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Nah, comes from watching Jeopardy

I took the test.
You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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I'm not much of a student, but I love interesting facts.



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Nov. 2nd, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
I got 86 percent, but there were a couple of trick questions in that quiz. Frex, the USSR actually was *both* an enemy and an ally of the US in WW2, having started out as part of the Axis (remember the Hitler-Stalin Pact?) and ending up with the Allies after Hitler turned on them and invaded Stalingrad. And Columbus' ships *started out* from Spain in 1492, but did not arrive in the New World until the following year IIRC.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think what they were after was the fact that Columbus never arrived on the North American continent. One of his later voyages took him to the South America coast, but mostly he just landed on the Caribbean islands.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Those weren't trick questions
The Hitler Stalin Pact was merely non-aggression, and did not involve Russia fighting any of the allies, so they were never "enemies" but not always "allies". Considering how devastated they were when the Nazis did turn east, I can't fault for that.

As for Columbus, he never landed on anything that is called "NORTH America", until his fourth voyage in 1502 (from wikipedia -- I thought he never made it at all, but Mexico is North America) but on October 12, 1492 he landed on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.

Now I will admit that my high school said nothing about Iranians not being Arabs.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Those weren't trick questions
Looking around, it seems it's not quite certain exactly where Columbus went on his fourth voyage, but he clearly was in Central America (which to my mind is part of North America, but your mileage may vary).
Nov. 2nd, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
I managed to match you, although I did have to stop and think carefully about a couple of questions.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
I got a 97% I just wish that I knew which answer I got wrong, I suspect it was either the religion one or the the Iran question - they felt like trick questions to me.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too.
My logic was Iran is not an Arabian country as it is not on the Arabian peninsula. And india, China and the middle east are more populated than South America.

Nov. 2nd, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
I think the question was about the culture and society of Iran, which most certainly is Arabic (or at least Muslim), not so much the geographic location. The group of nations most often called "the Muslim world" or "the Arab countries" actually extends beyond the Arabian peninsula; how far depends on how you define "Arab/Muslim."
Nov. 2nd, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ask any Iranian
and he/she will tell you that you're wrong. But I didn't learn that in HS. They're very proud of not being Arab. You do know they have a different language, right?
Nov. 2nd, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
86% -- but I'll swear that about half of that stuff wasn't covered in HS.
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