On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 01:30:52 +0000, Mike Terry wrote:
> "Marvin the Martian" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:YM2dnZyt8oS2WfrSnZ2dnUVZ5vqdnZ2d@giganews.com... >> On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:34:04 +0000, Dr. Jai Maharaj wrote: >> >> > Quiz - Are you scientifically literate? >> > >> > http://tinyurl.com/7teaf23 >> > >> > Or, >> > >> > http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1209/Are-you-scientifically- >> literate-Take-our-quiz/Composing-about-78-percent-of-the-air-at-sea- level- >> what-is-the-most-common-gas-in-the-Earth-s-atmosphere >> > >> > Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi >> > Om Shanti >> >> It's a silly little trivia quiz, at best it can be called "science >> trivia" but there is nothing science about it. You could be totally >> ignorant about science and still pass the test. > > There wasn't any pass/fail marking, just a % score at the end. It's > true that lots of the questions would count as science trivia - um, i.e. > the sort of thing that scientifically literate people might just happen > to know. > > Of course, being multiple choice format it's possible that my cat (if I > had one) could walk over my keyboard and get a good score - but not very > likely. I think the test has a reasonable discriminatory power for > gauging scientific literacy/illiteracy. > > My complaint would be that the website is SLOW SLOW SLOW, like it's > reloading all the adverts each time you click a button - maybe that's > deliberate because they get paid per advert download or something... > > Mike.
I didn't go through all of them because I had to press twice to get to the next question.
The questions I did see had nothing to do with science. There should have been questions about the scientific method and what a scientific hypothesis is or isn't. Science is not a collection of facts that you're to believe without questioning.