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"Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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
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- 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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