The Ten Commandments Quiz Results:TC

Below is a basic list of the commandments in column one with the number of times students have gotten the corresponding commandment correct in the quiz. (For a critique of this version see this argument).

           
Commandment Correct    
No strange gods 1 222    
Don't take My name in vain 2 182    
Keep Holy the Sabbath 3 110    
Honor Mom and Dad 4 250    
Do not murder 5 453    
Do not commit adultery 6 320    
Do not steal 7 410    
Do not bear false witness 8 229    
Do not covet neighbors goods 9 161    
Do not covet neighbors wife 10 184    

Alt: No graven images: 56

Popular but not correct (they are the summary of the law, as Jesus says: "the two greatest commandments"):

Love God 16

Love your neighbor as yourself. 66

Use of Roman Numerals in listing the commandments: 9

         
Totals: students    
509    
   

How many students got how many correct?

          
1 correct 25 students  
2 correct 38 students  
3 correct 73 students  
4 correct 88 students  
5 correct 108 students  
6 correct 77 students  
7 correct 77 students  
8 correct 55 students  
9 correct 28 students  
10 correct 11 students  

Those with 0 correct: 10 (however, some of these may be frivolous.)

A collection of those commandments that I found interesting follows. Some were considered correct but are still interesting for one reason or another; i.e. how many students spell "steal" with "steel?" An "x" followed by a number indicates the number of times that one occurred. As this collection grew I have begun grouping all of a students "commandments" together. Earlier I had just added them one by one.

Thou shall not steal from thy neighbors.

Thou shall not kill your neighbors. Thou shall believe in God.

Thou shall harm thy neighbor.

You should not steel. x 11

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not cut off your nose to spite your face.

Be kind and true to others and yourself.

Do to others as you'd want done unto you.

No sleeping with another's spouse.

Do not curse a fellow.

Thou shall respect thy parents and thy brother.

Thou shalt do unto others as you would do unto them.

Thou shalt not drink with wine.

Thou shall not give quizzes on the first day of class.

Something about statues and gold idols or something.

Thou shall not drink and drive.

Thou shall not covet the neighbors life.

No adultery -- honor husband -- something along those lines.

Wrath. Sloth. Jealousy. Stealing. Murder. (Gave credit for three.)

I guess I am affected more by the morals of society, set by society, then by the written ten commandments.

Thou shalt not eat too much fast food.

Do unto others as you have them do to you.

Isn't there one about not taking one's own life -- like suicide?

Thou shall not commit suicide. Avoid pride. Shall not prophisize (sic).

Thou shall not worship any craven idols.

Shall not worship any craven image.

Thou shall not covent another man's wife. x 2

Thou shall not covent thy neighbors wife.

Thay shall cheat on wives (adultry).

Thay shall be bad.

Obey the law.

Thay shall not hate.

Thou shall not believe in no God but me.

I don't know because I have never been subjected to them because I don't practice a religion. (re: the TC).

Thou shalt not keep the sabath holy.

I don't know the ten commandments.

Do to other as they do to you.

Thou shall not covent another mans wife or the other way.

Thou shall not covet with thy neighbors wife.

Thou shall treat others as they wish to be treated.

Thou shall not bear false prophecies.

Thou shall not bear false prophecies. (Student was sitting next to student of quote above and also wrote:

Thou shalt not bear false witness against me. (while the other student got #8 correct as well as including the error of "prophecies.")

Thou shall not use the Lords name in vein. x 4

Thou shall not honor (worship) any false images.

Not worship false profits!!

Do not harm your body.

Do not obey the law of the land.

Do not sleep with your neighbors wives.

Treat others as you want to be treated.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife (daughter.)

Thou shalt not sin.

Thou shalt not be mean to your neighbors.

Thou shalt not argue with your elders.

Thou shall not covedent thy neighbors wife.

Neighbor something....

Treat others as they treat you.

Treat your neighbor good.

Thou shalt not forsake something....

Thou shalt not masterbate.

This is the only one I know (Thou shall not kill). I follow Easter Philosophy and have little regard for the Christian Faith. - although most religions seem to have similar "guidelines" as the ten commandments.

Don't refuse strangers. Don't marry your cousin. Remember to clean your bike. Always lube your chain. Always wear a helmet.

Thou shall not use arm against each other.

Shalt not commit acts of greed.

Love thyself and thy neighbor.

No education. Brainwash yourself in God. Deny all true knowleg. Have a lot of babys. Get married. Obey God. No fun.

Eye for an eye.

Thou shall not forget the commandments. x 2

Thou shall not commit gluttony. x 2

Don't use sacryligious symbols.

Thou shall not lead into temptation.

Thou shall not be greedy.

Thou shall partake in homosexuality.

Thou shall commit suicide.

Do not maim, torture, wound, set fire to, or buglerize thy neighbor.

Don't covet anything worthwhile. Don't fornicate as a sport. (Something with your neighbor's ass not to do.)

Thou shall not comment murder. Thou shall not use Gods name in vein. Thou shall oner my Mom and father. Thou shall not oner no other Gods, before me.

Thou shall not judge others. Don't tell lies, they are too hard to keep straight.

Thou shall not transgress.

Thou shall not drive chevys. Thous shalt not listen to country music. Thou shalt not eat at McDonalds. Thou shalt not eat pizza with anchovies. Thou shalt embrace baseball.

Thou shall not convent the neighbors wife. Thou shall not commit audultary.

Thou shalt not adulterate. (Received twice from one class -- so those two cheated on the TC quiz!)

Respect fellow human beings.

Love the God. Don't kill the man. Don't steal from someone else.

Thou shalt not accept no other gods above Thyself.

Thou shalt not convent thou neighbors property (not exactly).

Thou shalt not have premarital sex.

Thou shalt not read philosophy out loud to your co-workers!

Don't speed on base. Don't make golden cows. Don't piss off the boss. Don't forget the 10 commandments.

(Thou shall not?) eat meat on second Tuesdays. ... piss in public places. ...handle sheep and eat unwashed fruits while reciting your sister's bogus poetry that she wrote to impress her English prof.

Don't be a shmuck (sic). Greed is good. Buy low sell high. Taxes are for shmucks (sic). Laws are for shmucks (sic). Intent over evalueation (sic). Don't forget to renew your WSJ subscription. Lincoln - What a luxury car should be. Be nice to people. (Comment: "schmuck" rather than "shmuck" as the Yiddish that uses "sch..." comes from the German word "schlimm" which means "bad." The prefix then gives each slang word the connotation of bad (whatever.) An example, on the TV show "Seinfeld" Jerry (our perspective in the show?) interacts with Kramer (a "schlamaza" from bad luck since "maza" is luck, and with George (a "schlimiel" -- a person of bad character) and with Elaine (a "schmata" or bad (loose?) woman. Just thought you might be interested.)

Thou shall honor one God. Thou shall not use pornification (sic).

Go to church.

Listen mindlessly to your religious authority.

Thou shalt not unevenly yoke beasts of burden.

Thou shalt not have class when it is –25.

Thou shalt not rush people taking quizzes.

Thou shalt not ask questions like these.

Thou shalt covet thy mother and father.

Thou shalt not harbor thy neighbors wife.

Thou shalt not grade this test.

I shall not kill my father and mother. I shall not steal. The right to freedom of speech. I shall not covet my wife.

Last updated August 31, 2003.

 

The Ten Commandments Quiz Results:

Below is a basic list of the commandments in column one with the number of times students have gotten the corresponding commandment correct in the quiz. (For a critique of this version see this argument).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commandment

Correct

 

 

No strange gods 1

222

 

 

Don't take My name in vain 2

182

 

 

Keep Holy the Sabbath 3

110

 

 

Honor Mom and Dad 4

250

 

 

Do not murder 5

453

 

 

Do not commit adultery 6

320

 

 

Do not steal 7

410

 

 

Do not bear false witness 8

229

 

 

Do not covet neighbors goods 9

161

 

 

Do not covet neighbors wife 10

184

 

 

Alt: No graven images: 56

Popular but not correct (they are the summary of the law, as Jesus says: "the two greatest commandments"):

Love God 16

Love your neighbor as yourself. 66

Use of Roman Numerals in listing the commandments: 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals:

students

 

 

509

 

 

 

 

How many students got how many correct?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 correct

25 students

 

2 correct

38 students

 

3 correct

73 students

 

4 correct

88 students

 

5 correct

108 students

 

6 correct

77 students

 

7 correct

77 students

 

8 correct

55 students

 

9 correct

28 students

 

10 correct

11 students

 

Those with 0 correct: 10 (however, some of these may be frivolous.)

A collection of those commandments that I found interesting follows. Some were considered correct but are still interesting for one reason or another; i.e. how many students spell "steal" with "steel?" An "x" followed by a number indicates the number of times that one occurred. As this collection grew I have begun grouping all of a students "commandments" together. Earlier I had just added them one by one.

Thou shall not steal from thy neighbors.

Thou shall not kill your neighbors. Thou shall believe in God.

Thou shall harm thy neighbor.

You should not steel. x 11

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not cut off your nose to spite your face.

Be kind and true to others and yourself.

Do to others as you'd want done unto you.

No sleeping with another's spouse.

Do not curse a fellow.

Thou shall respect thy parents and thy brother.

Thou shalt do unto others as you would do unto them.

Thou shalt not drink with wine.

Thou shall not give quizzes on the first day of class.

Something about statues and gold idols or something.

Thou shall not drink and drive.

Thou shall not covet the neighbors life.

No adultery -- honor husband -- something along those lines.

Wrath. Sloth. Jealousy. Stealing. Murder. (Gave credit for three.)

I guess I am affected more by the morals of society, set by society, then by the written ten commandments.

Thou shalt not eat too much fast food.

Do unto others as you have them do to you.

Isn't there one about not taking one's own life -- like suicide?

Thou shall not commit suicide. Avoid pride. Shall not prophisize (sic).

Thou shall not worship any craven idols.

Shall not worship any craven image.

Thou shall not covent another man's wife. x 2

Thou shall not covent thy neighbors wife.

Thay shall cheat on wives (adultry).

Thay shall be bad.

Obey the law.

Thay shall not hate.

Thou shall not believe in no God but me.

I don't know because I have never been subjected to them because I don't practice a religion. (re: the TC).

Thou shalt not keep the sabath holy.

I don't know the ten commandments.

Do to other as they do to you.

Thou shall not covent another mans wife or the other way.

Thou shall not covet with thy neighbors wife.

Thou shall treat others as they wish to be treated.

Thou shall not bear false prophecies.

Thou shall not bear false prophecies. (Student was sitting next to student of quote above and also wrote:

Thou shalt not bear false witness against me. (while the other student got #8 correct as well as including the error of "prophecies.")

Thou shall not use the Lords name in vein. x 4

Thou shall not honor (worship) any false images.

Not worship false profits!!

Do not harm your body.

Do not obey the law of the land.

Do not sleep with your neighbors wives.

Treat others as you want to be treated.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife (daughter.)

Thou shalt not sin.

Thou shalt not be mean to your neighbors.

Thou shalt not argue with your elders.

Thou shall not covedent thy neighbors wife.

Neighbor something....

Treat others as they treat you.

Treat your neighbor good.

Thou shalt not forsake something....

Thou shalt not masterbate.

This is the only one I know (Thou shall not kill). I follow Easter Philosophy and have little regard for the Christian Faith. - although most religions seem to have similar "guidelines" as the ten commandments.

Don't refuse strangers. Don't marry your cousin. Remember to clean your bike. Always lube your chain. Always wear a helmet.

Thou shall not use arm against each other.

Shalt not commit acts of greed.

Love thyself and thy neighbor.

No education. Brainwash yourself in God. Deny all true knowleg. Have a lot of babys. Get married. Obey God. No fun.

Eye for an eye.

Thou shall not forget the commandments. x 2

Thou shall not commit gluttony. x 2

Don't use sacryligious symbols.

Thou shall not lead into temptation.

Thou shall not be greedy.

Thou shall partake in homosexuality.

Thou shall commit suicide.

Do not maim, torture, wound, set fire to, or buglerize thy neighbor.

Don't covet anything worthwhile. Don't fornicate as a sport. (Something with your neighbor's ass not to do.)

Thou shall not comment murder. Thou shall not use Gods name in vein. Thou shall oner my Mom and father. Thou shall not oner no other Gods, before me.

Thou shall not judge others. Don't tell lies, they are too hard to keep straight.

Thou shall not transgress.

Thou shall not drive chevys. Thous shalt not listen to country music. Thou shalt not eat at McDonalds. Thou shalt not eat pizza with anchovies. Thou shalt embrace baseball.

Thou shall not convent the neighbors wife. Thou shall not commit audultary.

Thou shalt not adulterate. (Received twice from one class -- so those two cheated on the TC quiz!)

Respect fellow human beings.

Love the God. Don't kill the man. Don't steal from someone else.

Thou shalt not accept no other gods above Thyself.

Thou shalt not convent thou neighbors property (not exactly).

Thou shalt not have premarital sex.

Thou shalt not read philosophy out loud to your co-workers!

Don't speed on base. Don't make golden cows. Don't piss off the boss. Don't forget the 10 commandments.

(Thou shall not?) eat meat on second Tuesdays. ... piss in public places. ...handle sheep and eat unwashed fruits while reciting your sister's bogus poetry that she wrote to impress her English prof.

Don't be a shmuck (sic). Greed is good. Buy low sell high. Taxes are for shmucks (sic). Laws are for shmucks (sic). Intent over evalueation (sic). Don't forget to renew your WSJ subscription. Lincoln - What a luxury car should be. Be nice to people. (Comment: "schmuck" rather than "shmuck" as the Yiddish that uses "sch..." comes from the German word "schlimm" which means "bad." The prefix then gives each slang word the connotation of bad (whatever.) An example, on the TV show "Seinfeld" Jerry (our perspective in the show?) interacts with Kramer (a "schlamaza" from bad luck since "maza" is luck, and with George (a "schlimiel" -- a person of bad character) and with Elaine (a "schmata" or bad (loose?) woman. Just thought you might be interested.)

Thou shall honor one God. Thou shall not use pornification (sic).

Go to church.

Listen mindlessly to your religious authority.

Thou shalt not unevenly yoke beasts of burden.

Thou shalt not have class when it is 25.

Thou shalt not rush people taking quizzes.

Thou shalt not ask questions like these.

Thou shalt covet thy mother and father.

Thou shalt not harbor thy neighbors wife.

Thou shalt not grade this test.

I shall not kill my father and mother. I shall not steal. The right to freedom of speech. I shall not covet my wife.

Last updated August 31, 2003.

 

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