News Quiz

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Try this news quiz and see how you fare............ I got 11 out of 12 right. Not bad for a non-collegiate!

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  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    12 out of 12 :happy2:

    The only ones that might be a little tricky were the the Iraq casualties and the DOW, each had an answer that was pretty close to the correct number.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I missed #12......I was going gangbusters 'til then !!
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I missed two:
    What the Dow was closer to, and

    Actually, I feel pretty good. I got 83% and the average American only got 50%.
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I missed the federal reserve one, I only got ********* right coz Over missed it!!! I was unsure of the dow since it was up last week, but I guessed. So I didnt do all that well:angry:
  6. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I was tripped up on the question about Serbia. I couldn't remember if it was Chechnya or Kosovo.
  7. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Oops, that was dumb of me!!! Tooner, can you edit that answer out of my post?

  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Current Events Quiz

    National results indicate that the majority of Americans don't know what is going on in their country.
    It is astonishing that so many people got less than half of the questions right. The results say that 80% of the voting public are clueless about current events. That's pretty scary but not at all surprising.

    There are no trick questions in this test -- Either you know the answer or you don't. It will give you an idea whether or not you are current on your information data base.

    Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center
  9. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    10 of 13 here.
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I also got 10 of 13. I thought I did bad yet was still better than 85% of others.
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Got 9 out of ten, better than 75%, and I am not a big news guy. Have it on in the background, and I guess it seeps through my thick skull.
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The Dow question was really need to know your "dips".
    I missed 3.
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    11 of 13 correct
  14. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    How could you get 11 out of 12 when there was 13 questions?

    Lasted edited by : Feb 9, 2014
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Previous years quiz. I miswrote was 9 of 13.
  16. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    I'm so awesome! I could lie and say I got them all right, but I'll tell the truth… I only got 4 right - haha!

    Oh well, I very rarely watch news anymore - much too depressing.
  17. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    I missed the one about the Supreme Court Justice and the chart of the stock market from 2008 to 2013.

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  18. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    Well it's clear that I'm the dummy in this thread (and probably the rest). It's okay though, someone has to cross the finish line last. :happy-very:
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    kats have their uses also
  20. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    You're not a dummy. We have the radio on in the background all day and they do news every half hour. I'm not usually paying attention but I guess it soaks in anyway.