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74% of polititians fail Civics test on the Constitution ! TAKE THE QUIZ!

 
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do any of you know that the original language for question number 1 was the first answer

1) Which of the following are the inalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence?
A. life, liberty, and property
B. honor, liberty, and peace
C. liberty, health, and community
D. life, respect, and equal protection
E. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

I missed 6 questions

I am a full retard
 Quoting: aVian


lol

Aviantard, you are smart where it counts - buying physical silver!
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In school now days, over 60% passes. I assume that is the standard that most politicians can't pass.
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy

57% So, pretty close.

This is bearing in mind I don't know the details of the American history. I have no memory for those dates or names and stuff.

Some of the answers you can answer with a bit of common sense, but admittedly, the answers (questions?) are phrased pretty badly; for example, the flood question? What's a benefit. Their answer was the residents don't have to pay, but this is flawed; they do pay. Via taxes, so no advantage. So I was forced to choose because the insurance wouldn't cover it (which is extremely likely!).

The ones I couldn't honestly answer were ones that required technical knowledge (I haven't heard the Gettyburg's address, etc etc).

The Electorial College caught me by surprise, because I figure an 'elitism' institute electng a president is pretty undemocratic. Very much so. The College term is also a grand misnomer. If they don't study, why it a College?
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Re: 74% of polititians fail Civics test on the Constitution ! TAKE THE QUIZ!
3 wrong... 90.91%

#10
#14
#33

And I disagree with what they say is the answer for #33...

EDITED so as to not help others...

chuckle
 Quoting: SnakeAirlines

Scored the same and have the same objection to question 33...

Then again I had objection to a lot of the questions as they assume a Keynesian economics approach.
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It's pronounced Rűtärd
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72%

Never taken a class on Government.
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32 out of 33, with a few very lucky guesses.
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These results are awesome! People on GLP obviously beat the shit out of our representatives and the general population. GOOD JOB GLPers!
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Maybe we should send this to our reps and senators in DC. It would really be interesting to see how they do. But, on the other hand, they would probably ignore it, or cheat. That's what they are good at.
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Woo-hoo 96% 5a

I'm more qualified to be president than all the turds in Washington piled together!
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72%

Never taken a class on Government.
 Quoting: Unbias-Truthseeker

88% and haven't had a class on government since grade school. That is part of the problem. Our schools don't teach civics or government classes anymore. Political science classes in college are nothing but progressive propaganda. I took a class on law enforcement that was taught by the county sheriff. That one taught me that who you know is way more important than the law. Our children and grand children are not being taught this stuff. We need to change that. Every kid should know what the Constitution says. A class on government and the Constitution should be required.
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84.85% missed 4 and I think they're wrong about them.
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72%

Never taken a class on Government.

88% and haven't had a class on government since grade school. That is part of the problem. Our schools don't teach civics or government classes anymore. Political science classes in college are nothing but progressive propaganda. I took a class on law enforcement that was taught by the county sheriff. That one taught me that who you know is way more important than the law. Our children and grand children are not being taught this stuff. We need to change that. Every kid should know what the Constitution says. A class on government and the Constitution should be required.
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We had one in the long ago.. it was called 'civics'.
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Why do the most informative threads always disappear so quickly.
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I'm ashamed to admit to 72%, however my last civics class [if I had one] was Jr. year of high school 39 years ago.
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do any of you know that the original language for question number 1 was the first answer

1) Which of the following are the inalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence?
A. life, liberty, and property
B. honor, liberty, and peace
C. liberty, health, and community
D. life, respect, and equal protection
E. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

I missed 6 questions

I am a full retard


lol

Aviantard, you are smart where it counts - buying physical silver!
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yEAH i Am NoT A fULL REtArd 5a

Last Edited by aVian on 01/15/2011 02:06 PM
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You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %
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3 wrong
Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
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You answered 17 out of 33 correctly — 51.52 %

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Could have been worse.
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29 of 33 = 87.88%.
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78.79 iamwith
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How many could answer these question by fill in blank? multiple choice does not imply u actually know the answers. simple guess work
Joshua Flynn
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You answered 17 out of 33 correctly — 51.52 %

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Could have been worse.
 Quoting: Chapman_Baxter

Given 60% is the pass percentage, and the reps didn't get that, and we don't even live in the US, it's not bad considering.

That, and some of the questions/answers were terrible.
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Why do the most informative threads always disappear so quickly.
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This one finally got pinned! Some informative threads survive!
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You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

Missed Questions:

Question #2 - C. the New Deal
Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
Question #13 - E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason
Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
Question #27 - A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
Question #30 - C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending
Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

Dammit.
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Ok majority of the people on GLP are smarter than the people elected in Washington. Maybe that's why we are on GLP and not in Washington, we know better!

By the way missed 3 and have not been in school in 30 years.
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That test sucked monkey balls, it clearly had a bias for the bullshit free market system.
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82% here.
And I agree, the answer for question 33 is wrong...

33) If taxes equal government spending, then:
A. government debt is zero
B. printing money no longer causes inflation
C. government is not helping anybody
D. tax per person equals government spending per person
E. tax loopholes and special-interest spending are absent

I answered A. There answer assumes that the gubbment will spend the same $$ on every individual.
That's a joke.

And yes:
Thanks for a meaningful post OP. And thanks to the MODS for the pin.
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That test sucked monkey balls, it clearly had a bias for the bullshit free market system.
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Haha, i thought the complete opposite. I felt like this was clearly made by extreme liberals trying to push their interpretation of things off as fact by calling it a civics quiz. And what the fuck does sputnik have to do with american civics.....more communist bullshit showing up in the mainstream....wheres Mcarthy when you need him!!

5a
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That, and some of the questions/answers were terrible.
 Quoting: Joshua Flynn 1230882

I was expecting something a lot harder, like;

Name every single president:

Name the 4th president in the US:

Name the 9 people who signed on the (don't know what it's called) Independence bill:

Name all of the amendments:

Who found [not founded!] the US?

Who were the first settlers?

Aside from Britain, name four other countries who had people who emigrated to the US:

Which countries fought for power in the US?

Name three neighbouring countries:

Why was the hoover dam built?

Which president was in power during WWI?

Name two American inventions:

etc etc
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3 wrong... 90.91%

#10
#14
#33

And I disagree with what they say is the answer for #33...

EDITED so as to not help others...

chuckle



Agree regarding #33...


I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but considering I can't remember what I had for breakfast, 81.82% is okay.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1230050


I also got 90.91%, and I agree that #33 is a trick question! Like the above poster said, Answer "A" is the more sensible answer.

BTW, I'm a 51-year-old high school grad who reads too much. :)

Last Edited by Hope_Full on 01/15/2011 02:33 PM

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