May 22, 2008
Another Long Weekend Activity
Per Bruce Ramsey, take this civics test.
Your quirky blogger scored a 95%, missing two I just didn't know and another I probably should have. Good luck.
Posted by Eric Earling at May 22, 2008
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1. Took this one previously and got a 75%, which for me is probably pretty good. But certainly not a 95%, which is pretty darn good for what I thought was a challenging test.
Good job Eric!
Thanks to my crappy government education, I only scored 68%, which is slightly above the site's average. Given my score, would you believe I graduated from UW with a GPA of 3.79? Civics was not a required class for my major.
I really found the test challenging. I think I was able to squeak in a few points with my cunning abilities on the "multiple guess" test format. I think I could take a test like this on almost any topic and pass with a 'D'.
Ach. You beat me and my 56/60.
I missed #1 (Jamestown != Roanoke, hotshot), #24, #36, and #42.
I'll get you next time, Earling!
I couldn't best you, Eric, but equalling your score will do nicely.
#19 #23 and #58
HA's regulars will absolutely cringe at questions # 54, 55 & 60.
5. 100%, pretty basic stuff - but interesting. :)
6. I don't agree with the answer given for question 48: 48) Inflation:
A. results from an over-abundance of goods and services.
B. has not been a problem since the Great Depression.
C. reduces money's purchasing power even when some prices decrease.
D. is monitored daily by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
E. remains beyond the influence of central banks due to oil price fluctuations.
The correct answer is D, in the real world.
89% here (rounding up)
Great quiz, have to have my daughter take it and then discuss.
Thanks for the link Eric.
8. Great quiz. I scored a 75%. Just goes to show that it doesn't hurt to brush up on your knowledge from time to time.
I score 86.67% or 52 out of 60 questions.
I probably reacted to the quiz like most high schoolers after the 20th question, "OMG, this is so boring", 40 questions to go. I missed mostly economic and philosophical questions.
Maybe someone should have Maxine Waters (CA) take this test. She just told the oil com's that the GOV needs to take over the oil biz.
Yeah right, get ready for oil at $15 per gal.
11. Hey AM/V, can't you just see Ms Waters sitting down and negotiating with the OPEC oil ministers? :)
We have the WASL for kids, lets give this to members of congress. With mandatory posting of scores.
Got a 78 here. I thought I would do better, but overall happy with it. A 95! GOOD WORK!
No duff I can't. She's a insane wacko and a laughing stock. Which she just proved by making this statement.
As I said, let her take this test.
Bob @ #6:
Actually, in the real world, the DJIA measures the growth of 30 major companies, including Microsoft and Boeing. In the real world, inflation is measured by several other statistical sources, most notably the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Remember, inflation is basically defined as too much money chasing too few goods and services. So answer C is the most correct--it illustrates the effect of reduced purchasing power of money over time.
Eric, great quiz. Heard about it on Boze's show, too.
Took it this morning and scored 88% on it. Speaking of long weekends this is where I am headed if the weather holds
17. 55/60. I don't know enough about the founding fathers of certain political and economic philosophies I guess.
Apparently Rossi embroiled in a campaign financing scandal reporting on by Goldy:
Rossi is toast. Gregoire as we know is squeaky clean when it comes to scandals. She's just incompetent.
20. WOW! Like Sir Dino needed that! :)
21. A Christian group in support of Sir Dino apparently caught by TNT in a bold face lie. Toto, me thinks Dino will be joining us soon on our path to Oz. 'Rossi, party of however many...your bus ready...and leaving...'
Ahhh Duffie, why would they say it's wrong then at the very end the guys say this
(Borochoff said it's ethically hazy, but likely not illegal, for Rossi to accept the campaign contribution)
If this is not lying, don't know what is:
After the prayer, Mason told the crowd, "OK, at your table, this is not a fundraiser, although Dino did leave with us a couple envelopes there, and I'm sure he'd appreciate that."
Mason, the local CBMC president who gave the prayer, initially told The News Tribune on Thursday that "no funds were solicited." He also denied seeing any hints of fundraising.
Ahh, Duff. I see your old age is getting to you.
Al Gore and Budist and big bucks... remember, he was drinking Green tea and when to the bathroom.
You libs didn't have any problem with that, so why should you even care now. (Goose & Gander)
25. Hey..no problem, it's the Rossi supporters who might care...to which I certainly do not lay claim. hehe :)
Duff... read my #22.
Even the guy who the paper went to about this said. (Borochoff said it's ethically hazy, but likely not illegal, for Rossi to accept the campaign contribution)
Trying to make something out of nothing. Nice try though.
Eric, great score, I only got 88.33%.
Duffbag, however, is probably lying. I don't think its likely anyone so ignorant of American politics can that score that high.
28. #27 Wrong there smegma-breath, along with being a history buff, I also understand sentence structure. :)
'..American politics can that score that high.' ???? wha's up with that
29. 2009 = 70% Democrat majority in WA state. Just Say WA.
30. Ya and Hillary Clinton didn't get money from the Chicoms and Berry Obama isn't recieving money from from bundeler sources in the Chaicago Machine.
31. Ahh, a grammarian too! There are no limits to his intellect - like so many of Seattle's Illuminati. That must be why they continue to re-elect great men such as Baghdad Jim.
Eric, ya beat me, man! I only got 54/60 for a 90%.
It is kind of unfair for us old farts to compare ourselves to college students, though. I'm sure I would have done pretty badly had I taken it soon after graduating from college.
I learned much of my history and civics after graduating.
Is that an indictment of the educational system, or the natural result of maturity?
I would like to see scores from people who attended private high schools compared to those who attended government high schools in rich neighborhoods. I'll bet the private school graduates do better.
Pissed me off. I took it too late at night. Misread one question and one answer, so I cost myself a couple of points. I suffer from approximate memory, so I missed a couple of dates questions by one. Shoulda tried harder. Now I'm mad at myself.
Hairy (trying to get back the zen)
34. Thats OK Harry, my wife the beat me.
35. I got 86%. Missed mostly philosophy questions.
36. I got an error message when I tried to submit it. I'll try again later.
37. I saw that it was 60 questions long and I went to do something else with my libert instead. That means I get a perfect score. :)
38. RBW--the same thing happened to me. I tried to submit it again, but got another error message. On the positive side, it goes MUCH quicker the second time around!
39. 55/60. And I was an engineer.
57) The price of movie tickets has increased. According to the law of demand, what is likely to be the result?
A. Theaters will sell fewer tickets.
B. Theaters' revenues will increase.
C. The quality of movie theaters will improve.
D. The number of videos rented will decrease.
E. Popcorn purchases at theaters will increase.
According to supply and demand there are two correct answers (A and B), Business men routinely strike a balance between supply and demand to eke out additional revenues. Sell fewer tickets but increase revenues.
The same may be said of the gas prices and medicine. Increasing cost has reduced demand somewhat. Revenues has increased. Double gas prices and only have a 5% fall off. Not bad if you could do it. Same made be said of medicine.
Tricky questions. Kind of "when did you stop beating your wife" type of questions.
Gross national product is not the best measurement of production output. It is just a measurement of good produced compare to the previous year(s). Does GNP factor in inflation and other mitigating circumstances such as taxes? There are more meaningful measurment of production output that offer context.
Social Security was planned to be a self liquidating fund, that is till congress spent the money on all sort of goodies not original intended. Actually the Great Society's war on poverty is the record holder.
Its late, so many questions; time to beat my wife.