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  1. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    11 Feb '12 23:26
    For the American politics nerds here. Care to test your knowledge?

    http://www.isi.org/quiz.aspx?q=FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

    Note that the average score was 49%, college profs averaged 55%, and elected officials, surprising no one, bring up the rear with 44%.

    I'll post my score if you post yours.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 Feb '12 23:39
    28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %
  3. 12 Feb '12 00:07
    Same here. 28 out 33 correct . 84.85%
  4. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    12 Feb '12 00:12
    I got 32 out of 33 — 96.97 %

    I wavered and guessed wrong on the Lincoln-Douglas one.
  5. 12 Feb '12 00:16
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    I got 32 out of 33 — 96.97 %

    I wavered and guessed wrong on the Lincoln-Douglas one.
    Very impressive. I got that one right about Lincoln-Douglass. This one stumped me though, "A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:"
    ( I dont recall ever hearing this phrase before.)
  6. 12 Feb '12 00:22
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %
    30 of 33 = 90.91% Trouble is some questions require opinions not facts. Still the averages are pathetic.
  7. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    12 Feb '12 00:32
    Hey hey, I got 30/33, or 90.91%.

    Not bad for a college mathematics edumacator, eh?
  8. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    12 Feb '12 01:09
    Originally posted by normbenign
    30 of 33 = 90.91% Trouble is some questions require opinions not facts. Still the averages are pathetic.
    Yeah -- I guess a mall can be considered a "public good." I don't buy the "correct" answer. Actually none of the options for that question were ideal.
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    12 Feb '12 01:10
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    Hey hey, I got 30/33, or 90.91%.

    Not bad for a college mathematics edumacator, eh?
    You teach college math? Buy a subscription you cheapo!
  10. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    12 Feb '12 01:14
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    You teach college math? Buy a subscription you cheapo!
    Not until there's a cheaper plan for someone like me who only plays an average of 6 games per year. That comes out to some pricey games.

    What -- you think mathematics professors are a-rollin' in da dough?
  11. 12 Feb '12 01:24
    You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %
    Meh, not to bad.
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Feb '12 01:32
    You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %




    just sayin'
  13. 12 Feb '12 01:33
    28 out of 33. I second guessed myself on the wall of separation question. I also thought some of the questions were a little confusing in the wording.
  14. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    12 Feb '12 01:48
    Originally posted by sh76
    You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %




    just sayin'
    Very nice. sh76 for President!
  15. 12 Feb '12 01:57
    I got 87.88 percent. I missed four. Two of them I gave stupid answers. One I didn't know. And one I disagree with. But I don't have time right now.

    I got the capitalism one right, but that's because I recognized early that this test is ideologically loaded. I don't think individuals make many decision about capitalism anymore, unless you take Citizens United very literally.