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

 
Anonymous Coward
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My score was 96.97 percent with one wrong.

Incidentally, the website says the average score for January is 74.9 percent, which is much higher than the norm apparently. It must be all of us GLPer's bumping up the average ... .
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When I was in elementary school, in the 50s and 60s, I went to school in Alabama, and Louisiana, in Alabama, I took a class called civics. We learned about the Constitution and how the government worked. Kids don't get that any more. I'm not too sure they ever did out side the deep south. I'm sad to say, where I work I try to educate my coworkers who seem to know nothing of the Constitution. I have a small copy of it on my desk, and it is getting worn out from all the people reading it. They want to learn, but who is teaching?
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy


I was required to take Civics in high school in the mid-60s in SoCal. My kids took similar classes in their TX high school in the early-to-mid 90s. I don't know what's taught now.
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and I could easily make a quiz on the constitution that you would fail with a score of ZERO. what's your point???
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and I could easily make a quiz on the constitution that you would fail with a score of ZERO. what's your point???
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no kidding, this is pointless.
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the constitutions original objective was to limit big gubberment. The founding fathers knew that the federal big gubberment was the thing to keep in check. And be careful they never have any over bearing power.

Which fact has been wittled away now for the last 200 years. The elites or power hungry have one purpose in life. Control over the masses so they can live very well.
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01/15/2011 09:28 PM
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You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %
some of those were trick questions :(
... yeah, GLPers, we're smarter than the politicians!
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01/15/2011 09:36 PM
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I wonder how many people actually read the Lincoln /Douglass debates?
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5a

30 out of 33 = 90+%. Probably missed the one on the philosophers. Passable score probably could have been a wit better though.
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Re: 74% of polititians fail Civics test on the Constitution ! TAKE THE QUIZ!
You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Average score for this quiz during January: 74.9%
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01/15/2011 09:45 PM
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As others have pointed out, a lot of the questions are bullshit.

"13) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that ..."

- Has nothing to do with America, or civics.

"14) The Puritans: "
"16) In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "
"17) Sputnik was the name given to the first: "
"19) The Scopes “Monkey Trial” was about: "
"21) Name two countries that were our enemies during World War II."


- Nothing to do with civics. Many other questions also have nothing to do with civics.



"30) Which of the following fiscal policy combinations would a government most likely follow to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?

"Correct" answer : C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending.


- Bull fucking shit.

And the "correct" answers for 31 and 33 are bullshit, as others have said.
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01/15/2011 09:47 PM
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PROOF POSITIVE! GLPERS ARE DEFINITELY SMARTER THAN POLITICIANS. BUT WE KNEW THAT ALREADY!
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"30) Which of the following fiscal policy combinations would a government most likely follow to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?

"Correct" answer : C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending.


- Bull fucking shit.
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The answer was embedded in the question. You'd have to know what a govt fiscal stimulus means.
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39.39%... Not too bad for not being an American citizen?
Vertrouw op uw intuïtie, het ligt nooit!!
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"30) Which of the following fiscal policy combinations would a government most likely follow to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?

"Correct" answer : C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending.


- Bull fucking shit.


The answer was embedded in the question. You'd have to know what a govt fiscal stimulus means.
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You'd have to be able to understand what the question was.
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Part of the test was... well who friggin cares... the one about the Puritans... ask a Puritan...Why leave out Quaker's or Mormons... The ECON questions are bull shit.. some are so figgen close to right answers they come to 50/50..

The Stokes Monkey Trial.. that does that have to do with LAW... The attorney Clarence Darrow... and in Shelly County ,,, Memphis Tenn... I know that so I want to get some friggen points added..

Get back to principle.. Talk about the Meranda WARNING AND TERRY V. OHIO.. give me some Saco and Vancettii dont ask me the name of statalites or dog orbiting Russian Trash cans... I could stump these chumps no problem...
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Re: 74% of polititians fail Civics test on the Constitution ! TAKE THE QUIZ!
You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

Average score for this quiz during January: 74.9%


I didn't think I would get over 50% lol
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01/15/2011 10:18 PM
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You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

Average score for this quiz during January: 74.9%


I didn't think I would get over 50% lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231575

Hey! you beat the American politicians, maybe you should come over here and take up politics!
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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

Please include all nutjobs on both sides and not just the Democraps. What I want to see is how the teabaggers would score.

84% here. While better than most, also embarrassed that I didn't score higher.
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01/15/2011 10:40 PM
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The Intercollegiate Studies Institute polled 2500 people including 164 elected officials. 74% of Elected officials, and 71% of the general population failed the test. You can read the story here. [link to www.wnd.com]
You can take the test here. [link to www.americancivicliteracy.org]
I am embarrassed to say I only got 88%. Please take the test and post your scores to see how much smarter GLPers are than the Elected officials that are supposed to support the document they know so little about. You can take the quiz as many times as you want, but please post your first score hear.
To simplify the posting here is a poll.
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy



BY THE POLL RESULTS...

Us GLP'ers is reely smart! (I got 78.79% right... One more good anser and I wooda been considered reely reely smart!)
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01/15/2011 10:47 PM
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You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %
Anonymous Coward
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Overall, 74 percent of officeholders failed the exam, compared to 71 percent of those who had not held office.

Read more: Elected officials flunk U.S. Constitution quiz [link to www.wnd.com]

ehsay does that mean? what score or less = failure?\

missed 5 = 84.5%

iamwith
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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!

Please include all nutjobs on both sides and not just the Democraps. What I want to see is how the teabaggers would score.

84% here. While better than most, also embarrassed that I didn't score higher.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1194852

I suspect the TEA Partyers and libertarians would kick our asses on this quiz. There are a lot of people that call them selves tea partyers, but are just on for the ride. The real constitutionalists TEA Party members and the Libertarians should know this shit better than the average American. I have been to a couple of TEA parties, but do not consider myself to be a member. I do believe the constitution is a literal document, and we would be better off if we returned to the constitutional government that was designed for us. I don't believe party affiliation has anything to do with the constitution. Both parties has stayed from the strait and narrow path of constitutionalism. All politicians elected to national office should be required to pass a test much tougher than this. How can they defend a document they know nothing about?
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01/15/2011 10:51 PM
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Me, too. One wrong.

Missed the one about "public goods".
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01/15/2011 10:57 PM
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My response:

I believe that the first line on your web site says it all:

"The shaping of the american mind"

Go shape some other mind

Have a great day.
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01/15/2011 11:00 PM
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Forgot to add to my previous response:

Dick heads
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01/15/2011 11:02 PM
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Forgot to add to my previous response:

Dick heads
 Quoting: db 1164443

A little sensitive about the single digit score?
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a honest 64%..some of them i just didn't know.

how many used google? hehe
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As others have pointed out, a lot of the questions are bullshit.

"13) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that ..."

- Has nothing to do with America, or civics.

"14) The Puritans: "
"16) In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "
"17) Sputnik was the name given to the first: "
"19) The Scopes “Monkey Trial” was about: "
"21) Name two countries that were our enemies during World War II."


- Nothing to do with civics. Many other questions also have nothing to do with civics.



"30) Which of the following fiscal policy combinations would a government most likely follow to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?

"Correct" answer : C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending.


- Bull fucking shit.

And the "correct" answers for 31 and 33 are bullshit, as others have said.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211969


I agree with you 100%
The levee question (below) was one of the BS irrelevant questions too.


29) A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
A. citizens value it as much as bread and medicine
B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
C. government construction contracts increase employment
D. insurance companies cannot afford to replace all houses after a flood
E. government pays for its construction, not citizens

whatever

Last Edited by Useless Cookie Eater on 01/15/2011 11:10 PM
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i'm a fucking dunce 69%
Anonymous Coward
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01/15/2011 11:24 PM
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I GOT 30 OUT OF 33 BUT I AM CANADIAN.





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