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

 
Anonymous Coward
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01/15/2011 02:38 PM
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I am shamed that I did not do better...but I beat the average a bit.

That was fun, so thanks for posting the quiz...here is my score

You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %

Average score for this quiz during January: 74.7%
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01/15/2011 02:45 PM
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I am a UK citizen and still got 60%.

What is worse is that a lot of this is actually taught in American schools.
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01/15/2011 02:54 PM

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You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %
"Sometimes a cake is just a cake." Troi
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01/15/2011 02:55 PM
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why should a Nazi know anything about the US Constitution?
Jessica6

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01/15/2011 02:56 PM
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3 out of 30 were wrong.

Not bad considering I only spent 2 years in the American school system and that was over 30 years ago...

Last Edited by Jessica6 on 01/15/2011 02:56 PM
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01/15/2011 02:58 PM
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You answered 13 out of 33 correctly — 39.39 %

But then again im portuguese, and i didnt did a search to find answers, so im pleased...

chuckle
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01/15/2011 02:59 PM
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57.58 %
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01/15/2011 03:01 PM
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I don't think Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or 80% of the others in DC could pass this test. I'd pay to see their results!
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy


I have always wished that a nationally televised Jeopardy-esque game show focused on civics, American history, and foreign affairs were a routine part of presidential elections. I think the quality of potential candidates would be VASTLY improved! Can you imagine Palin's score? Ha!

My score was 88%. The write-up on WND was fascinating; I can understand missing some of them (the economics questions were phrased a bit oddly, but the ones they missed! Congress critters don't know what the electoral collage is? Don't know they have the right to declare wars!?

We're fucked.....
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I only got an 81%, which isn't really bad considering my education.
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01/15/2011 03:03 PM
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Who the fuck can get the sputnik question wrong!?

putin
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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
 Quoting: Tobie


I blew 7&8 too, along with #29, which I found a bit vague.
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01/15/2011 03:04 PM
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Answers to Your Missed Questions:
Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
Question #27 - A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
Question #31 - A. an increase in a nation’s productivity
Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person
Anonymous Coward
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01/15/2011 03:09 PM
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The results on this site are abnormal, most people would definitely fail this. I don't recall ever covering a lot of material in that test, even in government/social studies classes. They're so watered down now. I have a BA as well, still failed it. Anything that I did know was mostly self taught.
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01/15/2011 03:12 PM
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32/33

Missed #15 “wall of separation” between church and state appears in______

But I almost chose the correct answer ;)

Some of the economics-related questions are almost "opinions", but it wasn't too hard to figure out which answer was supposed to be right.
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01/15/2011 03:15 PM
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90.91%. Missed three:

Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
Question #31 - A. an increase in a nation’s productivity
Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

#8, never heard about it

#31, over the long term, I disagree. A country with abundant resources and skilled people will not gain in the long term by exporting their resources. They might gain money until the resources are depleted.

#33, bullshit phrasing.

I thought it was a pretty good test, but the Keynesian slant really messed it up. Economic dogma has no place in a civics test.
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01/15/2011 03:17 PM
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I got 14 27 and 33 wrong, 90.91%

I've always been a B+/A- student..
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01/15/2011 03:19 PM
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Scored little over 75%.. didn't tell you what was missed though..but i passed it.. looks like we have dumber then average politicians.. if they can't make a passing grade they sure don't need to be running the country... Every one of them should have to pass a test like that.
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01/15/2011 03:19 PM
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You answered 20 out of 33 correctly — 60.61 %
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01/15/2011 03:20 PM
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You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %
 Quoting: Proskiracer

that was my score..thought i would have done better.. wish it had the ones that were missed on there.. I wouldn't miss them again..
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01/15/2011 03:23 PM
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I got a 66.67 and am a former teacher and army vet, interesting. On the bright side still better than our politicians.
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01/15/2011 03:26 PM
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45.45%

I guess my US history sucks. Guessing on most tbh.
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01/15/2011 03:32 PM

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You answered 23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %

Average score for this quiz during January: 74.7%


Pretty good for a foreigner no? cool2
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01/15/2011 03:35 PM
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I scored 91%!

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Anonymous Coward
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01/15/2011 03:36 PM
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Only got 78% I think I really blew it when they asked if Barack Obama was a Demi God

Damn!, something inside of me said yes he is but I said "no
Seamus

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31 of 33; 93.94%...

missed #7 (answered Declaration of Independence)
missed #14 (answered 'Believed in Religious Freedom)
'When Plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men,
they create for themselves, in the course of time,
a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.'
Frederic Bastiat, 'The Law'
1850

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"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
JohnSwinton, 1830-1901, Former chief-of-staff New York Times
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"The bold effort the present bank has made to control the Government, the distress it has wantonly produced ... are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American People should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution (The Bank of the United States), or the establishment of another like it." Andrew Jackson (December 2, 1834)
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That, and some of the questions/answers were terrible.

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
 Quoting: Joshua Flynn 1230882



That would be a history test, not a civics test.
Calling an illegal alien an undocumented alien is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist.

I just realized... they aren't saying, "Keynesian Economics"
they're saying "Kenyansian Economics". Grass Huts for everyone!

Herbert Spencer, originator of the term, "Survival of the Fittest," said it best - "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."
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01/15/2011 03:40 PM
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I aced it. 100%. Woohoo!
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01/15/2011 03:41 PM
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Sweet. According to this quiz I've finally upgraded my life to average from being mediocre. I'm buying a new car now since I have all this new-found genius floating inside my dome-bucket.
Seamus

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01/15/2011 03:45 PM
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Re: 74% of polititians fail Civics test on the Constitution ! TAKE THE QUIZ!
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.
 Quoting: H823PUTT



(I have problems too with this question and the way it was written) but...

No, govt debt would not necessarily be Zero...

Rather the govt's DEFICIT for that specific period of time would be zero.

America could, in say 2012, spend ONLY what it takes in thru taxes.

But America's debt would still be $99999999999999999999 Quadrillion Dollars (or whatever the hell it is today)
'When Plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men,
they create for themselves, in the course of time,
a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.'
Frederic Bastiat, 'The Law'
1850

++++++++++++++++++++++++++
"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
JohnSwinton, 1830-1901, Former chief-of-staff New York Times
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"The bold effort the present bank has made to control the Government, the distress it has wantonly produced ... are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American People should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution (The Bank of the United States), or the establishment of another like it." Andrew Jackson (December 2, 1834)
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Re: 74% of polititians fail Civics test on the Constitution ! TAKE THE QUIZ!
You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

..and I'm not even an American

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