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Are you scientifically literate?

  1. Jul 19, 2012 #1
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  3. Jul 19, 2012 #2

    Pythagorean

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    86%, mostly failed astronomy questions about which moons were where and who's the brightest next to the moon, etc. And I thought nimbus meant vertically developed, not precipitating.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2012 #3
    I also scored 86%. Missed mostly life science questions.

    I got the nimbus question wrong as well- answered "high altitude".
     
  5. Jul 19, 2012 #4
    70%. That was a nice quiz, although being fluent in Greek would have certainly helped.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2012 #5
    70%. Showed me I need to learn more about geology and biology. I forgot a whole lot of what I learned. Also got a bunch of solar-system questions wrong, which I feel bad about considering I'm an astronomer.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2012 #6

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    I couldn't resist the urge to cheat. :redface:

    Sadly, most of my answers came from watching documentaries on tv, or is that a good thing?
     
  8. Jul 19, 2012 #7
    I think the quiz was linked to before, I recognized the question with paleolithic and Pleistocene, since both dating are about equal but the definition is different.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2012 #8
    82%. I wouldn't even have gotten that score except they give alternate routes to the answer, such as the Latin origin of the name of the correct answer.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2012 #9

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    94%. I got nimbus, the moon with liquid water and the coefficient of friction wrong (I always used k). I educated-guessed a couple of the biology ones.

    The way the questions are constructed, a decent classicist could get about half marks knowing nothing about science - see Athena and Thunder Lizard, for example.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2012 #10

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    88%! Woo!
     
  12. Jul 19, 2012 #11
    94%. I got lowest surface gravity, nimbus, and 8 minutes from sun to earth wrong. I knew the answer for sun to earth, but clicked on 8 seconds instead of 8 minutes.

    I want to strangle the guy who decided that in order to take a quiz with 50 multiple choice questions in it, it would be necessary to download 100 web pages.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2012 #12
    ^ I know. You have to click 'next' twice to get to the next question.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2012 #13
    92% without cheating, but with a good portion of luck. The Nimbus got me, and so did radon (shame on me!), thymine and the zygote. I won't tell which ones I guessed :-)

    BTW, how high do you have to score to count as literate?
     
  15. Jul 19, 2012 #14

    Drakkith

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    You are 92% literate sir.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2012 #15
    84%

    Would have been a few points lower were it not for good guessing/elimination strategies. If I had to fill in the blank as the answer things would have been pretty different.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2012 #16

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    88%.

    I blame it on professor Elizabeth Harbron, who was giving me the Evil Eye throughout the entire test.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2012 #17

    Evo

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    just cheat
     
  19. Jul 19, 2012 #18

    DaveC426913

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    Ah! Well in that case, I scored 131%.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2012 #19

    Evo

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    wow!!
     
  21. Jul 19, 2012 #20

    jhae2.718

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    88%. Apparently I don't remember some astronomical facts and other boring stuff.
     
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