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Old 07-27-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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- this is quite fun. 11 questions and you'll get to compare your knowledge with the participants in their phone poll. (OK, political knowledge and current events, but the headline was long enough as is.)

Test Your News IQ Q1 - Pew Research Center

I got all 11, although I had to think about one or two.

Looking at the scores from their phone survey, there are some disturbing trends: Only 34% know which administration passed TARP - and only 19% can name the PM of Great Britain - in a multiple choice test?!?

Anyway, have at it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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Dang got 2 wrong. I don't follow economic stuff much so got the tarp one wrong and I swore that oil leak was closer to 500 ft. My bad but over all I did pretty good.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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I got all 11 correct.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Ugh, only 8 of 11. But then again since I don't read newspapers or watch the news on television I don't feel to bad about not knowing who the commander of the troops in Afghanistan is, who Britain's PM is. The one I do feel kinda stupid about is the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, never realized that the Gulf got that deep.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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- this is quite fun. 11 questions and you'll get to compare your knowledge with the participants in their phone poll. (OK, political knowledge and current events, but the headline was long enough as is.)

Test Your News IQ Q1 - Pew Research Center

I got all 11, although I had to think about one or two.

Looking at the scores from their phone survey, there are some disturbing trends: Only 34% know which administration passed TARP - and only 19% can name the PM of Great Britain - in a multiple choice test?!?

Anyway, have at it.
That was fun! Thanks for posting it. I got all 11, but have been accused of appearing uninformed by "some" here. lol
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Looking at the scores from their phone survey, there are some disturbing trends: Only 34% know which administration passed TARP - and only 19% can name the PM of Great Britain - in a multiple choice test?!?

Anyway, have at it.
10/11. And guess what -- I'm one of the fools who had a brain fart on the PM of Great Britain. I knew it wasn't Merkel (Germany) or Branson (Entrepreneur), but I just blanked on David Cameron and accidentally picked the recently-ousted BP CEO, I guess because his name has been in the news most recently, so it was first to pop into my mind as recognizable. I'm so ashamed.

What's stunning to me most is the fact that the highest percentage of people only got 4 right out of 10!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Dang got 2 wrong. I don't follow economic stuff much so got the tarp one wrong and I swore that oil leak was closer to 500 ft. My bad but over all I did pretty good.
Pretty good? TARP is less important than Twitter and the oil spill is less important than where the World Cup was played... ok.

One request, please do let me catch you calling Obama a socialist if you since you didn't know even the most basic aspect of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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11 for 11 although like Jill, I had to give the British PM question a moment of thought. Tony Hayward/Tony Blair too many Tonys.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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I got all 11 right. The questions were pretty simple. It is quite interesting to see the breakdown of how respondents have answered, what is a priority in
today's society.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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10/11. And guess what -- I'm one of the fools who had a brain fart on the PM of Great Britain. I knew it wasn't Merkel (Germany) or Branson (Entrepreneur), but I just blanked on David Cameron and accidentally picked the recently-ousted BP CEO, I guess because his name has been in the news most recently, so it was first to pop into my mind as recognizable. I'm so ashamed.

What's stunning to me most is the fact that the highest percentage of people only got 4 right out of 10!
I almost made the same mistake in re the British PM. lol

Wow! I didn't notice that number, 4 out of 10 !
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