55% General American English30% Yankee5% Dixie5% Upper Midwestern0% MidwesternGood thing my English wasn't influenced by Oregonian English too much... How come this doesn't add up to 100%?
60% General American English,30% Yankee,5% Dixie,0% others.I suspect that since there are 20 questions, and that all our scores are multiples of 5, each question contributes 5% to something.Further evidence to support this theory is the fact that I didn't answer one question "10. What do you call an easy class?" because none of the answers applied to me, and so I got a total score of 95% instead of 100%.Since there are 5 categories to assign percentage into, but not all questions have 5 answers, I suspect that it's impossible to get, for example, 100% dixie.Because of this, I think the test is somewhat poor thought out. Likely it had a linguist's contribution to devise the questions and the answers, but not a mathematician's contribution to come up with a good formula for determining the numerical score.
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