Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz Results
You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly.
This quiz is a joint effort between the Pew Research Center and
See below how your results compare with the 1,006 randomly sampled
adults that took part in our national survey and review how you
responded to each question. For more findings from the survey, read
"Public's Knowledge of Science and Technology."
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Worse. It proves the "dumbing-down" of US education.
THIS is the crap that our Bastions of Science are offering up as a
reasonable test of "Scientific Knowlege"!
If any adult or child over the age of 13 doesn't know - to the CORE of
their being - every one of these things, then they have the mental
capacity of a gopher tortoise -- or their "teachures" do.
(13 of 13 in my friggin' SLEEP)
"BottleBob" wrote in
I think you will find this interesting! Here?s
a quiz on how much science adults know. Only 7% of
the adult population gets all 13 questions
correct. See how you do.
If you respond on how well you did, please
don't reveal any correct, or wrong, answers and
spoil it for others.
I don't think this little quiz was meant as a reasonable test of scientifi
c knowledge. Here is my response after being forwarded this "gem" of a qui
I'm Shocked & Dismayed!!! Don't want to seem judgmental or anything...
but I'm APPALLED at the poor showing of their random sample. At first I th
ought their "random" sample was taken from the Ozarks or Appalachia where k
ids never went to school or learned how to read. This is a major indictmen
t against the results of our education system.
I especially was disappointed at the low percentage of correct answers
in MY age group (65+), were they polling Alzheimer's patients?
No wonder America is in the mess it's in. Every Congress Critter shou
ld be required to take this test, and if they miss more than two questions
they should be impeached and stripped of their position due to mental incom
OK, ok, let me climb down off my soapbox. I still am having a hard tim
e believing it though. Perhaps their results were fabrications just to gau
ge other people's reactions? Sure got a reaction out of me.
Back to real-time here. This quiz has generated enough passion in me to p
ost it here to RCM. That's probably the first thread I've started in a cou
ple of years.
BottleBob wrote in news:dcbc88ab-935f-4e99-aaef-e800e60a4941
7% of the adult population gets all 13 questions correct. See how you do.
and spoil it for others.
13 for 13 -- thought the answers were all pretty obvious.