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Civic Literacy Quiz

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 12:07:49 AM »
I got one wrong.   Surprise, surprise, it was one of the ones about the superiority of capitalism.  (96.97%)

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 12:18:15 AM »
I got one wrong.   Surprise, surprise, it was one of the ones about the superiority of capitalism.  (96.97%)

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I exclaimed the same thing (to myself)!

::exclaims!::

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2008, 06:31:23 AM »
87.88%

I thought the President could declare war all on his own. Whoops!

technically speaking, congress not declare war since ww ii.

or did you mean make joke?

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2008, 06:38:19 AM »
Some of the questions were phrased poorly, or the answers a little vague. Still, interesting quiz.

julie agree at least as to question about powers of fed government.  julie got "right," as feds clearly have explicit power make treaties.  however, feds also have explicit power levy income tax.  julie choose "treaties" because not by amendment.

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2008, 06:44:11 AM »
I got the "govt for the people" and govt spending/taxation parity one wrong. I think that one almost has 2 correct answers.

what, arguing answer not clearly d?

 If taxes equal government spending, then:
A. government debt is zero
B. printing money no longer causes inflation
C. government is not helping anybody
D. tax per person equals government spending per person
E. tax loopholes and special-interest spending are absent

nothing else even close.

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2008, 06:47:43 AM »
I got the "govt for the people" and govt spending/taxation parity one wrong. I think that one almost has 2 correct answers.

I thought the same. Or no correct answers. I also thought there were no correct answers to these:


13) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that . . .


13)   Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that:
A. all moral and political truth is relative to one’s time and place
B. moral ideas are best explained as material accidents or byproducts of evolution
C. values originating in one’s conscience cannot be judged by others
D. Christianity is the only true religion and should rule the state
E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason

this not julie's strongest area, but all three not say e?

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2008, 06:51:16 AM »

I thought the same. Or no correct answers. I also thought there were no correct answers to these:


27) Free markets typically secure more economic prosperity than government’s centralized planning because . . .


this not julie's strongest area either, but what your criticism of a?

27)   Free markets typically secure more economic prosperity than government’s centralized planning because:
A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
B. markets rely upon coercion, whereas government relies upon voluntary compliance with the law
C. more tax revenue can be generated from free enterprise
D. property rights and contracts are best enforced by the market system
E. government planners are too cautious in spending taxpayers’ money

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2008, 06:54:54 AM »

And two nearly correct answers to this:

25) Free enterprise or capitalism exists insofar as . . . (B & E)


what your problem with b?  what your other neat-choice, e?--as, presumably, socialist critique of government role in capitalism?

25)   Free enterprise or capitalism exists insofar as:
A. experts managing the nation’s commerce are appointed by elected officials
B. individual citizens create, exchange, and control goods and resources
C. charity, philanthropy, and volunteering decrease
D. demand and supply are decided through majority vote
E. government implements policies that favor businesses over consumers

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2008, 07:56:26 AM »
Just FYI: The organization that puts this out is known to be fairly conservative.


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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2008, 08:12:53 AM »
31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

I missed Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address and Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person