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Know Your Government Test
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Posted on 05/06/2011 9:11:01 AM PDT by engrpat

This test is not an easy one. It is a test of your civics knowledge. It is one of the better ones that I have seen. The website reports that college professors average about 55%. I find that odd. See the chart following the quiz that shows how our elected officials did.

Click here for test

I will fess up to a 93.94% score missing 2 out of the 33. This test is by the same group that did one in '08, '09 and '10. Enjoy.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civicstest; governmenttest; test
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1 posted on 05/06/2011 9:11:05 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: engrpat

You answered 9 out of 10 correctly — 90.00 %

Your Ranking
Philosopher-King
In ancient Greece, this was Plato’s ideal ruler in The Republic; combines both wisdom and power.


2 posted on 05/06/2011 9:16:25 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: engrpat

The test was only 10 questions (not 33). ?


3 posted on 05/06/2011 9:17:05 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: engrpat

“2 out of 33”??

Unless I missed something, your link goes to a ‘quiz’ of only 10 relatively easy questions...


4 posted on 05/06/2011 9:17:54 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Hmmm. I just realized it scored me only after 10 questions, not 33.


5 posted on 05/06/2011 9:17:58 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: engrpat

7 / 10 .. 70%


6 posted on 05/06/2011 9:18:12 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: engrpat

The link leads to a 10 question test. That said, 100%. No applause is necessary. [slight bow]


7 posted on 05/06/2011 9:20:00 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Pecos

You answered 10 out of 10 correctly — 100.00 %
Your Ranking
Philosopher-King

In ancient Greece, this was Plato’s ideal ruler in The Republic; combines both wisdom and power.


8 posted on 05/06/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: knarf

Me too. :(


9 posted on 05/06/2011 9:24:44 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: engrpat

I got 10 out of 10 and frankly I did not find it that difficult. The most difficult question was the one about the Supreme Court Case establishing judicial review (Marbury vs. Madison). Other than that, mostly pretty easy for freeper types. For young students with heads full of mush being taught by socialist professors, extremely difficult.


10 posted on 05/06/2011 9:25:17 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Only 8 out ot 10 and I should have known the two I missed.


11 posted on 05/06/2011 9:25:38 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: engrpat

9 out of 10 here, pretty easy all things considered, just got brain lock on the Gettysburg address.

My guess would be:

Average Freeper - 95%

Average American - 15%


12 posted on 05/06/2011 9:25:44 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: engrpat

I didn’t find 33 questions. I had only 10 questions. I missed on federalism, but really it was an easy test.


13 posted on 05/06/2011 9:28:12 AM PDT by Jemian (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA)
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To: engrpat

9/10 - the one about the Anti-federalists. Though the correct answer was my second choice (feels humbled for not acing it...)


14 posted on 05/06/2011 9:28:12 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

” For young students with heads full of mush being taught by socialist professors, extremely difficult. “

I was going to remark that it was about a sophomore high-school civics level - but I guess you’re closer to the truth, these days...

sigh...


15 posted on 05/06/2011 9:28:19 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: engrpat

I got an 80.....knew the answer to one of ones I got wrong, but doubted myself....


16 posted on 05/06/2011 9:28:30 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: engrpat

10 out of 10. Hell, that was easy.


17 posted on 05/06/2011 9:31:31 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: engrpat

You answered 10 out of 10 correctly — 100.00 %

Where’s the other 23?


18 posted on 05/06/2011 9:32:16 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: engrpat

“college professors average about 55%. I find that odd.”

Yes, I do too. I am a college professor, and had little difficulty scoring 9/10, must admit, I did miss the question about Marbury vs. Madison as the basis of judicial review, but I’m a writing professor, not a historian.

Oh, that’s right, all college professors are hippie-dippie, PC, liberals, who would know nothing about anything practical like government? I think even my liberal colleagues would sometimes surprise people. disagree with their conclusions but respect their knowledge and research.

Sorry this is a hot button for me working in education. One tires after a while of seeing their profession demonized so regularly.


19 posted on 05/06/2011 9:33:10 AM PDT by ScoutLaw (TLHFCKOCTBCR. Too long for a tag, but living Scout Law since 1974.)
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To: engrpat

Well, I feel like a failure! I wish there were 33 since that might have made my odds better.....

You answered 7 out of 10 correctly — 70.00 %

These are the questions I got wrong.... Oui vay!
Question: The power of judicial review was established in:

Question: What was the source of the phrase “Government of the people, by the people, for the people”?

Question: The Federalist Papers was written to:

I will not give my answers though, just in case someone else wishes to take it.

I would like a link to the 33 question civics test though. I need to brush up!


20 posted on 05/06/2011 9:36:14 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

Government of the people, by the people, for the people”?

And this one I should have known since I have the paper right on my desk..... But, I was quick to answer thinking I had it right! Dumb mistake on my part.... :)


21 posted on 05/06/2011 9:39:29 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: engrpat
Well I goofed big time. Try this.

There should be 33 questions based on the larger 2008 test.

Sorry!

22 posted on 05/06/2011 9:39:52 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: engrpat

10 out of 10...but threw a dart at the board on a couple Q’s.


23 posted on 05/06/2011 9:41:19 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Same result, same opinion. And the test is only 10 questions long.


24 posted on 05/06/2011 9:47:24 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: engrpat

You answered 9 out of 10 correctly — 90.00 %

Your Ranking
Philosopher-King
In ancient Greece, this was Plato’s ideal ruler in The Republic; combines both wisdom and power.


25 posted on 05/06/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: ScoutLaw
Oh, that’s right, all college professors are hippie-dippie, PC, liberals, who would know nothing about anything practical like government? I think even my liberal colleagues would sometimes surprise people. disagree with their conclusions but respect their knowledge and research.

Your profession is demonized with good reason. Certainly there are knowledgeable left-wing professors who would ace this quiz, but there are also many who would fail it miserably. As a college student, I found it necessary to correct my professors on at least a few occasions as to basic American history. And it doesn't matter if they were history professors or not - a professional academic should know the basics at least as well as your average Joe, but often, truth is not their priority.
26 posted on 05/06/2011 9:49:18 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: engrpat
"You answered 10 out of 10 correctly — 100.00 %"

"Your Ranking

Philosopher-King"



Ya, baby, that's the ticket.
27 posted on 05/06/2011 9:51:19 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: engrpat

9/10 - 90%

I was surprised when a score appeared after 10 questions.


28 posted on 05/06/2011 9:51:50 AM PDT by Ole Okie (++++++)
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To: engrpat

10 for 10 !!! 100%
Only 10 questions


29 posted on 05/06/2011 9:52:37 AM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: engrpat

You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Missed the Puritan question


30 posted on 05/06/2011 9:58:21 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: fr_freak

“but often, truth is not their priority.”

In your experience. I realize arguing for academia in FR is a lost cause, but I will continue to do so. College Professors lean liberal, for a number of reasons, but there are many good professors who are conservative, or not political at all. (Some of the Boffins I know are brilliant but wouldn’t know a vote from a plow, but brilliant in applied mathematics).

Good that you correct your professors. Want to make a difference? Become one. You can set an example. Warning, the pay is awful, no job security, and you become a target of ire from both sides.

JB


31 posted on 05/06/2011 9:58:21 AM PDT by ScoutLaw (TLHFCKOCTBCR. Too long for a tag, but living Scout Law since 1974.)
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To: ScoutLaw
This is scary

From the "You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question." link on the answer page

32 posted on 05/06/2011 10:02:32 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: r-q-tek86
You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

Also 10 out of 10 on the short test.

The benefits of being classically self educated.

33 posted on 05/06/2011 10:02:49 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
On the 33 question version:

"You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %"

Missed the taxes and spending question; said gov't most often increases both in recessions. Just seems that way, I guess.
34 posted on 05/06/2011 10:04:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: ScoutLaw
Good that you correct your professors. Want to make a difference? Become one. You can set an example. Warning, the pay is awful, no job security, and you become a target of ire from both sides.

You're in the wrong university system. You should get yourself hired here in California in the UC or CSU system - they are plenty well paid and have full job security, especially once they get tenure. Just keep your mouth shut about any of the slightest possible conservative views you might have until after you get tenure.
35 posted on 05/06/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: ScoutLaw
Only 8 out of 10 here. Gulp.

BTW, welcome aboard ScoutLaw.

36 posted on 05/06/2011 10:05:33 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: engrpat

Kneel before your King!

You answered 10 out of 10 correctly — 100.00 %

Your Ranking
Philosopher-King
In ancient Greece, this was Plato’s ideal ruler in The Republic; combines both wisdom and power.


37 posted on 05/06/2011 10:06:35 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: engrpat

10/10! Philosopher-King!


38 posted on 05/06/2011 10:06:35 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: r-q-tek86

In almost every instance, citizens generally are more informed on these matters than are politicians. If they could break out FReepers, the numbers would be staggeringly lopsided against the politicians.


39 posted on 05/06/2011 10:07:23 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: engrpat
Not hard (except for naming the right court case in one question).

You answered 10 out of 10 correctly — 100.00 %

40 posted on 05/06/2011 10:07:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: engrpat

I didn’t see 33 either...they either got real tough real fast or else we have some dumbo professors...[yeah I know...]

Anyway, a Philosopher King here proud to be seated in these halls to confer, consult and otherwise hobnob with my fellow kings. :]


41 posted on 05/06/2011 10:08:50 AM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: ScoutLaw
In your experience. I realize arguing for academia in FR is a lost cause, but I will continue to do so. College Professors lean liberal, for a number of reasons, but there are many good professors who are conservative, or not political at all. (Some of the Boffins I know are brilliant but wouldn’t know a vote from a plow, but brilliant in applied mathematics).

I have to agree that most university faculty that I have known over the years would likely do far better than 55% on this very simple set of questions --- even the applied math guys.

;-)

42 posted on 05/06/2011 10:11:18 AM PDT by snowsislander (The Nigerian 419 scammers must be envious of what this Kenyan fraud has accomplished.)
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To: engrpat

You answered 9 out of 10 correctly — 90.00 %

Your Ranking
Philosopher-King


43 posted on 05/06/2011 10:11:25 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” - David Hume)
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To: jcsjcm

Those are the same three that I missed.


44 posted on 05/06/2011 10:11:31 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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45 posted on 05/06/2011 10:16:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: r-q-tek86

” This is scary “

16% of the general population got the “Free Market vs Central Planning” question right - and only 10% of the politicians...

I think I see the problem, here....


46 posted on 05/06/2011 10:17:43 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: engrpat

I got 10 out of 10. I am,,,,a Philosopher Queen.


47 posted on 05/06/2011 10:20:44 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: engrpat

32 out of 33 on the longer test.

Misread the answer to the public good question, and answered it wrong.


48 posted on 05/06/2011 10:22:00 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Adder

Ok...mo betta

missed 1 of the 33...

a triumph!

but no photos....wouldn’t want to spike the ball or nuthin....


49 posted on 05/06/2011 10:25:16 AM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: engrpat

OK. That’s better. I got 31 out of 33, but I could swear I clicked “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” and not “Life, liberty and property.” I wuz robbed!


50 posted on 05/06/2011 10:25:21 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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