Here’s an actual, for-credit homework quiz in an undergraduate class called Psychology 1100 at Ohio State University:
Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125. Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?
• Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.
• Aine earns less money than Theo.
• Theo is more liberal than Aine.
• Theo is an atheist, while Aine is a Christian.
The bolded statement, suggesting that atheists are — demonstrably and as a group — smarter than Christians, is the credited answer on the quiz.
A student currently enrolled in the class who wishes to remain anonymous tipped off Campus Reform about the questionable quiz at the taxpayer-funded school.
“Colleges will tolerate pretty much any religion other than Christianity,” the student told Campus Reform. “If colleges really want to give everyone a fair shot, they should stay away from making comments about any religion.”
“How can you really measure which religion has a higher IQ?” the student added.
The quiz was one of several online quizzes related to Psychology 1100 — a general education survey course. Enrolled students must complete a certain number of quizzes and are encouraged to complete them all to get ready for the final exam.
An Ohio State administrator in the psychology department – who also wished to remain unidentified – said that quizzes are typically fashioned based on textbook material but, at the end of the day, they are created by graduate assistants.
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