Skip to comments.Take this fun civics test
Posted on 07/05/2011 8:27:07 PM PDT by upchuck
Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better?
Take the test. 33 questions. It's not easy. Be sure to check out the table at the end of the quiz that shows the incredible spread between the scores of citizens and politicians.
Post your score below.
I scored 29 out of 33. I graduated from high school with a C grade point average and spent one year at a community college, 15 years ago. So I feel pretty good about that score.
You answered 30 out of 33 correctly 90.91 %
Yes. He is not interested since he is not calling it a "war". It is a Kinetic Military Action (KMA) no, I am not kidding.
BTW the president can commit the troops for 60 days if he is convinced that it is necessary before going to Congress for a Declaration of War or, what seems to be the equivalent now days, Authorization of the Use of Force. This was meant for times of emergency such as the British or Canada invading while Congress was out of town.
It was not meant for how Obama is using it.
96.97% (32 out of 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?
The answer given, to decrease taxes and increase spending is the one typically pursued (incorrectly in one aspect, as you correctly -- but irrelevantly -- point out.)
31 / 33 (93.94%).
You answered 24 out of 33 correctly 72.73 %
29 of 33. Embarrassed that I missed those 4.
That is the question I got wrong too.
Egad. You’re right. Dang it.
I believe this is the first time I have ever gotten them all on one of this type test.
33 out of 33.
81.82% but if I eliminate outliers and selectively adjust for environmental factors (aka MMGW techniques)I get 97.2%.
Pretty good for a retired engineer I’d say.
It’s still an ‘A’.
I scored 78.79%. 26 correct answers out of 33 questions. Not bad. Some were very easy. If the average Joe get less than 50% they need a refresher course in general civics.
Freepers are smarter than the average bear.
30/33 — but I was a history major with an interest in economics. And I am a public school teacher too! I would love to give this test to my colleagues.
The three that I missed were easy ones that I thought too much about. Should have gone with my gut.
What bears leave in the woods is smarter than the average politician.
I answered 29 out of 33 correctly 87.88 %
I missed one but would argue against their answer:
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 problem with their answer is that in a progressive tax structure many will pay more than others.
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