The Slate news quiz is fixed!
You may not have noticed this because it’s fixed in a reverse of the usual pattern. Instead of being rigged in favor of an insider, it’s somehow manipulated to make the general public win! Which is just perverse and counterintuitive. That’s why it took me a while to suss it out. Fiendish, ain’t it?
Again, I beat the ringer — the site’s “Future Tense Editor,” whatever that means — but was stomped by Joe Six-Pack out there.
Make of that what you will. And let us know how you do on the quiz…
453…and I missed the UFO question although I knew the answer. Hurried too much. I usually do well on Slate quizzes, which means I have a lot of useless knowledge.
Well, I’m glad you do so well on it. I never do, and I’m normally good at written tests. Part of the problem is that it’s timed, and I get rattled when the clock is ticking. They also do another very unfair thing: They ask about stuff I know zip about. A dirty trick, if you ask me…
Redemption!!! After last week’s faceplant today I got 10 out of 12 and a score of 426!