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« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2008, 06:57:33 PM »

32/33.  Missed the one about Socrates & Aquinas.

Not a big fan of the writing in some of the later questions, however.
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« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2008, 08:05:08 PM »

My parents and I were born in the Philippines, so my parents had to take the naturalization test to become US citizens. No one told them that, as a person under 18, I didn't have to take the test because my parents were already citizens. So, at the age of about 10 or so they made me study the material for taking the test. Come to find out I didn't have to take it to become a citizen smile.

That and having to memorize the Gettysburg Address in 8th grade got me through a lot of that civics test.
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« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2008, 08:20:14 PM »

24/33 Don't think thats too bad comsidering how long ago I last took a history class, which now that I think about it would have been my Junior year in high school in 1979
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« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2008, 08:56:33 PM »

missed one: roe v wade - for some reason i suspected abortion already was legal in (what was the wording?) a majority of states at the time.  and based on later supreme court rulings, i figured it must have also left open SOME restrictions on abortions from which later rulings took their lead (stuff like notification, 24 hour waits and such).

to be fair i also guessed on the puritan one - it was a 50/50 shot between the immorality of war humans being teh evilz.

oh and i LOVED the question on the three branches of government - i was ALMOST tempted to pick bureaucratic, military and industrial just for a laugh smile
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« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2008, 09:18:30 PM »

31/33

Goofed on the tax question -- probably should have got that one right if I would have thought about it for ten seconds(of course there might have been others that I just guessed correctly) and guessed incorrectly on the Gettysburg address question, had no idea on that one. 
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« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2008, 09:38:53 PM »

You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 77.4%
Average score: 77.4%

I am not sure about the validity of a few questions.....
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« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2008, 11:46:06 PM »

33/33 - 100%.  Not lying.

I disagree with some of the economics questions, but I answered them correctly.
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« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2008, 11:51:19 PM »

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I was wondering how long it would take someone to edge me out.  Props to Mr. Fed for the tie.
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« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2008, 01:31:45 AM »

31/33, sad that I missed the Gettysburg question.  Oh well.  My mind is pretty much all law at the moment, so no biggie.
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« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2008, 03:54:59 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 20, 2008, 05:13:49 PM



Missed:
7)   What was the source of the following phrase: “Government of the people, for the people, by the people”?

That's one of the two that I missed, too.

Quote from: Mr. Fed on November 21, 2008, 05:39:05 PM

32/33

Read the one about taxes = spending too quickly.

And that was the other one. It was not worded well.

Quote from: JCAnejo on November 21, 2008, 08:20:14 PM

24/33 Don't think thats too bad comsidering how long ago I last took a history class, which now that I think about it would have been my Junior year in high school in 1979

They have history on the internet now.
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« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2008, 04:18:08 AM »

25/33

Not bad for a Canadian considering most of the questions I missed were generally of Constitutional/History stuff.
Those economic questions... I'm not sure I agree.

That specialization one I got wrong. Maybe I overthought it.
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« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2008, 05:33:33 AM »

28/33. a little annoyed i screwed up question #6, but the other missed four questions were ones i had completely forgot or had never learned. i do see my readings of Socrates and Plato last summer have finally paid off...
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« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2008, 07:13:38 PM »

31/33.  I was surprised I missed any since Am. History, politics, economics, etc., is my "thing" but otoh I was playing Fallout 3, yelling at the dog, looking at my DVD of Rodney Dangerfield 's "Back To School", while whistling the Andorran National Anthem and taking the test.
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« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2008, 07:56:28 PM »

You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %
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« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2008, 10:49:32 PM »

You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %
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« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2008, 01:26:26 AM »

31/33.  A few of them I would reword because you could argue semantics.
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« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2008, 09:44:46 PM »

29/33   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2008, 05:18:24 PM »

30/33

Missed 7, 15, & 27

Had 7 & 15 right, but changed them on my final read through before submitting.  :doh:

I don't like how he answer to 27 is worded.
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« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2008, 08:53:18 PM »

Quote from: stessier on November 25, 2008, 05:18:24 PM

I don't like how he answer to 27 is worded.

I'm not sure if you mean "it was worded confusingly" or "it was worded inaccurately", andI've hesitated to point this out, given that this thread is in Off-Topic instead of R&P, but ISI is an unabashedly conservative organization.  As a result, the wording of the questions (particularly the answers that are deemed incorrect) definitely follows along with their mission statement.

Read here, for example.

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The Institute evolved from two groups founded by well-known conservative writers and activists William Bennett and Irving Kristol. Appended to its mission statement, ISI lists "The Principles of a Free Society," "six values [which] represent the core beliefs inherent in ISI's mission and its activity": limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, free market economy, and moral norms. Regarding "moral norms," ISI explains, "The values, customs, conventions, and norms of the Judeo-Christian tradition inform and guide a free society. Without such ordinances, society induces its decay by embracing a relativism that rejects an objective moral order."
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