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2002-10-20 05:18:19 PM  
-Who is, um, Scooby Doo?
-That was a funny dog, Scooby Doo. He drove around in a van and solved mysteries.
-That's incorrect.
-Nah, that's correct. I remember, he had a pal, Scrappy Doo.
2002-10-20 05:35:35 PM  
4.Auschwitz was a concentration camp where many Jews were killed during World War II. Where is Auschwitz?

a) Poland

b) Germany

c) Japan

d) Russian
2002-10-20 05:35:43 PM  
Questions about Auschwitz next to questions about Britney Spears' sister?

What the hell kind of quiz is this?
2002-10-20 05:35:59 PM  
Not bad for a news-ignoring guy like myself.
2002-10-20 05:37:06 PM  
9/10. Pretty surprising considering Fark is my main source for news.

It's fun to learn, 'cause FARKING IS POWER!
2002-10-20 05:37:37 PM  
You'd have to be pretty darn stupid to fail that one
2002-10-20 05:37:48 PM  
This is aimed towards kids. Any adult had better get 100% or they are ignorant. Okay, maybe 90% as an adult may not have heard about Jamie Spears.
2002-10-20 05:38:21 PM  
Hey, I got them all right! I'm special. Of course, that was when they gave me a second chance missing that literature question.

What was the point of this?
2002-10-20 05:38:44 PM  
90 %
2002-10-20 05:39:05 PM  
Scholastic Review needs to review the dictionary entry for the correct spelling of "psychologist".
2002-10-20 05:39:27 PM  
RudMan I got 90%, blew it on the Jamie Spears question...

2002-10-20 05:41:49 PM  
I don't give a shiat about baseball. And I was thinking of Kylie Minogue, not that other girl, anyway.

This quiz is a yankee thing.
2002-10-20 05:43:22 PM  
9/10 (damn you, Jamie Lynn!)
2002-10-20 05:43:29 PM  
8 out of 10!

2002-10-20 05:46:34 PM  
8 out of 10 on the first pass, picked up the spare by getting the literature prize and the first black female Wimbledon winner right on the comeback...

Then again, I have a major in journalism, so I'm supposed to keep up on this kinda crap...
2002-10-20 05:47:09 PM  
"You scored 9 out of 10. Did you know that's 90%?"

... uh, no. Will that be on the next quiz?
2002-10-20 05:50:17 PM  
100%... Guessed the Spears question...
2002-10-20 05:50:17 PM  
10/10 go me.. i guess
2002-10-20 05:50:44 PM  
Shouldn't you *get* points for missing the Britney Spears questions?
2002-10-20 05:50:49 PM  
They told me my percent...Does 80 mean I'm stupid...I don't like tennis anyway...
2002-10-20 05:51:16 PM  
That's a plethora of links in the past hour
2002-10-20 05:51:55 PM  
9/10. Missed the thing about the truss.
2002-10-20 05:52:45 PM  
"On your first try, you answered 10 questions out of 10 correctly! Did you know that's 100%? You are a true Quiz Whiz!"

I guess I'm hot shiat.
2002-10-20 05:53:39 PM  
2002-10-20 05:53:51 PM  
7. The first African-Amercan tennis player to win Wimbledon was recently inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Who is she?
a) Althea Gibson
b) Venus Williams
c) Serena Williams
d) Zena Garrison

Either this was a poorly worded question, or the writer is a farking idiot, because Arthur Ashe was the first African-Amercan tennis player to win Wimbledon.
2002-10-20 05:55:34 PM  
this musta been pretty easy, cuz i got 90%, and i'm pretty stupit.
2002-10-20 05:56:14 PM  
Heh, what do you know, Althea Gibson won it before Ashe. Who the hell is she btw?
2002-10-20 05:56:38 PM  
2002-10-20 05:57:09 PM  
Thornhill- WOMEN'S hall of fame
2002-10-20 05:58:18 PM  
Which team will the Anaheim Angels face off against in this year's World Series?

Oh yeah, like that's farking "news".
2002-10-20 05:59:00 PM  
fark. How could I misplace Auschwitz?

And Jamie Lynn Spears, but who the fark cares about her?
2002-10-20 06:00:40 PM  
I got 8 out of 10. I didn't even know what sport the first question was about. I guess that's cos I'm not American.

I didn't know the Britney Spears one. Thankfully.
2002-10-20 06:01:50 PM  
100%....I give credit to Mr.Curtis and fark, though.
2002-10-20 06:02:30 PM  
90%. It scares me I knew the one about Jamie Lynn Spears, but I couldn't put Auschwitz in the right country. Or maybe it just means I'm a happy upbeat little buckeroo who would rather think about potential future boobies than mass extermination.
2002-10-20 06:04:13 PM  
Thornhill, we all know about Arthur Ashe's recent sex change, but I don't think that means he's eligible for the women's hall of fame.
2002-10-20 06:06:46 PM  
so i guess i dont know anything about britney spears family.

i wonder why all of the questions sure weren't about current news?
2002-10-20 06:06:55 PM  
I tested my "I dont give a fark" IQ by not clicking on that link. I scored semi-low because I actually wrote two sentences here.
2002-10-20 06:06:56 PM  
That's about right. I got the tennis, space shuttle ones wrong. Mainly because I could care less about them.
2002-10-20 06:11:29 PM  
I was 9 of 10. Missed the Britney Spears' sister question, but who among you can blame me?
2002-10-20 06:14:27 PM  
I got the Britney Spears' sister question, because everybody wants to be a damn actor.

Nine out of ten, wooooot! :)
2002-10-20 06:16:59 PM  
70%. Bullshiat. I missed 4,7, and 8. Man, I thought Auschwitz was in Germany. I'm a dumbass.
2002-10-20 06:17:00 PM  

Of course, the tennis, space shuttle, and Spears answers were guesses, so that doesn't count.
2002-10-20 06:40:40 PM  
90%, and only because I don't give a flying crap about celebrities, much less what their relatives are up to.

Nice mistake by the authors in the Auschwitz question.
2002-10-20 06:53:51 PM  
I don't know, this quiz's agenda is a mystery.

Oh, and I got the Britney Question correct..(sadly) but not the space question.

For a Star Trek fan, that makes me feel pretty low.
2002-10-20 06:54:50 PM  
I got 9 out of 10, missing the one about the world series. Guess I need to hand in my testicles and call myself a woman.
2002-10-20 07:09:54 PM  
You answered 9 questions out of 10 correctly.
Did you know that's 90%?

No, I had no farking idea what percent of ten nine is.
2002-10-20 07:24:09 PM  
News IQ? what the fark does knowing some dumb facts have to do with intelligence?
2002-10-20 07:27:07 PM  
90% -

What's the World Series anyway?
2002-10-20 07:40:04 PM  
I knew that the Big Apple refers to New York.

I'm a big kid now!...
2002-10-20 07:40:26 PM  
Who ever wrote question 4 is a moron, Auschwitz is in GERMANY not POLAND...
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