Thursday, May 04, 2006

Where in the world are we?

Have fun. Make yourself miserable. Take the geography quiz that the National Geographic just gave to 510 U.S. young adults between 18 and 24.

I got 2 wrong, one because I thought too much about my answer, one because I have no idea where CSI is filmed. Maybe you'll do better.

Start here.


Unknown said...

I only missed one.

And I can almost believe that the majority of Americans between the age 18 and 24 actually think that English is spoken by more people than Chinese.

Civic Center said...

I missed two. The 33% population increase in 2004 from immigrants came as a surprise (I figured it was 5%). No wonder people are freaking.

And I thought the "Mandarin" Chinese speakers was a trick question, since so many people speak Cantonese or other dialects. Wrong again.

janinsanfran said...

Hi Mike -- I had the same problem with the "Mandarin Chinese" question -- that is the one I over-thought. As in all these things, they are significantly a test of one's test taking ability.

Linkmeister said...

Two wrong. I misread the rate of increase in US population due to immigration, and I got hung up on the dollar value aspect of exports and picked Japan.