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United States Civic Literacy Exam

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Scratch, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Apparently not, Flying Pig. Not having a state religion also somehow means that you're also not allowed to be an atheist and work in politics.
     
  2. Disgustipated

    Disgustipated Deity

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    Obama is an athiest
     
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Who has gone to Christian churches his whole life and prays regularly.... :rolleyes:
     
  4. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    Oh come on, do we really think all politicians go to church out of genuine spirit and not PR reasons?
     
  5. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Yeah, Obama got a lot of PR from his church attendance.
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    33/33.

    What the hell are economics questions doing in a civics exam?
     
  7. *****

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    No, because there's no specific established religion. God isn't specific to one religion.

    I got 100%, but a lot of those questions were tricky.
     
  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    :nope: But on the other hand there just isn't a reason to suggest he might be an atheist.
     
  9. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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    You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

    Spoiler :
    Incorrect Answers

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    Question: In 1935 and 1936 the Supreme Court declared that important parts of the New Deal were unconstitutional. President Roosevelt responded by threatening to:
    Your Answer: override the Supreme Court’s decisions by gaining three-quarter majorities in both houses of Congress
    Correct Answer: appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views

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    Question: Which of the following statements is true about abortion?
    Your Answer: the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that underage women must notify their parents of an impending abortion
    Correct Answer: the Supreme Court struck down most legal restrictions on it in Roe v. Wade

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    Question: The Bill of Rights explicitly prohibits:
    Your Answer: discrimination based on race, sex, or religion
    Correct Answer: establishing an official religion for the United States

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    Question: What impact did the Anti-Federalists have on the United States Constitution?
    Your Answer: their influence ensured that the federal government would have the power to tax
    Correct Answer: their arguments helped lead to the adoption of the Bill of Rights


    I think that is a very reasonable performance. Can I get a green card for free?
     
  10. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Wrong reference; the Pledge is non-mandatory and has no legal standing. What you should be complaining about is the fact that the Constitution is dated "in the Year of Our Lord".
     
  11. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    I thought it was the year of the sheep.
     
  12. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Nah, we're not Welsh. Well, most of us aren't.
     
  13. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    They were welshing on the Articles of Confederation.
     
  14. dwaxe

    dwaxe is not a fanatic

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    I got this same exact score from missing this exact problem with the same choice you made. In retrospect, the correct answer is better than the one we chose.
     
  15. Disgustipated

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    deficit is not the same as debt.

    I'm just surprised I got that levee question right. I wasn't sure about that one.
     
  16. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    28 of 33 or 84%. Missed a few of the history ones.

    I got the socrates one right, but I'm not sure why that was in there. The free market questions were sort of biased.
     
  17. Incodcito

    Incodcito King

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    I suspect he is. I won't go as far as saying he is though.
     
  18. bhsup

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    It is meant to prevent an "official Church of the United States of America" where one particular denomination is official. Such as the Church of England in England, where the head of state is alos the head of the church (defender of the faith).

    "one nation under God" is pretty vague. We talking Jehovah, Vishnu, what?

    On a case by case basis, you would have to show me evidence that they actually secretly denounce said faith and just do it for PR reasons. Otherwise, who are you to assume they are lying about their religious beliefs?
     
  19. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    Oh, I don't mean to imply that its a certainty, but what would be one more thing for them to lie about? :p

    And if "lie" is too strong a word, what about greatly exaggerate?
     
  20. admiral-bell

    admiral-bell Chronic Lurker

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    If you examine the rest of the site, you will find that the ISI is not really an impartial organization. The are apparently a conservative christian think tank.

    I got 100%, but I don't trust the test.
     

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