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Parents upset after controversial quiz handed out at NC school
Fox 8 WGHP ^ | 5/1/14 | staff

Posted on 05/01/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by Rebelbase

Image of test at first reply below. (Chitling Test)

LENOIR, N.C. — Several members of a North Carolina community are upset after high school students were given a controversial quiz.

WSOC-TV reported that it happened to students in an AP psychology class at West Caldwell High School in Lenoir.

They were told it was an intelligence test, according to WSOC-TV. The school district said it was a classroom assignment, describing it as a mock test to give students exposure to cultural bias.

After the quiz was given, school officials said there was discussion about bias and misconceptions in different cultures and the use of slang.

After the district was made aware of the assignment, the teacher was told not to use the “Chitling Test” again. School officials said an internal investigation is underway.

The superintendent of West Caldwell High School said the test has no place in the classroom.

He reportedly met with local African-American clergy, members of the NAACP and the police chief Thursday morning to discuss the test. Afterwards, they held hands and prayed.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: nc; northcarolina

1 posted on 05/01/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Constitution Day

Chitling ping.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 12:06:16 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

I think the only one I’ve got correct is #8, only because of slang that went around in the 70’s.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 12:07:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

What’s the connection with the AP ?


4 posted on 05/01/2014 12:09:47 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Rebelbase

What a joke.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 12:11:15 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Rebelbase
They forgot one.

How many crackers do you have to break to win the Knockout Game?
a. 1 brick
b. 1 Box
c. One Caucasian
d. As many as you can before being tased

6 posted on 05/01/2014 12:12:26 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Rebelbase

Hattie Mae Johnson is on the County. She has four children and her husband is now in jail for non-support, as he was unemployed and was not able to give her any money. Her welfare check is now $286 per month. Last night she went out with the highest player in town. If she got pregnant, then nine months from now how much more will her welfare check be?

(a) $80, (b) $2, (c) $35, (d) $150, (e) $100.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 12:13:08 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: Rebelbase

Wow. Considering that the kids are doing >so well in school<, apparently they have a lot of free time to give these kinds of tests. /sarc


8 posted on 05/01/2014 12:13:52 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Test was given in an AP psych class at Lenoir high school.

In other news, Lenior was listed as the 5th most miserable place to live in the US a while back.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-miserable-cities-in-america-2013-3?op=1


9 posted on 05/01/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

So what did they axed them?


10 posted on 05/01/2014 12:16:28 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Autonomous User

11 posted on 05/01/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Rebelbase

So dey made up this test ta show dem whities dat dey don no nuffin.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 12:17:18 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Rebelbase

Whoa. Hard to believe the teacher didn’t stop to think that someone would complain over this!

I knew 5, 8, 12 and 13. The other questions...no idea!

PS, I have eaten chitlins once in my life. ONCE.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 12:19:42 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Rebelbase

AP as in Associated Press ?


14 posted on 05/01/2014 12:20:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Rebelbase

I think I would fail this Chitling Test.

Do you boil or fry chitlings? I do not know.

But as for question #6, I think the answer is.. “slap dat ho”. Any time a pimp is up tight with a woman, then “slap dat ho” is the ONLY answer.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

AP as in Advanced Placement.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Rebelbase

“The school district said it was a classroom assignment, describing it as a mock test to give students exposure to cultural bias.

After the quiz was given, school officials said there was discussion about bias and misconceptions in different cultures and the use of slang.”

Question #1 from the “The Cracker Test”:

What does your father do after a hard day at work:

1) Take you to your baseball game
2) Mow the yard
3) Relax and drink a beer
4) All of the above


17 posted on 05/01/2014 12:22:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Constitution Day

Most of them seem to be answered by “C”, T-Bone Walker was “D”.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 12:23:08 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve had fried chitlings.

I think I’d puke if they were boiled.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

As a former Marine, I do know that “2a.) splib” is not out of place on that list.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 12:23:46 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Rebelbase
11. If the dice are thrown and seven is showing on the top, what is facing down?

If there are two dice, wouldn't the that depend on what combination equals seven on top? 3 & 4 or 6 & 1 on top would have different bottoms than 5 & 2.

Stupid question.

21 posted on 05/01/2014 12:25:44 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Autonomous User

(e) Assuming the “highest player” was a step up from her husband, and that her welfare check is only for child support.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 12:27:07 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Rebelbase

The Chitlin test looks designed to show the impact of biased questions on test scores. What they dont tell students is that despite decades of effort removing “culturally biased” questions from standardized tests certain groups still score dramatically worse than others. Bottom line, we can send a man to the moon but we still cant come up with standardized tests where certain groups score as well as whites.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 12:28:55 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
11. If the dice are thrown and seven is showing on the top, what is facing down?
If there are two dice, wouldn't the that depend on what combination equals seven on top? 3 & 4 or 6 & 1 on top would have different bottoms than 5 & 2.
Stupid question.

Wrong...
Correct Answer:
The Stupid Cracka that just walked by with the rolex.

24 posted on 05/01/2014 12:29:58 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: LambSlave

The correct answer is: A. ($80)

Per http://wilderdom.com/personality/intelligenceChitlingTestShort.html


25 posted on 05/01/2014 12:35:59 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I think you’re right. But what does this cracka know?


26 posted on 05/01/2014 12:36:33 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It’s always going to be 7.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 12:38:48 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: VRWCarea51

One die will not give a 7! lol!


28 posted on 05/01/2014 12:38:51 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: VRWCarea51

Actually, I WAS wrong. No matter the combination of dots on top of two die that equals seven...the bottom equals seven also. 5 is opposite 2, 4 is opposite 3, 6 is opposite 1. I had to look to be sure.


29 posted on 05/01/2014 12:39:26 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It’s always going to be 7.

6 and 1 up will have 1 and 6

3 and 4 up will have 4 and 3 down

5 and 2 up will have 2 and 5down


30 posted on 05/01/2014 12:40:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: DocJhn

The question sates that their are two dice.


31 posted on 05/01/2014 12:41:37 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Rebelbase

If whites overall still out scored blacks, even on this test, would that finally settle the question about bias in testing not being the cause of the disparity? So, how well did each racial group score on this test?


32 posted on 05/01/2014 12:42:09 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: WayneS
...it also states it...

;-)

33 posted on 05/01/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Rebelbase

This hogwash apparently predates even the Dept of Education

http://wilderdom.com/personality/intelligenceLinks.html

(1971)

I searched for Wadsworth, ending up here

http://www.wadsworth.org/docs/education.shtml#

and finding this

http://home.nyc.gov/html/cchr/downloads/pdf/publications/selected-reports/testing_human_potential-rpt_of_conf_on_new_techniques_for_selecting_employees_minority_grps.pdf

Title of doc: “Testing Human Potential: Report of Conference on New Techniques for Selecting Employees from Minority Groups”

From above:

“At this stage of the game I feel like the puppy dog’s tail. Dealing with what we now consider a four-letter word “test” and getting down to black and white, let us cover the aspects of what we want to really cover as far as needed action is concerned. Of course, here we are dealing with what we are going to do right now and certain recommendations have been made by our workshop, and there are as follows:
Number one, that tests be eliminated whenever possible and, of course, we are dealing here with a type of entry-level specifically. Then, accordingly, that common sense interviews be the basis of selection systems when this is done.”

Just one snippet...

Doc dated for the Conference, April 25-26, 1968


34 posted on 05/01/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
If there are two dice, wouldn't the that depend on what combination equals seven on top?

No, if there's a 6 on top then there's a 1 on the bottom.

If there's a 5 on top, there's a 2 on the bottom.

If they add up to 7 on top, they add up to 7 on the bottom, too.

35 posted on 05/01/2014 12:45:17 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Rebelbase

Common Core?


36 posted on 05/01/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Rebelbase

I’m sorry, I can’t pass that test, I only know the meaning of “youth”, “teen”, “college bound”, “urban”, “challenged”, and “Amish”.


37 posted on 05/01/2014 12:46:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Autonomous User

Interesting.

I only missed 2 questions.


38 posted on 05/01/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Rebelbase

What a stupid, rascist test!


39 posted on 05/01/2014 12:47:28 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Autonomous User

Yep, I was thinking child support, not welfare. Welfare doesn’t care how much the father makes.


40 posted on 05/01/2014 12:52:01 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: WayneS

Yup. Figured that out 1 minute and 18 seconds before you posted. See #29.


41 posted on 05/01/2014 1:03:41 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: VRWCarea51
Q. Whutchu call six white boys standin' in a corner?

A. A pack o' crackahs!

42 posted on 05/01/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: WayneS

If there are two dice, wouldn’t the that depend on what combination equals seven on top? 3 & 4 or 6 & 1 on top would have different bottoms than 5 & 2.
Stupid question.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
IF!!!!!


43 posted on 05/01/2014 1:14:42 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Rebelbase
Common Core Final Exam
44 posted on 05/01/2014 1:34:44 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Rebelbase
I always enjoyed getting "experimental" with my AP kids. It used to be a safe thing to do... but not in today's America.

(example: I gave an extra credit assignment - "defy gravity" for at least 10 sec, and no more than 3 min... no touching or interference with the object after the timer begins. No electronics allowed. 1 point per second over 10. Some wonderfully creative ideas they came up with. Most simply used a weight from a scale-balance. Among my favorites: encase the weight in an ice cube attached to a string, and place it in front of a hair dryer that was turned on... several memorable Rube Goldberg contraptions... etc etc etc)

45 posted on 05/01/2014 2:33:05 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Rebelbase
The top of the page says Copyright 2001 Wadsworth, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc.

Something's fishy right there.

46 posted on 05/01/2014 2:38:51 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Rebelbase
A wiser teacher who simply HAD to drive this lesson home would simply use a test from a more distant culture, and not one that is so, ahem, "sensitive" (read: programmed to take offense at ANY and ALL times)... maybe from India or Iceland or New Zealand.

1. The ratio of width of the National flag of India to its length is A. 3:5 B. 2:3 C. 2:4 D. 3:4

2. Rabindranath Tagore's 'Jana Gana Mana' has been adopted as India's National Anthem. How many stanzas of the said song were adopted?
A. Only the first stanza
B. The whole song
C. Third and Fourth stanza
D. First and Second stanza

3. 'Natya - Shastra' the main source of India's classical dances was written by
A. Nara Muni
B. Bharat Muni
C. Abhinav Gupt
D. Tandu Muni

4. 'Dandia' is a popular dance of
A. Punjab
B. Gujarat
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Maharashtra

5. The words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from
A. Rigveda
B. Satpath Brahmana
C. Mundak Upanishad
D. Ramayana

Same effect: a bunch of very smart kids can feel very dumb when asked to show skills and knowledge in a culture they are unfamiliar with. No need for getting Jesse and Al's panties in a bunch.

47 posted on 05/01/2014 2:39:46 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Rebelbase

If I read it right then the superintendent met with a group of people and then prayed. Why is everyone protesting the test and not the prayer. After all, liberal groups always claim a separation of church and state.


48 posted on 05/01/2014 3:13:43 PM PDT by teacherwoes (Alethephobia-fear of hearing the truth)
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To: Izzy Dunne
No, if there's a 6 on top then there's a 1 on the bottom. If there's a 5 on top, there's a 2 on the bottom.

Is there any natural law why that would be so? I can make a cube with any number on any side. Two cubes don't even have to be identically marked.

Disclaimer: I haven't seen those cubes for many decades.

49 posted on 05/01/2014 3:23:59 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Greysard
Is there any natural law why that would be so? I can make a cube with any number on any side.

Sure you can, but legal dice must have opposite faces add up to 7.

50 posted on 05/01/2014 3:34:50 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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