take a test

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by moreluck, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It sure indicates that the majority of Americans don't know what's going on. No wonder our politicians take such advantage.
    Interesting and simple test. It’s astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These 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.

    Test your knowledge with 11 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.

    Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center

  2. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    OK, I'll fess up. Only got eight correct and had guessed on a couple of the right ones. When younger I wouldn't even have done that well. Many folks only pay attention to those facts which affect them. I didn't know the PM of Britain and already forgot his name, even though I just looked. Thanks, moreluck. It was easy and quick to do.
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    10 right.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Did you guys look at the demographics? You did better with age, better with education, AND better if you were male!
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    11 right, I got the inflation rate wrong. I only have "some" college though.
  6. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Good Quiz.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    9 out of 12. Not bad I guess for someone that has pretty much quit watching the News. (everything I need to know I learn on Brown Cafe -----------------------------------------------------------and Stupid Videos. (and at the local saloon).
  8. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Same here with 11 right and the inflation question wrong. Lowest age bracket, male and some college. Personally I blame talk radio for my knowledge.
  9. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Looking at the breakdown it seems the 3 most missed questions are about the Prime Minister of UK, inflation rate, and how much of TARP has been paid back.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    11 here ... what the hell happened to Tony in the UK?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think he left when Dubya left.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Ha! 12 of 12. But I do have to admit I had to guess on a couple. Was an interesting quiz though.
  13. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    12 right.
    The only reason I knew the PM of Britain is that I have been off on medical for the last 4 weeks and have watched Fox news.
    Looking at the total results reminds me of when Jay Leno does his Jaywalking bit.
    The pervasive ignorance is just damn scary.

  14. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    The inflation question was a poorly worded one . it was not defined as whether they were talking about the monthly inflation rate, annual rate, quarterly, etc.
  15. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I got nine right.

    Let me see, the three i got wrong were the one about the greatest expenditure of the national government, the name of the incoming speaker of the house, and how much of the tarp funds were paid back.

    As for the greatest expenditure of the national government, I thought this quiz had some sort of agenda based on a few other questions and was led to pick interest on debt over military spending based on that perceived agenda.
  16. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

  17. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Hmpf...missed 2 also. Same as most others. PM and inflation rate.

    No eddkaysion here. Just Fox news and leftover crib notes on palms from 1965 finals.
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Don't you no that eddumacation has a U in it ??? Way to go Jethro!
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Got 6 right. Knew who the PM was. Didn't know the TARP pay back. Guessed the speaker of the house (correctly). Who the hell cares about India and Pakistan relationship? :funny:
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone concerned with the big picture reason that we are in Afganistan.