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Take this fun civics test
email | July 5, 2011

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.

Enjoy!

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Ahem... I scored 72.73%, getting 24 correct out of 33.
1 posted on 07/05/2011 8:27:09 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

91%. 30/33 correct


2 posted on 07/05/2011 8:37:07 PM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %


3 posted on 07/05/2011 8:37:49 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: upchuck

32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

WOOO HOOOOO!

And the one I got wrong was not one I thought I got wrong.

Some of them were a little wiggly.

Thanks for posting this and allowing me to elevate my self-esteem.


4 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:28 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: upchuck
87.88%! And I teach nine year olds, thank you very much!!
5 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:34 PM PDT by Othniel (There is no god named Allah, and Mohammed is its false prophet.)
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To: Mom MD

Excellent! Blows me out of the water :)


6 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

100%... honest.


7 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:39 PM PDT by johnpannell
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To: upchuck

31/33


8 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:47 PM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: upchuck

You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %

Not bad, but after they showed me which answers I flubbed, I learned quite a bit.


9 posted on 07/05/2011 8:39:51 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: upchuck

81.82%, or 27/33 right.


10 posted on 07/05/2011 8:40:03 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: upchuck

31/33

Wonder how Obama would do?;)


11 posted on 07/05/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: upchuck

32 out of 33 - and I’m not convinced I really got the one wrong.


12 posted on 07/05/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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FReepers are the best!!

Y’all are killing the politicians that took the quiz. Did you check out that table? Disheartening to say the least.


13 posted on 07/05/2011 8:40:52 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

The sad thing is we both blew the educators out of the water!


14 posted on 07/05/2011 8:41:12 PM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: upchuck

93.94%, 31 of 33.


15 posted on 07/05/2011 8:41:32 PM PDT by Red6
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To: upchuck

Well I tried:

“You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %”


16 posted on 07/05/2011 8:42:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: An American in Turkiye
Not bad, but after they showed me which answers I flubbed, I learned quite a bit.

That was the best part of the test for me. Not only learning which questions I missed, but why and what the correct answer was.

17 posted on 07/05/2011 8:42:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

I just took the test and scored 100%. The mind blower is that so many elected officials are clueless. Our freedoms are at great risk...


18 posted on 07/05/2011 8:44:15 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Frank_2001
Wonder how Obama would do?;)

Well, since he's a constitutional scholar, I suspect he'd do fine. </s>

19 posted on 07/05/2011 8:44:40 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck
84.85% — 28/33. Not bad for a foreigner, I'd say.

Here's the note about one of the questions I got wrong:

Question: What part of the government has the power to declare war?
Your Answer: the president
Correct Answer: Congress

My question: has anyone told this to Obama?

20 posted on 07/05/2011 8:45:31 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Red6

Also 31/33. Interesting how the questions went from purely fact based to ones that were a little more, how shall I say it, “interpretive,” based on the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s ideology.


21 posted on 07/05/2011 8:45:52 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: upchuck

I scored 96.97% correct 32/33. The questions were fairly easy I thought. I went to hick schools in small town Florida, but I do read Free Republic from time to time.


22 posted on 07/05/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: upchuck
Thanks, that was fun!

31/33

Interesting that the 2 questions I missed were related to Lincoln.

23 posted on 07/05/2011 8:47:17 PM PDT by GenerationY
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To: upchuck

84.85%


24 posted on 07/05/2011 8:47:41 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: upchuck

I answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85%!!

Woo-Hoo!!!


25 posted on 07/05/2011 8:47:41 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Mom MD
The sad thing is we both blew the educators out of the water!

I agree that's sad. But is that really surprising since most "educators" have RAT leanings?

Bet they all scored 100 on the question about a progressive tax :)

26 posted on 07/05/2011 8:47:57 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

21 out of 33


27 posted on 07/05/2011 8:48:29 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: upchuck

I scored 32/33. College educators scored 55%? OMG..!!


28 posted on 07/05/2011 8:48:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: upchuck

Results

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You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %


29 posted on 07/05/2011 8:49:26 PM PDT by donmeaker (I)
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To: upchuck

“You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %”

I missed:

Question: What impact did the Anti-Federalists have on the United States Constitution?

and

Question: In 1935 and 1936 the Supreme Court declared that important parts of the New Deal were unconstitutional. President Roosevelt responded by threatening to...


30 posted on 07/05/2011 8:50:23 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: upchuck

93.94%


31 posted on 07/05/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
32 out of 33 - and I’m not convinced I really got the one wrong.

Same here. Mine was the one on decreasing both taxes and government spending in order to stimulate economic activity. A Keynesian would say that increasing government spending would have a multiplier effect; however, it also increases public debt and withdraws that portion of money which would have a similar multiplier effect in private hands without increasing public debt. Harrumph.

32 posted on 07/05/2011 8:52:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: upchuck

You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %


33 posted on 07/05/2011 8:55:43 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: upchuck

O got 28 of 33 - 84.85%


34 posted on 07/05/2011 8:56:19 PM PDT by unkus
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To: upchuck

33/33. There are potentially two questions that are a bit subjective. Even allowing for that by saying 93% is the best objective grade, if you can’t score 80% on that test you really need to read more — and spend more time on FR. It’s not very difficult.


35 posted on 07/05/2011 8:56:39 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Free minds, free speech, free markets, but no free lunch.)
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To: upchuck

You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Two of them I was wrong, the other I would argue about.


36 posted on 07/05/2011 8:57:08 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I have no time to worry about turbot, a parrot is eating my house)
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To: Billthedrill

Yes, that was the one I missed too.


37 posted on 07/05/2011 8:57:34 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: upchuck

Obviously this test has Palin Derangement Syndrome.


38 posted on 07/05/2011 8:58:15 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Frank_2001

Wonder how Obama would do?;)


He’d get all the Socialist answeres right. And there were a lot of choices that were pure Socialist.


39 posted on 07/05/2011 8:58:16 PM PDT by unkus
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To: upchuck

26 out of 33 correct ... 78.79%


40 posted on 07/05/2011 8:59:09 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: upchuck

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.


41 posted on 07/05/2011 8:59:35 PM PDT by Bud Krieger (Another President , another idiot......)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Grin.


42 posted on 07/05/2011 9:01:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %


43 posted on 07/05/2011 9:04:17 PM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
My question: has anyone told this to Obama?

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.

44 posted on 07/05/2011 9:04:35 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I have no time to worry about turbot, a parrot is eating my house)
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To: upchuck

96.97% (32 out of 33)


45 posted on 07/05/2011 9:04:50 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Billthedrill
You were inattentive. The question was an historical one, not a theoretical one, to wit:

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.)

46 posted on 07/05/2011 9:05:17 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Free minds, free speech, free markets, but no free lunch.)
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To: upchuck

31 / 33 (93.94%).


47 posted on 07/05/2011 9:05:21 PM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: upchuck

You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %


48 posted on 07/05/2011 9:05:56 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Jeff Winston

29 of 33. Embarrassed that I missed those 4.


49 posted on 07/05/2011 9:07:04 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Billthedrill

That is the question I got wrong too.


50 posted on 07/05/2011 9:07:38 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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