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Featured General knowledge test

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Dadamen, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Dadamen

    Dadamen Well-Known Member

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    My result was 70/100.
     
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  4. Juliettaa

    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    I disagree ^^^

    I scored 90/100.

    My high score doesn't make me any less autistic. I've just accumulated a lot of (often useless) facts during my life.
     
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    I scored 84/100, however I’m not sure how much use a test like this is for autism: being British there were quite a few questions I knew already (relating to Shakespeare’s plays for instance) because it’s part of our mandatory education, or the one about Wimbledon: which is plastered all over our print, screen and radio every year, but I have no interest sports (and little in Shakespeare for that matter).

    Also: if your main lifelong interest is history (mine is, with music theory and political philosophy alongside), you end up knowing a fair amount of geography, science and popular culture as well...

    There were several questions I guessed because I didn’t know, I may have guessed correctly by fluke: the lack of a “don’t know” button has the potential to skew the quiz results.
     
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    Trophonius Active Member

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    That's a very vague use of language.

    I got 86/100.
     
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    I got 91.

    It would be good if they could show us:

    Which answers we got wrong.
    What the overall average is.
     
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  8. Dadamen

    Dadamen Well-Known Member

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    Agree with this. General knowledge accumulates over life, as I see most of people here are adults and I'm 16, maybe I'll get better in a few years. I struggled with music & film the most here.
     
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    simetra Nervous laughter

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    86/100 and

    nope.
     
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    86/100

    Fun, I like general knowledge tests. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    I would have done at your age too: most of my knowledge of these things has come about in the last decade from either my wife, or YT videos presenting short analysis of popular culture... (because history nerd, history of culture and ideas being a significant part thereof, and when we get into the era of modern mass democracy that means modern pop culture).

    As you get older your particular interests enmesh with other subjects and you end up with broad knowledge as a result of particular interests.

    For example I have a vague knowledge of who’s been in the pop charts/film charts from watching music theory videos which use pop hits & film scores as examples. But when it comes to listening to music I’m only interested in classical, metal and folk with the occasional bit of jazz, and I rarely watch films.
     
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    Ella Spell Something

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    Yes, they need to take your age into consideration, and then give an average for your age group.
     
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    82%, and I don't think your theory holds much weight. You can definitely have more in-depth knowledge in a specific area of interest while knowing a little about everything else like this quiz tests for.
     
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    I got a 93, but my interests are similar and I do a lot of looking things up out of interest and so on.
     
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    It didn't give me a number, but it said I was a trivia master....
     
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    "You're a trivia master!"

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    A strange test. Most of these are just... extremely well known things. They have little to do with having different interests.

    I mean, I have no interest at all in classical plays or Shakespeare's works, but even I know about the line quoted in the questions. And I have less than no interest in mathematical nonsense, but how could I not know what Einstein was famous for? It's repeated a billion times over in a billion places.

    The questions at the end were a bit odd too. They sure had a heavy assumption that I work some sort of job. Among other things asked.


    But yeah, I dont think this has anything at all to do with wider interests. Now, if they had asked about little-known facts regarding these subjects... that might be different. Like, I'm sure that Einstein also did plenty of other things, but many of those things are known only to those who have an enthusiastic interest in science/math/whatever. Whereas the theory of relativity, well... it's just one of those things that a huge number of people have heard of a bazillion times.
     
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    NothingToSeeHere Asexuowl V.I.P Member

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    80% which apparently makes me a "Trivia Master"... though to be honest I'd be surprised if anyone could go through standard [British] education and then not live under a rock and not know most of that stuff by 30 :emojiconfused: I generally consider my level of general knowledge to be rubbish.

    Erm... no.
     
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