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Are you scientifically literate? A quiz from CSM

Hey all!

The Christian Science Monitor has posted an interesting quiz about scientific literacy. It’s really more about scientific trivia, but nonetheless, I had a good time taking it. I got 41/50, but I guessed on a few, and really appreciated my background in Latin & Greek! Haha. There are quite a few questions about cosmology, particles, chemistry, and some other great topics.

Are You Scientifically Literate?

William & Mary professor Elizabeth Harbron displays vials with merocyanine and rhodamine dye in her lab in Williamsburg, Va. (Steve Helber/AP) – from the quiz page

Post a comment and let us know how you did!

Until next time,


Dave Muscato is the 2012 Writing Intern for the Secular Student Alliance in Columbus, Ohio. He is also Vice President of MU SASHA. He is a vegetarian, LGBTQ ally, and human- & animal-welfare activist. A junior at Mizzou studying economics & anthropology and minoring in philosophy & Latin, Dave posts updates to the SASHA blog every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday and twice monthly for the Humanist Community at Harvard. His website is Opinions posted here do not necessarily reflect the views of MU SASHA, the Secular Student Alliance, nor the Humanist Community at Harvard.

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About Danielle Muscato

Danielle Muscato is a civil rights activist, writer, and public speaker. She has appeared on or been quoted in Rolling Stone, People, Time, The New York Times, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard Magazine, and on MTV News, VH1, NPR, MSNBC, ABC, "The Real Story" with Gretchen Carlson, The O'Reilly Factor, Huffington Post Live, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Raw Story, CNN, CBS, and Howard Stern Danielle is the former Director of Public Relations for American Atheists. She is also a board member of MU SASHA (University of Missouri Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists & Agnostics). Her website is Follow her on Google+ Follow her on Twitter @daniellemuscato Subscribe to her on YouTube at

3 comments on “Are you scientifically literate? A quiz from CSM

  1. Justin
    July 14, 2012

    42. I used tangential knowledge on one of them, the one with Athena and Palladium.

  2. Theo
    July 15, 2012

    I got 41 too! Stupid cosmology questions *grumbles*

  3. Jared Cowan
    July 16, 2012

    33 out of 50. I think some of them were dumb luck, though, and some were more cultural, like the classical studies related ones. I’m not that literate, but I’m willing to learn, most definitely. Though, I wasn’t the best at math

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