I just took the heavily US oriented Civics Quiz, a pretty tough one, I might add. Americans apparently do not know much about their country because
The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%.
The test must have been taken in web mostly by non-Americans as the average score is somewhat higher.
This is how I did:
via Jüri who outnumbered me by scoring an amazing 90 %. My respect! 🙂
I was expecting to get a much higher score. Which tends to prove that my cynical attitude towards web tests is justified.
You Are 64% Cynical
You’re a full blown cynic… and probably even skeptical of these results.
You have your optimistic moments, but most likely, you keep them to yourself.
Just took a test that I can not classify as anything better than bogus. EQ my ass!
Your Score: 48
45 – 54
Congratulations! You have very high emotional intelligence. This is good news! EQ counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in determining who will be a star performer. Your level of EQ likely has been and will be a driver of your high performance for years to come. Areas to work on: While you are doing well – don’t forget to take time out of your busy day-to-day activities to stop and reflect on what brings you the greatest meaning in your life. If we fail to do this on a regular basis, we risk becoming tranquilized by the trivial. Sedated by the small details. Yes, deadlines need meeting and goals must be achieved. But if we are working toward goals that are not in alignment with our key values and greater purpose, we face becoming hostile and cynical – losing the reason we are doing ‘all of this’ in this first place! This translates into less joy and enthusiasm for our work – resulting in a diminished ability to be effective, at ease, and on purpose. As William James said: I have no doubt whatever that most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness… much like a man who, out of his whole body organism, should get into the habit of using and moving only his little finger… We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream.
I am not mentally depressed and my statistical chance to get depressed during the next 12 months is lower than average. That is what I learned from this test which, unlike most other web tests, is scientifically compiled and can be regarded as serious.
The predictD research group is made up of mental health professionals and academics from Europe and South America who undertook research into predicting risk of depression. The study was led by Professors Michael King and Irwin Nazareth in the Research Departments of Mental Health Sciences and Primary Care and Population Health at University College London, and was funded principally by a grant from the Vth Framework of the European Commission’s Scientific Research Programme.
The algorithm has been tested on 6000 patients in Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Estonia during regular visits to their GP’s . Since Finland was not one of the options, I entered Estonia as my country of residence. It is geographically closest to me and culturally much closer than my actual country of residence.
This is what I learned about my present condition. (I did actually not learn anything, let us say that the test confirmed what I already knew.)
And this is my prediction for the next 12 months.
Not worried at all. 🙂
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I hear that I would be 75 % more qualified than Mrs. P. If you take her as a measure I might even feel insulted to get such a low score. The governor of Alaska is yesterday’s news.
|You are 75% more qualified than Sarah Palin. Sure, your resume is missing a few things, but you’ve got the experience where it counts. You know that the hard-working men and women of America deserve a government that will work for them, and that there’s nothing “average” about a plumber that makes $200,000 per year.|
|Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com|
This ridiculous web test is definitely making fun of my writing.
You Should Be a Joke Writer
You’re totally hilarious, and you can find the humor in any situation.
Whether you’re spouting off zingers, comebacks, or jokes about life…
You usually can keep a crowd laughing, and you have plenty of material.
You have the makings of a great comedian – or comedic writer.
I am certainly not a tea totalist. I do not drink tea at all. But this darned test says I taste like tea. Do not believe everything you read in the web!
|Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?|
The best part of these web tests is that they are not to be taken seriously. You frequently get some good laughs reading descriptions about yourself. That said, a bloody monk is the last thing I would associate myself with, be it now or on the 15th century.
Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test…
So I am supposed to be a Basset. Or a Blood Hound. Or whatever. Hey, wait a sec! Last time I checked I was not even a dog.
Your result for The What Breed Of Dog Are You Test…
Originated in England, this breed is independent but sociable, calm, patient and playful. They make great playmates for children, and are happy just to be part of the family. They aren’t looking to climb the corporate ladder, but look forward to being part of their very special crowd.
Originated in Belguim, this breed is independent, gentle and affectionate. The Bloodhound barks loudly but infrequently. It is well-known for its good scenting nose. They greet visitors happily and live in harmony with other dogs and household pets. Bloodhounds are not overly obedient. A great deal of patience and tact is required to live and train this dog. Genreally a ‘good old boy’ and a happy free spirit wrapped into one.
Your result for How extremely messed up were your parents in raising you? TEST…
29% instability, 22% abused, 19% spoiled.
You scored 29% instability, 22% abused, 19% spoiled. The following are the consequences of having a high score in any of the areas. Not everything will pertain to you, just perhaps the ones in which you had the highest scores. I’m listing them ALL, though, so you can see what they all mean! You know, the more ammo you can get to back up your parental grudge, the better!
Please note: if you have had tramatic beyond-normal things happen to you during your childhood, please realize this test’s reseults most likely WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU. You are a survivor in the true sense of the word, and your experiences are not a true reflection of what this test’s intention was to diagnose.
You scored 29% instability. If this number is high, chances are trust is an important thing to you. Your parents probably never agreed on any boundaries, hell, there’s a possibility there were no boundaries! Limits were never set, rules changed day to day, Maybe your parents divorced or only one raised you, maybe they took their financial and emotional burdens out on you. Either way, they may have f*^&ed you good!
You scored 22% abused. That really sucks. Even if it’s a minimal number, it sucks. And if it’s a high number, it sucks even more that I mentioned there are people with low numbers. Abuse comes in many forms, whether it be emotional, physical, or otherwise, and it’s truly hard sometimes to find an inner voice growing up when our is always being silenced. People with a history of abuse may have a hard time believing in themselves, may have a low self esteem, and may even search out abusive partners.
You scored 19% spoiled. We all know what this means, not neccesarily a bad thing, but do you know how messed up it can potentially make you? Being spoiled can not only raise children with an unrealistic feeling of entitlement, it ultimately sets them up for failure! If someone always got everything as a child just for breathing, chances are they’ve attached happiness to objects. And what if life as an adult isn’t this way anymore? Think they’ll be happy?
So now you have everything you need to sucessfully blame your parents forever!!! Or, you could realize you parents did the best they could do with the sh!tty tools they were given. Either way, chances are you’re going to learn from their mistake and be a better parent (whether it be of a child, dog, cat or goldfish) than they were!
So what’s it gunna be? Are you going to blame your parents for the rest of your life or are you going to realize they weren’t prepared for such a special job as raising you? Either way, you’ve now got your ammo to make your decision!
Please remember these quizzes are for fun even though this one may hit a specific soft spot. Please rate the quiz on how you felt about the questions & images, NOT your reaction to any repressed childhood memories!!
Thank you for taking this test. If you have any comments or suggestions or spelling mistakes, please please message me so I can hear your valuable feedback! Thanks again! 🙂
You must be desperately bored to take thist test. I was. But not bored enough to bother to “figure out” all the correct answers. 😛
Your result for The Really QUICK Reassuringly EASY Test…
Almost a Genius
History does not recognize the “what if…” question. It is therefore not very productive to ask what would have happened if. I took this test, though, and agree with the main conclusion: I would not have been a nazi in Germany in 1930’ies.
Your result for The Would You Have Been a Nazi Test…
One bad scenario — as I hypothetically project you back in time — is that you just wouldn’t have cared one way or the other about Nazism. Maybe politics don’t interest you enough. But the fact that you took this test means they probably do. I’m gonna give you the benefit of the doubt.
Did you know that many of the smartest Germans departed prior to the beginning of World War II, because they knew some evil shit was brewing? Brain Drain. Many of them were scientists. It is very possible you could have been one of them.
Conclusion: born and raised in Germany in the early 1930’s, you would not have been a Nazi.
– it rules –
I guess I got what was bound to come. That is what you tend to get when agreeing to answer any number of questions just with a yes or a no.
via Punane Hanrahan
Your result for The Sexual HELL Test…
HELL LEVEL 2
Raw score: 71%
Your morals could sink a bit further, sure, but it’s likely that you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re into and what you would do…above all you’re honest with yourself with what you want. If more people were honest with themselves, you’d have a lot more company down in the flames.
AVOID: the lost souls in sexual heaven and (above all) the denizens of sexual purgatory. You don’t need any prudes or wishy-washers in your life.
So I score 90 % for spelling. Just have tyo try hard to get rid of the remaining 10.
Your Common Spelling Mistake Score: 90% Correct
Your spelling is excellent.
You don’t fall for common spelling pitfalls, and you spell almost everything correctly.