01-11-2012, 11:09 PM
I got 29.
By the way, this test is propaganda.
Also, the stuff about college professors is a joke. I know a brilliant PhD biology student who didn't know who the speaker of the house was. Another person I know has a PhD in psychology and struggles with high school math. I know a PhD math theorist who thinks Obama is the answer to all of the country's problems.
This extremely general anti-professional anti-academic sentiment is ignorant. Many people just don't like professionals or anyone who is highly educated and revel at any chance to try to take them down a notch.Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
01-11-2012, 11:26 PM"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
01-12-2012, 10:24 AM
The answers I didn't know were the ones about economics. The ones about the government powers and such I answered 100% correct, because I learned about them in high school, in a class that was required for graduation.
Yet I had to explain the difference between a Senator and member of the house to a colleague with a higher degree than mine, I had to explain the three branches to another one who also has a master's degree, and explain basic US history to many others. Most of these colleagues did not graduate from the Detroit Public Schools, either, most went to suburban schools and one went to a private, christian school. The last is, as they say, no longer with the Department.
01-12-2012, 09:46 PM
This is probably not really the place for this commentary but it strikes me that there are many places I need to say this so you're all stuck with it here and may see a variation in other threads in the future..
I worked the oil patch for 40 plus years. In my later years working for a very large major with strong international connections, fields and work locations I daily worked with citizens from every continent, every oil producing country, a great many from the third world and communist/socialist countries and a few good ol’ boy rednecks just like me (at least one of which was a black man from E. Texas). I also worked with more PhD's on a daily basis than any college professor will run into in a semester on campus. On a side note, there was a significant overlap in there. I have no doubt at all that any one of them would make 29-30 or better on this test taking it straight through with no diversions to other internet pages – just as I did.
And, just in case anyone is wondering, I have a BSc and three masters.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
01-12-2012, 10:31 PM
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %
One wrong answer was a careless mistake, the others were legitimate ignorance.
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