noses than get frostbite. :)
tinyflamingo
Dec. 10th, 2003 01:21 am (UTC)
An 18 - the chemistry ones threw me!
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