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Test Your News IQ
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/test_news.html ^

Posted on 05/17/2011 5:14:43 AM PDT by navysealdad

This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It sure indicates that the majority of Americans don't know what's going on. No wonder our politicians take such advantage. Interesting and simple test. It’s astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn’t have a clue – and that’s pretty scary.

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KEYWORDS: iq; news; test
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1 posted on 05/17/2011 5:14:47 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

BFL


2 posted on 05/17/2011 5:19:32 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: navysealdad

91% !

Missed on the ‘obesity’ topic ...

21stCenturion


3 posted on 05/17/2011 5:20:16 AM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: navysealdad
you did better on the quiz than 98% of the general public

This country is in trouble if I represent the top 2%!

4 posted on 05/17/2011 5:21:53 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: navysealdad

If you can’t answer these 100%, something is wrong. Dumb easy.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 5:22:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Yep. Got 100%. Not hard at all.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 5:23:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: 21stCenturion

Same here. I thought there were more fatties than 25%.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 5:25:39 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: navysealdad

Here’s another interesting test.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Educating for Liberty
http://www.isi.org/quiz.aspx?q=FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692


8 posted on 05/17/2011 5:26:17 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: navysealdad

11/11, ha ha ha.


9 posted on 05/17/2011 5:26:17 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: navysealdad

11/11

Cakewalk.


10 posted on 05/17/2011 5:26:55 AM PDT by Man With A Gun
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To: Sacajaweau
If you can’t answer these 100%, something is wrong. Dumb easy.

I never realized how stupid I was.

11 posted on 05/17/2011 5:27:16 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Well, I didn’t score 100%. Missed the ‘facebook’ question as I could care less about facebook or whoever invented it.


12 posted on 05/17/2011 5:29:46 AM PDT by airdalechief
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To: navysealdad

I got 100% BECAUSE I am a FReeper. Every one of these questions’ topics have been discussed at length here.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 5:29:46 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: airdalechief

I agree...I could care less about facebook, too. Can’t believe they actually made a movie. Call it the dumbing down of America.


14 posted on 05/17/2011 5:32:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: navysealdad

Oh good. I got them all right. Bet most FReepers get them right.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 5:43:52 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 21stCenturion

That is my exact score and I got the obesity question wrong. Did you copy off my paper? If so, I’m telling.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 5:44:50 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: navysealdad

Easy Peazy 100%.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 5:46:13 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: navysealdad

I got 9 questions right.I guess I can’t be perfect.It would just ruin my day.LOL


18 posted on 05/17/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: IM2MAD

Based on this one I can start feeling good about myself again. Maybe I’m not as stupid as the last test indicated.


19 posted on 05/17/2011 5:51:57 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: IM2MAD

You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

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.

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


I don’t buy that ‘Correct Answer’. Am I missing something ?

21stCenturion


20 posted on 05/17/2011 5:53:38 AM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: navysealdad
11 out of 11...I are real smart!



...good lookin' too...;)
21 posted on 05/17/2011 5:54:00 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: navysealdad

I got the question about my age wrong.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 5:55:29 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama said OBL is dead I didn't believe it. Al Qaeda says he's dead and now I do!)
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To: IM2MAD

I got 87% right in that quiz. My weakness is economics. Sigh...time to hit the economic books!


23 posted on 05/17/2011 5:57:41 AM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: navysealdad

11 out of 11


24 posted on 05/17/2011 6:00:41 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Evan Bayh gave Indiana a twofer.)
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To: Buddygirl

Don’t feel bad, just share those books with me. LOL


25 posted on 05/17/2011 6:04:21 AM PDT by dforest
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To: navysealdad

yep - 11 of 11


26 posted on 05/17/2011 6:06:14 AM PDT by ellipsis ( “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” — Mark Twain)
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To: navysealdad

Aced it....100%. Maybe I spend too much time online.


27 posted on 05/17/2011 6:06:49 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: occamrzr06

Although I got it right, I think that that was a question that didn’t belong in the test. It is simply too trivial. You would have to be a compulsive reader (me), or a daytime TV watcher to have a high probability of getting it right.


28 posted on 05/17/2011 6:06:54 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: IM2MAD
I got 27 of 33 right for 81.82% vs a National average of 49%. Pretty scarey. More private citizens score well on this test than do elected officials, by a rather significant margin.

Cool stuff, and much more detailed than the first quiz on this thread, which is pretty much 5th grade silliness.

8^D

29 posted on 05/17/2011 6:08:26 AM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: iowamark
you did better on the quiz than 98% of the general public

This country is in trouble if I represent the top 2%!

Dittos to that. I bet FReepers score most of the top 2%.

30 posted on 05/17/2011 6:09:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: navysealdad

100%


31 posted on 05/17/2011 6:09:58 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: navysealdad

I answered correctly 10 out of 11. The question on obesity got me.


32 posted on 05/17/2011 6:11:47 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: indylindy

11 out of 11
32 out of 33

Missed the one on the Lincoln - Douglas debates. Both were quite easy - just shows how poorly we educate our children today and have for 50 years.


33 posted on 05/17/2011 6:18:42 AM PDT by Jim Ralls
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To: achilles2000

RE: the facebook question - I agree. It was a trivial question. The only reason I got it right was I knew the other three choices were wrong.


34 posted on 05/17/2011 6:23:49 AM PDT by iowamomforfreedom
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To: Jim Ralls

I know a 20 year old who asked me if Wyoming is a state. He also couldn’t name the Vice President.

He isn’t stupid, just not educated properly.


35 posted on 05/17/2011 6:26:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: achilles2000

Whoops - thought you were referring to a different question. The obesity one I did get right, but I guessed.


36 posted on 05/17/2011 6:27:11 AM PDT by iowamomforfreedom
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To: navysealdad

Great post. Thanks. I missed only one question. The question on obesity. Posted this on my FB.


37 posted on 05/17/2011 6:35:45 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: navysealdad

10/11 missed the fat question.


38 posted on 05/17/2011 6:37:17 AM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: navysealdad
The responses to Q8 are astonishingly poor.

Too bad they didn't break out by Tea Party, RINO, progressive, 0bot, etc.

39 posted on 05/17/2011 6:48:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 21stCenturion

The correct answer is correct. It is basically the definition of average. The total amounts are the same, so the averages are the same (or, two equal numbers divided by the same number result in equal numbers).

The answer you chose confuses debt and deficit. If the government spends the same amount it takes in THIS YEAR, the DEFICIT is zero, but there can (okay, will) still be a DEBT due to previous years’ deficits.


40 posted on 05/17/2011 6:48:56 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: 21stCenturion

If the under current budget expenses equaled revenue, we would still have previously accumulated debt. It is true that it would no longer be growing (or shrinking), but we would still have debt.

I think, perhaps, the question on the three branches of government should have specified federal government. Although I got that correct, I could see how a knowledgeable person could answer “federal, state, and local” even while knowing the correct answer.

My score was 96.97. I got the Lincoln/Douglas question wrong.


41 posted on 05/17/2011 6:49:44 AM PDT by evilC
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To: 21stCenturion

agreed, tariffs, corporate income taxes aren’t included in their simplistic answer.


42 posted on 05/17/2011 6:59:37 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: 21stCenturion
I don’t buy that ‘Correct Answer’. Am I missing something ?

Say you pull in $500 a month, but you have $1000 in debt. Your expenses, including your $50 payment on your debt, total $500. Your income = your outgo, but you still have debt.

43 posted on 05/17/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: IM2MAD

Woo hoo! 33 for 33!


44 posted on 05/17/2011 7:07:45 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: navysealdad

missed the unemployment. I chose 15% and I think that is closer to where we are (based on articles and radio) but the correct answer on this quiz is 9%.


45 posted on 05/17/2011 7:08:11 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: navysealdad
I only missed one, the obesity question.
It does not make me feel better. I failed last months civics test.
46 posted on 05/17/2011 7:08:26 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are manning up!!)
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To: occamrzr06

There is.....at Wal Mart.


47 posted on 05/17/2011 7:09:09 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: navysealdad
Got 11 out of 11. Used deductive reasoning on the obesity question, though....

Mrs. Prince of Space

48 posted on 05/17/2011 7:13:19 AM PDT by Prince of Space ("The problem with quotes on the internet is it's hard to verify their authenticity." Abe Lincoln)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

I got 11/11, but I will admit that I guessed on the CDC/Obesity one. I suppose it’s potluck as the CDC estimate probably has less to do with reality and more to do with a political agenda anyways.


49 posted on 05/17/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: navysealdad

I’m reel smarter than some others
I done reel good !

This is hugh im series most folks says im dum


50 posted on 05/17/2011 7:14:06 AM PDT by sawmill trash
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