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Do the Science Quiz

If you think you don't know anything about science, this will probably surprise you.

My next statement may surprise you even more - i had NO science instruction at school AT ALL, it simply wasn't on the agenda.  No physics, biology or any form science what-so-ever.   The Government run convent school i went to would rather have taught me how to use a dress pattern than explain what a cell was
[for a long time i thought it was only somewhere they put criminals!].  My emboidery needlework was much admired but they did at least teach me how to touch type!   *fondly remembers Sister Typewriter, as she was nicknamed*   Every useful thing they taught me was counter-balanced by something totally useless.  i was good at art but it wouldn't put food on the table - mind you, young ladies were more encouraged to think that their husbands would take care of that little detail.  All but a tiny proportion were looking at the rest of their lives through a wedding ring.  Guess who really didn't want to join...

Go and do this quiz - it's only 12 questions - and see how you do.  i'm betting you will do a lot better than you think you will.  http://www.pewresearch.org/sciencequiz/

i expected to get less than half right, being all my science knowledge has been acquired on my own since leaving school.  i was pleasantly surprised to get 9 right - almost got 10...  And really should have got 11 but my memory is failing!
Go on, go do it!


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Aug. 9th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yay 12/12!!! :D
Aug. 10th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
LOL, there you go! i didn't know about antibiotics not killing virus, which is extreme oddity to me, as it's the first thing they pump you full of!
Aug. 9th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
12 of 12 right. I´m a nerd...
Aug. 10th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
You are, sweetie! LOL Much better than me!
Aug. 10th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
I got ten, but guessed a couple...
Aug. 10th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! See, you did better than i did!
Aug. 10th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Considering my profession, I would have been ashamed of myself if I had not gotten 12/12 right.

Your education blows my mind. I can't imagine not being taught all subjects.

Aug. 11th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Many things have changed over the course of the last 40-50 years, oh light of mine eyes.... :D including yours truly! Even third world countries get science labs now, i'd probably blow myself up in 10 minutes...

Yes, i would have been astonished if you hadn't come in top of the class and am totally sure a more difficult science test wouldn't faze you for a second. *is proud of Ginger-baby*
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