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Do you deserve your high school diploma?

  1. Jul 14, 2010 #1

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    85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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  4. Jul 14, 2010 #3
    You paid attention during 89% of high school!

    85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

    To the best of my memory, I paid attention during 0% of high school.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 #4

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    Well... 68%. At least I was paying attention...
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 #5
    I went to college in grade 11. . . now what?
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 #6
    79%. I can't be expected to know about the US, can I?
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 #7
    I got 74%.
    Immaculate conception was the conception of Mary? I thought the baby is conceived, not the mother.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 #8

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    I don't know why they had a religious question. I got it right because I remembered a sentence from a movie.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 #9
    It's literature, just like the Shakespeare question.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2010 #10
    Cubism isn't gone over in my high school unless you took Spanish 2, in which it was referenced on like one page when talking about Picasso. It is a bit obvious though. I laughed at the rubik's cube reference.
    The religion question was pretty dumb.
    I haven't learned about the Renaissance or grammar since middle school (they were easy questions though).
    As far as I know, not many high schools read Othello, Twelth Night, or Antony and Cleopatra.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2010 #11
    You paid attention during 89% of high school!

    85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

    Wow, I guess I do deserve my high school diploma. Not sure I could prove that I deserve my BS though. :tongue:

    Yeah, it's weird. What's weirder is that I never learned this in high school. I just happen to know it for some random reason. I have no idea why this was on the test.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2010 #12

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    I got 100%, in part because of my love of trivia. The religious question was a no-brainer. Get brought up French-Catholic and you'd have had that one drummed into you.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2010 #13

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    I think I did so badly because I got the first two questions wrong. :sadface:
     
  15. Jul 14, 2010 #14

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    How does it know my age and gender when I open the link?!?!?
     
  16. Jul 14, 2010 #15

    Evo

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    LOL. I think turbo and I got extra points for being old.

    Almost every answer I got was due to either reading it on PF or in a tv documentary.
     
  17. Jul 14, 2010 #16

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    Because you have taken another poll on the same site.
     
  18. Jul 14, 2010 #17

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    I got 89%. I don't remember how I knew that the Immaculate Conception referred to Mary, that's just one of those things that I know is a trick question when people ask about it.

    I got the cubism and the Shakespeare questions wrong. It took me a second to think about the Columbus one... everyone knows he left in 1492, but when did he arrive? Not so obvious, but then I remembered it takes about 2 months to make the trip and he left around the expulsion of the Jews which was in the summertime. So I guess high school history helped me answer that one
     
  19. Jul 14, 2010 #18

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    the answer to the columbus one was false, being a trick question.

    false - Columbus never landed in North America.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2010 #19
    She conceived, he was conceived. How is that question a reasonable one?
     
  21. Jul 14, 2010 #20
    89%

    some of these don't seem like high school questions, tho. also, shakespeare should not be taught at all.
     
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