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Civics Quiz - Post your score

 
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 25 Nov, 2008 07:36 pm
@chai2,
Since when do political gasbags and civic knowledge go hand-in-hand. that just shows to go 'ya that sometimes requiring a license to shoot your mouth off might be a worthwhile effort.
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 07:40 am
@Ragman,
I'll admit raggsy that sometimes I inject my own perspective on things.

For instance, in a subject as complex as politics, I wouldn't shoot my mouth off for fear of looking like an utter fool. I'll put my 2 cents in, but with the disclaimer I'm not an authority, or the best judge of things.

The election before this one bored me, and I didn't read much on those threads. I was so energized by Obama, I read a lot more, and contributed a little, when I felt strongly I had evidence to back myself up.

Since I hadn't paid attention to the ususal suspects on these threads, I've been surprised by the ignorance thrown about, touted as truth.

In my mind, rightly or not, I do associate a knowledge of civics with being better informed about politics. I was surprised and pleased at my score, especially knowing there where 2 times when I was going to pick the right answer, but another one sounded more "convincing", silly me.

biased or not, it was a quick 5-10 minute quiz, and I just saw it as something to do, no mor, no less.

My only question is, don't these "gasbags" get embarrassed by the stuff they say?

I would be.
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 08:21 am
@Ragman,
chai: I think they don't think like you or I do. It's more viasceral, perhaps - a misguided muscle. However, that being said, I can and do distinguish between knowledgable political contributors with whom I disagee and those who are either pot-stirrers or crackpots. Many people I can disagree with and still have respect.
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 08:40 am
@Foxfyre,
Yes, I have studied them. But on what basis is the the question asked? Is that the only thing the 4 believe in? Is that the only thing the founders would have taken from their writings? It isn't what I take from their writings. Is it what you take from them? The question is not "Who are they?" The question is about shared moral and political truths. Of course they were read by the founders but the question never mentions the founders. It's interesting that you think it is valid because of who is mentioned but you ignore what is said.

Why is Locke left off the list, since he certainly had as much influence if not more than the other 4 in the forming of this nation? Which treatise would have had more influence on the founders? Locke's treatise on government or Aquinas treatise on god?

But, let me ask you since you think the US constitution is the basis for the question. Where are "moral truths" mentioned in the document? I don't see any. Do you? If you do, please point them out objectively. My guess is you will only find them from a "conservative" perspective by changing meanings.
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 08:46 am
@Foxfyre,
Yes, it is misused by many, mostly those that dismiss it as just a phrase in a letter by Jefferson.

It was also used by the USSC on at least 3 separate rulings about religion and government. So, it isn't just in a letter from Jefferson. It is also used as a basis for understanding the amendment when the court ruled on cases.

So the phrase appears in both Jefferson's letters AND in USSC rulings. If you knew the phrase was used in USSC rulings would you feel differently about it compared to thinking it was just in Jefferson's letters?
mysteryman
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 10:22 am
You answered 32 out of 33 correctly " 96.97 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 77.9%
Average score: 77.9%

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markr
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 01:55 am
29/33
missed 4, 7, 11, 13
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 09:23 am
@parados,
Actually I do know Parados as we have discussed it extensively on more appropriate threads for that kind of discussion. And I understand how a misused metaphor has become gospel to some. Justice Hugo Black initiated a new meaning for the phrase, but some continue to cite Jefferson as the source and continue to misuse the metaphor he coined. But it is more appropriately discussed elsewhere.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 11:36 am
29 out 33.
Question #11 - A. their arguments helped lead to the adoption of the Bill of Rights
Question #27 - A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
Question #30 - C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending
Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person

and I disagree with all of those 'correct' answers.

Joe(what? No all of the above??)Nation
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 02:04 am
@chai2,
Well, based on your definition we can figure out who the "gas bags" are.

(HINT: Anyone who scored lower than chai2)

You wonder if the "gas bags" ever get embarrassed by the stuff they say.

Not being a "gas bag" I wouldn't know, but I would venture to say no more than folks (Brilliant but Modest Minds?) such as yourself.
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snood
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 10:38 am
26 out of 33 -78.79%

Shocked
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jopamo22
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2011 05:23 pm
@Zippo,
joeymos13=27/33=81.82% jopamo22=24/33=72.74%
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2011 10:46 pm
Missed this first time around. Got 28 of 33 and it was definitely a conserative test. I dident realize how brainwashed I was since I am mostly liberal.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2011 05:42 am
I've had a reverse brainwash because now:
Quote:
You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %


Joe(meh)Nation
Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2011 07:26 am
@Joe Nation,
You'll be a fan of Glenn Beck's in no time!
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CoastalRat
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2011 07:31 am
@Zippo,
29 out of 33. So do I pass??
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revelette
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2011 07:35 am
I scored 23 out of 33 today, one up since 2008. Guess I haven't grown much.
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