English is not my first language either. However, when taking an English-language quiz, I assume that most, if not all, of the answers will carry the English spelling (with the notable exceptions of Cote D'Ivoire and Cabo Verde, for instance)! - If you can't manage to
memorize the English spellings, don't take the quiz... I would NEVER attempt a quiz in Russian!) - Though I suspect that many
of the complainers are native English speakers who are just too lazy
or feel to entitled to have to conform.
Somehow I feel stronger about learning the correct spelling of (for?) countries than of cities, I guess countries are more known, and less of them and more important to know and, I don't know *shrug*
It's on the equator and it's very close to being on the prime meridian - I don't know about its territorial waters but it looks like it doesn't quite stretch there.
Since there's no universal way to define the hemispheres of longitude, that makes Sao Tome very close indeed to being an island country spanning all 4 hemispheres.
What you're trying to say is that you can't have four mutually exclusive halves, but no one is claiming the hemispheres are that.
only if you claim/tell yourself that you knew them all it is delusion. Otherwise there isnt much difference in studying the things you áfter you took it the first time and thên retaking it. Or do you think if you retake a quiz you are delusional aswell?
still it screws with the statistics, so please people just retake quizzes if you want perfect scores.
(Btw it is a whole other scenario if you look everything up without trying and testing your knowledge to the limit first. There is absolutely no sense in that)
ow and i wonder,do you think (random) guesses are better. Is it cheating trying more than once per question? (Is a genuine question, not sarcastic or rhetorical). Most people dont look up stuff (unless you ask a cynic, they think 90 % of the people cheat, because they scored low themselves..) but i dont think there is a single person on jetpunk that didnt try an answer they werent 100% about on a quiz. So it is not knowledge then but guessing. (In some cases not even educated guesses, but like typing all the european countries for a european question)
Looking up any answer I don't know while taking the quiz (or asking my husband.) I admit to having done the latter a few times on sports quizzes.
Mining the comments for answers.
Reading over the clues and thinking of answers before clicking Start. (I've done it. I'm not proud of it.)
Writing down answers before retaking a quiz.
Looking up a spelling as long as I know the word but just can't get the right spelling - Schwarzenegger, for example.
Typing random answers or guessing.
Retaking a quiz immediately after taking one. It helps me imprint answers on my brain and it has nothing to do with boosting my points. Okay, okay, I like getting the full five points, but it also helps me remember so this one is both.
Agree/disagree? Do you care?