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The Test of General Ignorance

diolicaDiolica on 03/23/2009

Trivia Quiz Epictetus said that "It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows". I hope you'll contradict him by taking this quiz, which demonstrates that sometimes what we think we know has nothing to do with real facts, but rather with myths and legends.

The quiz is entirely based on The Book of General Ignorance, written by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. It was "Amazon's number one Global bestseller for Christmas 2006".
11 Questions

Rating:  (7.33/9)
Difficulty:  Difficult
Taken: 621 times

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Player: Level: % Correct: Time to Complete:
Garrybl 275100.00%    117.12 seconds    
Tetley 77100.00%    123.63 seconds    
Lake 15100.00%    126.31 seconds    
Dontheone 32100.00%    185.62 seconds    
Bleack 22100.00%    326.10 seconds    
Lola67 2790.91%    78.01 seconds    
Markshere 6190.91%    82.99 seconds    
Marsviking 6590.91%    195.22 seconds    
Amiller 2590.91%    220.57 seconds    
Scrabq 7690.91%    302.30 seconds    

Comments (23)
Pedospeedo  (Level: 57.1)
Fri, 9th Aug '13 6:26 PM


Anonymousmagic  (Level: 24.8)
Tue, 23rd Mar '10 3:02 PM

Incredible! I knew a lot of those answers and you still doubted
myself. Unfortunately, I've got the water question wrong...

Reotwo  (Level: 11.3)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 12:29 PM

Even tho I stunk at it. This was a fun and interesting quiz. You're shows you what you thought you knew.

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 10:05 AM

I had always thought I was pretty well-informed, but clearly I'm hopelessly uninformed. And the answer to #8 floors me--I've never heard anything but the conventional wisdom on that one, and even learned the "wrong" answer in school. Yikes!

Ginka123  (Level: 132.6)
Sun, 29th Mar '09 8:40 PM


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