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    I just found this on the Beretta Forum, and found it to be rather informative as well as a little fun. You can take the quiz as often as you like, but your score will only contibute to the monthly average once per month.

    http://www.americancivicliteracy.org...rces/quiz.aspx

    Even if you don't take the quiz, read the survey results. Some of them are down-right scary. I think this explains a lot about the shift to socialism in our society.

    My score: 26 out of 33 = 78.79% Thought I would have scored better than that, but they ask some pretty good questions.

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    You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

    Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1% Average score: 78.1%
    Missed Q31 & Q33


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    WOW, I always disliked school, I think I made a 63% oh well at least i've got my shoes on thecorrect feet!!

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    Wow Doug that is smokin'. I got 24 of 33

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    Holy crap, I did well. And all I did was think.

    You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %


    Only missed the last question by overthinking - a common problem for me.
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    I got 23 out of 33...and i went to school and university in Russia and never studied anything formallyin the US...shame on elected officials who scored lower than that...

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    It will be interesting to compare the summary statistics that may be developed here with their reports of testing of larger populations.

    http://www.americancivicliteracy.org..._finding1.html

    http://www.americancivicliteracy.org...l_finding.html

    http://www.americancivicliteracy.org...y_methods.html

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    Chaingun81 wrote:
    I got 23 out of 33...and i went to school and university in Russia and never studied anything formallyin the US...shame on elected officials who scored lower than that...
    Imagine if I/we were to take an equivalent test on Russia civics. HO Ho ho. Of the peoples with whom I sympathize, far and away the Russians are most sympathetic.



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    I just took it and got 29 out of 33 correct for an 87.88% score.

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    You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    It will be interesting to compare the summary statistics that may be developed here with their reports of testing of larger populations.
    I think it would be interesting to compare gun owners against the general population. I'd like to think that as a demographic, we're more civic minded than most. Then again, I didn't do as well as I thougtht I would either....

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    Man I sucked. Got one more question right than a guy who was schooled in Russia,guess I'll give up my day job go into politics!

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    I got 23/33. 'Course my teachers were kinda boring....guess I'll blame them.
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    24 out of 33. It's definitely the teachers fault. But I'm sure the website will say that I got a 100% correct because I might feel bad and everyone is a winner...boo hoo...

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    I got 28 out of 33.

    Chaingun81 wrote:
    I got 23 out of 33...and i went to school and university in Russia and never studied anything formallyin the US...shame on elected officials who scored lower than that...
    No, shame on those who elected the officials who scored lower than that.




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    You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

    I didn't like some of the questions. Missed 7,11,13, and 14.

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    Well, I got 29 out 33. Scored 88. Why couldn't I do this back when I wasin school and it counted?

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    I got the same. There were specific questions that I did not know the answer too...but at least I did better than college professors!

    And I only completed the 12th grade...barely.....

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    You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

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    Stupid me...I can pass a test, but keep from double posting???

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    Armed wrote:
    Doug Huffman wrote:
    It will be interesting to compare the summary statistics that may be developed here with their reports of testing of larger populations.
    I think it would be interesting to compare gun owners against the general population. I'd like to think that as a demographic, we're more civic minded than most. Then again, I didn't do as well as I thougtht I would either....
    Not terribly long ago, I read somewhere that NRA members as a group had a higher percentage of college graduates than the general population.


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    In this day of injected self-esteem, credentialism and authoritarianism, I deny the universal significance of college degrees.

    It is amazing how y'all here on OCDO damn elites in one breath and embrace your favorites with the next.

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    You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

    Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1%Average score: 78.1%
    Whoohoo... still pissed that I missed #7 - I should know that. ( I also missed 33, but I think that the wording is wrong. For the answer they want to be actually correct, it has to be 'average tax...' and 'average spending...' but thats a minor quibble.)

    I understand what you mean, Doug, about the credentialism. I am finishing my degree ( in my mid-30's) simply because it is necessary for me to improve my income. I'm not actually learning anything, but I'm filling the checkboxes so I can move up. On a related note, it seems to me that many who get a degree immediately out of high school never actually learn to think critically, and seem to be much more swayed by an appeal to authority arguement. They seem to think that the only people who can know anything significant about a subject must be degreed in it. It's a disturbing trend.



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    You guys have heard of the term "educated idiot" haven't you?

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    You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

    The questions about economics killed me. Everyone have a happy thanksgiving.
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    28 out of 33, not to bad for ahick from the sticks. I guess that I must have listened to Mr. Downey in High School History class more than I realized. It would have seemedat the timethat I didn't listen at all.

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