Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Udder Berks                                       

Via Ron Metzger

This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It surely indicates that the majority of Americans don't know what's going on. 

It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary. 

There are no tricks here -- just a simple test to see if you are current on your information.     This is quite a good quiz and the results are somewhat shocking. 

Test your knowledge with the challenge of 12 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did:  If you get less than half correct, please cancel your voter registration. 

Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center

Well, it's a current affairs drill, not an IQ testbut still interesting.  I said Malala Yousafzai was a Hollywood film star, and that was wrong.  But, are the results all that surprising?  I mean, Jay Leno pretty much had us prepared.


Ralph Gizzip said...

Perfect score here, Boss. But then I'm a news junkie.

The only question I had trouble with was the number of female SCOTUS Justices. I know 3 of them are supposed to be female but then so is Chaz Bono.

Kim du Toit said...

12/12 too. None of the stats are surprising, by the way.

Drew said...

From the response demographic stats i conclude that women should not vote.


Anonymous said...

I further conclude only men over 50 should vote.
That or the prospective voter must pass a civics/history/current events test to vote.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

OK - I got 11 of 12 correct only because Question No. 7 was a loaded question and for the most part the choices given were all manipulated government figures anyway. We all know that the "correct" answer is a farce and has been for these past 6-1/2 years.

Here's how I was scolded for that one: This graph shows the trend in what national statistic? You answered "The inflation rate" - The correct answer is "The unemployment rate"

Also, although I gave the right answer to No. 9, about the women on the Supreme Court, I must agree with Ralph Gizzip. Had they ask how many didn't have balls, I know I would have missed that one too - But wait - we only had up to 4 to choose from.

Ron in Ohio

Anonymous said...

The fact that less than 95 percent of the country scores less than 100% on this quiz (progressively skewed though it is) should scare the shit out of us all.

Fred Jameson

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Hey, I only missed one!

Srsly, missing the pipeline, Yosafzai', Pope's hometown, unemployment graph, what Elizabeth Warren looks like, the US Senate Senate makeup, or even the Obamacare tax question only indicate that you're not a news junky.

Not being able to locate Cuba, or identity the Nork leader does indicate an unhealthy detachment

Missing the last question however—Are you MALE FEMALE — is a real red flag and indicates you might be Bruce Jenner.

Anonymous said...

Forgot about the softball-playing SCJustice. I claim the forgetting as a self-defense coping mechanism.

Answered the bogus "unemployment" question the way they wanted me to. I still claim polls are designed to shape opinion, not measure it.


Rodger the Real King of France said...

are you claim jumping me?

DougM said...

The Princess Summerfallwinterspring choice is inspired.
(That's #3, a character from "Howdy Doody," for you young whippersnappers.)

Juice said...

10 out of 12. Not bad for someone with a broken hymen who votes. Missed Who is Malala Yousafzai, and chose 4 over 2 on the senate.

pdwalker said...

12/12. Not bad for a non American who lives in the Far East.

I blame Rodger.

(Malaga was a luck guess, but it seemed right)

Chris in NC said...

Got all 12 but guessed on one.

Merrily said...

11 of 12. Missed the women in the SCOTUS. Dur.

Anonymous said...


Couldn't give a damn about where the Pope is from.

Cheesy said...

Missed the pope one because I don't give a shit about the vatican's nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Too bad there wasn't a political affiliation demo.


drew458 said...

11/12. I simply don't remember what Fauxcahontas looks like. Short blonde hair.

Chief Nose Wetter said...

12 for 12 and I was drunk Roger.

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