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2016 bumper quiz results

2nd Jan 2017
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Before 2017 hits the ground running AccountingWEB takes a quick look at the results from its bumper quiz of the year 2016.

Feedback from the community and the stats pointed to the quiz living up to its ‘fiendishly difficult’ reputation. It was taken 297 times, with participants scoring an average of 44%.

The easiest question, according to the stats, was question one (on the level of the minimum wage), which 80% of people got right.

The most difficult was question 31, the final picture round question, with just 6% of takers identifying the accompanying headline for this somewhat bizarre image:

hanging on the telephone

 

Rebecca Cave’s cryptic query on the UK’s highest rate of income tax (tax question 8) also stumped the majority of quiz-takers, with only 16% identifying the correct rate.

For those interested in the fate of the pack of Faceless Spreadsheet Ninja – the prize for the highest scorer – the winner, who screenshotted (if that’s the correct past participle) his results and sent them to the AccountingWEB team was Geoff Whitle – congratulations Geoff.

From everyone on the AccountingWEB team we hope you enjoyed the quiz and wish you a very happy new year.

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
03rd Jan 2017 10:12

By cryptic, do you mean incorrect?

As already mentioned on the original thread, the question was wrong for two reasons.

It asked for the highest income tax rate in the UK, when what was actually being sought was the highest possible MARGINAL tax rate.

If £1 of income gives a tax bill of £23,040, then the percentage is 2,304,000%, not 23,040% as stated.

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By Democratus
03rd Jan 2017 11:38

Come on Stephuran....let it go, and I wish you a Happy New Year

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
03rd Jan 2017 15:54

But I've resolved to be even more grumpy and irascible this year. You wouldn't want me to throw away my resolutions this early would you? :-)

If the question hadn't been highlighted specifically as one that had stumped lots of people, I wouldn't have mentioned it. Since it was, it seemed reasonable to point out why that might have been.

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By Democratus
04th Jan 2017 09:11

Fair enoughski

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