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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2010 01:27      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
religion quiz

NYT article

For the record, I got 14 out of 15. # 15 is hard.

I love that you can go look at the stats. It is very curious that percentage of peopel who answered question 15 correctly is so far below 33%. Considering there are 3 possible answers, and assuming that no one could answer this question, the number of people who answered correctly should still be 20% higher. I assume the answers are choosen to get people to guess wrong.

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I didn't guess BG because he is famous for somethign else. I didn't guess Mr E. because I thought the name sounds like the name of a politician who cheated on his wife, which left one answer, a name I didn't recognize, to guess with. I assume most people made the same guess I did.

to bad you can't see wrong answers

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2010 06:20      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Tried to take the quiz but the "take the quiz" button does not seem to be working right now. I will check back later this evening.

Edit: Ok I gave it one more try and it worked. I got 14 out of 15 correct. For the record I got #14 wrong.

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It's not working.

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____ Ash, is this a test of will power, as I have tried at different times all day and still have not gotten past page one.

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2010 13:10      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
well, you can get to the same quiz through the NYT times link ( its on the left)

The site seems slashdotted from being linked in a NYT article. I also can no longer reach the site.


ps sorry again, the NYT quiz is only 6 of the 15 questions.

updated link

sorry guys, it worked this morning.

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The quiz button doesn't work for me unless I go to the full report page and then go to the quiz page from there. They might be disabling the link based on the referring page (or maybe that was just a coincidence).

I got 15 out of 15, but only one question seemed even slightly obscure. I'm surprised anyone gets less than 14 right.

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Missed the last one. I know I learned that in either a history or literature class in HS, but forgot. As for the rest...how the fsck can you get the one about transubstantiation wrong and call yourself Catholic? Or the one about Martin Luther wrong and call yourself Protestant? Bloody hell, that was all in my public high school world history class!

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I got 14 out of 15. Although I'd heard of The First Great Awakening, I really don't know much about it, thus, I missed #15 as well.

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6/6 right now, thanks to the NYT. I can't access the Pew Forum site (it won't load).
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____ Okay I blew #6 & #15

____ Now since we are discussing religion, I have a question. If some one really liked Fish would that still be a Friday pennence?

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TheMoMan wrote:
If some one really liked Fish would that still be a Friday pennence?

No. I'm afraid you're stuck eating beaver

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I really can't consider eating seafood a penance living where I live. After all south Louisiana has some of the best seafood in the world, and that is despite the oil spill. When lent comes around all the best seafood places are packed on Fridays. If the Catholics were serious about their faith in this area, they'd be at home eating fish fingers and custard instead. [Wink]

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____ Well around here we have Rainbow, Brook, and Steelhead trout. Then Small and Large mouth Bass, plus Perch. Then there are Cappies Bluegills, Sunfish. I do love to fish. Farther North there are tons of White Fish, all good eating. The DNR has also stocked the lakes with CoHo and some other Salmon.

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quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
I'm afraid you're stuck eating beaver

First question -- how did you come to know this? What on Earth were you googling to lead you there? (My mind is past boggling -- it's now hyperdiscombobulated.)

Second question -- if one is a Catholic Vulcan, does this still apply? (Surely Vulcans may only eat beaver once every seven years, yes?)

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13 / 15 ARRRGGGG!!!

DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!! [cry baby] [cry baby]

Then again, the less I think about religion the better. [evil]

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____ Snaggy, what you said!!!

____ Grumpy, that is not the image that came to mind, now I have to eat more fish. Me thinks some good Steelhead would fill the bill, or some Smoked Whitefish.

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13/15. But I knew the one about communion-just second-guessed myself foolishly. The nuns at Catholic school would tsk. [Roll Eyes]

Not to be prejudiced, but don't the results have a strong correlation to education? Atheists, many being science-oriented, would tend to be educated, as would Jews and Mormons. Hispanic Catholics and Evangelicals, at the bottom, would have less access to education?

Just wondering.......

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Got 15/15 right, though, to be honest, #15 was a lucky guess. I knew one of the possibilities wasn't right, so I had a 50/50 chance of getting it.

The part that bugs me is how few apparently understand what freedom of religion in the US means. Everyone should try to know that, but most seem perfectly fine sticking with the commonly-misunderstood version.

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
13/15. But I knew the one about communion-just second-guessed myself foolishly. The nuns at Catholic school would tsk. [Roll Eyes]

Not to be prejudiced, but don't the results have a strong correlation to education? Atheists, many being science-oriented, would tend to be educated, as would Jews and Mormons. Hispanic Catholics and Evangelicals, at the bottom, would have less access to education?

Just wondering.......

As an educated catholic I would say such a proposition would require evidence to suggest.

Though, I was stunned that only 94% of the chosen people knew that the Jewish sabbath is from dusk to dusk, and therefore starts on Friday.

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The results are a testament to the ignorance and lack of curiosity of the human race. Apart from the last question (of which I know nothing) and the ones on what the US Supreme court has ruled on teachers and religion, about which I made educated correct guesses, the answers all seemed blindingly obvious to this non college educated person.

All this despite famously religious nature of the US. I am baffled.

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Got 15/15, but #15 was a lucky guess: I don't even know what the "Great Awakening" is... It is not being taught in French Catholic schools, apparently.

And I didn't check the statistics - no time this morning!

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
... I don't even know what the "Great Awakening" is... It is not being taught in French Catholic schools, apparently...

No surprise there considering it was a Protestant religious movement. Wikipedia appears fairly accurate about the subject last I checked.

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