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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Follow-up to the Video Poll by the Aussie

The poll results from my students are in, and the correct answers were not what they should be, in my opinion, but much more respectable than the video poll conducted by the Aussie : below are the questions and the % of correct answers, and the criterion identified for some of the answers with multiple correct answers/numerical data.

General Knowledge Questions , concerning the US and the World in general.

1. How many senators are there in the US ? ________ 67.6%
2. How many members of the House are there ? ________ 11.8%
3. In what year did the US Civil War begin ? _______ 32.4%
4. How many US soldiers died in Vietnam ? _______ (within a few thousand) 17.6%
5. What is the capital of Spain ? ________ 73.5%
6. Which country is farther south, Egypt or Argentina ? _______ 76.5%
7. What mountain range is home to Mount Everest ? _______ 38.2%
8. Name a country that begins with the letter T ___________ 85.3%
9. What is the main religion of Saudia Arabia ? _________ 61.8%
10. What is the main religion of Israel ? __________ 61.8%
11. Who is the president of Venezuela ? _________ 26.5%
12. In what year did the Cuban Revolution begin ? ________ 5.9%
13. In what year did the French Revolution begin ? ________ 14.7%
14. What is the capital of Wyoming ? _________ 32.4%
15. What is the 2nd amendment to the Constitution ? ___________ 52.9%
16. How many world wars have there been ? _________ 94.1%
17. How many sides does a triangle have ? _________ 100%
18. How many continents are there ? ______ 82.4%
19. Name a country with a government overthrown by a CIA-directed coup __________ 17.6%
20. Name any country that belongs to the "coalition of the willing" __________ 23.5%
21. True or False : The Taliban is responsible for planting the poppy plants in Afghanistan. __________ 29.4%
22. Who is the leader of Hezbollah ? __________________ 11.4%
23. Who is the president of Iran ? ____________ 14.7%
24. Who is the chancellor of Germany ? ________________ 2.9%
25. What language is spoken in the Netherlands ? ____________ 50%
26. What is the most populous country in the world? _____ 76.5%
27. Which country consumes the largest percentage of world oil ? __________ 58.8%
28. What war replaced the "Cold War" in the US _______________ 0%
29. The US dollar is backed by gold, True or False ________ 29.4%
30. What is the national debt of the USA ? __(within a trillion, yikes) 20.6%
31. What is the West Bank ? ______________ 29.4%
32. In what year was Israel established as a nation ? __________ 11.8%
33. Were weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq ? _________ 88.2%
34. Which countries sold arms to Saddam Hussein in the 80's when Iraq was at war with Iran ? ___(any country) 50%
35. How many people died on 9-11-2001 ? _____________ (within 1,000) 20.6%
36. What is the 3rd largest political party in the US ? ___________ 8.8%
37. In what year was income tax legislation passed, that is still applicable ? ________ 14.7%
38. In what year was the Federal Reserve Act passed in Congress ? ______ 17.6%
39. Who was the US president when the US entered WWI ? ___________ 23.5%
40. What are Hiroshima and Nagasaki known for ? ___________ 67.6%
41. When was JFK assassinated ? ___________ (most correct answers had the correct day) 41.1%
42. When was Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese ? ____ (most correct answers had the correct day) 47.1%
43. Who was Vice President under Jimmy Carter ? _______ 20.6%
44. Who is Kofi Annan ? ____________ 23.5%
45. Who was Yasser Arafat ? ________________________ 29.4%
46. Who is the prime minister of Israel ? ____________ 4.3%
47. Name the countries with Nuclear Weapons __________(any 3 countries correctly identified) 44.1%
48. Which country has violated the most UN resolutions ? _____________ 5.9%
49. In what year did the Great Depression begin ? ________ 47.1%
50. Which country violated international law by setting mines in Nicaragua's harbor in 1986 __________ 11.8%

3 comments:

JohnnyB said...

Interesting set of results. How many students did you poll? Are you going to cross post on Logipundit? Interesting that more people knew the leader of Hezbollah than knew the PM of Israel.

Logipundit said...

great quiz...I like the "how many sides does a triangle have?"

Is that what they call a "confidence builder" so that those that feel ignorant will continue to answer questions?

scottie said...

well, i took many of the same questions that the aussie disinformation agent asked in his video poll.

i added many new ones as well

so the triangle question appeared on his video, and the 2 answers were :

"damn, i dont know , 4 sides?"
and
"there are no sides"

so his video poll was 0/2 and my students were 100%, so it is clear that he edited out the correct responses and highlighted the incorrect ones, as i suspected.

as far as olmert, many answered sharon, not realizing his medical situation and the ascendancy of olmert.

i did have one kid who answered that the US civil war started in 1930, conveniently between World War I and World War II !