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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:26 PM

Take News IQ Quiz from the Pew Research Center

13 current events questions. If you pay attention to what's going on, this should be fairly easy for you.

http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/

I got 13 out of 13.

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Reply Take News IQ Quiz from the Pew Research Center (Original post)
charlie and algernon Feb 2013 OP
NMDemDist2 Feb 2013 #1
HereSince1628 Feb 2013 #11
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #2
intaglio Feb 2013 #3
malaise Feb 2013 #4
CrispyQ Feb 2013 #28
malaise Feb 2013 #36
Viva_La_Revolution Feb 2013 #47
riverbenddem Feb 2013 #53
No Vested Interest Feb 2013 #57
charlie and algernon Feb 2013 #62
cyberswede Feb 2013 #60
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #5
NMDemDist2 Feb 2013 #64
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #6
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #7
charlie and algernon Feb 2013 #12
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #16
1StrongBlackMan Feb 2013 #8
cbayer Feb 2013 #9
LeftofObama Feb 2013 #39
cbayer Feb 2013 #43
rgbecker Feb 2013 #10
Faygo Kid Feb 2013 #13
reflection Feb 2013 #14
WillyT Feb 2013 #15
Flashmann Feb 2013 #17
matt819 Feb 2013 #18
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #19
octoberlib Feb 2013 #20
Gothmog Feb 2013 #21
KracevayaKoshka Feb 2013 #22
CTyankee Feb 2013 #23
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #24
Glorfindel Feb 2013 #25
Soundman Feb 2013 #26
leveymg Feb 2013 #27
mcar Feb 2013 #29
fifthoffive Feb 2013 #30
yellerpup Feb 2013 #31
City Lights Feb 2013 #32
roxy1234 Feb 2013 #33
TrogL Feb 2013 #34
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2013 #35
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #37
sdfernando Feb 2013 #38
sdfernando Feb 2013 #45
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #40
No Vested Interest Feb 2013 #58
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #41
rjj621 Feb 2013 #42
panader0 Feb 2013 #44
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #46
4_TN_TITANS Feb 2013 #48
sagetea Feb 2013 #49
maveric56 Feb 2013 #50
Permanut Feb 2013 #51
patrice Feb 2013 #52
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #54
RC Feb 2013 #55
No Vested Interest Feb 2013 #56
life long demo Feb 2013 #59
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #61
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #63

Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:31 PM

1. those were easy

The News IQ Quiz Results
You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:43 PM

11. I thought so too. I've definitely seen trickier quizzes comparing me to a 5th grader

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:32 PM

2. As did I! Good quiz.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:34 PM

3. 13 out of 13 - and I'm a Brit

I should get out more

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:36 PM

4. 12 out of 13

Disgraceful

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:29 PM

28. It is.

You should definitely have to buy some hearts for that.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:41 PM

36. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahaha

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:21 PM

47. Me too. I thought Syria was Turkey


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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #47)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:43 PM

53. Doh! That's the one I missed too!

 

n/t

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Response to riverbenddem (Reply #53)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:50 PM

57. I missed that also- Noticed that

that's the one question in which the older group did worse than the younger ones.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #57)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:22 PM

62. The younger group also did better on the twitter question

which makes sense.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #47)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:01 PM

60. Same here!

Embarrassing!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:37 PM

5. First question ...




How come Oompa Loompa wan't one of the choices?


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:46 PM

64. ....

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:39 PM

6. 13 out 13. Although I kept wanting to click on the picture.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:39 PM

7. 13 for 13, baby!

Actually, I'm surprised at the results, as I expected something approaching a symmetrical bell-shaped curve. For a random sampling of adults, it's pretty impressive and it dispels the notion that the vast majority is utterly clueless about current events.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:44 PM

12. But the breakdown by education isn't really surprising

Uniformly across all 13 questions, the people with the higher education did better than the level below. And in all but the twitter question, the difference between HS or Less and College Grad was at least 20 percentage points.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:49 PM

16. I hadn't looked that far into the quiz

but that's a startling contrast.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:40 PM

8. I scored 12-13

I missed the logo question ... But then, I don't do it.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:41 PM

9. Missed the middle east map question.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:57 PM

39. That's the one I missed.

I love geography, but I'm easily confused by some of the middle eastern countries.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:05 PM

43. Me, too. I consistently miss a couple whenever I take a map test.

I really should take the time to learn them.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:41 PM

10. Had to guess about the blue bird logo!

The rest was pretty straight forward.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:44 PM

13. 13 for 13. Ready for Jeopardy.

They were easy, though.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:45 PM

14. 12. n/t

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:45 PM

15. 13 For 13



& Rec !!!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:52 PM

17. You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.

I guessed on the Chinese flag....

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:52 PM

18. 13 out of 13

The map question almost threw me.

One more demographic question would have been party affiliation.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:52 PM

19. 13 out of 13!

Unfortunately, the number of DUers now taking the quiz are going to skew the results for the rest with all of those perfect scores.

Someone should post this for Freepers.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:55 PM

20. 13 out of 13 nt

I guessed on the map. Syria has been all over the news recently.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:04 PM

21. 13 out of 13

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:17 PM

23. don't know how I got them all...I am terrible at geography. Had to guess at Syria...

The others were pretty easy if you are on DU and read the newspaper daily...

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:23 PM

24. 13 out of 13, although I'll admit that I guessed at a couple of them and wasn't certain on a few.

 

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:23 PM

25. 13 out of 13

Thanks for sharing the quiz.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:26 PM

26. 13 out of 13 n/t

 

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:29 PM

27. 13

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:30 PM

29. 12 of 13

n/t

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:31 PM

30. Another 13/13.

You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.


Is everyone in the 8% here on DU?

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:32 PM

31. 13 of 13.

Easy.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:33 PM

32. 13 out of 13.

I agree it was pretty easy.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:34 PM

33. Easy easy easy

 

13 of 13 and Your score is better than 92% of responders.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:34 PM

34. 10 out of 13, but I couldn't recognize a face to save myself. I scare myself in the mirror.

John Kerry was a lucky guess.

Also got the last graph wrong.

Reminder : I live in Canada. Ask a typical American to identify and/or pick out of a lineup our current Prime Minister.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:37 PM

35. You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:51 PM

37. Just got 13 0f 13!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:54 PM

38. 13 of 13

This was quite an easy quiz. It is really sad that only 8% are able to ace this quiz.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:12 PM

45. Interesting that the only question

a majority of respondents got wrong was to identify Elizabeth Warren.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:58 PM

40. This is where being a news & political junkie finally pays off!

I got 13 of 13 correct.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:51 PM

58. Yeah - What is the prize?

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:01 PM

41. 13 out of 13

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:03 PM

42. 12 of 13 n/t

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:12 PM

44. 13 of 13

I received my education at DU.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:16 PM

46. 13/13

I'm awesome

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:29 PM

48. 13 / 13 too... thanks DU!

But I don't think 50% of the people on the street here or even in this office would know where Syria is ( I work in International Sales Support). This quiz was taken by a better-than-average educated populace.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:34 PM

49. I got 12/13

I don't know my flags...
evidently.

Ho
sage

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:35 PM

50. 13 of 13

Too easy

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:42 PM

51. 12 out of 13..

Okay, you smartasses, so you knew the bluebird was twitter, huh?

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:43 PM

52. 13 out of 13

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:46 PM

54. 13 for 13.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:46 PM

55. 13 of 13

 

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:47 PM

56. 12 out of 13

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:54 PM

59. 12 out of 13

Missed the easiest question on the "blue bird". Dang!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:13 PM

61. "You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly along with 8% of responders."

One geography question gave me pause, though!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:47 PM

63. 13 of 13 -nt-

 

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