Civics Test
Compare Your Score with College Professors and Elected Officials.
ArthurK

Here's a 33 question, multiple choice, civics test.

After you take it post your brag worthy score in comments. I'm a skeptic and felt this was a reasonable test. There was only one question that made me go, "huh".

Note that the average score was 49%. College Professors got 55%. Elected Officials displayed their quality with a 44%!

I'll put my score in comments so as not to scare you off before you take the test.

Also, I tweet at @ComradeArthur


Posted by: Open Blogger at 04:51 PM



Comments

1 93%

I missed the Lincoln-Douglas question and misread the one on government spending.

Posted by: Alex at February 11, 2012 04:59 PM (L/4gD)

2 First?

97%. I got the second best answer to the question on taxes and spending.

Posted by: dave aaa at February 11, 2012 04:59 PM (8QRcg)

3 81.82% (27/33)

Posted by: KSgop at February 11, 2012 05:00 PM (1B8Ua)

4 Geez.. I only got 81%!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 11, 2012 05:01 PM (UTq/I)

5 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

And I'm half in the bag.

Posted by: Not Drinking Nearly Enough at February 11, 2012 05:01 PM (HtUdo)

6 31 of 33

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 11, 2012 05:02 PM (MZUoP)

7 Oh.. I guess I don't feel so bad - college professors got 55%??

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 11, 2012 05:02 PM (UTq/I)

8 93% (Or 31 out of 33).

I missed Lincoln-Douglas and the Puritans.

Posted by: JohnJ at February 11, 2012 05:03 PM (Tt6ky)

9 Woohoo, 100%
although the Socrates one was kinda a guess

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2012 05:03 PM (7FadD)

10 I think we've seen this one before. 100%.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 11, 2012 05:03 PM (6SKSx)

11 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

I still feel kind of retarded...I can't believe I missed the ones I missed.

Posted by: rc at February 11, 2012 05:03 PM (TJzV6)

12 but I also think I have taken this test before, maybe it was featured on an ONT or something

Posted by: chemjeff at February 11, 2012 05:04 PM (7FadD)

13 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 11, 2012 05:04 PM (ijjAe)

14 31/33 - Misread the one on govt spending and missed the one local prices.

Posted by: flsprtsgod at February 11, 2012 05:04 PM (lEey6)

15 31 of 33.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2012 05:04 PM (lVGED)

16 72%! I've gotten smarter since college!

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 11, 2012 05:06 PM (HpT9p)

17 100%

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 05:06 PM (JKNDp)

18 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

This was not a difficult test. College professors, 55%? Very hard to believe. And I think I'm a MoeRon!

Posted by: Moe Ron at February 11, 2012 05:06 PM (1TLJ9)

19 32 out of 33. Ah I should have gone into history or archeology from the get go

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:07 PM (eCnLg)

20 As much as I dislike college navel-gazers, I find it hard to beleive they would average 55% on this quiz.

Posted by: BuckIV at February 11, 2012 05:07 PM (+4mBJ)

21 81.82. But not bad for a Canadian, eh?

Posted by: whit seven at February 11, 2012 05:07 PM (1BB1a)

22 100%
Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 05:06 PM (JKNDp)


Teachers pet

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:07 PM (eCnLg)

23 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %
Missed the one on the puritans

Posted by: hudson at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (xvNJk)

24 84.5% but I question two of the ones I missed as being wrong.

Posted by: robtr at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (MtwBb)

25 I think we've seen this one before. 100%.
Posted by: Waterhouse at February 11, 2012 05:03 PM (6SKSx)


That's what i thought. Maybe that is why I got 32 out of 33?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (eCnLg)

26 32 out of 33. My guesses were correct and I missed the Gettysberg address quote --DOH, I should have remembered that.

Posted by: Palerider at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (FBj6Z)

27 I had seen it last year so my 100% is not totally deserved. The stats for College Profs and Pols are pathetic. I bet our own Chem Jeff is a 100% type though.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (JKNDp)

28 Seen it before, 100%.

You still wouldn't want me running things, though.

Posted by: DarkLord sez FUS RO DAH! at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (Fs7RJ)

29 96.97% damn puritans

Posted by: newrouter at February 11, 2012 05:09 PM (xD4bD)

30 31 out of 33. I should have gotten more off for the two I missed, though.



Not a bad test. Some of the questions were obviously slanted, in a good way, but obviously, nonetheless.

Posted by: really ... at February 11, 2012 05:09 PM (X3lox)

31 Missed the one on the puritans
Posted by: hudson at February 11, 2012 05:08 PM (xvNJk)

I bet you thought they were anti-war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:09 PM (eCnLg)

32 33/33.

I bet the college professors missed all the questions on basic economic literacy... Each one includes a liberal talking point as a wrong answer. Chuckled on those a bit.

Posted by: Didgeoridoo at February 11, 2012 05:10 PM (ZrBaw)

33 93.94%

Who cares about jefferson's letters or the Gettysburg address.

The stats for the professors is sad.

Posted by: Draki at February 11, 2012 05:10 PM (/x6Sl)

34
30 out of 33 due to brain farts, though I would never have gotten the Socrates one.

My issue with this is on a multiple guess test how in the hell can multiple answers have a population result around 15% correct.....statistically improbable.

Posted by: doug at February 11, 2012 05:10 PM (gUGI6)

35 87.88% Meh, I couldn't remember the Roosevelt Supreme Court question or the Puritan one. I could have sworn on the "Government for the People..." one,but I guess not. I kinda take issue with the wording and answer on the Economic prosperity one. But I suppose beating out college professors as a student isn't half bad.

Posted by: TexasDave at February 11, 2012 05:10 PM (9ukum)

36 31/33 - Misread the one on govt spending and missed the one local prices.


Posted by: flsprtsgod at February 11, 2012 05:04 PM (lEey6)



That local price one was bullshit. I got it right, but that answer they provided wasn't really correct.

Posted by: really ... at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (X3lox)

37 I am very afraid for this country if politicians, the average citizen, and college "professors" really are scoring ~50% on that test.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (ijjAe)

38 32 correct. I protest that insipid questionabout taxes and spending and debt.

Posted by: mesquito at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (XPn6L)

39 The taxes/spending question is poorly worded.

Should say "per capita" in there somewhere.

Otherwise, the question can be legitimately answered
two ways.

if all government spending is equal to the total tax revenue brought in, then government incurs no new debt.

I'm claiming 32.5.

Posted by: Lt. York at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (BArWe)

40 100% yay.

Posted by: GKChesterton at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (e2csJ)

41 97% (32:33). I can't believe I missed the Gettysburg Address one.

Posted by: TheDude at February 11, 2012 05:12 PM (3RCva)

42 32 of 33.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 11, 2012 05:12 PM (EDjKF)

43 30 of 33.

Posted by: Kaitian at February 11, 2012 05:12 PM (et2m1)

44
if all government spending is equal to the total tax revenue brought in, then government incurs no new debt.

I'm claiming 32.5.

Posted by: Lt. York at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (BArWe)

Yes but that does not mean they did not already have previous debt to pay off

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:13 PM (eCnLg)

45 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that: I don't know much about Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas.

Posted by: traye at February 11, 2012 05:13 PM (s9mb/)

46 answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

I got the one about "public goods" wrong.

Posted by: SeeBS at February 11, 2012 05:13 PM (WwRcX)

47 32 correct, although one or two were (educated) guesses.

God, these results they report are depressing. The general public does poorly, and elected officials do worse! We are all doomed!

Posted by: Uncle Bill at February 11, 2012 05:13 PM (Qr9CW)

48 if all government spending is equal to the total tax revenue brought in, then government incurs no new debt.



I'm claiming 32.5.





Posted by: Lt. York at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (BArWe)


But the answer offered didn't say "new" debt, just debt, so it was wrong any way you slice it.

Posted by: really ... at February 11, 2012 05:13 PM (X3lox)

49 87.88. I dispute two of the wrongs as poorly worded.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (2vLZo)

50 32 of 33 for 96.97% Had to guess about Socrates et. al. and missed. I am dismayed but not surprised that college profs score so low. What a bunch of a$$holes...

Posted by: Dave in OC at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (LEh6W)

51 I thought at 85% I was doing pretty good until I read the comments. My knowledge of taxes ad governmenal economics is pathetic, but history is my hobby so I did well on those.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (VeTg+)

52 You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %
--------------------------

Hey, us morons are kinda smart! Who knew?

Besides Breitbart of course.

Posted by: basket case nation at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (nMROO)

53 84.85 %

I have an excuse though: I'm not an American, never been to US and English is my 4th language.

Posted by: Abobo at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (iX2wM)

54 Hey, us morons are kinda smart! Who knew?

Besides Breitbart of course.
Posted by: basket case nation at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (nMROO)

Our mothers all knew

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:14 PM (eCnLg)

55 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

I feel good about that.

Posted by: ghoti at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (katNz)

56 Another 31 of 33 here. And I took the Roe v. Wade question to be sneakily trick. My bad.

Almost twice as educated as a college prof. That group just has to include a lot of Ed and special "studies" nincompoops.

Cordially...

Posted by: Rick at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (Gfgj6)

57 That local price one was bullshit. I got it right, but that answer they provided wasn't really correct.
Posted by: really ... at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM (X3lox)

I missed that one, I still don't agree that free enterprise works best because decisions are made locally. You couldn't make those decisions without citizen control of manufacturing and resources.

Posted by: robtr at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (MtwBb)

58 "That government of the people and by the people can long endure". Memorizing that speach in the 8th grade kicked my butt.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (JKNDp)

59 82 woohooo im smarter than a college professor or a politician!!!!

Posted by: rumcrook at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (60WiD)

60 I missed that one, I still don't agree that free enterprise works best because decisions are made locally. You couldn't make those decisions without citizen control of manufacturing and resources.
Posted by: robtr at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (MtwBb)

Yeah that one was worded lousy, but I got it right because all the other answers were worst and just down right wrong

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (eCnLg)

61 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %
And I have a real nice hop buzz going...

Posted by: Tutu at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (jQvNz)

62 90.73. Not too shabby.

Posted by: David of PA at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (HUxtO)

63 100%.

=)

Posted by: elizabethe only loves Rick Perry more at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (9Sbba)

64 Well it was a tossup between the anti-war and humans inate sinfulness

Posted by: hudson at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (xvNJk)

65 100%. I'll take that I think...

Posted by: Grant Dossetto at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (PlcKG)

66 30/33. I didn't check to see which 3 I got wrong.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 11, 2012 05:16 PM (j+Izh)

67

22 out of ugh.......43?

Posted by: Joe "Slow Joe" Biden at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (TkGkA)

68 I had educated guesses on a couple and was amazed to see I got 32/33- 96.97%. I missed the Lincoln-Douglas debate question and feel bad about it.

I'm shocked and appalled but not actually surprised at the scores for professors and elected officials.

The ones I guessed (educatedly) on I mostly reasoned out. Logic FTW.

Anyway, I wouldn't be opposed to this kind of test being administered to candidates, and the results (and answers) posted publically. Not as a requirement or anything, but just as an FYI, like the tax returns they release, rankings by organizations, that sort of thing.

It could be a nice arms race between different groups- I'd imagine the NRA could have one one test, and Planned Parenthood would counter with another, and so on.

Lot more informative than all those freaking polls we get, yes?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (/D8ux)

69 Smart blog, eh? Puritans for me and the damn debt one. I overthought it to think as Lt. York did. I don't buy that on average as we don't have enough information to really state that.

Not too shabby for a tech school grad that didn't have to take anything past Econ 2.

Posted by: TLC, no really it is. at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (6oRNa)

70 You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %

Is that good for a dirty foreigner?

Posted by: Shannow at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (5g8sC)

71
88.78%

Posted by: Terentia at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (eGn6V)

72 I missed that one, I still don't agree that free
enterprise works best because decisions are made locally. You couldn't
make those decisions without citizen control of manufacturing and
resources.

Posted by: robtr at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (MtwBb)



I agree with you. It was by process of elimination only that the local price answer qualified as correct. If there had been any other half-reasonable answer I would have jumped on it. But the rest were clearly incorrect, so that was it.

Posted by: really ... at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (X3lox)

73 30 out of 33. Not bad for a college educator, although my discipline is math.

Posted by: Mysterical Mindy at February 11, 2012 05:17 PM (aWfWC)

74 "That government of the people and by the people can long endure". Memorizing that speach in the 8th grade kicked my butt.
Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 05:15 PM (JKNDp)


Yeah a great speech. To bad it always seems the dems, liberals, and progressives have forgotten about the sacrifices made to make and keep this Country Free.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:18 PM (eCnLg)

75 30/33 aka 91%

Missed the Puritans, taxes = government spending, and fiscal policies during a recession.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 11, 2012 05:18 PM (kqqGm)

76 Hi school drop out who got a GED

Posted by: hudson at February 11, 2012 05:18 PM (xvNJk)

77 20 As much as I dislike college navel-gazers, I find it hard to beleive they would average 55% on this quiz.
Posted by: BuckIV at February 11, 2012 05:07 PM (+4mBJ)




Depends on which colleges. State Universities would must likely score higher, I'd think. If you're talking Ivy League, I'd be flabbergasted that they'd score that high at all.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2012 05:18 PM (LTVFD)

78
My results:
You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Posted by: DaveO at February 11, 2012 05:18 PM (yyMLs)

79 32/33!

Posted by: Chris Link at February 11, 2012 05:19 PM (c01s6)

80 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2012 05:13 PM (eCnLg)

I'm with Lt. York. The truly correct answer is the government incurs no new debt (so previous debt is accounted for). The "taxes per person equals spending per person on average" assumes that every person is paying taxes, which we know is patently false.

BTW, 32 out of 33 (guess which question I allegedly got wrong).

Posted by: RoadRunner at February 11, 2012 05:19 PM (hSJyY)

81 Hopsecutioner by Terrapin

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 11, 2012 05:20 PM (VeTg+)

82 31 out of 33. Missed the one about taxes collected equaling government expenditures and the one about flood control as a public good.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at February 11, 2012 05:20 PM (IlZPo)

83 32/33...missed the last one cause i didn't RTFQ...read the...whole...question.... in this case answers..just picked the first one i read that sounded right...dumb, dumb, dumb.

Posted by: xtron at February 11, 2012 05:20 PM (x5GOG)

84 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %


Posted by: someone at February 11, 2012 05:20 PM (bqjJT)

85 31/33. I missed the stimulus question and the progressive income question. However, i might dispute those questions slightly. The stimulus question asked what government has done, not what has been successful (I would argue that the government has been on a near continuous Keynesian binge since the depression). I As for the progressive income tax question I think i may have been tripped up by the wording.

Posted by: Paul Hamar at February 11, 2012 05:20 PM (wzTV0)

86 Some of the answers are poorly worded or only partially complete. I was always good at the logic of the questioner. That probably accounted for 10% of my grade.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (JKNDp)

87 32/33
Which of the following fiscal policy combinations has the federal
government most often followed to stimulate economic activity when the
economy is in a severe recession?
Your Answer:
increasing both taxes and spending
Correct Answer:
decreasing taxes and increasing spending

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (ZQGZA)

88 28 of 33

Suckage, but not bad for a Mississippi public high school graduate. I remember covering most of that in high school and we supposedly had/have a shitty education system.


There was a time when I would have been shocked at the results of professors.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (8JpQH)

89 The fuck is this doing in a Civics test?

"The name Sputnick was given to the first ..."

Posted by: someguy at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (sEXZ/)

90 The "taxes per person equals spending per person on average" assumes
that every person is paying taxes, which we know is patently false.

It does say "on average," but I guess that maybe only modifies "spending per person" not necessarily "taxes per person."

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (/D8ux)

91

You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Posted by: Hanover at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (W3GcN)

92 Great speech by she who shall not be named at CPAC. Why don't we like her as a candidate?

Ducks and runs like hell.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (WUWb9)

93 This explains the low scores:
http://tinyurl.com/82ncoqd

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 11, 2012 05:21 PM (MZUoP)

94 80

The "on average" qualifier compensates for that.

Posted by: Mysterical Mindy at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (aWfWC)

95 Oh, I forgot. 32 of 33.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (LTVFD)

96 That alleged "civics test" was a sad joke of a joke. They didn't even have any questions about the "Good and Welfare" clause, which is one of the most important clauses in the whole Constitutional. Idiots.

Posted by: John Conyers, Former Chair of the House Judiciary Committee at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (X3lox)

97 new thread

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (ZQGZA)

98 32/33. Missed the tax/spending/debt question. Still think my answer was right.

Posted by: packsoldier at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (tT/HT)

99 Excpet now it's "government at the people, in the people, and over the people".

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (VeTg+)

100 29/33 88.78%

Posted by: Holder's AK-47s kill Mexicans at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (o6SJz)

101
Come on, Professor's can't have averaged 50% on that. That's silly.

I got 81, and I'm a NZer.

Posted by: Mr.Lips at February 11, 2012 05:22 PM (bFNQb)

102
I always get at perfect score after my shift at Platinum Plus! Generally around $600 and a pink eight-ball!

Posted by: Krystal the Stripper at February 11, 2012 05:23 PM (TkGkA)

103 30 out of 33. BTW, fuck Aristotle!

Posted by: boned to the bone at February 11, 2012 05:23 PM (BHM5V)

104 er... professors*

Posted by: Mr.Lips at February 11, 2012 05:23 PM (bFNQb)

105 You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %
Yup, there be peoples smarter than me, but not bad for a truck driver.

Posted by: jimmydd at February 11, 2012 05:23 PM (KtJcS)

106 31 of 33%
Idiot savant test taker though.
Wording sucks!



Question:
Which of the following
fiscal policy combinations has the federal government most often
followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe
recession?
Your Answer:
increasing both taxes and spending
Correct Answer:
decreasing taxes and increasing spending

Where's the evidence they've actually done this ever? vs. it's the right thing.

Posted by: DaveA at February 11, 2012 05:23 PM (qazvp)

107 33/33, or 100%.

AND, I'm a college professor. My guess is that a lot of college professors don't do well on this test because they aren't American.

Posted by: chris at February 11, 2012 05:24 PM (YLqOu)

108 31/33 AND I don't the recession question: Which of the following fiscal policy combinations has the federal government most often followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?

Two little words "most often" I skipped right over 'em. I was working on the correct response to the situation NOT what has our goobermint done time and time again without any real logic or study on the matter.

Here's my question for any and all candidate or morons:
What SHOULD the federal government do to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?

Short answer: STOP, stop spending and stop taxing. That's how Coolidge did it and IT REMAINS THE ONLY TIME OUR GOOBERMINT ACTUALLY DID IT RIGHT!



Posted by: Blacksmith8✡ at February 11, 2012 05:24 PM (Q1qy3)

109 4.7%

Fucking white people.

Michelle

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 11, 2012 05:24 PM (y0VOX)

110 31/33
Seems like a common score from the first few comments I read.

Didn't know the Federalism/Bill of Rights question and blew the one on spending=taxes.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 11, 2012 05:24 PM (sP77w)

111 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Not bad for a knuckle dragging Ohio hillbilly.

Posted by: rocket at February 11, 2012 05:24 PM (vQ5h4)

112 I am a Canadian and I got 78.83%! It was the US history questions that did me in.

Posted by: RCAF Ret. at February 11, 2012 05:24 PM (ncUbY)

113 One wrong.

The ref is on the take, for sure.

Posted by: eman at February 11, 2012 05:25 PM (DTX4S)

114 90.91%

Posted by: Paul at February 11, 2012 05:25 PM (DsHk0)

115 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Brain-farted on Puritans.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 11, 2012 05:25 PM (kaalw)

116 78.79% (26/33) -- I am gobsmacked, did not expect to do that well. Although, by moron standards, I guess that's pretty bad . . . Thanks for lettin' me in the sandbox, y'all.

Posted by: Peaches at February 11, 2012 05:25 PM (cCiY7)

117
I can't believe the average was 49%. It's multiple guess!
I can believe elected officials averaged 44%.

Posted by: boned to the bone at February 11, 2012 05:26 PM (BHM5V)

118 32 out of 33. Missed the last one because I read too fast.

Posted by: Jeff B. supports SMOD/Coldcuts '12 at February 11, 2012 05:26 PM (hIWe1)

119 Here's some help on the economics questions:
http://mises.org/books/TRTS/

Pay close attention to the credits on the title page. Change!

Missed two, misled but I won't complain. We have some pretty smart furriners here. Eh?

Posted by: comatus at February 11, 2012 05:27 PM (ySTXt)

120 You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %

Posted by: ABouts at February 11, 2012 05:27 PM (BQvS5)

121 31 out of 33, 93.94% Missed the depression policies and Puritans questions. From the Progressive POV, there are some pretty slanted questions. maybe that's why the College prof's politicals did poorly?

Posted by: Tom Parker at February 11, 2012 05:27 PM (qUZen)

122 72.73 percent. That's what? A C-?

Posted by: ErikW at February 11, 2012 05:28 PM (XCoF0)

123 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %



Incorrect Answers

Question:
Which of the following
fiscal policy combinations has the federal government most often
followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe
recession?
Your Answer:
increasing both taxes and spending
Correct Answer:
decreasing taxes and increasing spending

Question:
Free markets typically secure more economic
prosperity than government’s centralized planning
because:
Your Answer:
more tax revenue can be generated from free
enterprise
Correct Answer:
the price system utilizes more local knowledge
of means and ends

Posted by: Crazee at February 11, 2012 05:28 PM (sbtxl)

124 33 of 33, but kind of surprised cause I felt like I guessed on a couple.

Posted by: stephen b at February 11, 2012 05:29 PM (pqDVG)

125 32 out of 33. Read the last one too quickly.

Posted by: Va Gator at February 11, 2012 05:29 PM (uZdxA)

126 They wanted you to pick the religious freedom option with the puritans but you have to remember what puritans they were and pick something else.

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2012 05:29 PM (ZQGZA)

127 32 out of 33. 96.97%

Posted by: Slublog at February 11, 2012 05:29 PM (EQgpe)

128 I admit, I should have answered that first one differently. The second one lost me, but I'm a high school dropout. So, c'est la vie.

Posted by: Crazee at February 11, 2012 05:29 PM (sbtxl)

129 32/33

Posted by: Andy at February 11, 2012 05:30 PM (XG+Mn)

130 I got the international trade one wrong.

In their opinion.

Fascist enemies of the people.

H8terz.

Posted by: eman at February 11, 2012 05:30 PM (DTX4S)

131 31 out of 33; missed the one on taxes being equal to spending (said debt would be zero w/o thinking that it would depend on what happened previously too) and the phrase from the Gettysburg address.

There's no excuse for the college turds being so fucking stupid; other than they're commie cocksuckers.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 11, 2012 05:30 PM (7b+Wy)

132 Got 29 out of 33. 87%.

The only one I really "should" have answered correctly was the Gettysburg Address one. The others I'm not too surprised I didn't get the answers right.

Posted by: Book Geek at February 11, 2012 05:30 PM (C35H2)

133 97% Missed the puritan question.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 11, 2012 05:31 PM (4q5tP)

134 I wanted to post this, but I'm sure my liberal friends will find a way to call civics tests racist or something.

Posted by: Crazee at February 11, 2012 05:32 PM (sbtxl)

135 28 out of 33.

Of course, I'm half asleep here at work.

Posted by: Smokey Behr at February 11, 2012 05:32 PM (QyeW7)

136 32 out of 33 (97%)

Missed this one:


Question:
If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer:
government debt is zero
Correct Answer:
tax per person equals government spending per person on averageNot sure how they got that one. I thought my answer was kinda wrong (government deficit should be zero if taxes equal spending), but it looked better than the other three. Why would a 'balanced budget' mean I get as much value as I pay? Taxes implies all taxes, not just income tax, right?

Otherwise, pretty easy test if you have a well-rounded education

Posted by: Pave Low John at February 11, 2012 05:32 PM (ue6kh)

137 87.88% Thank you. I did hold an elected position (local park board).

Posted by: Radar at February 11, 2012 05:33 PM (8xYyJ)

138 31/33. 93%
I wouldn't have done any better sober.

Vim Toot!

Posted by: micavimtoot at February 11, 2012 05:33 PM (UMO/+)

139 85%

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2012 05:33 PM (YdQQY)

140 answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94%

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 11, 2012 05:33 PM (c9Ivb)

141 So, wait, this wasn't the Coors Light Challenge? Upon review, I think I would have gotten a few more right, had I not combined the two events.

Posted by: Peaches at February 11, 2012 05:34 PM (cCiY7)

142 Question:

If taxes equal government spending, then:

Your Answer:

government debt is zero

Correct Answer:

tax per person equals
government spending per person on averageNot sure how they got that one.
I thought my answer was kinda wrong (government deficit should be zero
if taxes equal spending), but it looked better than the other three. Why
would a 'balanced budget' mean I get as much value as I pay? Taxes
implies all taxes, not just income tax, right?



Posted by: Pave Low John

This is one of the two I missed. Otherwise, we are the smartest morons on the planet.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 11, 2012 05:34 PM (c9Ivb)

143 28 out of 33. Not bad for public scrool edjamacation.

Posted by: scif at February 11, 2012 05:35 PM (MWIil)

144 100% 33 of 33.

Posted by: Rainsend at February 11, 2012 05:35 PM (VZf7A)

145 100%, but to be fair, a lot of the answers I got by eliminating the other options.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 11, 2012 05:35 PM (fNK8e)

146 I thought there wasn't going to be any math.

Posted by: Ron Paul!!! at February 11, 2012 05:35 PM (ygAxO)

147 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer:
government debt is zero

What was the main issue in the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858?
Your Answer:
Do Southern states have the constitutional
right to leave the union?
IIRC, I was grilling hard on 2 hits of (legal) pharmaceutical ecstasy in 1985 the last time last time someone asked me a question about the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Posted by: CozMark at February 11, 2012 05:35 PM (HK4Kc)

148 28/33, but (1) 2-3 were poorly worded, and (2) I had just woken from a nap (RightWingWife was at a church retreat, and the little Knucklehead wore me out).

But then, my students usually claime the same two excuses (lack of sleep and badly worded questions).

I agree - the usual liberal talking points should mislead the usual liberal-arts academic types.

Posted by: RightWingProf at February 11, 2012 05:36 PM (SO4pn)

149 31/33

I got the tax/debt one wrong, too, but I was bored by the time it came up.

The other one was the levee being a public good. My response is something like "Move somewhere it doesn't flood."

Posted by: movigique at February 11, 2012 05:36 PM (Cepxj)

150 29 out of 33.

If taxes equal government spending, then:


Your Answer:


government debt is zero


Correct Answer:


tax per person equals

government spending per person on averageNot sure how they got that one.

I thought my answer was kinda wrong (government deficit should be zero

if taxes equal spending), but it looked better than the other three. Why

would a 'balanced budget' mean I get as much value as I pay? Taxes

implies all taxes, not just income tax, right?





Posted by: Pave Low John

This is one of the two I missed. Otherwise, we are the smartest morons on the planet.

same.

Posted by: redclay at February 11, 2012 05:36 PM (TclA7)

151 30/33 91%

I'm kicking myself for the questions I missed.

Posted by: Son of Liberty at February 11, 2012 05:37 PM (AdnvU)

152 97%. Missed the Q about source of quote for "wall of separation" between church and state.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at February 11, 2012 05:37 PM (NBPbB)

153 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

I missed one, yeah baby!

Posted by: southdakotaboy at February 11, 2012 05:37 PM (Ur6Wj)

154 32 for 33. Got the last one wrong.

Posted by: Tom Dockray at February 11, 2012 05:37 PM (odk4W)

155 93%

31/33

I missed the specialization question the taxes vs debt question. Although I argue I was right on the debt question.

Posted by: John at February 11, 2012 05:38 PM (tdTW2)

156
You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %. Dangdebt, Socrates, and Gettysburg.

Posted by: Lymond at February 11, 2012 05:39 PM (RxLT6)

157 I really don't like the wording of this question.

"Free markets typically secure more economic prosperity than government’s centralized planning because:"

It seems to me like the case could be made for either of these answers.

-the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
-property rights and contracts are best enforced by the market system

It's asking about economic prosperity, a seemingly long term goal. Prices and relative purchasing power change. Property and Contracts, the basis of economic exchange value, do not. Could someone help me understand why they say that the former is a better answer than the latter? Though, I do see an argument from the wording about government planning as opposed to property rights. Though it seems that free market capitalism would hold such values just as highly as any government.

Posted by: TexasDave at February 11, 2012 05:40 PM (9ukum)

158 23%. After l up the looking up the answers on Google.

Posted by: The combined "studies" professoriate at February 11, 2012 05:40 PM (6TB1Z)

159 The question reads:
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 on average
e. tax loopholes and special-interest spending are absent

The correct answer is supposedly d.
However, if revenues equal expenditures, then government debt for that period is zero.
Very poorly worded question.

Posted by: Lt. York at February 11, 2012 05:41 PM (BArWe)

160 93.94% 31/33. Overthought two of them.

Posted by: Jeff Carter at February 11, 2012 05:41 PM (2rMt/)

161 30/33 90.91%, the puritan question was misleading, along with tax government spending question. I guessed on the Anti-Federalists and got it wrong.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 11, 2012 05:41 PM (tKFT6)

162 31 out of 33. Some were very misleading. Tax=Revenue does mean no debt. The assumption that debt existed before is not in the question. Also both answers on capitalism are correct, local pricing and the other answer are both correct.

Mostly a PC bullshit quiz. WTF does MLK have to do with anything.

How about, why was the Fed started. What is the ICC, FTC, and why do they still fuck shit up. Who started the War of Northern Aggression, (Yankees, they refused to leave Charleston). Who stole the 1960 election? How many whores did JFK fuck? What whore was a mobster's girlfriend. How many men did Andrew Jackson kill in duels?

Why did we get into WWI? Who is Col House and why did he run the country for two years? The Panama Canal, who gave it away? Iran, who gave it away?

Who burned down the White House? When? Lincoln freed the slaves in what states (only the Southern). What party was responsible for Jim Crow laws (democrat). What party was in control of congress when we passed the income tax amendment? (GOP). Robert Bryd was a leader in what civic group?

Enough? Here all day.


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 11, 2012 05:41 PM (hXJOG)

163
You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Question: If taxes equal government spending, then:Your Answer: government debt is zeroCorrect Answer: tax per person equals government spending per person on averageQuestion: Free markets typically secure more economic prosperity than government’s centralized planning because:Your Answer: more tax revenue can be generated from free enterpriseCorrect Answer: the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends

Posted by: MtTB at February 11, 2012 05:41 PM (xehjI)

164
You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Posted by: Random at February 11, 2012 05:41 PM (YiE0S)

165 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

ok, two were guesses, but 2 were just wrong answers. FDR/SCOTUS and the socrates one..

Posted by: IP at February 11, 2012 05:42 PM (R0J5X)

166 32/33 - Missed the "public good" question.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 11, 2012 05:43 PM (dFApw)

167 Wow My 27/33 is in the back of the class here at Moron Nation...
BUT way better than some hippie douche college prof.!!!!!!!!!!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Posted by: Knightbrigade at February 11, 2012 05:43 PM (zZ51c)

168 Tax=Revenue does mean no debt. The assumption that debt existed before is not in the question.

I assumed the question was to test if you knew the difference between debt and deficit. Yes, a poorly worded question.......which I SMOKED!

Posted by: pep at February 11, 2012 05:44 PM (6TB1Z)

169 The test was easy because so many answers were obviously wrong.

I think one answer stated that the Government is less likely to spend money than individuals. LOL

Posted by: Crazee at February 11, 2012 05:44 PM (sbtxl)

170

You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email

You can consult the following to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.






--Don't applause, just throw money.

Posted by: logprof at February 11, 2012 05:44 PM (ykSKg)

171 I thought public good was one of those weasel phrases politicians use that doesn't have any real meaning. But that wasn't a choice.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 11, 2012 05:44 PM (dFApw)

172 You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %
Not too shabby for a guy who barely graduated HS.

Posted by: BallofHate at February 11, 2012 05:45 PM (5DAFk)

173 Yeah they were playing off national deficit vs. national debt.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 11, 2012 05:45 PM (tKFT6)

174 78%...but I really didn't try very hard on some that required thinking.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2012 05:46 PM (61yvg)

175 I think the average score for Morons is one or two standard deviations above the mean --for professors.

Posted by: logprof at February 11, 2012 05:46 PM (ykSKg)

176 32 out of 33 - 96.97 %

Wrong answer on:
A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
Your Answer:
government pays for its construction, not
citizens
Correct Answer:
a resident can benefit from it without directly
paying for it.
Meh. Close.

Posted by: Eric E. Coe at February 11, 2012 05:46 PM (99+it)

177 I learned nearly everything on that test by the time I was 12.

Edumacashon shur suks now.

Posted by: eman at February 11, 2012 05:46 PM (DTX4S)

178 100%

Where's my sticker?

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 11, 2012 05:46 PM (frTMg)

179 32 of 33. I got the last one wrong, and I agree with others questioning the "right" answer.



If you click on the link comparing results for regular folks vs. politicians, it's amazing (and dismaying) to see pols scoring worse than citizens on all but four questions.

I wonder how Barky would do -- but I'm sure his score would disappear down the Memory Hole to join his academic record.

Still, I bet ALL morons did better than he and the FLATUS.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 11, 2012 05:46 PM (tVlC3)

180 @168

I hate you!

Actually, this test is so like the stupid SAT tests that it amazes me how low most scores are. The obviously wrong answers, obviously are not obvious to our fucking public school taught kids.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 11, 2012 05:47 PM (hXJOG)

181 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %
Guinness may have been involved. Screwed up the Puritan answer too. Oh well, still higher that perfessers and slime-bag politicians, so there's that. And you wouldn't want me running things either, unless you think drawing and quartering is a pefectly suitable consequence for a low score on this test. Say, the average politican's score...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at February 11, 2012 05:47 PM (d0Tfm)

182 28/33

Posted by: HoundOfDoom at February 11, 2012 05:47 PM (CFrIf)

183 President Barack Hussein Obama scored a 33 out of 33 on the civics test, as expected. He accomplished this magnificent task in only 3 tries, whereas the average person takes that civics test 12 times before reporting their score.


All heil Obama!

Posted by: The White House at February 11, 2012 05:48 PM (X3lox)

184
81.82%
How can it be that college educators only manage a 55%? Oh yeah,they are mostly liberals. The conservatives must have pulled that average up quite a bit for them.

Posted by: NotALiberal at February 11, 2012 05:48 PM (yPBuZ)

185 175
I think the average score for Morons is one or two standard deviations above the mean --for professors.


Depends on the subject area. I think the average score for Dumb and Dumber is above that of the "studies" folks.

Posted by: pep at February 11, 2012 05:48 PM (6TB1Z)

186 100%. Puritans, Gettysburg Address seemed to be the ones most often missed - both because of 'common knowledge' I think.

Posted by: tracy coyle at February 11, 2012 05:48 PM (hu2Nq)

187 32 out of 33 and I disagreed with them as to the best answer for goverment spending equals government revenue. But at 96% or so I'm just average for most of the commenters on AoS---we haven't been drinking that gubmint is great Kool Aid and know what the hell we're talking or writing about.

Guess I can never expect to get a job at MSNBC.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at February 11, 2012 05:49 PM (3ESDJ)

188 31 of 33, and I should have known the ones I missed. Hell, I did know, I just second guessed myself. I would really like to know how journalists scored.

Posted by: huerfano at February 11, 2012 05:49 PM (mG87Q)

189 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Posted by: Jeff W at February 11, 2012 05:49 PM (OeSoL)

190 The `for the people, of the people and by the people` thing with Lincoln is completely wrong. Lincoln actually got that phrase from Cicero's private letter's written to a friend after Caesars assassination.

Its sad how little most people know nowadays. Lincoln picked it up because Roman writers like Cicero were part of everyone's education then. I'd bet the farm that the average person living in 1800s were much smarter than the zombies living today.

Posted by: Billy Barty at February 11, 2012 05:49 PM (bcmD0)

191 184 They have absolutely no idea how the market works. They really think it's the govt

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2012 05:49 PM (ZQGZA)

192 100% and I was absolutely sure of all but a couple where I was just confident I was right based on the choices rather than on prior knowledge.

If you were to give this test to sitting members of Congress without their having time to pass around a cheat sheet or hire interns to take the test for them I bet there would be very few Dems who would pass and fewer Pubbies than we would imagine.

Posted by: Voluble at February 11, 2012 05:49 PM (C9bRU)

193 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2012 05:50 PM (7W3wI)

194 Missed the puritan question myself, and at the risk of sounding like that guy from the big bang theory I disagree with their answer.

Now granted the Puritans were not exactly the sort of folks I'd care to hang out with on a friday night, but their take on Puritanism is ridiculously simplistic and not entirely true.

But setting that aside I guess the thing that stunned me the most was the average test scores of most college professors, etc.

I don't have a college degree - and even I scored far better than these numbnuts.

Sad.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 11, 2012 05:51 PM (R5yLq)

195 I got 32 out of 33, missed that last one. I knew my answer was wrong (as one would have no idea how much debt there is to pay down)but none of them seemed right, unless you realize the right answer is a kind of doublespeak.

Soi did ok. I have a hard time understanding how anyone In congress could get lease than 50%, most of those were giveaways.

Posted by: Sarahw at February 11, 2012 05:52 PM (LYwCh)

196 I got a perfect score. But there were about three or four lucky guesses in there.

Posted by: embittered redleg at February 11, 2012 05:52 PM (CuPwN)

197 I took this about 2 weeks ago and got 32/33. I thought it was pretty easy, nothing too crazy.

Posted by: jmp at February 11, 2012 05:53 PM (t4rJL)

198 Less, DYAC!


Posted by: Sarahw at February 11, 2012 05:53 PM (LYwCh)

199
That didn't seem like a true "civics" test to me.....about half of the questions were history questions. .....My highschool civics class was mainly about governmental structure. History was a different class. .....They combine them now under the heading of "civics"?
.
Anyway, I missed that one about Aristotle, Plato, Socrates....which seemed arguable to me.......and got just under 97%.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2012 05:53 PM (UOOK1)

200


32 out of 33. Got tripped up on the last question on taxes
and government spending. Overall not
bad. Some of them I didn't know the answer right off hand but after reading the
answers, uh, it wasn't too tough. This is
the reward for sitting around reading rather than, you know, interacting with
people.


Man, am I gonna impress the lovely ladies with
my high score!

Posted by: MAR at February 11, 2012 05:53 PM (gn+7v)

201 81%

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 11, 2012 05:54 PM (ndlFj)

202
28 out of 33 84.5%
Strong B+.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 11, 2012 05:54 PM (L3I4w)

203 96.97%

But, I was a History major, whose strong areas were Political Science and Constitutional Law.

Wonder how our Constitutional Law specialist President would do?

Judging from the way he uses his executive powers, failing.

Posted by: LindaF at February 11, 2012 05:55 PM (OcRmk)

204 Ugh! Two fat thumbs and a brain fart re the Puritans.
Big time disappointment in the College instructors. The test wasn't that hard, even for leftists.

Posted by: Yesiamapirate at February 11, 2012 05:55 PM (+UMqK)

205 The puritans were pretty nasty creatures. They kicked people out into the wilderness for not toeing the line. Hell, Rhode Island is essentially a Massachusetts Bay Colony refugee camp. They didn't want people to have religious freedom, they wanted themselves to have religious freedom, i.e. to escape the Church of england or the papists. They were a scary bunch.

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2012 05:55 PM (ZQGZA)

206 I got 29 of 33 and felt like a dumbass until I saw the average score of college professors. Well, at least I'm smarter than them. Not like that is a great accomplishment though. I was sure that the gov't usually increased both spending and taxes during down times, doesn't that sound like the usual polliticians move, zounds!

Posted by: ole scratch at February 11, 2012 05:55 PM (+56Bh)

207 84.5% is what my Designated Female got, and now she has to try to fit all of my might scrotum into her mouth at once, which we both know she just cannot do. So, it was, like, a pretty good test for me. Glad I didn't lose.

Posted by: that guy, you know me at February 11, 2012 05:56 PM (ySTXt)

208 100%.

Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2012 05:57 PM (sobjt)

209 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %. Professors got 55%? Professors of what?

Posted by: Montjoie at February 11, 2012 05:58 PM (sBpR/)

210 Well, I guess it's settled then: we Morons have forgotten more about civics and history than the ruling elite will ever know. That explains quite a bit.


So.... who among us will run for prez? I nominate, um, EoJ.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at February 11, 2012 05:58 PM (d0Tfm)

211 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Posted by: Conservative Phantom at February 11, 2012 05:58 PM (Ta+nq)

212
I gots 36.3 out of 32 take that bushies.



Posted by: Klarence at February 11, 2012 05:59 PM (L3I4w)

213 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Posted by: Nate at February 11, 2012 05:59 PM (sXB+h)

214 Man, am I gonna impress the lovely ladies with
my high score!


Ravish me, you animal.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at February 11, 2012 06:00 PM (6TB1Z)

215 27 of 33 for 81.82%

Posted by: Paul W. Swansen at February 11, 2012 06:01 PM (M+8F+)

216 90

Posted by: pae at February 11, 2012 06:02 PM (UFxap)

217 I got 33 of 33 correct, 100%. It's nice to know that my suspicions about being smarter than most politicians and members of the news media is correct.

Posted by: DRayRaven at February 11, 2012 06:02 PM (kM8yp)

218 What makes this test work is it contains tasty bait - wrong answers that resemble partisan talking points from both sides.

Posted by: Eric E. Coe at February 11, 2012 06:03 PM (99+it)

219 @199

Good point. Civics test?

Where must tax bill originate? Who must approve all treaties and appointments. What is a filibuster. What is a quorum. How many votes does it take to override a veto? How many states must ratify a constitutional amendment? There are how many Senators and why? What was the Virgina compromise? How long did the articles of confederation last? What is Federalism? Explain the 10th amendment. Who appoints Supreme Court justices and how are they confirmed.

What is a conference committee? How many House members are there and why? How many Representatives does each state get and why. Why do we have a census. What is the national Motto?

Oh, and why is Michelle's ass so big?

Here all day, but going to party, bye.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 11, 2012 06:03 PM (hXJOG)

220 I agree with post #39 am also claiming 32.5. (but also admit to education guess on more than one question....) also claim the old fart rule and the hillbilly hedge.

Posted by: DeVan at February 11, 2012 06:05 PM (a5hQ+)

221 30 of 33, two were just plain bonehead mistakes

Posted by: Jeff Bell at February 11, 2012 06:05 PM (1RXTZ)

222 Yeah, I'm outta here too. A cold Guinness awaits whilst I watch the rest of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at February 11, 2012 06:08 PM (d0Tfm)

223 From Dagny: The puritans were pretty nasty creatures.

No argument there. But the question itself really didn't address the nature of the Puritan movement. I'm not saying the Puritans were all sweetness and light - far from it.

Purtians were by and large mostlly Calvinists, and the question mistates the Calvinistic principle of Sovereign Grace.

I am not a Puritan, nor a huge fan of them - simply pointing out that the question itself seems somewhat flawed to me. Just my 2 cents worth.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 11, 2012 06:09 PM (R5yLq)

224 30 out of 33 - 90.91%

I thought the one about Puritans was a trick question and second-guessed my answer. Would've got it right had I gone with my first response.

Posted by: Caiwyn at February 11, 2012 06:10 PM (9dlCF)

225 "That local price one was bullshit. I got it right, but that answer they provided wasn't really correct."
--------------------------------------
Agreed. I disliked that answer enough I go it wrong.

32/33

We did do this test before, on a morning thread IIRC.

Posted by: Retread at February 11, 2012 06:11 PM (joSBv)

226
Another regular AofS reader scores 97%. elected officials academics - pitiful!

Posted by: eugjo at February 11, 2012 06:11 PM (As8bP)

227 Woo,Hoo
I kicked ass. 96.99 or something. Maybe it was 96.97.
Anyway, what kind of idiots are running for office?
And anyone who doesn't know the 3 branches of gubmint should have to lick the halls of congress clean with their tongue.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 11, 2012 06:11 PM (heSWH)

228 30/33
missed puritans, free markets work because, and if taxes = spending
Pay me what an average tenured college prof makes and I promise i'll do better next time :-)

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at February 11, 2012 06:11 PM (7U2lm)

229 81.82 %

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 11, 2012 06:11 PM (CxKVu)

230
219@199
.

Good point. Civics test?
.
Thank you, Billy Bob. ....Now those are the kind of questions that I remember from civics class.
.

Oh, and why is Michelle's ass so big?
.
Because it is the 57th state.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2012 06:12 PM (UOOK1)

231 30/33 I got the debt spending one wrong

Posted by: Cindermutha at February 11, 2012 06:12 PM (esohW)

232 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Posted by: Dadof3 at February 11, 2012 06:12 PM (QdlkF)

233 Billy Bob's Civic Test:

"Where must tax bill originate? "

Well it's supposed to originate in the House - but thanks to our new Usurper in Chief I'm sure we have a Czar that takes care of all that now.

"Who must approve all treaties and appointments."

The Senate is supposed to - but again this is no longer necessary since our President has taken it upon himself to usurp this proper authority.

And of course my favorite:

"Oh, and why is Michelle's ass so big?"

She's a wookie. Duh.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 11, 2012 06:13 PM (R5yLq)

234 31-33.

Oh, wait, that was my front nine - back nine scores from today!

My bad. On the test...88%. Another solid B+.

And no, before you ask, you can't see the screencap.

Love,
Barry




Posted by: Barack Obama at February 11, 2012 06:17 PM (1H47k)

235 93.94%

Posted by: Maddog at February 11, 2012 06:19 PM (kp0pw)

236 I got the Puritan question wrong also, thought it was a trick.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 11, 2012 06:20 PM (heSWH)

237
You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %
If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email americancivicliteracy @ isi.org.
You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.
Political Nerds re-pra-ZENT!

Posted by: teransolo at February 11, 2012 06:20 PM (cofnS)

238 "Correct Answer:

tax per person equals
government spending per person on averageNot sure how they got that one."

I viewed it as a purely mathematical question and got it right.

By definition, if tax per person equals government spending per person, then the average of each equals one.

Overall I got 4 wrong, 87.88 %. I was really proud of myself until I found out that wasn't actually a good score. lol.

The only answer I was embarrassed to get wrong was the anti-Federalist one.

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2012 06:23 PM (P0X9Q)

239 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %Multiple choice = Easy A, yo.
Screwed up the dam-building question

Posted by: Dathi at February 11, 2012 06:23 PM (2c0nG)

240
97%! I can't believe I missed that last question, and....I had it right and then changed it!

I really had more doubts about some other answers.

But still, this is the best score I've gotten in a while, so thanks for posting it.

Posted by: jocon307 at February 11, 2012 06:24 PM (bbVJG)

241 Got the puritans right... got Plato and Thomas Aquinas right...

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2012 06:24 PM (P0X9Q)

242 81.82%. Thought I did pretty good until I saw everyone elses scores. However I did get the Puritan question right.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 11, 2012 06:25 PM (R21xD)

243 87.88 %, I am so ashamed, Ace forgive me.

Posted by: Mac Gootbone at February 11, 2012 06:25 PM (XCSw/)

244 30 of 33 correct; pulled the trigger too soon on the questions about the budget and taxes.

Posted by: DaveinNC at February 11, 2012 06:25 PM (/NgNT)

245 81.82 %

Not bad for someone who barely graduated high school.

Posted by: Blake at February 11, 2012 06:25 PM (lX6TH)

246 Damn, I scored 90.91 %. Missed only three.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 11, 2012 06:26 PM (BvdQo)

247 A whopping 10.71 pct of politicians got #19 Free markets v centralized gov't planning correct. They did a little better on #18 taxes and gov't spending where they got 22.12 pct right.

Posted by: Retread at February 11, 2012 06:26 PM (joSBv)

248
31 of 33.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at February 11, 2012 06:27 PM (1hM1d)

249 90.91%.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 11, 2012 06:29 PM (KVi4X)

250 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Posted by: lowandslow at February 11, 2012 06:29 PM (GZitp)

251
30/33! And I'm a Canadian! lolz!
I knew one but hit the wrong button, the other two I got wrong I just plain didn't know.
The average score for Americans is 50% Dear Lord!

Posted by: 5Cats at February 11, 2012 06:31 PM (EbYrW)

252 You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

There was one about public goods that was not very well written, but guessable.

Posted by: rammer at February 11, 2012 06:32 PM (7VeVV)

253 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Yay me!

Posted by: Syracuse1989 at February 11, 2012 06:33 PM (OIIe6)

254 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

yaaaahooo,

I would like th thank AoS any you 'rons and 'ettes for my education!!!!

fucked up the Gettysburg address

Posted by: jake at February 11, 2012 06:34 PM (VDbQY)

255 Boy, this site isn't filled with Moronsat all. It is filled with pure genius! Look at those scores!

Posted by: Syracuse1989 at February 11, 2012 06:35 PM (OIIe6)

256 93.94% Missed the "of the people, by the people" question by answering Constitution, although I wondered about the Gettysburg Address, and the one about tax equaling spending. That one was a bit confusing, but I considered the correct answer of tax per person equaling spending per person on average.

Posted by: GSain at February 11, 2012 06:35 PM (hpDdf)

257 30/33 Sad Panda.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at February 11, 2012 06:37 PM (X/+QT)

258 I missed the Gettysburg Address one and the last one. 31 out of 33. 93.94%

Posted by: no good deed at February 11, 2012 06:38 PM (mjR67)

259 30 of 33. i feel like an idiot.

Posted by: tom at February 11, 2012 06:38 PM (opupt)

260 31 out of 33 Puritans! and Gettysburg address (head down in shame, blames others for his failure).

Posted by: SoCalSteeler at February 11, 2012 06:39 PM (xUem0)

261 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %


Question:
A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
Your Answer:
government pays for its construction, not
citizens
Correct Answer:
a resident can benefit from it without directly
paying for it

Posted by: astonerii at February 11, 2012 06:39 PM (8i4zi)

262 The high scores may be a side effect of us all being older than snot.

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2012 06:41 PM (P0X9Q)

263 You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

That luck would have been better applied towards the purchase of a lottery ticket.

Posted by: Voltaires Crack at February 11, 2012 06:41 PM (RLKHp)

264 90.91 %

Missed Lincoln-Douglas, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people," and "If taxes equal government spending."

Still don't get the last one, but I'm smarter than a college professor and smarter than a politician.

Posted by: Llarry at February 11, 2012 06:43 PM (Rnfm0)

265 Missed One, 97%. Lincoln-Douglas debates did me in. No excuse, just did not get the right answer.

Posted by: Yodan at February 11, 2012 06:45 PM (A8v+R)

266
Cakewalk - 33 out of 33 100%
I wonder what Professor Obama would get. I'm thinling closer to 33%

Posted by: JCinQC at February 11, 2012 06:46 PM (exJT8)

267 I got a perfect score, but I am not sure that all of them were really "Civics" questions.

Posted by: Matt Harris at February 11, 2012 06:46 PM (C76be)

268 Glad to see all the lurkers come out of the shadows for this one. We could use these quizes for moron bait.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 11, 2012 06:46 PM (JKNDp)

269
93.94%

Missed business profit (duh) and if taxes equal government spending,

Posted by: mike at February 11, 2012 06:48 PM (5nk8p)

270 32/33 -- missed the "taxes per person/spending per person" item.

Posted by: Ken at February 11, 2012 06:48 PM (7yb9x)

271 >>>I gots 36.3 out of 32 take that bushies.
Posted by: Klarence at February 11, 2012 05:59 PM (L3I4w)

Hahahahaha!

Posted by: mike at February 11, 2012 06:49 PM (5nk8p)

272 31/33, 93%
not too bad I guess.

Posted by: real joe at February 11, 2012 06:49 PM (UcJdI)

273
33/33
Agree that some of the correct answers were the least-wrong ones ...
btw, the test was put together by the ISI (Intercollegiate Studies Institute) whose first president was William F. Buckley.
... which explains why college profs scored only in the 50% range. Their heads exploded halfway through.

Posted by: crisis du jour at February 11, 2012 06:49 PM (J1eJz)

274 ACED it!

I may not earn much money, I don't wash dishes, I drive too fast and I'm losing my hair, but DAMN I test well!

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 11, 2012 06:51 PM (Zq+ah)

275 90.91%, and I'm a foreigner. Can I be an honorary citizen?

Posted by: nick at February 11, 2012 06:52 PM (aij2o)

276 262
The high scores may be a side effect of us all being older than snot.


True dat, we didn't have union hacks as teachers and they had some pride, aka, they knew the answers, half the hack teachers now don't have a fucking clue.

But, they got out of State U with a degree!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 11, 2012 06:53 PM (hXJOG)

277 The score works like golf, right?

Posted by: Obumbles at February 11, 2012 06:53 PM (rFpcx)

278 227
Woo,Hoo
And anyone who doesn't know the 3 branches of gubmint should have to lick the halls balls of congress clean with their tongue.
FIFY - I only got 27%. Who's first?

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at February 11, 2012 06:54 PM (SO4pn)

279 276 I just left the "young voter" demographic last year. Whew, it feels good to no longer be associated with that riff-raff.

Posted by: no good deed at February 11, 2012 06:55 PM (mjR67)

280 93.94%

Or is that 93.94 proof? *hic*

Posted by: Dang at February 11, 2012 06:56 PM (BbX1b)

281 93%.

Posted by: Jazz at February 11, 2012 06:56 PM (NzrVU)

282 32 out of 33. Worship me.

Posted by: joncelli, creepy android moron at February 11, 2012 06:56 PM (+MbqG)

283 93.94% missed the one on Puritans and one other...dumb iPad won't let me go back and see.

Posted by: JohnTant at February 11, 2012 06:57 PM (ApEvc)

284 "90.91%, and I'm a foreigner. Can I be an honorary citizen?"
----------------------
Yes. And you're clearly too smart to be a politician.

Posted by: Retread at February 11, 2012 06:58 PM (joSBv)

285 Eh that was easy. 33/33.

Posted by: Entropy, Racism Delenda Est at February 11, 2012 06:59 PM (Ci0JG)

286 97%.

Posted by: avi at February 11, 2012 07:00 PM (iSFyV)

287 96.97%

Posted by: Craig R. Harmon at February 11, 2012 07:00 PM (56VfE)

288 OT: Yesterday, I drove past a restaurant where there were at least 75 young beautiful women in short tight dresses, standing in line, resumes in hand. I assumed it was some interview for a rock video or something. I turned the corner and there were more of them coming - parking cars and walking towards the place. A few had long loose dresses but they were see through and low cut. All were wearing those 6" stilettos.

I had a camera phone - I cd hav taken a picture. But then I would have looked pervy.

Posted by: mike at February 11, 2012 07:01 PM (5nk8p)

289
Damn Puritans. Damn levees.
2wrong. Epic Fail. I can no longer become a professor I guess...

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at February 11, 2012 07:02 PM (0aByc)

290
96.97 %

Missed the last one about spending=revenue. I was in a hurry to get it over with.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2012 07:03 PM (ES9R7)

291 32 of 33
Socrates, Plato, etc, were my doom

Posted by: joated at February 11, 2012 07:04 PM (f7+Ws)

292 Well at least I'm smarter than your average professor. 23 for a 69.70

Posted by: Awful McNasty's boxers at February 11, 2012 07:06 PM (SiOVz)

293
I got 27 or 82%. I disagreed with a few of the way the answers were worded, but nevertheless, how can the avg only get 49%? wow.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2012 07:06 PM (o8Ahx)

294 76%.......not bad for public school education

Posted by: Joe at February 11, 2012 07:06 PM (MFQJZ)

295 31 of 33, I should have gotten the profit question, but I stupidly started exchanging the words in the answers, ugh, but, eh, still 93% is still an A.

Posted by: Douglas at February 11, 2012 07:07 PM (YKOnu)

296 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Which apparently makes me a moron compared to most of you morons!

Posted by: Owen Kellogg at February 11, 2012 07:08 PM (ZpmXe)

297 We have a very pretty smart and well informed group here.

My score: You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %

I am Canadian, and learning still.

Posted by: 2SoonOld2LateSmart at February 11, 2012 07:08 PM (YFAMg)

298 I got 31 or 33, or 93.94 percent

How anyone got under 50 percent with the multiple choice format must be a politician, employed by the Baghdad Bob Media, or a troll who comes here to "educate" us

Posted by: kbdabear at February 11, 2012 07:09 PM (Y+DPZ)

299 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

I missed the Gettysburg address question. I missed it because I clicked the wrong button. (I inadvertently chose the costitution though I meant to choose Gettysburg). I knew it was from the Gettysburg address because I heard Raymond Massey reading those words in my head followed by "shall not perish from the Earth." Oh well. I guess I'm good at civics and lousy at clicking the correct radio button.

So college professors average 55% ? Really? Do they not read the questions? This quiz was way easier than most trivia games.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 11, 2012 07:10 PM (a9mQu)

300 30 of 33 -90.91%
to be fair though, college professors teach women's studies and various other un-marketable skills (using skills loosely).
sorry, a little broad with the swipe at college professors but which ones took the test?

Posted by: bill at February 11, 2012 07:10 PM (lYJ4e)

301 Not one question about the NBA or hip-hop music. The test is obviously racist

Posted by: Chris Matthews at February 11, 2012 07:12 PM (Y+DPZ)

302 I wonder what those researchers who said that stupid people are drawn to conservative beliefs got on this test

Posted by: kbdabear at February 11, 2012 07:13 PM (Y+DPZ)

303 100%! What do I win?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 11, 2012 07:14 PM (lJJMb)

304 32/33. I missed the "government by the people, for the people" question. I gave a little too much credit to the Founders.

Posted by: notthatGreg at February 11, 2012 07:14 PM (XXWQp)

305 Aced it. 100%

Posted by: Zoltan at February 11, 2012 07:14 PM (sX1gH)

306 So college professors average 55% ? Really? Do they not read the questions? This quiz was way easier than most trivia games.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 11, 2012 07:10 PM

THERE'S NO SUCH WORD AS MOOPS !!!!!!

Posted by: The Bubble Boy at February 11, 2012 07:14 PM (Y+DPZ)

307
30 out of 33, and I was a French major. Never took econ in my life.
I credit Steve the Pirate. Hanging out with him the smarts rub off.
(Plus he's ahistory/poli sci major who likes to talk.)

Posted by: Steve the Pirate's Wife at February 11, 2012 07:16 PM (B0893)

308 I got 84.85%. Like most of the others here that took the test, obviously, none of us are qualified to be an elected official.

Posted by: Lee at February 11, 2012 07:16 PM (RtwOA)

309 37
I am very afraid for this country if politicians, the average citizen,
and college "professors" really are scoring ~50% on that test.


Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 11, 2012 05:11 PM

Kind of shows you what "credentials" are good for in the real world, doesn't it

Posted by: kbdabear at February 11, 2012 07:17 PM (Y+DPZ)

310 I'm just saying that if they lowered a mind reading helmet onto my head to see what I know I would have got 100% instead 96.7%

That would have eliminated the potential for user error.

On the other hand there probably would have been a lot of clutter mixed in with the answers like cable-scrambled images of naked lesbians making out to saxophone music, a vague sense that my Mom doesn't really love me, an intense fear of wasps(the insect, not the band or the demographic category), and powerful desire on my part to order a Jimmy John's Gargantuan sub.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 11, 2012 07:18 PM (a9mQu)

311 30/33
Suck it Socrates, Wade and Levees.

Posted by: Buck O. Phive at February 11, 2012 07:20 PM (R2ShP)

312 Questions like these are designed to trip people up. So, I wouldn't feel bad no matter what scores you got - unless you're a freaking leftard academic.

Posted by: mike at February 11, 2012 07:22 PM (5nk8p)

313 30 out of 33. I feel stupid for missing the ones I missed. Lincoln - Douglas, Puritans, and taxes = spending. Not that 90% is bad but still, should have gotten them all right. Hard to believe the % breakdown though. Not for the politicians, especially the economic questions. Just look how they run the country. We're doomed.

Posted by: Jon in TX at February 11, 2012 07:22 PM (lRqIF)

314 Hey, maybe we should copy and paste the questions and ask our trolls to answer them, see how smart they actually are

Posted by: kbdabear at February 11, 2012 07:22 PM (Y+DPZ)

315 97% Should have trusted my first guess on the 1st amendment!

Posted by: pashmr10 at February 11, 2012 07:23 PM (FZvuS)

316 I would say 3 or 4 of those questions were very tricky like in their wording. I could easily have gotten the debt question wrong, I just figured that like today- we could start spending as much as we take in so that we didn't add more to our existing debt, butwe'd still be over 15 trillion in debt- so the question was- either or for me- and I got lucky.

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at February 11, 2012 07:25 PM (0aByc)

317 32 out of 33

Posted by: blogforce one at February 11, 2012 07:26 PM (7cXfH)

318 28, or 84.85%, which is lower than I had expected.

Posted by: Ignatz D. Mouse at February 11, 2012 07:27 PM (2dU/2)

319 97% 32 of 33.

Posted by: FOMSG at February 11, 2012 07:28 PM (+VAGf)

320 I went 31 of 33.

Posted by: Dc zombie at February 11, 2012 07:28 PM (iOStO)

321 315 97% Should have trusted my first guess on the 1st amendment!
Posted by: pashmr10 at February 11, 2012 07:23 PM (FZvuS)

No rounding! You did not EARN that .04% !

Posted by: cackfinger at February 11, 2012 07:29 PM (a9mQu)

322 Sorry, should have read .4%.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 11, 2012 07:29 PM (a9mQu)

323 30 out of 33. I'm blaming my impaired fine motor skills and mental fog after starting on xanax yesterday.

Posted by: Who Knows at February 11, 2012 07:32 PM (W+Itt)

324 96.97% (One question wrong.)

Question: A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
Your Answer: government pays for its construction, not citizens
Correct Answer: a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
Went back and forth on this one between these two answers and decided that they actually basically say the same thing.

Did not get any others wrong but disagree with at least one "right' answer, though it was the best on listed.

Posted by: Have Blue at February 11, 2012 07:32 PM (IKTC8)

325 31 of 33 .
High school grad from the deep ignorant south .

Posted by: awkward davies at February 11, 2012 07:33 PM (ybe4q)

326 33 of 33.

Posted by: MJ at February 11, 2012 07:34 PM (/x4oj)

327 32/33. But I'm a college professor, so I should have held back a bit. Well, maybe a lot.

Posted by: Crimso at February 11, 2012 07:34 PM (eOWYf)

328
0 out of 33 - 0.00 %

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 11, 2012 07:34 PM (DbBVm)

329 87.88% but out of the four I missed I switched 3 of them from right to wrong at the last moment.
And WTF is this?: "Question: Which of the following fiscal policy combinations has the federal government most often followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?
Your Answer: increasing both taxes and spending
Correct Answer: decreasing taxes and increasing spending

In my lifetime they have more often done the wrong thing....not the correct answer.

Posted by: Hopped up on Something at February 11, 2012 07:35 PM (1eLab)

330 30/33

Posted by: Minuteman (aka trainer) until Juggy is Gone at February 11, 2012 07:37 PM (DGxyd)

331 100%

But I didn't like the government tax and spending questions.

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at February 11, 2012 07:37 PM (caupe)

332 75.76%. And I'm Canadian!

Posted by: TrueNorthist at February 11, 2012 07:37 PM (RQtDB)

333 31/33, 94%
Judging by the posted results, the "morons" are a lot sharper in civics than, say, your average college professor. Like Inspector Renault, I'm shocked, shocked.

Posted by: Giacomo at February 11, 2012 07:37 PM (PbJOk)

334 32 of 33, but then I'm a chimp.

Nancy Pelosi would probably just drool on the keyboard.

Posted by: nickless at February 11, 2012 07:39 PM (MMC8r)

335
You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %Whew! That's a relief.

Posted by: stuiec at February 11, 2012 07:40 PM (thqK1)

336 Kbdabear,excellent idea about posing selections from the quiz to the trolls. Love to see that.

Posted by: Who Knows at February 11, 2012 07:41 PM (W+Itt)

337 Pass a copy around at what's left of any Occupy site.

Posted by: Who Knows at February 11, 2012 07:42 PM (W+Itt)

338 You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %
My boys were shocked, turms out Mom's not a buffoon afterall.

Posted by: middleagedhousewife at February 11, 2012 07:44 PM (2FR7y)

339 26 out of 33 ............... but I'm an Aussie so I figure that's not too bad.

Posted by: Myeviltwindidit at February 11, 2012 07:45 PM (L+Tq7)

340 31 of 33. Missed Roe v Wade and the last question (because I didn't read through all the answers thoroughly).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2012 07:46 PM (PJhLZ)

341 93.94%
Seems to me that morons and moronettes have an outstanding understanding of civics. Maybe we should replace congress with m and m's.

Posted by: TxDan at February 11, 2012 07:47 PM (A6lKP)

342 84.85%

Posted by: Ben at February 11, 2012 07:50 PM (89vkZ)

343 100%

This wasn't even hard.

Posted by: BobJustBob at February 11, 2012 07:50 PM (Rg36M)

344 100%. And my lefty friends think I'm a moron.

Posted by: Scott at February 11, 2012 07:52 PM (UlYK4)

345 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Missed Lincoln/Douglass question and "if taxes equal government spending..." question. Like others, I question this question.


Posted by: SC88 at February 11, 2012 07:53 PM (1mTkW)

346 96.97, or 32 out of 33. I missed the Lincoln-Douglas debates question. I should have gone with my first choice, which was correct.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2012 07:54 PM (dWqmD)

347 32 out of 33. Missed the one about levees. And damn proud of that, too.

Posted by: GolfBoy at February 11, 2012 07:58 PM (m6o86)

348 32/33. Not all of us college professors are leftist fools

Posted by: Snowy Owl at February 11, 2012 07:58 PM (Kn0ng)

349 Missed two. Got the Lincoln-Stephens debate question debate right. Just barely. Dug deep for that one.......whew....

Posted by: Alaska Paul at February 11, 2012 07:59 PM (iVCBI)

350 I have a lot of pencil marks on my monitor and it didn't give me a final score.

Posted by: David Duke at February 11, 2012 08:02 PM (ScD5a)

351 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Meh. Smart-assery is more my strength than knowin' facts and history and whatnot.

Posted by: Warden at February 11, 2012 08:04 PM (KulgD)

352
31/33
Missed on spending policies in a recession and the taxes and spending questions.

Posted by: Sam at February 11, 2012 08:04 PM (6VSdJ)

353 I answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 11, 2012 08:06 PM (1fLwj)

354 30 out of 33 for 90.91%. Proof that alcohol does kill the slow brain cells.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2012 08:08 PM (/fS1Y)

355 32/33, agree the last question needs to be re-worded

Posted by: Beldar at February 11, 2012 08:10 PM (TS8UY)

356 90.91% 30 of 33 - but I disagree with one of the answers. The constitution does indeed grant a right of the people to bear arms. The right to religion is also there

Posted by: Mike at February 11, 2012 08:15 PM (0EW9Y)

357 87%

Worse than usual. I usually miss two because for whatever reason I brainfart on the same questions.

Posted by: chrisbg99 at February 11, 2012 08:15 PM (r0bDT)

358 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %
Gettysburg Address? Hhhmmph
I got Puritans confused with Quakers
But I never said I was a severe Conservative


Incorrect Answers

Question:
What was the source of the
following phrase: “Government of the people, by the people, for the
people”?
Your Answer:
Declaration of Independence
Correct Answer:
Gettysburg Address

Question:
If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer:
government debt is zero
Correct Answer:
tax per person equals government spending per person on average

Question:
A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
Your Answer:
citizens value it as much as bread and medicine
Correct Answer:
a resident can benefit from it without directly
paying for it

Question:
The Puritans:
Your Answer:
opposed all wars on moral grounds
Correct Answer:
stressed the sinfulness of all humanity

Posted by: Joe BIdenmytime at February 11, 2012 08:16 PM (poMwA)

359 The dog ate my homework but I got 29/33 (87.88%)... Honest!

Posted by: Tightie Rightie at February 11, 2012 08:19 PM (VALm3)

360 31 or 33...

Loved how much standard libtard "knowledge" was included in possible answers...

Posted by: phreshone at February 11, 2012 08:21 PM (KtT0H)

361 I missed the one that equated obama with being in command or a chief of anything. 30/33. Any community organizers out there willing to tell us how they scored?

Posted by: Hawk777 at February 11, 2012 08:24 PM (FmX0/)

362 31 out of 33,93.94% Geez how many of us missed the one on government spending? And I missed the one on the Greeks and Aquinas. Hey, it's been a long time since I studied philosophy.

Posted by: Deanna at February 11, 2012 08:25 PM (fGLJa)

363 People are overthinking the debt/taxes one.

It's just a tautology: if A = B then A/x = B/x.

Posted by: Knemon at February 11, 2012 08:27 PM (i59oR)

364 30/33

I'd argue on the ones I missed.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 11, 2012 08:29 PM (hC5jI)

365 84.85 %

Needs improvement.

Posted by: i like anchors 2012 at February 11, 2012 08:30 PM (LCZ3l)

366 ou answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %



I still feel kind of retarded...I can't believe I missed the ones I missed.

Posted by: rc at February 11, 2012 05:03 PM (TJzV6)

total dittoes

Posted by: lurker at February 11, 2012 08:30 PM (XHTHB)

367 I am the 87%

Posted by: (Original, Famous) My Sharia Moor at February 11, 2012 08:31 PM (KZi9D)

368 WTF
You answered 13 out of 33 correctly

There's a curve, right?

Posted by: Paul Krugman at February 11, 2012 08:32 PM (3Zo6I)

369 Tax and spend question and the one on recessions answers were debatable.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 11, 2012 08:33 PM (hC5jI)

370 32 out of 33. Missed Lincoln-Douglas. I said Secession, but they said Expansion.

Posted by: NukemHill at February 11, 2012 08:34 PM (7WLzC)

371 I'm thrilled to say that, as a college professor, I fuckin' trounced my liberal brethren.
90.91

Posted by: wankette at February 11, 2012 08:34 PM (CrYip)

372 32/33 Dang Puritans and what they believed. Like they were monolithic.

Posted by: Herbert Hill at February 11, 2012 08:35 PM (Wgy3K)

373 I got 66% and I'm not even american. suck it yankee running dog capitalists!!

Posted by: The PenIs Mightier Than The Sword at February 11, 2012 08:38 PM (A3k2W)

374 87.88% not bad for an old fart. As far as the college professors 55%. Just goes to show you tenure is a wonderful thing, similar to affirmative action.

Posted by: Buffalobob at February 11, 2012 08:39 PM (qiFDD)

375 84%.
28 out of 33.
I am the shit. And fuck the Puritans.

Posted by: TheJane at February 11, 2012 08:44 PM (Km/Pn)

376 I think that the "public good" thing threw me because I always thought that meant "public benefit" instead of "public asset".

Like "he got the goods" or "buy the dry goods"...

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2012 08:44 PM (P0X9Q)

377 100%. I had to think about the public goods question, though.

Posted by: Ken at February 11, 2012 08:45 PM (3ar4L)

378 Socrates wasn't a problem so long as Thomas Aquinas was considered. Where might the two overlap?

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2012 08:47 PM (P0X9Q)

379 Thirty-two right out of 33. The one I missed was the question on why free markets bring about prosperity, and I think that there are, arguably, two correct answers to that one.

If college professors get only 55% right, we need new professors. If government officials get only 45% right, that is a fucking disgrace.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 11, 2012 08:47 PM (iacXr)

380 33 for 33. Overqualified for teaching and public office.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 11, 2012 08:48 PM (mCxen)

381 32/33 Ñ last question was bogus.

Posted by: goozer at February 11, 2012 08:50 PM (vQcKN)

382 Nailed it!

But shit, at least half the questions oughta be gimmies! That means anyone minimally competent in being an American should get at least a 62 just by guessing the harder ones.

Posted by: Otto Zilch at February 11, 2012 08:50 PM (p01MN)

383 I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: Bill at February 11, 2012 08:51 PM (f/qE7)

384 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

I am distracted by Boondock Saints on IFC channel I guess.

Posted by: Sounder at February 11, 2012 08:52 PM (7lbXY)

385 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 11, 2012 08:53 PM (XPOg8)

386 Three.

Posted by: mesablue at February 11, 2012 08:54 PM (ev3Dt)

387 Wrong.

Posted by: mesablue at February 11, 2012 08:54 PM (ev3Dt)

388 On the free markets/prosperity one, the tipoff is "central" planning. On the Hayek tip, markets work because of distributed knowledge, planning fails b/c of institutional and epistemological limitations.

The property rights answer is goodish, but the one about local knowledge is more of a direct contrast w/central planning.

On the puritans, "sinful humanity" is (as several have pointed out) a crude reduction but the other choices are just plain wrong, so it's the least-bad answer.

On the public good, the point isn't who pays for it, it's the free rider problem. You can imagine the government paying for something that's not available to everyone. That wouldn't be a public good. You can also imagine private supprt for something that everyone can access. That would.

Posted by: Knemon at February 11, 2012 08:57 PM (i59oR)

389 I'd like to see some media figures take this test.

I'd like to see Obama take this test.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 11, 2012 08:58 PM (XPOg8)

390 Missed the last one. Really, college professors flunked this?

75% of that was grade school history and government. Well at least from the 70s. I guess that was pre-hippie, commie take over of our schools.

Posted by: Bryang at February 11, 2012 09:01 PM (pOYRF)

391 100%! W00t!

Posted by: DarthKrampus at February 11, 2012 09:02 PM (0fXDw)

392
You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %
Missed the one on the Puritans

Posted by: Bruce at February 11, 2012 09:02 PM (jcFoK)

393 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Posted by: Jno Aubrey at February 11, 2012 09:03 PM (c8mH3)

394 Only missed that fucking punk Plato, again. I'manna bust a cap in that Greek bitch. Yo.

Posted by: motionview at February 11, 2012 09:04 PM (i+DU3)

395 31 out of 33 or, 93.94%. I am deeply ashamed, although as an out, I may have brain damage. Though not so extensive as to cause me to vote Democrat, yet.

Posted by: Bitsko at February 11, 2012 09:06 PM (pjKSk)

396 I got 32/33 - misread the correct answer to the public good one.

Like others, I find it extremely hard to believe that the average score is only 49%, and that college professors average only 55%.

Number One Son got 23/33, and he's only ten years old.

Posted by: Lewis at February 11, 2012 09:11 PM (6TClq)

397 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Yay! I'm a Pakled. I am smart! And powerful!

Posted by: Dave C. at February 11, 2012 09:13 PM (rgXdB)

398 84%
Not too shabby.

Posted by: gdonovan at February 11, 2012 09:15 PM (U2DNv)

399 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Posted by: Snafu at February 11, 2012 09:15 PM (8d28r)

Posted by: Paul Monroe at February 11, 2012 09:15 PM (ZUyVO)

401 96.97 ...got the damn puritan question wrong. grr.

Posted by: exsanguine at February 11, 2012 09:16 PM (FaS2h)

402 I'm a college professor and got 31/33, or 93%. I'm guessing other college professors missed the questions on the Bill of Rights, the benefits of capitalism and free trade, separation of powers, and who "our" enemies were during WWII (although I didn't see if "United States and Great Britain" were an option).

Posted by: Mullaney at February 11, 2012 09:21 PM (s8XaI)

403 You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

Bitchez!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 09:21 PM (6bRBh)

404 84.45% not bad for taking a test after drinking at Tilted Klit

Posted by: cpddet at February 11, 2012 09:22 PM (Ac3Qd)

405 Results


You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Posted by: smokedaddy at February 11, 2012 09:29 PM (YDR6Y)

406 32/33 I missed the one on whether the Constitution allows bounty hunters to shoot first.

Posted by: Greedo at February 11, 2012 09:29 PM (SzAZ7)

407 32 out of 33.... that stupid tax question at the end.

bastards.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2012 09:30 PM (8MasJ)

408 30 out of 33. Nice to see the libbie profs would've failed on a standard college grading scale, with no curve.

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at February 11, 2012 09:31 PM (WhqBj)

409 32/33. I bricked the Gettysburg Address question. No idea what the hell I was thinking.

Posted by: Michael at February 11, 2012 09:31 PM (nRBPB)

410 Fuck! 10% This test is racist!

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 11, 2012 09:33 PM (6bRBh)

411 I aced it, but I'm also a bit of a test-taking machine. From the consensus that seems to be showing up, it doesn't look like that had much effect. It's just not that hard, which makes the averages for the cited groups exceeding sad. =(

Posted by: VekTor at February 11, 2012 09:35 PM (N1rLW)

412 You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %

Posted by: ltcsnick at February 11, 2012 09:39 PM (oJegf)

413 31/33
I always new this place had a lot of smart people.
Wonder if the sir puts a lot could get detter than 50%

Posted by: ciceroskip at February 11, 2012 09:42 PM (CdSVT)

414 17 yr old Army basic-bound son sat down and promptly beat the pants off his Mom. I do hate it when they do that. So much for my congratulatory cupcake.

Posted by: middleagedhousewife at February 11, 2012 09:43 PM (2FR7y)

415 87.88%...4 wrong. Missed Lincoln Douglas debate, final government spending question (and don't see why I'm wrong), the Roosevelt response to the Supreme Court, and one other I already can't remember. And I never read historical non-fiction, don't watch the History Channel, and am not a Tea Party guy. Our country is doomed.

Posted by: MostlyRight at February 11, 2012 09:50 PM (ZG8Ti)

416 Elected Officials displayed their quality with a 44%!

My golden retriever just got 45%.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 09:50 PM (6bRBh)

417 29 of 33- 87.88%. I missed the Anti-Federalists, spending vs taxation in recession, philosopher question, and levees.

Posted by: tmi3rd at February 11, 2012 09:50 PM (WRtsc)

418 32/33 or 97%

Those damn Puritans!

Posted by: Roswell Ripper at February 11, 2012 09:50 PM (WGNXF)

419 31 for 33, and I made stupid mistakes on the two I missed by rushing through. Thatourself-proclaimed"betters"would score 55% or lower on this thing is horrifying, but not surprising.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2012 09:53 PM (GjDnP)

420 29/33, or 87.88%

Posted by: disa at February 11, 2012 09:54 PM (v7+7U)

421 I got 31/33 but disagree with the "correct" answer. First, if taxes equal spending, there is no way to say that each citizen is getting their money's worth-especially under obozo. I also think free markets enforce better than just "local knowledge"-that sounds like just another gov't scheme to set up boards. In the free market, you will lose eventually if you don't honor contracts or property rights.

Posted by: Bookdoc at February 11, 2012 09:57 PM (Opyrm)

422 You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

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Pizza Cake
Santorum 2012

Posted by: DaMav at February 11, 2012 10:05 PM (EqxtD)

423 Elected Officials displayed their quality with a 44%!

Anyone getting under 50% should be executed, just on general public hygiene grounds.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 10:07 PM (6bRBh)

424 96.97%

I was only half right on the Lincoln-Douglas question...I knew their debates were about slavery, I just wasn't specific enough.

I just forwarded the link to my father-in-law. He's a college professor at the other major university in the greater Peoples Republic of AnnArbor area; he has a life-sized bust of Lenin in his study. If he does better than 40% I'll be surprised. He will, of course, denounce the quiz as "fundamentalist propaganda" and/or "Tea Party indoctrination".

Hilarity will ensue.

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 11, 2012 10:19 PM (JMmQ9)

425 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

For goodness sake, which ones did the elected officials miss?!?!?!?

Posted by: Beth at February 11, 2012 10:26 PM (KTeM9)

426 81.82%

Posted by: Til at February 11, 2012 10:29 PM (XSEbf)

427 I think that the quiz is rather... selective... about what questions it asks. The questions themselves are fine (with all the various nits about wording, etc) and they are all things that a well educated person *ought* to know but they're also the sorts of things that someone on the "liberty" side of things is more likely to have paid attention to and remembered. Such as the "wall of separation" and "for the people by the people" or "what is the electoral college?"

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2012 10:31 PM (P0X9Q)

428 32/33.A Virginia boy torpedoed by Abe Lincoln once again!

Posted by: Cowboy at February 11, 2012 10:35 PM (So+7G)

429 "First, if taxes equal spending, there is no way to say that each citizen
is getting their money's worth-especially under obozo. I also think
free markets enforce better than just "local knowledge"-that sounds like
just another gov't scheme to set up boards. In the free market, you
will lose eventually if you don't honor contracts or property rights."

1) It's not about "money's worth." All the answer is saying is, if taxes = spending, then taxes/number of citizens = spending/number of citizens. You could substitute in peas or beads or whatever, it's just saying if A=B, then A/population = B/population.

2) "Local knowledge" is not a board scheme. The reason why a market is better than planning is because a "market" is the sum of a huge number of individual decisions, while a "plan" is, well, a plan, made by one person or a small group of people.

So in the Soviet Union, they decide they're going to need 15 million new pairs of shoes, or whatever, and that's the goal they work toward. They trample all over property rights to do that, sure, but the original error is in the belief that they can have a plan in the first place.

In a free market, the number of shoes made emerges from a *decentralized* network of decisions made by shoemakers and shoebuyers.

Property rights are important, but "local knowledge" is a better answer for why the market is better than central planning.

Posted by: Knemon at February 11, 2012 10:36 PM (r1jNE)

430 87.88 (29 of 33).

Out thought myself - life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness looked too easy.

Shoot.

Posted by: Chariots of Toast at February 11, 2012 10:37 PM (eNURf)

431
You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Incorrect Answers

Question: What impact did the Anti-Federalists have on the United States Constitution?





My write-in of "Dick All" was apparently incorrect....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 11, 2012 10:39 PM (kdS6q)

432 93.94 %

Posted by: Running Hobo at February 11, 2012 10:40 PM (l1oyw)

433 100%.
Guessed on a few.

Posted by: HighPlainsJackal at February 11, 2012 10:41 PM (DxYxS)

434 Woo-hoo! 100%

And I quote:


You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

Posted by: Joe at February 11, 2012 10:42 PM (CIiFf)

435 421
I got 31/33 but disagree with the "correct" answer. First, if taxes
equal spending, there is no way to say that each citizen is getting
their money's worth-especially under obozo. I also think free markets
enforce better than just "local knowledge"-that sounds like just another
gov't scheme to set up boards. In the free market, you will lose
eventually if you don't honor contracts or property rights.

Posted by: Bookdoc

***

Your 31/33 was well deserved.

Free markets certainly require the right and freedom of contracts but the free markets themselves don't "enforce" contracts. To do that you need (1) the rule of law; (2) Dare I say it here, the government to establish, fund and operate a system of courts and sheriffs to resolve contract disputes and enforce those resolutions when necessary.

Posted by: Penumbral night emanations at February 11, 2012 10:45 PM (u3N3z)

436 My 16 year-old son got 32/33.

God, I'm worried about him. He's not stupid/ignorant enough to fit into this society.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 10:45 PM (6bRBh)

437 The thing I love about this test is that includes liberal catnip as answers, and so induces the cognitively challenged - i.e., liberals - to plump for incorrect choices. Now if in the relevant questions they'd only included "from each according to his ability, to each according to his means" liberals would've scored even lower.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 10:47 PM (6bRBh)

438 100%.

Paused for a bit on the Gettysburg Address question (had to replay the whole thing in the head)...

Posted by: wpw at February 11, 2012 10:47 PM (9OLSg)

439 2) "Local knowledge" is not a board scheme. The reason why a market is
better than planning is because a "market" is the sum of a huge number
of individual decisions, while a "plan" is, well, a plan, made by one
person or a small group of people.

So in the Soviet Union, they
decide they're going to need 15 million new pairs of shoes, or whatever,
and that's the goal they work toward. They trample all over property
rights to do that, sure, but the original error is in the belief that
they can have a plan in the first place.

***

Bingo, I recall a story that in the Soviet Union the Minstry of Footwear decreed that Factory A should produce 100,000 pair of men's shoes for the year.

Whereupon the factory loyally produced 100,000 pairs of men's shoes.

All the same style. All the same color. All the same siz, the smallest size they made. Saved on materials. Saved on retooling. Met quota. Drink vodka.

Local knowledge? Like the fact human feet differ in size to say nothing of consumer taste varying? Not so much.

Now, substitute CFL's or Chevy Volts for shoes and the story sounds quite familiar.


Posted by: Penumbral night emanations at February 11, 2012 10:51 PM (u3N3z)

440 32/33.

Why, if taxes equal spending, does government debt not equal zero?

Posted by: Irwin Corey at February 11, 2012 10:53 PM (u3N3z)

441 "Why, if taxes equal spending, does government debt not equal zero?"

If taxes equal spending, you have no deficit, and you're not *adding* debt, but whatever debt you've already piled up is still there.

So for instance, last year we had an (IIRC) 1.5 trillion deficit, but our debt was about 10 times that.

If we balance our budget for the next year (dream with me), we've still got that 15 trillion debt. To chip away at that, we have to bring in *more* in taxes than we spend.

I agree that this was a poorly written question, but since one other answer is right by definition (if taxes = spending then taxes per person = spending per person), go with that one.

Posted by: Knemon at February 11, 2012 10:56 PM (r1jNE)

442 Why, if taxes equal spending, does government debt not equal zero?

Posted by: Irwin Corey at February 11, 2012 10:53 PM (u3N3z)


The budget deficit[i/] (which is what you're thinking of)is zero, but the debt could be non-zero (imagine!) on day one.

Suppose we hada budgetary deficit of zero (as if!) next year - we'd still owe a shitload of money. We just hadn't added to it that year.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 11:01 PM (6bRBh)

443 Goddamn it, when are they going to fix the fucking formating here?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 11:02 PM (6bRBh)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 11:03 PM (6bRBh)

445 Got 1 question Wrong. 96.97%

Posted by: McLovin at February 11, 2012 11:03 PM (l14aH)

446 I agree that this was a poorly written question

_____________________

It's not poorly written, it's deceptively written. In essence it's asking whether you know the difference between debt and deficit, i.e., between slope and intercept.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 11:05 PM (6bRBh)

447

You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %






Incorrect Answers

Question:
Which of the following
fiscal policy combinations has the federal government most often
followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe
recession?

Your Answer:
increasing both taxes and spending

Correct Answer:
decreasing taxes and increasing spending

Posted by: Bill Johnson at February 11, 2012 11:05 PM (9X1+H)

448 Sorry about the italics - my bad.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2012 11:06 PM (6bRBh)

449 81.82% -- got 27 out of 33 correct

Posted by: KR1 at February 11, 2012 11:06 PM (oEfom)

450 That proves it -- conservatives are waaaaay smarter than left-wing douche bag college professors.

Posted by: KR1 at February 11, 2012 11:08 PM (oEfom)

451 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Would have got the "If taxes equal government spending" question right if i had read the damn answers fully...

Posted by: John at February 11, 2012 11:11 PM (fIDBG)

452
31 out of 33.
55% is shameful for teachers.

Posted by: connertown at February 11, 2012 11:17 PM (uIaoY)

453 87.88%.
Is it really surprising that our candidates and politicians suck so bad when they only score mid 40's?
I think the biggest problem in government is notWashington Insider Disease, but just pure dumbassness on the part of politicians. That's why they need teleprompters.

Posted by: Sad Dad at February 11, 2012 11:27 PM (MNWe/)

454 My commenthas an Italian accent!

Posted by: Sad Dad at February 11, 2012 11:28 PM (MNWe/)

455 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Missed the bitch about taxes equaling revenue. Didn't like any of the answers, so guessed wrong.

This wasn't hard. I can't believe people don't know the answers. I'd like to know what the most-often-missed questions were.

Posted by: km at February 11, 2012 11:28 PM (0A4Wb)

456 Got 'em all. 33/33

Posted by: SOYLENT GREEN at February 11, 2012 11:32 PM (UD0aD)

457 I didn't have a number two pencil so I didn't bother

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at February 11, 2012 11:36 PM (ScD5a)

458 31/33. Guess I shouldn't have copied off Obama's paper for those two questions I didn't know.

Posted by: t-bird at February 11, 2012 11:40 PM (FcR7P)

459 Suck it morons!

my score:

You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

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Posted by: etf at February 11, 2012 11:43 PM (fHCpK)

460 87.88%. not bad for a dropout working stiff

Posted by: joe in houston at February 11, 2012 11:59 PM (MnSla)

461 84.85 %
Good thing I'm blue collar

Posted by: joewm315 at February 12, 2012 12:05 AM (oGSBO)

462

You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Posted by: Father Confessor at February 12, 2012 12:07 AM (aER31)

463 Got me some college a few decades ago, but still didn't do too bad.
Looks like there are a LOT of smart morons here!
WE <collectively> ROCK!

You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Posted by: RedRightReturning at February 12, 2012 12:18 AM (ijhQa)

464 27 - 81.82%. But I am only a Canadian, so I've got the soft bigotry of low expectations going for me. Also, if taxes = govt. expenditure, wouldn't there be no debt?

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 12, 2012 12:21 AM (tSxym)

465 Also, if taxes = govt. expenditure, wouldn't there be no debt?

There would be no deficit. That was the trick on that question. The debt would still be there from previous years.

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2012 12:23 AM (FcR7P)

466
You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %
Got the Gettysberg addressone wrong

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2012 12:24 AM (iR++l)

467 28/33 And, yeah, another Canadian here as well.

Posted by: taboo at February 12, 2012 12:25 AM (Rl3VV)

468 30 out of 33. I missed the one about the Declaration of Independence--it was HERBIE Hancock.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 12, 2012 12:26 AM (f6GLo)

469 College professors only average 55%?!?

I got 97% - missed the last one - without even breaking a sweat...

Posted by: AceODale at February 12, 2012 12:27 AM (bA9/J)

470 Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2012 12:23 AM (FcR7P)
They tricked me.

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 12, 2012 12:28 AM (tSxym)

471 BTW, if you want a laugh...I checked out an oldfrenemy of mine from college...she's an English "teacher" at a Chicago suburban high school. Here's the banner for the English department at their website.

The KHS English department has 11 wonderful teachers who are passionate about their subject and want to see all of their students succeed and thrive. While we are seeped in tradition with our most veteran of teachers having 31 and 28 years of exprience, we also have a young group with fresh ideas and energy. Whether we are only a few years out of college, a few years away from retiring, or somewhere in between - we love what we do.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 12, 2012 12:30 AM (f6GLo)

472 I missed 3, and they all involved dead white men. I'm satisfied.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 12, 2012 12:41 AM (q/DPR)

473 87.88%--Missed 4. Suck on that, college professors.

Posted by: tcn at February 12, 2012 12:42 AM (hQX3k)

474 100%. Suck it, professors!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 12, 2012 12:49 AM (AZ9Oj)

475 81.82% and I'm Canadian!

Posted by: Tranna at February 12, 2012 01:01 AM (+WPnN)

476 <i>Goddamnit I'm sorry about italics.</i>

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 12, 2012 01:02 AM (6bRBh)

477 Try again to stop 'em.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 12, 2012 01:02 AM (6bRBh)

478 test to see if that did it

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 12, 2012 01:02 AM (6bRBh)

479 32 out of 33. I feel stupid for missing the Lincoln-Douglas debate question. But to be fair, I don't think I read all the options before choosing one.

Oh, and completely off topic, screw Saturday Night Live for being a bunch of liberal douches. They aren't even bothering to try tocloak their left-wing talking points in an attempt at humor any more. On the show tonight, "It's a pretty good time to be a democrat, huh?"

Posted by: OSUsux at February 12, 2012 01:06 AM (71c16)

480 unbelievable, I missed the last one:
You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

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Incorrect Answers

Question: If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer: government debt is zero
Correct Answer: tax per person equals government spending per person on average

Posted by: docweasel at February 12, 2012 01:06 AM (SowZk)

481 I scored a 91%, but according to my liberal friends i am an idiot, despite the fact that i am obviously far more knowledgeable about civics AND the bard. Of course, to the liberal morons, they think anyone that disagrees with them on an topic is stupid, and when they can't understand Othello, they say, "It's boring." That's always such a great debate tactic, isn't it? "Oh, so you disagree with me? Oh, well YOU must be stupid."

...the libtards speak an infinite amount of nothing, and they know little of the government about which they so childishly complain. They lack soul and wit, yet they are so smug in their ignorance.

Posted by: mistress overdone at February 12, 2012 01:14 AM (8Nq99)

482 My golden retriever just scored a 67%. I am going to write her in on the very next ballot I cast. I think she'd make a better president than obambi.

Posted by: mistress overdone at February 12, 2012 01:18 AM (8Nq99)

483 "I think she'd make a better president than obambi."
Goes without saying. She'd probably make a better President than Romney, Santorum or Gingrich too.

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 12, 2012 01:22 AM (tSxym)

484 100% without breaking sweat. Inconceivable that college teachers would score below, say, 85.

Posted by: Mahon at February 12, 2012 01:24 AM (6c8oD)

485 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Rawr!

Botched the "severe recession" and "taxes equal government spending" ones. Too many words in the questions. >.>

Posted by: Bluto at February 12, 2012 01:24 AM (1AyPl)

486 90.91% kinda late and I zoned out on the tax and spend, second guesses myself about the Puritans and I forget the last one. zzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: jr at February 12, 2012 01:35 AM (uzbYw)

487 You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

I think that we have raised the average; it was up to 49% correct answers out of 2508 participants at the time I took it.

Posted by: Brad from Georgia at February 12, 2012 01:36 AM (x1xuE)

488 85% 28 of 33. Who the hell if So-crates?

Posted by: Ben Dover at February 12, 2012 01:47 AM (cl+LG)

489 five

Posted by: reno at February 12, 2012 02:30 AM (oZbVT)

490 33/33 for this 8th grade American history teacher (in a public school). If the Gov't spending = taxes question had read "deficit" rather than "debt" it would have been trickier. I'm also sure the bulk of the post-modernist professors would argue with the "rightness" of some of the correct answers.

Posted by: JimFlimsy at February 12, 2012 02:37 AM (laDd1)

491 32:33, but the levee question doesn't have the right answer anywhere.

Posted by: Giselle from Brasil at February 12, 2012 02:38 AM (+6ZZN)

492 30 of 33

Posted by: elprez at February 12, 2012 02:52 AM (4QO27)

493 32 of 33 correct. Not bad for someone who got his GED while in the Service.

Posted by: Peter at February 12, 2012 03:04 AM (2vBHb)

494 87.88%, not bad for a Canuckistani. Most Americans, it would seem, are abysmally ignorant of the blessings their country bestows upon them.

Posted by: Enkidu at February 12, 2012 03:13 AM (Wcbt8)

495 24 84.5% but I question two of the ones I missed as being wrong.
.
Yeah. Me too ...but I question three of the ones I missed. (And feel pretty damn stupid about missing the other two, actually.)

Posted by: davisbr at February 12, 2012 03:55 AM (EuWFS)

496 32/33 - missed the Gettysburg Address question. Lot of smart people here. Why are elected officials such retards?

Posted by: Peej at February 12, 2012 04:54 AM (xYVem)

497
32 out of 33. Didn't read that last question on taxes closely enough. I think I've taken this test before, but so long ago that I can't quite recall when.

Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 12, 2012 05:28 AM (y+LPw)

498 100% WooHoo! I was drinking my very strong morning coffee while I took it so I had an edge.

Posted by: Steve at February 12, 2012 05:31 AM (v/z9Z)

499 84.3

Posted by: emil at February 12, 2012 06:14 AM (6M1iE)

500 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Posted by: Damian Lewis at February 12, 2012 06:43 AM (qqku3)

501 31/33. Missed the tax and spend question, and the Lincoln Douglas one.

Posted by: Molly Zin at February 12, 2012 07:10 AM (QKATo)

502 29/33 87.88% Guess we really aren't a bunch of morons!

Posted by: suzyq at February 12, 2012 08:09 AM (bhod1)

503
28 out of 33.

Posted by: Jack at February 12, 2012 08:25 AM (zKFOT)

504 100%

That quiz is easy. And the twits who fail that quiz still get to vote. SMoD '12!

Posted by: Twba at February 12, 2012 08:30 AM (ns0RJ)

505 You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

This is stuff all Americans should know!!

Posted by: Ron at February 12, 2012 08:47 AM (5JQKm)

506 Surprised myself.

33.

A couple of those questions seemed to have other right answers...I just guessed right.

Posted by: Commenter at February 12, 2012 09:16 AM (XknXv)

507 I got 84.85%

Posted by: dumpsterjuse at February 12, 2012 09:19 AM (B6U0F)

508 I missed the "of the people, for the people, by the people.."

I dont know if i didnt know. It seems like something i should know if i got the other 32 right. right?

A couple of guesses in there but it was usually possible to eliminate a most of the options. Id love to compare our scores to liberals over at one of their blogs......

Posted by: AlecJ at February 12, 2012 09:23 AM (yC7uR)

509 One wrong. This (biased) test shows how dumb politicians are, not how smart we are.

Posted by: BK at February 12, 2012 09:38 AM (P73hq)

510 93.94 %

missed Jefferson's letters and zero debt.

Not bad for an accountant

Posted by: Billy Bob at February 12, 2012 09:40 AM (NLPaN)

511 100%! Piece of cake! Anyone who failed to get 100%, please turn your voter registration card in.

Posted by: Joe Momma at February 12, 2012 09:44 AM (B3RUT)

512 84.85% Missed 5. I went to an affluent public high school.

Posted by: TexBob at February 12, 2012 09:48 AM (51Nv7)

513 Ah didn't get any write, but ah still gets to vote for my man with the stash!

Posted by: LaClitta Mercedes at February 12, 2012 09:52 AM (51Nv7)

514 You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

I missed the one about the Lincoln-Douglas debates. I thought they over the moral question of slavery, not the political question. Not a Lincoln fan anyway.

Also got the one about taxes equal spending wrong. I almost chose the right answer, but I really didn't think it was correct, since the question didn't specify exactly what kind of taxes were at issue. And I knew the zero debt answer wasn't entirely correct either. Oh well, I'm guessing Paul Krugman didn't get it right either.

Anyway, I probably got more right than Skip Gates or Cornell West.

Posted by: Vercingetorix at February 12, 2012 09:53 AM (pOUA4)

515 31 of 33 correct for a score of 93.94%. Missed the "By the people, For the people" one and the last one, on government spending.

I find is sad that the average scores are so low for both the public and academics. Do these people not pay attention to the news? Did they just daydream through their History and Civics classes in high school?

Posted by: Dexter's Other Mother at February 12, 2012 10:19 AM (GftA2)

516 You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Posted by: Davod at February 12, 2012 10:33 AM (C5U9L)

517 I scored 100, professors are idiots who indoctrinate.

Posted by: Adam G at February 12, 2012 10:37 AM (3oSUG)

518 94% missed S. B. Anthony, and #33 tax and spend. Easy, used to teach it. Spelling not so much.

Posted by: jrcobbstr at February 12, 2012 10:37 AM (3GGKr)

519 I'm also a 29/33 for 87.88%.
It feels good to be a moron today!
It feels both good and really really queasy to be outscoring college professors by that much. Ouch.

Posted by: barbarausa at February 12, 2012 10:44 AM (t0Sb9)

520 100%. Obama would have to get someone else to take the test for him.

Posted by: Donkey Hotay at February 12, 2012 10:47 AM (AT0Fp)

521 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Question:
If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer: government debt is zero
Correct Answer: tax per person equals government spending per person on average

The interesting thing here is that over 500 people posted their scores.

Posted by: Greg at February 12, 2012 10:51 AM (fjhnm)

522 83%....I should've had my morning coffee before I took it

Posted by: trump at February 12, 2012 11:35 AM (ES4r0)

523
I mean 88%....29 of the 33

Def. need that coffee!

Posted by: trump at February 12, 2012 11:36 AM (ES4r0)

524 91%. Some of them were worded funny, but oddly enough I ended up getting those right.

Posted by: Daniel at February 12, 2012 11:52 AM (Cs96v)

525 32 of 33. Missed Lincoln-Douglas.

Posted by: mgd at February 12, 2012 12:15 PM (EB3sh)

526 30 out of 33...not bad for a hick from the sticks!

Posted by: G from West Virginia not western Virginia at February 12, 2012 12:17 PM (eQOiT)

527 96.67 also with the tax/debt spending question, poorly worded and bad premise that taxes per person equals spending per person, conjures a "as if" from me, but its theaverage, blah blah, not reality so I'll take that hit. Probably the dem politicians scores 6-8%, bringing the average as a whole down. Sheila J Lee 0.00, dumb fat and stupid is no way to go through life...

Posted by: Cliff M at February 12, 2012 12:35 PM (lKSOx)

528 87.88 (missed 4), on my first and only pass...

Posted by: Evil_Bun_Bun at February 12, 2012 12:38 PM (8qoUN)

529 31 out of 33....Missed the Roe vs Wade, I could not remember if it was 16 or 33 states that allowed abortions with some restrictionsvice the Roe vs Wade answer....and one other WRT tax/debt.

Posted by: Budahmon at February 12, 2012 01:06 PM (K3X3O)

530 Wow 100%! I thought I'd gotten one or two wrong but guess I was better than I thought!

Posted by: bobmacattack at February 12, 2012 01:07 PM (ZrQZx)

531 87.88%

I missed four questions about economics which I expected since economics is not a strong subject for me, but I did alright with it anyway.

Posted by: hadsil at February 12, 2012 01:15 PM (zcXF6)

532 Dammit ... You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %. I guessed on the Lincoln debate, and said a few things I thought should be as compared to what is.

FWIW, I was (for a time) a college prof. Gave it up.

Posted by: John Galt at February 12, 2012 01:29 PM (80GjT)

533 I can't believe I only missed one, the one about the levees as a public good. I got lucky on some. The only reason I did well is because I've been reading smart conservative blogs like this one for years. I don't remember much of that stuff from school.

Posted by: stace, all dead inside now at February 12, 2012 01:37 PM (lYlx9)

534 33 out of 33. The only one I worried about was Lincoln-Douglas.

Too easy: Needs to ask tougher questions like how many states are there.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at February 12, 2012 01:42 PM (zL1lf)

535 Missed one, but then I am a tea party type.

Posted by: RS at February 12, 2012 01:47 PM (/LMxe)

536 100%, but I gotta admit that a couple were educated guesses...

Posted by: oldowan at February 12, 2012 01:52 PM (qc2h9)

537 32/33
should have spent more time thinking about the last one.

Posted by: nimslo at February 12, 2012 02:24 PM (jNNWD)

538



You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %
If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email



I think that last question was an incorrect answer. Taxes in the aggregate include sources besides individuals, so the amount spent on individuals exceeds their aggregate tax burden in all cases.

Posted by: Imp at February 12, 2012 02:54 PM (rAErI)

539 27 of 33 correct - 81.82%

Posted by: Gregor at February 12, 2012 03:00 PM (fgKQU)

540 100% . Why don't you find a more difficult one?

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 12, 2012 03:00 PM (0jzDL)

541 #108
Calvin Coolidge did NOT reduce taxes and spending to get us out of the 1920 recession, not while W.G.H. was president.
Also, 100% not that tough.

Posted by: Warren G. Harding Fan Club at February 12, 2012 04:03 PM (hGRh5)

542 30 out of 33. When I saw the ones I got wrong I was p*ssed off because I completely brain farted on two of 'em. So I only legitimately didn't know one. Grrrr.... But still, not too bad considering I'm neither a college professor nor an elected official.

Posted by: So Cal Jim at February 12, 2012 04:12 PM (OKtOV)

543 another 31/33 or 94%er. I really thought the govt usually raised taxes along with the raised spending in a "severe" recession. FDR raised both, BHO raised both. That's all i could think of as far as severe recessions. Oh well

Posted by: Pomeroy Palouse at February 12, 2012 04:31 PM (hP4Ql)

544 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Hmmm... and I'm not American. js

Posted by: Jesse at February 12, 2012 04:41 PM (2X0wR)

545 90.91%
I must have moved my dot unknowinglyfor the Lincoln-Douglas debate answer because I knew the right answer, but nevertheless got it wrong. And I don't think any of the answers for the last question areactually correct. I chose "no debt" since if you spend only what you take in, you will create no debt. I don't remember what the other missed question was (good thing this wasn't a memory test), but I just plain got it wrong. In any event, college professors and elected officials areapparently really stoopid andquite obviously have no business telling the rest of us what to do.

Posted by: SukieTawdry at February 12, 2012 05:05 PM (Bostb)

546 100%. The answer to the last one is that per capita taxes equal per capita spending.

Posted by: Mike at February 12, 2012 05:17 PM (eWz5g)

547 90.91%, missed 3.

Posted by: mer at February 12, 2012 05:28 PM (WM7U2)

548 You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

I didn't give the feds credit for knowing to cut taxes even while they splurged on spending.

Posted by: VRWC Agent at February 12, 2012 05:40 PM (gjy1/)

549 29 correct. Missed four.

Posted by: bound4er at February 12, 2012 06:15 PM (38UbW)

550 I felt ok until I read the comments. 75.76

Posted by: Toni Hagen at February 12, 2012 06:40 PM (JwQPG)

551 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Posted by: F. Lee Bailout at February 12, 2012 07:00 PM (p1nKZ)

552 32/33 97% but the one I got wrong is the one on government spending and taxes and I think there is more than one correct answer. Now I am going to apply to teach civics at college and append my test score to my application.

Posted by: P at February 12, 2012 07:51 PM (DuUiH)

553 "You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %"
A lot of DMV-level questions, but better than a lot of these things in that only one question was worded such that the "correct" answer is arguably incorrect.
Where they asked what policies have most often been undertaken to stimulate the economy, it's pretty clear that they meant "with the INTENTION of stimulating the economy," so I went with that, but in terms of what would ACTUALLY stimulate the economy, government spending should be CUT, not increased.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at February 12, 2012 08:07 PM (kTTUz)

554 I got an 81.87% - 27 correct. I guess I suck at being an American or something

Posted by: radioactive at February 12, 2012 08:32 PM (YQms4)

555 29/33 ..... Not too bad for a moron. And yup that debt .vs. deficit question is just plain wrong.

Posted by: Jay at February 12, 2012 08:53 PM (SeWXu)

556 31 of 33

Could have been worse...I will survive! I think I'll ask my college educated friends to take it...

Posted by: Ted at February 12, 2012 09:02 PM (3jHLQ)

557 30/33 .... I think the taxes v. debt differentiates between

a) if this happened just this year (i.e. the debt accumulated from previous years would not magically go away)

b) this has happened since the country's founding (i.e. no debt would have ever accumulated)

but have been wrong before undoubtedly, will be wrong again.

Posted by: Adriane at February 12, 2012 09:06 PM (crQEo)

558 Only 66.67% Not bad for a Canadian I suppose. Some of the quetions made mego "huh" too. But not many.
Canadians..smarter than your average American citizen, college professer, polititian...

Posted by: bethesdaguy at February 12, 2012 09:14 PM (ZBFnx)

559 27 right, and I'm a God Dammed Canadian!

stan

Posted by: stan at February 12, 2012 09:19 PM (SO8ct)

560
28 out of 33. Not too bad.

Posted by: johnnyboy at February 12, 2012 09:27 PM (oa6/R)

561 Results


You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

I denounce myself, the one's I missed I knew in grade school.

Posted by: Gmac at February 12, 2012 10:12 PM (VLS00)

562 Missed one. It was the question on separation of church and state.

Posted by: tradernick at February 12, 2012 10:21 PM (4iEyO)

563 Question: A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
Your Answer: citizens value it as much as Heineken, sports jerseys and Timberlands.
Correct Answer: a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it

Somebody explain the nuance to me?

(I may have - er - made the wording a little more relevant)

"It also demonstrates that colleges are not fulfilling this mission. Americans fail the test of civic literacy—even if they have a bachelor’s degree." I expect most Cub Scouts could do better than 60%.

Posted by: Jimmy don\'t play that at February 12, 2012 10:37 PM (xcwcN)

564 33/33

Posted by: Jeffersonian at February 12, 2012 10:53 PM (gxCRt)

565 You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

Posted by: Not Bad at February 12, 2012 11:36 PM (nNIXP)

566 97% Bitches. My understanding of Greek philosophy is lacking.

Posted by: Max Entropy at February 13, 2012 12:54 AM (NwTXA)

567 I hereby decree that I got 110% correct.

Posted by: Emperor Obama at February 13, 2012 12:56 AM (NwTXA)

568 You answered 0 out of 33 correctly — 0%

Gee, I must be the President

Posted by: EvilBurtofDoom at February 13, 2012 12:58 AM (y33YM)

569 You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %

Damn. I was feeling OK about it until I read the scores here. Now I feel like I'm in the remedial class. Does that make me over-qualified to be a Congressman?

Posted by: He Wei Jin at February 13, 2012 01:02 AM (jXwt/)

570 You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Meh, good enough I guess...

Posted by: gekkobear at February 13, 2012 01:34 AM (JM3sa)

571 90%. And I'm a Brit! Maybe I should emigrate - are you guys short of morons?

Posted by: Charlie Kilo at February 13, 2012 06:57 AM (xiRVf)

572
I'm sorry, but like Rep. Pelosi, the examiner will have to assure me that I will Pass the examination before I bother to see whats in it!

Posted by: needsleepr at February 13, 2012 09:31 AM (vHvvr)

573 Not bad.
Guess I need to brush up on a few things.

You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

Better than Congress, and most Americans I suppose. That's really not a good thing though.

Posted by: 1IDVET at February 13, 2012 10:54 AM (YUNcm)

574 I answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

Posted by: steve at February 13, 2012 12:24 PM (IPMSz)

575 31/33. Missed the ones about the impacts of the Anti-Federalists, and the one about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (should have gotten that one, sheesh...)

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 13, 2012 01:23 PM (wtvvX)

576 I am Canadian and I got 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76%

Posted by: SuperGreen at February 13, 2012 03:55 PM (gJgJK)

577 96.97 % - missed Lincoln-Douglas

Posted by: Dodd at February 13, 2012 04:41 PM (7KDDM)

578 91% the three I missed the correct answer was my first thought then I waffled and changed it

Posted by: Dan Kauffman at February 13, 2012 06:02 PM (hxRR8)

579 30 of 33

Posted by: larry scoggins at February 14, 2012 01:26 AM (tI9YO)

580 93.94%; I misread two questions (the "what does the fed reserve do?" question, and another I've already forgotten.) Must read slower and more carefully in future...

Posted by: Nmissi at February 14, 2012 01:36 AM (8qfYI)

581 You really make it seem so uderstandable with your presentation but I find this topic before really hard to understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.

Posted by: The Wolf Gift iBooks at February 14, 2012 05:55 AM (zy04H)

582 I don’t usually add my comments, but I will in this case. Nice work. I look forward to reading more.

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Posted by: All There Is ePub at February 14, 2012 07:10 AM (ezy8s)

584 87.88. I'm embarrassed by the ones I missed though.

Posted by: Scott at February 15, 2012 01:09 PM (ZFGkL)

585
italics test

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