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Full Civic Literacy Exam

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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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FULL CIVIC LITERACY EXAM

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?

Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

My results were 78.9%

Surprised the hell out of me. It is a tough test we all talk a lot around here about politics.

Now don't be shy.

Take the test and post your score no cheating..




posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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Fair enough...I'll put myself out there...after 3 glasses of wine, 3 Hefeweissens, 2 Dos Equis, and a shot of scotch...

You answered 23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %

correction...4 glasses of wine
edit on 6-28-2014 by jrflipjr because: wine....



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace


Warning: Spoilers below.





Results
You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email ...

You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.

Incorrect Answers
Question: What was the main issue in the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858?
Your Answer: Do Southern states have the constitutional right to leave the union?
Correct Answer: Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?

Question: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that:
Your Answer: all moral and political truth is relative to one’s time and place
Correct Answer: certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason

Question: International trade and specialization most often lead to which of the following?
Your Answer: a decrease in a nation’s economic growth in the long term
Correct Answer: an increase in a nation’s productivity


Do I get a gold star!!??!! Do I? Do I?



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

I'm a Canadian and I got...

You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Missed a few that were a little obscure to me.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: MarlinGrace


Warning: Spoilers below.





Results
You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email ...

You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.

Incorrect Answers
Question: What was the main issue in the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858?
Your Answer: Do Southern states have the constitutional right to leave the union?
Correct Answer: Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?

Question: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that:
Your Answer: all moral and political truth is relative to one’s time and place
Correct Answer: certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason

Question: International trade and specialization most often lead to which of the following?
Your Answer: a decrease in a nation’s economic growth in the long term
Correct Answer: an increase in a nation’s productivity


Do I get a gold star!!??!! Do I? Do I?


I knew I was in the company of smart folks.. I talk to Des about some cookies.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:07 PM
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originally posted by: GAOTU789
a reply to: MarlinGrace

I'm a Canadian and I got...

You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Missed a few that were a little obscure to me.


Very good.. specially for a non citizen of the US.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: jrflipjr
Fair enough...I'll put myself out there...after 3 glasses of wine, 3 Hefeweissens, 2 Dos Equis, and a shot of scotch...

You answered 23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %



Not bad for that much booze. I would congratulate you more if not for the Avatar, man it just creeps me.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:10 PM
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I took the test and scored 66.67%. I think the average ATS member would score higher on this test than most people. Some of those questions' answers were tricky! What does that say if most college graduates only score 55% on this? A little disturbing... Thanks for the post.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:11 PM
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You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91

So, uh, wow, I'm surprised. Also and extra goody that I found:

Elected Officials Score Lower than the General Public
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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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Mine was 63.64%. I was shocked myself. I remembered learning most of the questions/answers when I was in school... But school was a really long time ago.

ETA - I didn't know we could use excuses!! I blame mine on the 6 Tylenol PM I took about an hour ago.


Teasing. Even with that, I did better than I assumed I would.

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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:14 PM
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You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %


I thought I would have done a little better. I am not very savvy about finance. I have to work on that.

a reply to: Snarl
I got those wrong too.
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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:18 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman



You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %


I thought I would have done a little better. I am not very savvy about finance. I have to work on that.


You might not be as bad as you think, as there were several questions on there that I had to read 3/4 times and still couldn't quite make it out. It reminded me of those old math questions about the trains going 80 mph and little Suzie spits into the wind at 3 mph... will Suzie get a hamster for Christmas or not?




edit on 6/28/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:19 PM
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You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Couple of tricky economy ones got me. I stick at economics. Haha.

ETA: Seems I'm not alone on those

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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

nope.
78.79



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:22 PM
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Sweet 81.25% 27 out 33, and should of went with my gut and not let my dyslexia get the better of me re reading 3 of them lol.

Grim



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

Thanks!

I think...?




posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Way to go mate!

Hell yeah! This is America! It's all about excuses!




posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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84.85%

Three of my misses were so derpy in retrospect.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:30 PM
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You win!

Now. When will you run for office? What is your platform? Can I trust you? Will you raise my taxes? Why?

If a train leaves San Francisco at 9:37 AM and another train leaves Chicago at 5:39 PM....?




posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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I did way better than I thought...

You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %



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