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User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

http://geosurvey.nationalgeographic.com/geosurvey/templates/question_1.html

This is a pretty funny test to take, although it's really scary that 3% of the Swedes who took the test doesn't know where their country is. (I know, there are more scary results).

How many correct answers did you get? I got 20  Smokin cool

/SK A340

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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
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20 out of 20.  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineAsbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

100% success!!!  Big thumbs up

Some of the questions really obvious.


Sam.


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

20 out of 20... These were all questions that everybody should know... Sad to see those results being so low...

Max


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

20 / 20 = 100%

Hooray. How simple.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Oops. I got 19 out of 20.

It was the question about which was the Religion with the most followers that got me.



Why is that on a Geography test?? It seems more of a political science question to me.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlinePortColumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Only 89% of Americans could find the USA on a map, and only 80% could find Mexico? What the hell? I'm moving to Canada.

User currently offlineKric777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
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20 for 20 ...woo-hoo!

May I ask how many of my countrymen were, like me, totally embarassed (and yet totally unsurprised) by the poor showing of the USA in this quiz. This stuff was very simple, and there is no excuse for anyone in a developed country not getting at least 16-18 of these questions correct.

For Christ sake, 11% of Americans couldn't find the USA on the friggin' map  Pissed
This is pathetic. I just hope everyone knows that not all of us are that ignorant.




User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

LOL, I got 19 out of 20.

It was that damn AIDS question, I watched casualty last night where they kept going on about how this guy had gone to Asia and could most likely have got syphalis because of the high amount of STD's over there.

If i'd thought more logically, I should have remembered the huge aid campains for Africa to do with AIDS and HIV. Damnit.

Anyway, that was pretty easy.


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

http://geosurvey.nationalgeographic.com/geosurvey/templates/answer_11_11_1.html

that is terrible!!!


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

yeah i also got 19/20..and of course i messed up on the population of my own country  Yeah sure

come on! russia's the biggest country! howcan you miss that?!!


User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

20/20

Gee how many stupid Americans took that test? The results make us look pretty darn retarded.



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

The question I was surprised at was that so many Americans got the israel question wrong, I mean, bloody hell!!!

The Afghanistan question was the only one that was marginally difficult. Until a couple of months ago I thought it was more nearer Albania than Pakistan. I nearly chose Iran but I realized that Afghanistan doesn't have a sea-shore.

Dan  Smile


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

i got 19 out of 20... i thought the u.s. had 500 million... its horrible, the u.s. had usually the lowest results for each of the questions. thats real sad


Go big or go home
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

I got 20 out of 20 points, it was very easy!

Patrick


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

19 out of 20.

I though Islam has more followers than Christians.....


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

I wasn't counting exact, but I got between 18 and 20 out of 20 right, in other words 95% and above.

It amazes me how dumb people can be. I was also amazed at how smart the Swedes are too. I knew they were smart, but in comparison to the other nationalities represented, I didn't know they were THAT smart.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

islam is the fastest growing religon, it soon may have more followers than christianity, but not yet... thats the one thing i got out of my religion class.


Go big or go home
User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

I must strongly question the answer that christianity is the most followed religion in the world. Surely it is Budhism or even Islam ?

What precisely does it mean to 'follow' a religion anyway, hopefully it is more than just claiming to be part of it although getting numbers on true adherants only would be pretty diificult.



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

I wasn't counting exact, but I got between 18 and 20 out of 20 right, in other words 95% and above.

Ummmm...18 out of 20 would be 90%, Blink182. Good thing it wasn't a math quiz!  Big grin

Just givin 'ya a hard time Blink. I got 18 right, btw. I thought the same thing you did Bigo747.





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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

If the quiz were on math, let's just say I wouldn't have posted Big grin

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

I thought Buddhism had the most followers...
19/20 for me


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2900 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

19/20
Seems like the religion question was the hardest question - I thought that Islam had the most followers..


User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Only 29% of Mexicans can identify West, guess that explains the taxi drivers  Laugh out loud



VH-ADG


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

20/20  Smile

The US Government should give more money to education.

Alex


25 Pendrilsaint : 20/20 ...although I almost missed the religion question...but then I remembered a newscast recently which stated that islam would soon overtake christ
26 Post contains images Superfly : 20 out of 20! That was easy!
27 Dasa : 20 out of 20... easy..... __________________________________________________________________ Das.A
28 Post contains images David B. : 20/20 here easy...................................................................
29 Advancedkid : I wouldn't send my kids to a US public school.
30 Ren41 : 19/20 I thought Islam was the largest religion R41
31 Twaneedsnohelp : 19/20 also because of the islam largest religion thing. but... ONE IN TWO BRITONS COULDN'T LOCATE MEXICO OR THE PACIFIC OCEAN!! That's awful - but it
32 Post contains images David B. : Sweden did the best I would say vatican in Greece
33 Post contains images EGGD : Sorry but this is the UK, not 'Europeans', Brits are just as bad as Americans in respect to physical Geography, but central europeans (germany, Sweden
34 9V-SVA : This is sooooo easy, I naturally got 100% for this. 9V-SVA
35 IMissPiedmont : I also "Missed" the religion question. I maintain that Isalm does indeed have more followers the Christianity. I think the poll used may be a bit skew
36 Flyboy36y : 19/20... I guess I over estimated the US population by a few million....
37 Pendrilsaint : ...about the US schools here in NC...I wouldnt pin the the blame on the school systems alone...I know some very well informed student friends of mine
38 LOT767-300ER : 20...anyone who gets less needs to go back to Kindergarden...these are facts I knew by the end of 1st grade.
39 Vafi88 : 20! Sweet, this is so easy, and I'm still in high school!!!!
40 L-188 : I went for Islam on the religion question too. I think what throws people is that they count all Christian faiths together as opposed to Orthodox, Cat
41 Pacific : 20/20. Freshman at Uni. 20/20....was it on ABC or CBN? The average UK student must have very short memory, I was taught where Mexico and Pacific Ocean
42 Pacific : I heard that even Islam has its own variations although I can't elaborate in detail. My understanding of different christian faiths is that if they al
43 Post contains images Mexicana757 : yayyy i did 20 out of 20. I am smart , they should have made the survery longer. i wanted to answer more questions
44 Miguel : 19/20 I also missed the religion question. Miguel
45 Post contains images KAL_LM : 19 of 20... Glad to know I'm not the only one who flubbed the religion question. regards, Tom
46 Redngold : I got 18 out of 20, 1. I missed the one about the Taliban and Al Qaeda because I heard one time that the Taliban movement began in Pakistani Islamic s
47 Trickijedi : 20 out of 20! That was pretty easy! Must have been the beginners version.
48 Yvr74 : 19 out of 20. I didn't know the religion with the largest following was Christianity. All in all, the rest were dead give-a-ways. Cheers
49 Lindy : I didnt know only about that El Nino, so 19/20
50 AerLingus : I got 20 out of a possible 20. I love studying the world, though. I can't guarantee that I would get it right had I not had an interest in world event
51 CVG777 : Ha ha! 20 out of 20! In all seriousness though, it really is quite sad that people can't identify or even recognize countries, especially large ones l
52 KHI747 : 100% ofcourse.........seems like Swedes have the best general knowledge.......Mexicans and Americans the worst among the countries surveyed.
53 Teahan : Hello, 20/20, now I enjoyed that. Jeremiah
54 Schoenorama : It's pathetic that, after everything that has happened since 9/11, only 17% of the Americans (in the survey) know where Afghanistan is. Although some
55 N766UA : 19 out of 20. Is it just me or are americans REALLY dumb?
56 Post contains images Beauslx : 19 out of 20 Yup, I think us Americans are getting stupid, another sad day for the education system.
57 AerLingus : Parhepz it's are expoazure tu sow mutch pallushun dat mackes us so dumm.
58 Seb146 : 19/20...... I too missed the religion question. I studied geography in college. Religion, exports, imports, number of cars per 1000 people..... all of
59 Marcus : Where is the group of people that missed the religion question?.......I need to go there
60 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Well Marcus, statistically, Mexicans best knew that Christianity is the largest. In school, my class was given this survey, I now realize I got 20/20.
61 Jessman : I also scored 20/20; That was too easy.
62 Goboeing : 20/20 Yeah the U.S. results on many of them were quite surprising. I think people should be a little more aware of geography and current events. Nick
63 QANTAS_767 : Hello I got 20 out of 20. That was very easy QF767
64 Avilitigator : And did you notice that Mexicans got the highest score on locating the U.S. on the map?
65 Post contains images ILOVEA340 : 20 out of 20 .... that was so damn easy. Damn if these numbers are true US americans are damn stupid more mexicans know where mexico is than US americ
66 Marcus : Boeing4ever.....I think I overanalized the religion question (beign a religious procrastinator), living in a country with an official estimate of 95%
67 Boeing4ever : Well Marcus, that's the way people are. Strange really. I know all the capitols of most European countries but am easily stumped with US state capitol
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