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  1. May 23, 2017 #1
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  3. May 23, 2017 #2

    fresh_42

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    At least I can say, that it's a fair test as I confirmed the hypothesis guess under total ignorance and achieve the expectation value of a binomial distributed random variable. :frown:
     
  4. May 23, 2017 #3

    DrClaude

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    9 out of 12, not bad considering the guessing. (I still don't know many of them. Time to hit the Google.)
     
  5. May 23, 2017 #4
    There is a link to their wiki pages after grading.
     
  6. May 23, 2017 #5

    George Jones

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    I scored 10 out 12. I knew 8 and guessed on 4.
     
  7. May 23, 2017 #6

    QuantumQuest

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    10 points out of 12 with a little bit of luck:smile:
     
  8. May 23, 2017 #7

    StatGuy2000

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    Scored 11 out of 12 (I got Katherine Johnson wrong -- I've heard of her name, thanks to the recent film Hidden Figures, but have never seen her real-life earlier photo until taking this quiz).
     
  9. May 23, 2017 #8

    epenguin

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    6 :blushing:
    The only ones I knew were faraday, Kepler, and Franklin. I hit on Baltimore and Gould by having some vague idea of what sort of a person they were.
     
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  10. May 23, 2017 #9

    OmCheeto

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    Ummm....
    I'm bad with faces.
    I'm also bad with names.
    Got 8.
    Yay!

    (I knew 6, and got lucky on 2)
    ps. Apparently my short term memory decline isn't as bad as I suspected, as I got 11/12 the second time around.:partytime:
     
  11. May 23, 2017 #10

    BillTre

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    I got 7 right. Got all the biologists, made some decent guesses based on matching garb with periods I figured they existed.
     
  12. May 23, 2017 #11
    I got the only three I knew,
    Faraday, Kepler, and Bose,
    and somehow managed to guess incorrectly on the other nine.
     
  13. May 24, 2017 #12
    I got the six I knew and missed the six I guessed, which makes me guess that I'm not a good guesser.
     
  14. May 24, 2017 #13

    Imager

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    8 of 12, definitely not Sherlock, just sheer luck.
     
  15. May 24, 2017 #14

    WWGD

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    I failed a confidence test at , just about any confidence level, with 7 /12 , though maybe I had some subconscious knowledge helping me increase my p from 1/4 to something higher.
     
  16. May 25, 2017 #15

    Mark Harder

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    12 out of 12. But there were 2 stabs in the dark.
     
  17. May 25, 2017 #16
    6/12. I thought I was good at recognizing faces of famous people.
     
  18. May 25, 2017 #17

    Ibix

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    8/12. I was certain about four of them, and got 50% of my guesses right. As I basically went on "(s)he looks like a <name> to me" for the ones I didn't know, that looks like a win for stereotyping. Yay?
     
  19. May 26, 2017 #18

    Charles Link

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    I got 5 out of 12. Sally Ride was a sure thing=on the others I basically got 4 correct out of 11 on a multiple choice test. :) :)
     
  20. May 28, 2017 #19

    scottdave

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    I got 7 out of 12. I was mostly guessing. I only could answer 2 of them with confidence.
     
  21. Jun 1, 2017 #20

    vela

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    I got 7 out of 12, with a lot of guessing. Katherine Johnson, David Baltimore, and Sally Ride were the only ones I was pretty sure about.
     
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