Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Are blonds really dumb?

Jenny wanted to prove in her Science Fair project that blonds are not dumb. However, we were surprised at the results. She had 70 5th graders and 70 high school kids take the following test, scored them, and sent the test scores to a statistician to have them analyzed. This is what the statistician found:

For the 5th graders: there is no significant difference between the groups.

For high school student: blonds have a 95% chance of scoring lower on the intelligence test than non-blonds

Can you believe that she lost half of her points from the judging on the fact that her project wasn't creative or original! Some kid running a clock on fruit won (like I haven't seen that on ZOOM before). I'm only a little bitter. I try not to let it show in front of her too much.


Test Questions
On a standard traffic light is the green on the top or bottom?
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How many states are there? (don’t laugh some people don’t know)
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In which hand is in the Statue of Liberty’s torch?
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What 2 letters DON’T appear on the telephone dial?
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What 2 numbers on the telephone dial DON’T have letters by them?
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When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?
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How many matches are in a standard pack?
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On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
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Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash run?
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Whose face is on a dime?
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How many edges does a stop sign have?
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How many sides does a standard pencil have?
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Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who’s missing? _______________________________________
What is zero divided by zero?
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On the back of a one dollar bill, what is in the center?
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How many curves are there on a standard paperclip?
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Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?
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Divide 30 by half and add ten. What do you get?
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A farmer had 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many live sheep were left?
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If you drove a bus with 43 people on board from Chicago and stopped at Pittsburgh to pick up 7 more people and drop off 5 passengers and at Cleveland to drop off 8 passengers and pick up 4 more and eventually arrive at Philadelphia 20 hours later, what’s the name of the driver?

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3 comments:

Bob said...

I think she should have won on her creativity alone. She had a great science project.

Bob A

Marni said...

I don't know who they get to judge these things. Probably people who have never been to a science fair before. I know at ours they had a bunch of people from up on the base volunteer to come down and judge. I agree, it was more the 'standard' experiments that won here too.

Brooke Jean said...

I don't know about her science fair, but when I was in high school they just had kids from the high school volunteer to judge the junior high school's science fair. I will admit I volunteered because I just wanted to get out of school for the day. I really think I would have voted on her project to win though. Also, do you have the answers to these??? I'm curious.