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Thursday, December 04, 2008


86.5%, and I'm Canadian.



You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

"Answers to Your Missed Questions:"
Question #29 - B. (It's like the GRE: not reading all possible answers means missed answers)

Question #33 - (I was racing to be done and had missed answering this one.)

27 of 33 for 81.82%... overqualified for elective office...

oh, sorry, didn't think about posting spoilers. You might want to just clean up that last post of mine (if this were blogspot I could just delete it!)

dr x replies: Thanks, done.

You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

I don't really have anything to say, but did want to display my score (gloat).

Eyeballing the findings, it looks as if the strongest positive correlation is with education. That's probably due to an indirect relationship via g, rather than a direct relationship.

I'd like to see the relationship between performance on the WAIS Information subtest and this civics quiz. I wouldn't be surprised if it's as strong or stronger.

My guess: scores correlate more with how much interest the person has in US history, politics, business and government, not so much with educational level. My degree included no history or political science classes beyond those required, but my reading over the decades has given me some knowledge of the fields, which is why I scored above the average, I believe. It's a matter of what the individual thinks about and looks into once the formal education is over, IMHO. Don't blame education for low scores -- blame the media for abusing these subjects, and then blame the ideologues behind the media. Much of what passes for information in the news is propaganda. The information we get on a daily basis is often so biased that it amounts to un-education, or dis-education...or maybe even brainwashing. Many would say your quiz is biased, for example, because it includes truths that are not politically correct.

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