Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Science Quiz

Stole a link to a science quiz from Sandwalk, who stole it from The Unexamined Life. Take this science quiz from the Toronto Star, we love this stuff on the bayblab.


9 comments:

rob said...

I honestly got 25/26, and I'm pretty pleased with myself. What is disturbing is that the one I got wrong was the first question.
I don't disagree with most of the answers but many people commenting on Sandwalk didn't like some of the questions.
#16 in particular although I thought it was fine.
Also lots of people didn't like #26 for valid reasons.

Anonymous Coward said...

Question 22 is really ambiguous: either a or b could be considered correct. In fact b makes more sense to me...

Anonymous said...

The problem with #16 is that two of the choices are correct, but the quiz solution only allows for one.

Kamel said...

It was a fun quiz to take, but I can definitely understand people's complaints. Some of those questions were poorly written or lacked nuance. But what do you expect when a bunch of scientists take a newspaper science literacy quiz.

Count me among those who didn't like #16. #13 was a pretty bad set of answers for *the* difference between fission and fusion, and getting it right hardly reveals some scientific insight.

Anonymous Coward said...

Actually 24 is pretty bad too because not all chemical reactions happening in a cell are a result of information in DNA, and DNA can make up a lot of the cell's content it just depends what kind of cell you're talking about (spermatozoa? bacteria?, drosophila salivary glands?)

Jonam said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Not a huge fan of #24. What does bayman think of #25?

Bayman said...

Bayman answered q)"Stem cells are a right-wing-corporate-fascist-militaryindustrial conspiracy designed to suppress the real cure for cancer which is currently sitting in a freezer in Fort Detrick, Maryland."

Term said...

I think this is really exciting and we should participate in such programs.