As for the born in Massachusetts question, that could have been any of the Presidents to me.
I also managed to miss two easy ones. I thought of one of the answers for the alliterative question but some how after thinking of it I just decided to move on to the next question and not bother to type the answer in. Genius.
plus interest makes a big difference, if have no interest in sport and politics but more in the science area. So I am not gonna look stuff like that up, and even IF you are exposed to certain things you wont retain the information.
Well that was it basicly. If they would have added, who wears a tophat. Has a toy named after him. Had (allegedly?) wooden teeth (and something with an appletree???) I would have known a few more. That is about as far as my knowledge of the presidents go. I can name quite a lot of them, cause sometimes you see the names and some of them stick. But a lot of the extra knowledge you only know if you look it up/read something specefically about the subject
And the arboreal and apocryphal story I think you are referencing is the one in which George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, not an apple tree.
But mostly gerrymandering. If you took away that alone there would likely be substantial filibuster-proof Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress right now. This has been worse than ever since the last major redistricting in 2000.
On the other hand, you did say "journalists," and virtually nobody on Fox or talk radio is actually a real journalist, so... yeah, maybe what you said is accurate. Still it is amazing how they have constructed this narrative that everyone buys into. It's like Christians who have an almost complete monopoly on government, several federal holidays including one that they insist everybody celebrate for 3 months non-stop, and yet they still want us to believe that they are victims of persecution.
many people dont consciously realise the content is being generated based on what they have looked for/at before. So when they keep finding the same thing they think there must be some truth to it, cause I keep finding it everywhere.
so worldviews/ opions keep on being reaffirmed and a lot of segregation happens. Instead of equal acces to each part of the truth one point gets highlighted and very skewed views arise. And people get convinced of their own created assumed (or copied) truths
I had the same problem with this question and Ulysses S. Grant. I think the problem was that I was typing ONLY his first name, instead of his surname or his first name and surname.
Cheers from Downunder, Nadine
"Using names as they appear on the U.S. Presidents Quiz"
Yeah, I think you're right.