Tuesday 27 September 2011

How much do you know about stuff?

Try this exam. It's only 33 questions. Took me about 5 minutes.

Hat tip to Sean Linnane.


PS - I got 30 out of 33. There were two questions that I had no idea about, but I screwed up on my third wrong answer.

The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%.


kae said...


I'm not familiar with a lot of American history and I'm not familiar with economics.

Anonymous said...

At 81%, I'm off for a plum job in an American University. However, I'm a bit sketchy on the diversity guff; which I believe, must make up more than 81% of one's cv. Am prepared to brush up; but as most of its is written in post-modernist gibberish, I will need some help.

Anonymous said...


As a UK person who has never studied the US constitution or US history I'm quite pleased with myself, though most of the answers were easy and a process of elimination made some obviously wrong answers easy to discard.

55% for college teachers is shocking.

Anonymous said...

High school graduate of government schools - in 1973 - I got 25 out of 33 for a 75.76%. THREE of the ones I got wrong were mistakenly marked, but what the hell. Considering how many concussions I've had, and how much other damage I've done to my poor ol brain, I'm pretty satisfied.

Anonymous said...

I got 64% and I left school at 16. In the UK, but that was a ong time ago, and things are different now.