December 12, 2007

Are you smarter than an 8th grader?


Here's an online quiz my kids are taking. Their score averages around 8/10. How well do you do?




8 comments:

Sleep Goblin said...

Okay, so I obviously suck at this (I swear scissors was a trick question.. they're HINGED!).

But, I would like to say that I very much appreciate that you use Newtons instead of foot-pounds, as I find that the most ridiculous measurement EVER. (engineering school sucks for undoing everything you learned about the metric system...)

jamwall said...

8 out of 10. I almost said "inclined plane" for the screw, but I had a lot of fun screwing on a wheel and axle back in '79 so I chose that answer.

B.E. Earl said...

I scored 8/10, but I gotta admit that I guessed on about 6 or 7 questions.

Better to be lucky than good, I always say.

Sarah Susanna said...

I like your blog! I did not do as well as I expected, but it was fun to find out how unschooled I am about work and machines.

Pope Terry said...

Ok what the hell is 'work', in terms of maths or engineering or whatever this test is about. None of this made sense...

What did I score.... not telling!!

Rrramone said...

I am shocked I got 7 out of 10.

I'm thinking pigpile on the spinning bed is an example of a very complex machine. No?

tuuna taco said...

ok not bad for never having to teach this stuff and not learning about it since the 6th grade: 7

Think Frustrated said...

6/10 WTF?