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27 non-political questions reveal your politics

27 strange non-political scenarios will appear. Please respond honestly and alone and we'll guess your brain's political ideology. Explanation, primary source, and supplemental info at end.
posted by splitpeasoup on Jul 30, 2016 - 170 comments

Test Your Book Smarts

The Strand Bookstore (NYC) has included a literary matching quiz in its job application form since the 1970s. Here are some quizzes from years past. Can you match the authors and titles? Beware of trick questions.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 17, 2016 - 92 comments

What would you like your nation to be known for?

In the dubious tradition of "What X Are You?" quizzes, National Geographic asks Which Of These Tiny Countries Fits You Best? (a potentially useful tool if youknowwho wins the election, right?)
posted by oneswellfoop on Apr 23, 2016 - 45 comments

"How to Become Famous on the Internet"

The memorable URL damn.dog hides a game where you try to guess the titles of WikiHow articles by one of their illustrations.
posted by JHarris on Apr 10, 2016 - 28 comments

Website of the Day

Monday Punday - try to figure out the pun illustrated in the cartoon. No scoring. No prizes. And no "I don't get it, tell me" button. (Hint: If you can't figure out the first three, don't torture yourself further.) [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Feb 8, 2016 - 42 comments

Which Reaction GIF are you?

(Multiple YouTube links) Mike Rugnetta says (via four small, linked interactive YT videos and a 14+ minute presentation worth 40% of his final mark): Personality quizzes draw us in with the promise of telling us something about ourselves, but do they truly succeed? We constantly seek to categorize our world, including ourselves. It gives us a sense of belonging, and can help us to make more sense of our thoughts and feelings. We want to be understood, but do these quizzes actually understand us, or are they simply reaffirming what we already know? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Feb 3, 2016 - 19 comments

Think you can tell a Democrat from a Republican?

Think you can tell a Democrat from a Republican? You are presented with a bill from 2005-2014, and have to decide if that bill was sponsored by a Democrat or a Republican. Some are obvious, some are tricky, and some are really surprising! [via mefi projects]
posted by aniola on Jan 25, 2016 - 19 comments

Cryptographers' Quiz

Taking a holiday break from the usual dispiriting revelations, The Intercept's latest release from the Snowden files is an internal Christmas cryptographic competition from Britain's Government Communications Headquarters. Take the quiz and see if you can outsmart Her Majesty's codebreakers!
posted by Tsuga on Dec 25, 2015 - 178 comments

King William's College General Knowledge Quiz 2015-16

It's Christmas Eve, so what better to do than partake in the Metafilter holiday tradition (previously; previouslier) of attempting probably the hardest quiz in the world: The King William's College General Knowledge Paper (Guardian). [more inside]
posted by Pink Frost on Dec 24, 2015 - 52 comments

Internet quizzes are to Metafilter as...

Are you smarter than an 8th grader?
posted by jacquilynne on Dec 5, 2015 - 110 comments

The Man Who Got No Whammies

Larson had made a fool of CBS: He'd spun the show's board 47 times. He’d won more than any other daytime game show contestant in history. And he’d done so by finding an inherent flaw in television’s most “technologically impressive” game board.
posted by veedubya on Sep 25, 2015 - 19 comments

Get a D in science

Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with a nationally representative group of 3,278 randomly selected U.S. adults surveyed online and by mail between Aug. 11 and Sept. 3, 2014 as members of the Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.
posted by infini on Sep 11, 2015 - 162 comments

"We have not yet developed chair-tossing technology."

Computer science professor Jordan Boyd-Graber is currently working on a National Science Foundation grant for "Bayesian Thinking on Your Feet: Embedding Generative Models in Reinforcement Learning for Sequentially Revealed Data." At first glance, this might not sound like fun, but in the paper, Besting the Quiz Master, Boyd-Graber showed how machine learning could be used to create a quiz bowl version of the Terminator that can take all human comers. This weekend, that proposed machine finally played a nervewracking 200-200 tie game against a team of four Jeopardy! champions (Kristin Sausville of single contestant Final Jeopardy fame, teacher tournament winner Colby Burnett, professional poker player Alex Jacob, and underdog Tournament of Champions winner Ben Ingram).
posted by jonp72 on Jun 5, 2015 - 4 comments

Do you really need those danceable cables?

Now that Tidal has given us a CD quality streaming service, NPR Music Editor Jacob Ganz and some co-workers have put together a quiz to help figure out if it's worth paying for: How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? (Tidal has its own test, if you want something different.) "Danceable cables" come from an old Gizmodo review.
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 3, 2015 - 69 comments

It's Friday Music Quiz time!

Are you a music genius? Try your mettle with these five quizzes. [more inside]
posted by pjern on May 8, 2015 - 22 comments

UNIMAGINABLY DENSE MATERIAL

Science on science on Jeopardy! Take the quiz!
posted by a lungful of dragon on May 1, 2015 - 16 comments

It's time to wake up and smell the coffee.

Stop gloating, morning people. You might be up early, but you aren't morally superior. What's your chronotype? Find out here.
posted by Miko on Apr 11, 2015 - 116 comments

🌎? 🎨? 🎌?

Lizardpoint [PREVIOUSLY] used to host a decent amount of geography quizzes. If you haven't visited in a while, though, they've vastly expanded. So yeah, you can still kick yourself for not knowing where "Asia" is improve your knowledge of our great planet — but now you can also: quiz yourself on how to distinguish a stick figure from a the Vitruvian Man about the world of Art; learn to tell one crook from another identify world leaders and historical figures; become an expert in ugly dress patterns vexillologist. There's also weekly Geography trivia, study guides and timelines, and games for those of us who've had enough of being made to feel dumb kids. So prepare to boast about how smart you are in the comments section expand your worldly horizons!
posted by not_on_display on Apr 6, 2015 - 10 comments

You know what? I don't need this job after all.

Thomas Edison tested new employees with these 146 general knowledge questions.
posted by boo_radley on Mar 16, 2015 - 172 comments

Mostly As, Bs and Cs

Quiz: what mental disorder do you have? (adjusted for scientific accuracy)
posted by Artw on Feb 19, 2015 - 27 comments

How's your subway IQ?

Can you name these cities just by looking at their subway maps? (SLWaPo)
posted by beagle on Jan 19, 2015 - 99 comments

King William's College General Knowledge Quiz 2014-2015

King William's College General knowledge quiz 2014-2015 [more inside]
posted by BigCalm on Dec 23, 2014 - 112 comments

You make me days sour and my nights rancid. (SLCH)

The first son is named Royce, the second son is named Preston, the third son is named Lance And Blake (two names for just one son), and the fourth son is the dreaded Laramie. Which one of my toxic sons are you? Take this quiz to find out!
posted by graphnerd on Nov 21, 2014 - 58 comments

All lemurs are lovely.

The folks at the Duke Lemur Center are helpfully offering you the opportunity to figure out: what kind of lemur are you? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Nov 6, 2014 - 44 comments

How Fast Can You Debug?

http://www.codefights.com/
posted by boo_radley on Aug 21, 2014 - 37 comments

Damn video rental outlets and cheese stores selling Argentine parmesan!

Has your neighborhood become 'upscale'? Take a San Francisco gentrification quiz from 1985 and find out. In 1985, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a tongue-in-cheek quiz allowing readers to see if their neighborhood had turned upscale. It's interesting to see how many of these types of business no longer exist (travel agencies!) and to think about what some of the others have morphed into almost three decades later.
posted by Blue Meanie on Aug 18, 2014 - 65 comments

I am a natural sportsballer. Right here. Built to sportsball. Watch out.

Which sport are you physically most suited for? Find out with some help from the BBC!
posted by phunniemee on Jul 23, 2014 - 129 comments

All hail the Owl Liberation Front of Central Iceland!

Which early Christian heresy are you? [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Jul 17, 2014 - 112 comments

You're way off.

What was the average American college graduate's college-related debt in 2013? What state has the highest rate of poverty in the United States? Answer these and other depressing questions (or submit your own) at How Wrong You Are.
posted by desjardins on Jun 24, 2014 - 40 comments

Patent Improved Widget Self-Snaffelizer

Can you guess what the invention does? Beautiful and baffling machines in wood and brass from the Age of Steam. Selected from the collections of the Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum.
posted by Erasmouse on Jun 12, 2014 - 17 comments

You know, for kids!

Not everyone agrees on the best methods for raising kids. That becomes apparent when you examine the results from the 2010-2014 World Values Survey — 82,000 adults across 54 countries were surveyed to gain a better understanding of what they consider most important when raising a child, whether or not they were parents themselves. PBS NewsHour has an interactive quiz you can take to show which country has values closest to yours as well as a widget to compare the values of any two countries. You can see all the data in this google docs spreadsheet.
posted by Room 641-A on May 16, 2014 - 91 comments

Which Dewey Decimal Category Are You?

We know you love your library! Ever wonder what it would be like to become a book? Where would you be in the library? Which Dewey Decimal [hundred] number would you be given? Take this quiz to find out!
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Apr 14, 2014 - 57 comments

i. Scarf jerks and sweater jerks are different jerks

How well does this test of regional slang reveal where you’re from? Answer the questions below to find out.
posted by griphus on Jan 3, 2014 - 64 comments

PsychoQuiz!

How Much of a Psychopath Are You? Take the quiz, compare yourself with your friends (or with some historical figures), and see what pets, musical styles and news media are more popular with the more psychopathic.
from Great Britain's Channel 4, which won't tell you how Nigella Lawson scored.
posted by oneswellfoop on Dec 23, 2013 - 128 comments

King William's College General Knowledge Paper 2013-14

The 109th issue [pdf] has been released. [more inside]
posted by 7segment on Dec 21, 2013 - 141 comments

GeoQuiz

Can you name a firth in Scotland where the dolphins have individual names? The destination of Haiti's Kita Nago parade? A Sami Village in Lapland where tourists go to see the Northern Lights? A former "city of pirates" on the Adriatic Coast? Every weekday, listeners of PRI's international-news radio show The World are treated to the serendipity of a brief journey to a distant point on the globe. It's part of the daily GeoQuiz, a challenging geographical trivia game enhanced with ambient audio, imagery, mapping, and revealing details of history and landscape. You can play along via Twitter or subscribe to the podcast - either way, this 5 minute vacation will make you a little bit smarter about this incredible planet.
posted by Miko on Dec 13, 2013 - 6 comments

How do I news?

The News IQ Quiz by the Pew Research Center. Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,052 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted online August 7-14 by the Pew Research Center. [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Nov 14, 2013 - 155 comments

Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth;

Can you tell the difference between a dog and a wizard?
posted by theodolite on Oct 24, 2013 - 36 comments

True blue or skewed hue?

Know your shades of corporate blue!
posted by antonymous on Oct 9, 2013 - 45 comments

What *do* you call a drive through liquor store?

In 2003 there was the 2003 Harvard dialect survey. (Previous) which was taken up by Joshua Katz for a PhD project looking at regional dialect variation in the continental US (previous). Now he has created a quiz that takes this data and tells you where in the continental US they speak like you. For the ambitious, there's also the full 140 question version.
posted by MartinWisse on Sep 28, 2013 - 171 comments

Hello World Quiz

Guess the programming language by "Hello World" snippet.
posted by Artw on Sep 11, 2013 - 62 comments

A sine of the times

The Movie Math Quiz: Can you figure out which movies are being described by these mathematical equations?
posted by schmod on Sep 10, 2013 - 13 comments

A journey across the highly caffeinated globe.

Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations? (Single link Slate quiz)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 24, 2013 - 45 comments

Information, Please!

Can you identify a composition, given only a single clarinet cadenza? Can you recite a poem, given only the last words from a single stanza? Can you play on the piano extempore the most popular song from a Gershwin show, given only a snippet of a few seconds from a little-known piece in the production? And can you believe this was once one of the most popular radio shows in America? The radio quiz show from a wrier age, Information, Please, features an urbane, erudite host (Clifton Fadiman, the editor of the New Yorker's book review section), whip-smart panelists (like Franklin P. Adams, of "Baseball's Sad Lexicon" fame), and ridiculously interesting guests (Dorothy Parker, Leonard Bernstein, S. J. Perelman...!). Several years' worth are available here, for your listening pleasure. (Start with Page 2 -- the quality of the broadcasts on Page 1 is quite low.)
posted by ariel_caliban on Jun 11, 2013 - 15 comments

Pin the tail on the blue marble

NASA needs your help. Match the picture taken of a random location on Earth to the map, see how close you can get and "help NASA qualify their huge photo repository".
posted by MartinWisse on May 11, 2013 - 14 comments

Public's Knowledge of Science and Technology

Pew Research and Smithsonian Magazine recently performed a survey, looking at the American public's knowledge of science.
Pew: The public underestimates how well American high school students perform on standardized science tests compared with students in other developed nations. A plurality (44%) believes that 15-year-olds in other developed nations outrank U.S. students in knowledge of science; according to an international student assessment, U.S. 15-year-olds are in the middle ranks of developed nations in science knowledge.
An examination of the results from Smithsonian Magazine.
posted by frimble on Apr 24, 2013 - 57 comments

Metropolitan-Statistical Madness

Which of these two cities is bigger? The Census bureau has a quiz to see how well you know the relative sizes of the 64 largest metropolitan areas in the US, March Madness style. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Apr 3, 2013 - 76 comments

GET QUIZZED IN THE FACE

BILLY ON THE STREET is a show on Fuse network (but made by Funny or Die) in which host Billy Eichner asks random people on the streets of New York (and sometimes celebrity guests) sometimes rude, often unanswerable questions for small amounts of money. If he ever approaches you, remember that the best answer is always Meryl FUCKING Streep (who he met, epically, on Watch What Happens Live.)
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 24, 2013 - 17 comments

Jay-Z or Jay-G?

Quiz: Jay-Z Lyric or Line From The Great Gatsby?
posted by book 'em dano on Jan 14, 2013 - 40 comments

King William College Quiz 2012

Thank God its Christmas quiz time! Your annual dose of devilishly difficult quizzing, hot from the Isle of Man - the King William College Quiz. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Dec 24, 2012 - 102 comments

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