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How Cosmopolitan Are You?
January 3, 2002 5:18 PM   Subscribe

How Cosmopolitan Are You? So you think you're a man of the world? Or a femme du monde? Well, The Economist's quiz will tell you if you are or not.
posted by MiguelCardoso (23 comments total)

 
A quiz? How bourgeois!
posted by mattpfeff at 5:46 PM on January 3, 2002


I did terribly and am an ignorant hick. But I knew that already. But how cosmopolitan are these folks anyway? Do they know the proper malt-liquor for a hip-hop party(St. Ides) as opposed to Metal party(Haffenreffer Private stock). Or what makes of motorcycle are permissable at an American biker bar(Harleys, Triumphs and Indians only, please) or what do do when you knock down someone in the mosh pit(pull them off the ground and throw them back into the fray)? Hmmm...thought not. Sounds like they could use some cultural education themselves. ;)
posted by jonmc at 5:50 PM on January 3, 2002


not to mention how much to tip your lap dancer($5 over cost is considered de riguer)
posted by jonmc at 5:53 PM on January 3, 2002


Despite all the years I've lived overseas, I'm an utter plebe. I did get the question about Lenin's Tomb correct, because I'd been there.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:57 PM on January 3, 2002


Ouch - I got two right. Well, I'll just stay at home, then, and become a *master* of my hometown!! Yahahahahaha!
posted by RokkitNite at 6:23 PM on January 3, 2002


Much of the info on the quiz seems to be relatively specific, as opposed to general knowledge, which I don't like. The quiz was fun to take though.

And as everyone knows, all you have to do to be cosmopolitan is not drink cosmopolitans.
posted by j.edwards at 6:26 PM on January 3, 2002


5 out of 20.
All guesses, which doesn't make it any better.
I hate pop quizzes!
posted by Grum at 6:37 PM on January 3, 2002


Etiquette for Outlaws has hints on lap dance tips, police interaction rules as well as S+M etiquette. A guide for life, as far as I'm concerned.
posted by owillis at 6:43 PM on January 3, 2002


owillis - i should've been a consultant on that book!

Now go work on your presidential campaign dammit!
posted by jonmc at 6:46 PM on January 3, 2002


as long as I get to be Secretary of Defense..or at least head of the ATF(free booze, smokes, and guns y'know)
posted by jonmc at 6:48 PM on January 3, 2002


11 out of 20. i have no idea what happened.
posted by cqny at 7:38 PM on January 3, 2002


I feel more Paramus than Paris: 4/20. And total guesses.

Thanks, MC!
posted by ParisParamus at 7:43 PM on January 3, 2002


I got nine and I have no idea how that happened. the parasite museum answer was certainly an accident.
posted by rabi at 8:08 PM on January 3, 2002


Six. I did get the parasite museum correct, without guessing.

Maybe it's better not to know some things.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:22 PM on January 3, 2002


I got 'em all right, except for the 16 that I guessed wrong.

Some interesting info in the answers. I especially liked the one about the two dozen carnations. Who knew? (Not me, obviously.)
posted by diddlegnome at 8:53 PM on January 3, 2002


I got nine, would have had ten but I second-guessed myself on the parasite museum.

What's the deal with Lenin's tomb?
posted by rodii at 9:24 PM on January 3, 2002


check your scores against the answers. there's a bug in the engine.
posted by Real9 at 9:52 PM on January 3, 2002


2 out of 20. But they didn't ask any questions about Puerto Vallarta, Las Vegas, Disneyland.....I'm not sure I get what "world" they live in, but it isn't mine.
posted by Salmonberry at 10:58 PM on January 3, 2002


5 out of 20, all guesses. Still a neophyte, it seems.
posted by scottymac at 11:24 PM on January 3, 2002


The only one I actually knew was the flowers (I was in Baku earlier this year where lots of russian customs are followed). Oh, and the Tate I knew. But I think the rest that I got right were just guesses. The quiz seems a bit tilted toward certain spots - buenes aires had at least two questions, johannesburg, russia, japan... very businessman oriented. Not to debate my status as an ignorant prole, of course.
posted by mdn at 11:25 PM on January 3, 2002


woah. 18 outta 20.
fully 90% guesses too.
posted by juv3nal at 1:24 AM on January 4, 2002


9 out of 20 -- with the realisation that this quiz doesn't test your cosmopolitain cred nearly as much as it tests just how well and how often you've read The Economist's own stories about these spots which it deems the important international cities.
posted by Dreama at 6:22 AM on January 4, 2002


How Cosmopolitan Are You?

No fucking very, but I can Vogue my tits off!

Uf-uh! Whish! Uh-uh-uh!

Thud. Drool.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:06 AM on January 4, 2002


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