Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Americans Better at Geography than Some Thought

CNN has a story about how Americans don't know geography very well, and had a quiz for people. I got all the questions right, but double clicked one of the answers or something, and got this amusing conclusion from CNN.com:

"You got 7 out of 6 correct on your first attempt.On the bright side, you're solidly in the mainstream."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Phil said...

I got all six correctly and was greeted with this message:

You got 6 out of 6 correct on your first attempt.
Excellent work! You must read the atlas in your spare time.

I had to identify New York state, Louisiana, Ireland, Iran, Turkey and Germany. Surprisingly, I do not spend my free time looking at an atlas.

2:38 PM  
Blogger DenisGorman said...

I tried all three levels and I finished a combined 14-for-18 (6-for-6 on the beginner level, 5-for-6 on the intermediate level and 3-for-6 on the advance level).

7:10 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

Ha! Beat ya by one (6-5-4)! There were some hard ones on the last levels. If it weren't for process of elimination I would have been in real trouble.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Didn't even realize there was a second and third level first time through. Anyway, I scored 6-6-4 which I attribute to my following of international soccer more than anything else. You get familiar with some pretty oscure places like Kyrgystan when following the World Cup qualifiers.

4:31 PM  
Blogger brian said...

Unfortunately, these days, a lot of those obscure places like Kyrgystan beat my team (Scotland) in World Cup qualifiers!

2:23 AM  
Blogger Dave Ling & Franchise said...

I got smoked on the second level, I scored 3 for 6 but rebounded with a solid 5-6 on the advanced level.

So 6-3-5, I'll take it.

7:11 AM  

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