Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I thought I was smarter than that!

I took the News IQ test and learned that while I have a higher news IQ than the rest of those who took the test (I scored a 76%) I'm not nearly as smart as I think I am.

I was also disappointed to see that women scored much lower than men as a whole.

Good thing I haven't put my picture on hot or not- I'd hate to learn that I'm not that smart and not that good looking in the same day!

What's your NewsIQ?

13 comments:

Sally said...

Gasp. I got a 69%! I pride myself on being well informed. Yikes. Thanks for helping me start my day on a depressing note!

Silvs said...

91 yo! Woo!

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

I got a 69% too. Pretty disappointed in that score. 8 out of 12 sounds a little better. I think the test should have more questions as to improve my chances of a higher score! :-)

cropstar said...

Oh man! Only 59%! But I guess that's pretty good considering I NEVER watch the news. Seriously, I can't even tell you the last time I did. I'm a bad person. I'd better watch the news tonight.

Tim&Kirst said...

I got 100%, but then again I just read an article about this research, so it was all memory recall. :)

Salt H2O said...

Sally- You're one of the smartest women I know.

Silvs- I'm not terribly surprised

Nat- I agree, more questions would have helped. It was a pretty narrow test.

Crop- You're probaby happier than the rest of us by NOT watching the news

Kirst- cheater. :)

brent said...

12 for 12. Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Kory, you will get 12 out of 12 the second time around. And, there is no such thing as cheating on an internet test.

Melissa said...

See the big L on my head? 48% Dang! I thought I'd do much better than that!

I hang my head in shame, I was close on lots of them though!

Steve said...

Whoo-hoo, 12 out of 12!!!

BTW Salty, Hot Or Not is so 1999!!!

Salt H2O said...

Steve- I too think it's so 1999, then I saw the hot or not application on facebook and thought "what the..." and a friend of mine just went to a wedding of a couple that MET on hot or not. Bizarro. Then again, pretty much anyone that was or is on that site must have serious self esteme issues.

Steve said...

I don't understand the words coming out of your mouth! How can one meet on Hot or Not, isn't it just voting on strangers' pics? Although, I'm sure with Facebook now you can go and read all about the "hottie" or "nottie" and then leave them a Tweak or Indian Rub or Nipple Twister or whatever it is on there. How quaint! haha

ChelMo said...

83. I missed the Iraq and Dow Jones questions. But, hey. I'm still in the 19-29 age range. And female. So I don't feel too bad about it.