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OT: Quiz time

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  1. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    OT: Quiz time

    Click, take part and post your scores here.

    I don't want to hear about the quiz-makers dodgy spelling; I had to cope with it, so can you.

    No, you can't use Google either. :tongue:

    (I'll tell you my score tomorrow.)
     
  2. TheBhoy

    TheBhoy IncGamers Member

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    Boo, my work IE has that as a banned site.......
     
  3. SiTro

    SiTro IncGamers Member

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    I'll post a screenshot some other time then.
     
  4. lionheartthebrave

    lionheartthebrave IncGamers Member

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    I'll state my score of 42/100 (no I'm not making it up)

    I'd like to thank my hours of watching QI that helped me
     
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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    21%. But the quiz was pretty flawed...some of the questions didn't have correct options for answers (like the elements on the periodic table one).
     
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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    I got a 57. Seemed about right.

    mv
     
  7. omgwtfbbqpwned

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    20/100.

    zzzzzzzzzz
     
  8. Merlin The Wizzard

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    26 - Which proves what I suspected for a loong time. I'm an idjot.

    I dont mind the spelling - But I do mind someone with bad spelling making
    spelling questions!
     
  9. nilynrae

    nilynrae IncGamers Member

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    38 for me... not bad considering the average. :smiley:
     
  10. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    I'm going to start asking for screenshots of the scores page, people. :unimpressed:
     
  11. Skinhead On The MBTA

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    41/100

    I do like some of the spelling, like one of the most common birds in the uk being the "thrust"
     
  12. BobTheWarrior

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    16/100. Wow, I didn't think I was that dumb. . .
     
  13. SiTro

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    25/100

    Not too shabby.
     
  14. Jaago

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    20/100 :tongue: Didn't think much, though.

    Some questions were pretty ambiguous and I also hated the spelling errors.
     
  15. Low Key

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    19/200. Fairly difficult, I have to admit.
     
  16. Grisu

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    15/100...it was hard, and the spelling errors made it even harder, esp. for a foreigner...but that's no excuse - I probably wouldn't have been better otherwise :rolleyes:
     
  17. Hoop76

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    21/100 There were a couple i wished i could of went back and changed as soon as i clicked. But still would have been poor.
     
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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    Question 21: How many words do Eskimo's have for snow?

    HA! I get to call BS on this one: My linguistics class specifically studied this.

    First of all; there are numerous languages; there is no such thing as "Eskimo".
    Second of all; even if you do pick a language, you have to decide if you are picking lexemes or morphemes. For example, english has "Snow, Snowed, Snowy, Snows", which are 4 different morphemes. But "snow" is just one Lexeme.
    Third problem: Synonyms: Do they count or not? How far do you go? Is Avalanche a synonym for snow? What about powder? What about skiing specific terms, like gropple?

    The author of the article we read (found below) finds 15 lexemes for snow in Yupik. The author also guessed at 22 words/word pairings that could be considered snow lexemes in English. But an accurate count is basically impossible.

    http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/5/5-1239.html#3

    After that, I feel obliged to question the research of the rest of this quiz.

    I double-clicked twice.

    I scored an 18/100, but I don't find that problematic at all.

    Odds say in 100, you should get approximately 15.5 correct (25/4 + 25/6 + 25/8 + 25/12).

    Many questions asked about things that weren't worth knowing, like "What eye did Nelson wear an eye-patch?" Presumably he's referencing the Simpsons, but pop culture drivel never caught my eye. Furthermore, the author's research abilities are probably near his spelling abilities, because when I google "Eskimo Words for Snow", the first thing that comes up is a Wiki entry:

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=Eskim...s=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo_words_for_snow

    Which links to the article I pointed out, criticising such irrelevant and innaccurate counts.
     
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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    Ouch, 23. Most of the questions were just numbers figures like "How many KM to outer space" and the like, and that was one of the more reasonable ones. I remember one question where the answers were something like 450 ,455 ,460 ,465 ,470, etc. That's like asking: "Where do you think the United States will be in 500 years? How about 506 years?"

    So I wasn't impressed with the quiz either. One famous scientist was asked what the speed of sound was, and he replied that he didn't know since he could look it up in any textbook. I wish I knew who the scientist was...I think it may have been Thomas Edison, but I'm not sure.
     
  20. silospen

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    Re: OT: Quiz time

    Well, the real Nelson didn't wear an eye patch :p

    Also Licence = UK, License = US.

    So that question was pretty useless too.

    Which animal is most dangerous? Well, mosquitos kill one hell of a lot of people, but they aren't dangerous themselves, it's the virus they carry. Who knows what the correct answer was.
     

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