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angelfj1
02-19-2010, 11:19 AM
-Are you smarter then an averageAmerican?

Be sure to look at the demographics at the end, really scary how little most of the population knows what's going on and vote!

Think you know what's going on??? Takes 30 seconds.

You can never underestimate the intelligence of the American people. This is appalling.

There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on
your information.

This is quite good and the results are shocking.

Test your knowledge with 12 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.. Click below: It's short and sweet!

https://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.php

Andrew Mace
02-19-2010, 12:00 PM
Darn! I blew one question (didn't think we imported THAT MUCH foreign oil)!

3798j
02-19-2010, 12:05 PM
Only one mistake - Didn't guess right on where the Christmas bomber was trained.

MikeP
02-19-2010, 12:07 PM
100%. Guess I pay more attention than I thought...

sparkydave
02-19-2010, 12:23 PM
Not so great, but still smarter <span style="color: #CC0000">THAN </span> 66%, according to the results. :wink:

Guest
02-19-2010, 12:37 PM
Not so great, but still smarter <span style="color: #CC0000">THAN </span> 66%, according to the results. :wink:

Same here. Smarter and more knowledgeble on current events are two different things IMO. ( although, I probably misspelled knowledgeble.)

If'fun you axe me, th' ~smart~ wuns dunt whatch tee vee!

Guest
02-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Darn! I blew one question (didn't think we imported THAT MUCH foreign oil)!

Yep, 70% IIRC. Guees from what what country we get the most?

TRDejaVu
02-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Darn! I blew one question (didn't think we imported THAT MUCH foreign oil)!

Yep, 70% IIRC. Guees from what what country we get the most? Canada.

I got 11 out of 12; not bad for a foreigner.

Guest
02-19-2010, 01:42 PM
Darn! I blew one question (didn't think we imported THAT MUCH foreign oil)!

Yep, 70% IIRC. Guees from what what country we get the most? Canada.

I got 11 out of 12; not bad for a foreigner.

YOU WIN !!!

(now tell the truth, did you google it or did you know? With 11 out of 12, I'd say you knew!) :winner1:

Basil
02-19-2010, 02:03 PM
12 for 12

Guest
02-19-2010, 02:09 PM
12 for 12

That doesn't suprise me.

MadRiver
02-19-2010, 02:11 PM
11 for 12 here -- I couldn't remember if we imported 1/3 or 2/3 of our oil, so I guessed between the two!

That reminds me, I need to change the oil in the Tiger this winter!

charlie74
02-19-2010, 04:11 PM
batting 1000! thanks NPR and c-span.
glad i don't watch Fox!
c74

swift6
02-19-2010, 04:25 PM
12 for 12 here too, oh and Fox is one of the news channels that I watch.

Shane
02-19-2010, 06:03 PM
12 for 12, but I still can't find my car keys on a regular basis... :jester:

Steve
02-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Nine correct, not bad for a Brit.

BIBBER
02-19-2010, 07:08 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:] batting 1000! thanks NPR and c-span.
glad i don't watch Fox!
c74


Gee, I do watch Fox ( and several others), but I didn't score 1000 like you - you the man! I only scored 100%
[/QUOTE]

I missed sex and age...thought they were trick questions!! :crazyeyes:

vping
02-19-2010, 08:05 PM
Embarrassingly I only got 4 out of 12 and not ashamed to admit it. I do not read or watch the news and really have no clue what is going on. I care but I'm usually buried in an MG book or working on my cars. My TV watching is made up of Discovery and learning channels.

angelfj1
02-19-2010, 08:15 PM
My TV watching is made up of Discovery and learning channels.

So, what could it be that you're learning on the learning channel? :devilgrin:

vping
02-19-2010, 08:18 PM
I guess not much about politics or da gubment. They are usually about the earth, solar system, machines or shows about cars. I'm no dummy just really never paid much mind to those things.

bgbassplyr
02-19-2010, 08:25 PM
12 for 12. NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC. No Fox, ever!

TRDejaVu
02-19-2010, 08:33 PM
Darn! I blew one question (didn't think we imported THAT MUCH foreign oil)!

Yep, 70% IIRC. Guees from what what country we get the most? Canada.

I got 11 out of 12; not bad for a foreigner.

YOU WIN !!!

(now tell the truth, did you google it or did you know? With 11 out of 12, I'd say you knew!) :winner1: Knew it.

I would have had 12, but everyone says that the real unemployment rate is closer to 15% rather than the official 10%. No political comments please.

Basil
02-19-2010, 11:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:] batting 1000! thanks NPR and c-span.
glad i don't watch Fox!
c74


Gee, I do watch Fox ( and several others), but I didn't score 1000 like you - you the man! I only scored 100%


I missed sex and age...thought they were trick questions!! :crazyeyes: [/QUOTE]

LOL

DrEntropy
02-20-2010, 12:11 AM
I would have had 12, but everyone says that the real unemployment rate is closer to 15% rather than the official 10%. No political comments please.


'k.... but may I say: "MEETOOO!!"

PAUL161
02-20-2010, 05:34 AM
I thought I got two wrong, but for some strange reason, I got them all right. Don't know how that happened. Good guesser, I guess! Nice to be in the 2% though. PJ

angelfj1
02-20-2010, 10:17 AM
I guess not much about politics or da gubment. They are usually about the earth, solar system, machines or shows about cars. I'm no dummy just really never paid much mind to those things.

vping: just kidding actually. I recall you mentioning that you're an engineer. Me too. Our minds tend to focus on other things. :yesnod:

But, this kind of quiz is a gentle reminder that much is going on around us. Today's young folks need to get in tune for the sake of their future.

Guest
02-20-2010, 10:29 AM
I would have had 12, but everyone says that the real unemployment rate is closer to 15% rather than the official 10%. No political comments please.


'k.... but may I say: "MEETOOO!!"

~THAT~ suprises me! ( At least what I think you're sayin')

DrEntropy
02-20-2010, 10:52 AM
Huh?

y'mean that some folks answer a "test" question with what their understanding of a "right" answer is, instead of what the "testers" were lookin' for? Kinda common in my experience.

DCB
02-20-2010, 12:26 PM
I got 11 of 12. I forgot Sotomayor replaced Sutor and only counted Ginsberg. Darn!

Basil
02-20-2010, 12:30 PM
Folks, please lets keep the political and/or ideological comments out of this thread. As long as we all love little British cars, what we watch or don't watch or who we listen to or don't listen to, really doesn't matter here, ok? Thanks,
Basil

aeronca65t
02-20-2010, 02:47 PM
11 for 12 here -- I couldn't remember if we imported 1/3 or 2/3 of our oil, so I guessed between the two!

That reminds me, I need to change the oil in the Tiger this winter!

Same here.

That reminds me, I need to change the oil in the <span style="font-style: italic">Miata</span>. :jester:

Basil
02-20-2010, 03:31 PM
11 for 12 here -- I couldn't remember if we imported 1/3 or 2/3 of our oil, so I guessed between the two!

That reminds me, I need to change the oil in the Tiger this winter!

Same here.

That reminds me, I need to change the oil in the <span style="font-style: italic">Miata</span>. :jester:


That's right, I forgot you have a Miata! Great little cars! We sold Mary's 2001 last year, but ended up replacing it with a 2003 (used) BMW Z4. The Z4 is similar to the Miata in terms of the fun factor - just a tad bigger and a 6 cyl vice the 4.

aeronca65t
02-20-2010, 04:02 PM
Yeah, life's too short not to have at least one soft-top car.

I've never been without at least one roadster or convertibles since '67 (1st = MGA).

I bought the Mazda new, almost 10 years ago. I hate to say this in a British car forum, but the Miata is the best car I've ever owned, bar none. And ownership over the last 10 years has been completely no-drama. Mine's got about 90,000 miles now. Original plugs, air filter, belts, hoses and even battery.
Really, all it's needed is tires, brakes pads and oil changes.
And that includes a lot of " ~track day~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NE_43bg71o) " time.
If I ever wrecked it, I buy another one the next day.

The Z4 is a great car. Better for "big" states like your's, where cars make long runs at high speeds. My shorter-geared Miata "lives" at 4500 RPM on all my local highways.
The Z4 styling is controversial of course. But we could say the same thing about a TR3 or an MGA.

The title of this thread reminds me of Garrison Keillor's (fictional) home town, Lake Wobegon, "<span style="font-style: italic">where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average</span>". :laugh:

Basil
02-20-2010, 04:22 PM
The Z4 styling is controversial of course. But we could say the same thing about a TR3 or an MGA.


I've heard that, but to be honest, I like it a lot. More importantly, my wife loves it, so that's all I care about (it's her car after all). She loved her Miata too, and darn near broke out in tears when we sold it.

My only beef with the Z4 is the lack of decent storage space inside the car. The glove box is microscopic and there is just a little cubby between the seats that is mounted vertically, so its difficult to reach back and open and close.

vping
02-20-2010, 07:08 PM
I really like the Z4. Never drove one but the styling is nice. Drove an 2000 once. Now that was fun.

terriphill
02-20-2010, 08:00 PM
I got 12 for 12, not bad for someone who doesn't even have a subscription to a local newspaper..Get most of my news off the internet and I must be keeping up with more than I realized.

PATR8
02-21-2010, 10:35 PM
I got 11 out of 12 and my soon to be college bound son (18) got 10 out of 12. I am proud he is in touch enough with the news to get that many. So many teens just have no idea what is happening in the world and get their news from Facebook

JamesWilson
02-22-2010, 04:00 AM
Well, 11 out of 12 isn't too bad for someone that hasn't lived in the USA since 1984... given it had a lot of current politics and economics. I'm luckt it didn't cover "popular culture".... :jester: :devilgrin: