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    Yes, according to a new study, Americans, including elected officials, fail civics. And we wonder why we are in a recession right now.

    New Study Finds Americans, Including Elected Officials, Earn a Failing Grade When Tested on American History and Economics

    So, I ask, take the quiz here.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    Yes, according to a new study, Americans, including elected officials, fail civics. And we wonder why we are in a recession right now.

    New Study Finds Americans, Including Elected Officials, Earn a Failing Grade When Tested on American History and Economics

    So, I ask, take the quiz here.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    • #3
      I got 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

      Missed these:
      Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
      Question #10 - C. Religion
      Question #17 - D. manmade satellite
      Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person
      "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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      • #4
        The link shows how citizens and 164 elected officials fared in the quiz. Some are quite amazing that our elected officials generally fared worse than citizens.
        "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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        • #5
          Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
          Question #10 - C. Religion
          Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
          Question #15 - E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters
          Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
          Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

          If I had spent a bit more time I should have got 29 and 33 right.

          The others I would have only got correct by guessing as I am not American and have never studied American Civics.

          So do I get a pass? What is the pass mark?

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          • #6
            Philippines News Source! Not USA Version But The PHP Access!!!!

            Keeping an Eye On Us???? DOT PHP! Interesting Using The PHP access and version.
            USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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            • #7
              I scored 91%. Puritans and 2 economic questions one of which I would dispute. The tax and spend was a poor reading on my part.


              Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
              Question #27 - A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
              Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

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              • #8
                OMG..I am so pleased! lol

                Houston..see you are a good teacher! lol
                And my son's Gov/history tests I helped him study for came in handy

                You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

                Question #19 - B. teaching evolution in the schools
                Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person




                Not bad for a non USC lol

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                • #9
                  Yea, right.

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                  • #10
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Theone:
                    Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
                    Question #10 - C. Religion
                    Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
                    Question #15 - E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters
                    Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
                    Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

                    If I had spent a bit more time I should have got 29 and 33 right.

                    The others I would have only got correct by guessing as I am not American and have never studied American Civics.

                    So do I get a pass? What is the pass mark? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                    If you did better than your elected official, you get to have their job!
                    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hudson:
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Theone:
                      Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
                      Question #10 - C. Religion
                      Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
                      Question #15 - E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters
                      Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
                      Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

                      If I had spent a bit more time I should have got 29 and 33 right.

                      The others I would have only got correct by guessing as I am not American and have never studied American Civics.

                      So do I get a pass? What is the pass mark? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                      If you did better than your elected official, you get to have their job! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      But to be elected do I not need to be a Citizen?

                      An assumption on my part, not a question asked

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                      • #12
                        You answered 21 out of 33 correctly — 63.64 %

                        Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1%
                        Average score: 78.1%

                        You can take the quiz as often as you like, however, your score will only count once toward the monthly average.

                        If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email americancivi****eracy@isi.org.

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

                        Where to from here?

                        Answers to Your Missed Questions:


                        Question #2 - C. the New Deal
                        Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
                        Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
                        Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
                        Question #10 - C. Religion
                        Question #13 - E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason
                        Question #15 - E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters
                        Question #26 - C. revenue minus expenses
                        Question #27 - A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
                        Question #28 - C. requires those with higher incomes to pay a higher ratio of taxes to income
                        Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
                        Question #30 - C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending


                        Thanks Hudson, I'm adding the site to my favorites - I'll take this again in the future. The only questions where I didn't guess were the inalienable rights and the 3 branches of government.
                        Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

                        --John Wesley

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                        • #13
                          I got 30 out of 33. Since it was a couple days back and I forgot to post my results, I have no clue what questions it was I didn't get right. LOL.
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                          • #14
                            You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

                            Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person
                            Question #13 - E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason
                            USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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                            • #15
                              Probably Obamessiah voters, Democrats and welfare recipients.

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