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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2008, 10:29:16 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.
A would be right if it said deficit instead of debt, no?
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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2008, 10:31:48 AM »
Just FYI: The organization that puts this out is known to be fairly conservative.
That seems apparent in the questions.
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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2008, 10:32:12 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

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2008, 10:38:23 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.
A would be right if it said deficit instead of debt, no?

I answered A, that was my thinking spending = income, but hindsight it does not account for any earlier borowing or intrest owned on loans
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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2008, 10:40:33 AM »
Supposedly the pass rate at Harvard was only in the 60% range. I'm highly skeptical.

BTW: got 2 wrong: Gettysburg address + Lincoln/Douglass debates (kind of embarrassing since I read passages last year).
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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2008, 10:42:17 AM »
Supposedly the pass rate at Harvard was only in the 60% range. I'm highly skeptical.

BTW: got 2 wrong: Gettysburg address + Lincoln/Douglass debates (kind of embarrassing since I read passages last year).

I think for a few of those you need to be more a history buff than a civics buff, the other one I missed was the Gettysburg adress, and I was really on the fence with that one
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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2008, 11:01:03 AM »
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ETA:  Only 1 in 5 people who took the survey knew who the Puritans were, apparently.  WhereTF were the other 4 during high school?
 

I'm guessing they fell for the sucker answer of: "supported religious freedom for everyone" (or the one that was something like that)
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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2008, 11:37:00 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.
A would be right if it said deficit instead of debt, no?

yes, but it not, no?

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« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2008, 11:39:16 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


I almost missed 33, however Answer (A) ignores borrowing.

but that would not make sense.  you borrow in order spend.

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Re: Civic Literacy Quiz
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2008, 11:40:16 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.
A would be right if it said deficit instead of debt, no?

I answered A, that was my thinking spending = income, but hindsight it does not account for any earlier borowing or intrest owned on loans

exactly.