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Current Events Quiz

I suspect most readers will have very little difficulty with this quiz designed by the Pew Research Center.  What's truly shocking is that two-thirds of those taking it answered half or more of the questions incorrectly.
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" You correctly answered 12 of the 12 possible questions along with approximately 2% of the public. You did better than 98% of the general public."

Sadly this is a good procrastination index, the ideal 1L at this point in exams misses at least one question. How many people that get 10 or 11 correct are more optimally busy? Considering the opportunity cost of knowledge/study...

Because I am procrastinating... did you notice that on the coin flip question involving Iran and Israel sharing a border...had horrible results... Men by and large guessed close to the coin flip 54% while women only picked up a 31%...all age groups averaged under 50%. Maybe this is a case of exam strategy.. some knowledge or association which would lead to thinking about Iran as being in the middle east along with Israel creates a result that is worse than coin flip or random. Likewise with Baccus who has less name recognition than the others...at 23% (AMONG MEN) he underperformed a random guess which should yield 25%... among women he picked up 12% and did worse than a coin toss among all age groups...only college graduates guessed his name in 32% of all cases!

Only 29% all men and 17% of women respondents knew that cap and trade had something to do with climate change!(with an equal number of each sex this is bellow a coin flip 29+17

According to the demographic breakdown, men 50 and up scored the best.

Yoo hoo! We rock.

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