Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 08:00 PM
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This quiz has to be a joke, right?


Which gas makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere?
Male - 20
Female - 27

People don't even know what they're breathing.




posted on May, 2 2013 @ 08:13 PM
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yeah, pretty simple and straightforward stuff.... I don't think the one about the greenhouse effect was... entirely accurate.... As water accounts for more thermal insulation than carbon dioxide... but I knew what answer would be graded as "Correct"

13/13

Elementary.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 08:19 PM
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You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly.

Very basic quiz

and Phage...don't be a party pooper



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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The electron atom question got me. 85%.
Still, i'm 100% sure I don't actually know any of that stuff first hand besides information regurgitation.

Nitrogen makes up most of our atmosphere WTF when you really think about it.
Most people would think oxygen instantly cause we "need it to breathe" but in reality we need nitrogen lol.

Crazy life on this planet.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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don't be a party pooper


Sorry, had to be done... lol




posted on May, 2 2013 @ 09:08 PM
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Yah, that fracken gas well get you every time.......u drink to much beer



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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If a 9th grade education is all you had, then I am humbled!

After looking at the results on the website, I am even more alarmed. Math is deemed important, followed by writing skills and THEN science.

It would seem that Americans think that being good at math alone will help them be competitive compared to China. Science and math go hand in hand!
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 01:36 AM
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Question 6 was worded poorly, but I figure they never changed it so results due to reading it this or that way wouldn't have to be factored in. It's not a question, it's a fill in the blank.

Anyway, just goes to show you, pick your first answer...I almost changed nitrogen, but realized none of the others sounded right...



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 01:37 AM
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I got most of the questions correctly. However, I mostly guessed and I was right because I chose the answer that made more sense. It seems this ol' timer is forgetting his science!



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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13/13. Toughest question seems to be Composition of the Earth's Atmosphere - only 20% get it right. The intuitive answer would be oxygen.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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Too easy, they should have thrown in some questions about evolution and the formation of the solar system. That would have thrown a lot of them. They shouldn't have multiple choice either, these had 2-4 options so you can expect to get about 4 or 5 correct just by guessing.


Originally posted by Phage
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Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?

By definition half of all Americans do.


Not at all, what do you mean?
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:35 AM
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Only question i thought about for a second was the "Fracking" question. i never heard about it.

But rest were easy, probably took 2 mins to answer all.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I got 12/13


If 85% of people know less about science and technology than me (and I'm not genius) I am absolutely terrified.



I have to agree with you there!

Growing up I used to think that the majority of people were stupid. Then I learned that I am classed in a rare percentage (1/100,000) that learn and retain information in 6/7 ways, and began to think it was just me...I have since returned to my first thought....and what is scarier is that people no seem to use critical thinking skills or common sense.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Damn got 12/13, scored 85% better than most americans and below 7% and the same as 8% so pretty good. still very easy questions. If people especially students and younger adults cant get these right, then we really have a big problem here in the US. Scary



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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12 /13, stupid Nitrogen...I would expect everyone on here to get at least 12!!



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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I kind of expect people on ATS to have high scores.

I say, ask a friend/family member who isn't on ATS to take the quiz and see how they do.
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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I missed two, i must be a dumb dumb



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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13/13, the question about fracking almost got me tough...



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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How many of you Googled the questions?

You lose, take 10 points off.
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Also, how many Americans are too stupid to even use the internet or a computer let alone answer a question?
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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That's sad. Only 7% can get them all right.

You dont even need formal schooling for any of the questions.
Re-runs of Beakman's World and watching the news once in a while is more than enough.





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