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Another Weekly Quiz

Postby BoSoxGal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:20 am

Supposedly quizzes and puzzles are good for staving off dementia; the BBC quiz leaves me feeling like an idiot half the time, so I thought I'd give us all an alternative: Slate's weekly news & politics quiz with Ken Jennings.


Slate Quiz 10/17/14
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby BoSoxGal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:28 am

I got 8/12 in 1:20
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Lord Jim » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:34 am

9/12 in 1:49; 372 points.
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby BoSoxGal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:37 am

Pooh I didn't see the points bit - next time!

Hey I like that Giants logo in your sig line - it would look lots better solo, I think! ;)
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Lord Jim » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:45 am

it would look lots better solo, I think! ;)


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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:34 am

Hush! Keep it quiet!* In 1:09

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*and it's that poor, it should be kept quiet
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Econoline » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:38 pm

9/12 in 2:17 (355 points)
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Gob » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:17 pm

measly 6/12 in 52 secs
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby kristina » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:57 pm

8/12, 339 points, 1:33
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby BoSoxGal » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:24 am

Clearly the Americans have the advantage in the Slate quiz! :mrgreen:
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby BoSoxGal » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:58 am

Slate Quiz 10.24.14

7/12, 1:06 min., 318 points - I need to slow down and utilize process of elimination, since I don't listen to nearly enough news, apparently.
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:49 am

Oh dear. 1 min 38 secs. 12 out of 12. 560 points or something ETA 581 actually.
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Lord Jim » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:43 am

11/12, one minute two seconds, 494 points :ok

There's more actual news in this news quiz...

I was surprised on the "vegetarian" question....

It's certainly been my personal experience that "30% lower IQ" would be the correct answer...
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Guinevere » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:46 pm

9/12, 1:02, 409 points.
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Gob » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:41 pm

8/12 in 42 seconds. 372 points.
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Big RR » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:11 pm

10/12, 1:36, 393 points
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby BoSoxGal » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:39 am

Slate Quiz 10.31.14

Sorry I'm late - Halloween was very busy and VERY fun (I spent the whole weekend recuperating - I'm too old to dance like that!).



eta: 8/12, 1:20, 353 (not very far above average :? )
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Econoline » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:06 am

10/12, 1:59, 411 points.
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:18 pm

I am proud to declare 4 out of 12 in about 88 minutes for 171 pointlesses. Apparently reading all of the possibilities is more likely to garner points than jumping at the first one that catches the eye. Goodness - I KNEW four others but still was seduced by haste
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Re: Another Weekly Quiz

Postby Lord Jim » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:34 pm

Well, I was distracted when I did this, but that's a poor excuse...

8/12 1 minute 57, 322 points...(below average... :oops: )
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