posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by 727Sky
[You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %
If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email email@example.com.
You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.
Question: Which of the following are the unalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence?
Your Answer: life, liberty, and property
Correct Answer: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Question: In 1935 and 1936 the Supreme Court declared that important parts of the New Deal were unconstitutional. President Roosevelt responded by
Your Answer: override the Supreme Court’s decisions by gaining three-quarter majorities in both houses of Congress
Correct Answer: appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views]
Quite an easy test overally, although missed 2 :/ Never would have thought pursuit of happiness comes from declaration of independence. You learn
something NEW every day
I wonder how the average is so low, for me personally most of it comes from high-school history lessons (Northern European school, not American) with
a few facts sticked to mind from ATS, english lessons and common sense + a few educated guesses - choosing the right answer by eliminating wrong
Fiscal policy for economic stimulus = lowering taxes and increasing spending - less than 4 in 10 knew the answer
1 in 3 did not know about Germany and Japan being WWII enemies.
1 in 2 did not know what progressive taxes or what are the 3 brances of government.
Less than 1 in 2 knew what business profit is. What else could it be than revenue-expenses?
I could bring more examples, although anybody can take a look at these themselves. Really surprised at the level of knowledge of people, especially
the elected officials who took the test. At the end they should know and understand more about the system.
edit on 8-10-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)