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Old 01-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #21
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In this morning's New York Times is a 118 question quiz. How did you do on that one?
Oh, that one was WAY too hard!
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #22
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:08 PM   #23
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70%.

Got all the sports questions correctly.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:23 PM   #24
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Here is a shorter (20 questions) and considerably easier one:
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I scored 19 out of 20.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #25
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I scored 19 out of 20.
Yes, I am but you beat me on the short quiz. I only got 18.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:32 AM   #26
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New Years Resolution No. 1 - No more silly tests! You're retired, for crying out loud! Had to take silly tests at w*rk. No more!!!
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I got 70%, better than I might have guessed. Some of them I was completely clueless on, so I guess I'm not a news junkie. It was fun, thanks...
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Here is a shorter (20 questions) and considerably easier one:
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Much easier - but still scored a very modest 16/20.

The first quiz holds too much trivia for my poor brain. example, I knew about the Spitzer scandal but had no idea the name used for the prostitute.
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I got the Budweiser question right. How come they didn't ask about the LSU bowl game or the The Beach Boys playing Biloxi?

I thought news was about important stuff.

I'm gonna take my Curmudgeon certificate and go home.

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74% - and I don't consider myself a news junkie at all....those questions were more based on trivia and not an understanding of the relevance...who cares where Unity is? The issue to me was the forced irony of picking that city and the two candidates were now supposedly united....what disappointed me was I missed many of the sports questions and I do pay attention to sports....hmmmm
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Interesting retirement interest assessment quiz, REW.

Had I not been carefully taught to detest competitive spectator sports, I might have nailed even more of the sports questions. For many years I’ve had the theory that despite disinterest in sports, an awful lot of trivia gets through to me. I thought I might like to follow baseball in retirement but my local teams have not been doing well. A well-coordinated outfield is an art form and ”wait ‘til next year” is coming soon to a ballpark near me. Is it April yet?
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I scored 19 out of 20.
18 here. Missed one question related to India and another related to Africa.
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