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Bills2083
07-02-2008, 10:28 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25461301/

Turtlepower
07-02-2008, 10:31 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25461301/

That was pretty easy, but then again I love history. I could understand how 75% of Americans wouldn't be able to answer a lot of those questions.

CJSchneider
07-02-2008, 10:35 AM
I got a 95%. Got #13 wrong.

Strongside
07-02-2008, 10:35 AM
90% as a Canadian.

I didn't get the President and the Vice being dead at the same time question and the Chief Justice one.

I knew I took that american history course for a reason :rolleyes:

Brent
07-02-2008, 10:37 AM
aced it, what a joke.

BaLLiN
07-02-2008, 10:38 AM
i gotz an 85%

BaLLiN
07-02-2008, 10:39 AM
i got #5,18, and 19 wrong

neko4
07-02-2008, 10:41 AM
95%
prett easy

Canadian_kid16
07-02-2008, 10:42 AM
well, looks like I'm staying Canadian for a while yet

Turtlepower
07-02-2008, 10:42 AM
Then again, I say ask anyone over 40 or ask anyone who doesn't speak English well and then they might have a problem...

Duster
07-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Doesn't work at my work but I always find these tests a bit weird. Why exactly do people need to know about US history to be considered citizens?

princefielder28
07-02-2008, 10:47 AM
100% without a problem....

Brent
07-02-2008, 10:50 AM
Doesn't work at my work but I always find these tests a bit weird. Why exactly do people need to know about US history to be considered citizens?
How can you appreciate what you have without knowing what was done to achieve it?

Duster
07-02-2008, 10:53 AM
How can you appreciate what you have without knowing what was done to achieve it?

Why should only immigrants have to pass a test then?

Turtlepower
07-02-2008, 10:54 AM
My opinion on the matter of test taking...

If you have to take a test to drive a car, you need one to have a baby.

Caddy
07-02-2008, 11:10 AM
I got 55% :(

S4L
07-02-2008, 11:15 AM
I got 90%. I misread #17 and missed #19, but still pretty good.

Shane P. Hallam
07-02-2008, 11:17 AM
I got 95% because I read a question wrong. I thought it was asking for the beginning of the Declaration of Independence, so I put When in the course of human events. Damn it! I knew that too.

Brodeur
07-02-2008, 11:21 AM
That test was incredibly easy due to my obsession with all things politics and history.

iowatreat54
07-02-2008, 11:21 AM
booo I missed only 1, #17 because I thought it said WWII not WWI...boooo

pretty much if you read any brief notes on U.S. history and study the Constitution, you should be able to get at least 75% easy if that's what the test is really like...

scottyboy
07-02-2008, 11:21 AM
i got 14 and 19 wrong. Don't know why, but I blanked on our current supreme court justice, and I can't vote, so that's my excuse of missing how often we elect senators!

Gay Ork Wang
07-02-2008, 11:34 AM
I got 55% :(
Me too! We are awesome!

Paranoidmoonduck
07-02-2008, 12:05 PM
Is it a bad sign that I got more correct about the history of the country than I did about the function of our current government?

Brent
07-02-2008, 02:26 PM
Why should only immigrants have to pass a test then?
Well, theoretically, we are supposed to learn this in school but from some of the scores, it seems that either some didnt retain it or didnt learn it...

soybean
07-02-2008, 03:02 PM
i got #5,18, and 19 wrong

5 and 18 were the easy ones.

85 percent. forgot how long senators were elected. didn't know when the constitution was written. i thought 1776 and i didn't know delaware was one of the original states.

bsaza2358
07-02-2008, 03:06 PM
I got 80% correct. Mildly annoyed with myself.

JT Jag
07-02-2008, 03:07 PM
95%. I balked on question #16.

Gay Ork Wang
07-02-2008, 03:07 PM
5 and 18 were the easy ones.

85 percent. forgot how long senators were elected. didn't know when the constitution was written. i thought 1776 and i didn't know delaware was one of the original states.
even i got #5 right :D

UKfan
07-02-2008, 03:29 PM
25%, **** yeah!

Draft King
07-02-2008, 03:30 PM
20% here, you guys are all 'tards.

Turtlepower
07-02-2008, 04:02 PM
5 and 18 were the easy ones.

85 percent. forgot how long senators were elected. didn't know when the constitution was written. i thought 1776 and i didn't know delaware was one of the original states.

Delaware state slogan is "It's Good Being First" because it was the first state ratified into the Union.

j05son
07-02-2008, 04:24 PM
65-80%: Hey, you may make a good citizen yet! Look at your wrong answers and a little revision should do the trick.

619
07-02-2008, 05:05 PM
well, looks like I'm staying Canadian for a while yet

Don't worry I'm not gonna even bother with it. Damn I knew I should of taken that American History course ..

stephenson86
07-02-2008, 06:28 PM
40% and im english

PackerLegend
07-02-2008, 06:30 PM
40% and im english

Hey i tied you... a couple i cant believe i got wrong. I suked and the states questions except for what do the 13 original states represent or whatever.

yourfavestoner
07-02-2008, 06:35 PM
#11 is wrong....printing money is not done by the federal government. It's done by the Federal Reserve, which is NOT a part of our federal government. The Reserve is its own separate institution.

Turtlepower
07-02-2008, 06:36 PM
#11 is wrong....printing money is not done by the federal government. It's done by the Federal Reserve, which is NOT a part of our federal government. The Reserve is its own separate institution.

Yeah, I was almost stuck on that one because I was going to pick "printing money" but I knew for a fact that the other choice was wrong.

Paranoidmoonduck
07-02-2008, 06:59 PM
#11 is wrong....printing money is not done by the federal government. It's done by the Federal Reserve, which is NOT a part of our federal government. The Reserve is its own separate institution.

Yes, but printing money was a major issue back when a cohesive federal government was first being discussed, and considering that at that time nothing was federal at that time, printing money for all the colonies would be considered a "federal power". It's a poorly worded question, but I know exactly why they would ask it (it's a teaching point).

fischbowl
07-02-2008, 08:42 PM
Pass it?!?!?!

I aced it!

CJSchneider
07-02-2008, 08:42 PM
My opinion on the matter of test taking...

If you have to take a test to drive a car, you need one to have a baby.

+ rep!
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Xonraider
07-02-2008, 08:51 PM
25% and I am an american living outside the U.S... haha...

iworshipbender
07-02-2008, 08:51 PM
85% I knew the right answer to #16, and I put the wrong thing anyway.

iworshipbender
07-02-2008, 08:55 PM
40% and im english

So you live in England? That's a pretty good score for anyone who doesn't live in America, and isn't immigrating.

iowatreat54
07-02-2008, 08:55 PM
#11 is wrong....printing money is not done by the federal government. It's done by the Federal Reserve, which is NOT a part of our federal government. The Reserve is its own separate institution.

also, I don't think it says who prints the money, it says something like the federal government has the power to ____ ....which is correct because the government does have the power to, even if they don't necessarily do it themselves

Brent
07-02-2008, 09:01 PM
also, I don't think it says who prints the money, it says something like the federal government has the power to ____ ....which is correct because the government does have the power to, even if they don't necessarily do it themselves
This is true. They have the right to do it, but they doesnt mean they exercise it.

StripedWalrus
07-02-2008, 10:30 PM
Missed 2 myse3lf 13 and 19 =(

WMD
07-02-2008, 11:31 PM
60% for me.

I missed #2, #6, #9, #12, #13, #17, #19, and #20.

#20 screwed me. I picked that she Designed the U.S. Flag.. but if I was paying more attention I would've got it right.. I swear.