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20 September 2006 @ 11:36 pm
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The Physicist Name Spelling test.
In the mood: tiredtired
Now playing: Wagner - Lohengrin - Brautlied
asakiyume: Monument Mountainasakiyume on September 21st, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
Loved this quiz! I wish I had gotten an 100, though. Your spelling choices made me laugh, loved the way you peppered names w/umlauts, extra a's, and so on. You should have tried reversing the i and the e in Niels Bohr, though, to add complications. I probably did better than people my age because no one my age has taken it :-( I didn't see amberdine there, but maybe she used a different screen name.
Douglas Triggs: astronomydoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
Aren't you supposed to post the results in your journal? :-P

For the record, it looks like the current high score (out of fifteen takers so far) is 90% (19/21), and the average score is maybe 60%.

I think I made a properly difficult test. I suspect I would have gotten around 80% on it if I hadn't made it myself. :)
asakiyume: Canada Liliesasakiyume on September 21st, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)
90!?! Jealousssyyyy it burns, it burns!

Grumble. Maybe they used a dictionary or google.

Yeah, I should post the results--I never do though (too embarrassed or whatever). Maybe I'll make an exception this time, if I can still retrieve them.

Hey, speaking of Niels Bohr, do you remember--did you ever see--on the Simpsons when they're watching some school movie, and it's called "the boring world of niels bohr?" I loved that.

Did you read "The only known jump across time" in Fantasy & Science Fiction? It featured the true inventor of the van de graaf generator.... (that was some years ago, though...)
Douglas Triggs: atomsdoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
Heh, my friend and physics classmate from Rice, got 90%, too. He should have gotten 95%, but there was an error on one of the questions (oops).

Guess which one got him?

Anyway, didn't the Simpsons or the story...
Douglas Triggs: danger death raydoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
Didn't SEE...
asakiyume: Canada Liliesasakiyume on September 21st, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
I'm going to get my bro. to take the test. He did a PhD in physics :-)

Can't imagine which name your friend missed--tell me! But I bet I can guess which test question was in error. I skipped it, I think. The one where you were playing with clerk/clark, right? Only you didn't give the right answer?
Douglas Triggs: moondoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
There were two right answers on that one -- only one gave you the point, though. He picked the wrong one.

And the name he missed: Van de Graaff.
asakiyume: holycarpasakiyume on September 21st, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
hahaha.... which I've been missing too :-) van de graafffffffff......

I will never forget that extra f again.

So that other guy's name is Clerk, pronounced Clark? Cause you gave the "clerk" option twice....
Douglas Triggs: astronomydoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm actually not sure how it's pronounced -- I've always pronounced it "Clerk."
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Okay, now with pictures! (Check out the first page, too.)

All you need to paste it is go to your profile, go to tests, click on your percentage/score, and cut and paste the code into LJ. I think.
idonthave1hereidonthave1here on September 22nd, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
I love it^^
I got an 85%

I didn't know you had OkCupid^^
Kyaa the Catlord: ballroom blitzkyaathecatlord on September 24th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
I swear that Gundam weapons are killing my spelling of unreasonably insane european names. :P

Fire the Lohengrens!
Douglas Triggs: girdoubt72 on September 24th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
My Götterdämmerung field protects me!