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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Anti DU Man View Post
    You answered 19 out of 33 correctly 57.58 %

    Not a great score, but definately better than the national averages.

    The problem I see with that test though, is that it's easy to cheat, one can easily look up the answers on Google or some other search engine.

    It's relying on the honor system.
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    I got 29.

    By the way, this test is propaganda.

    Also, the stuff about college professors is a joke. I know a brilliant PhD biology student who didn't know who the speaker of the house was. Another person I know has a PhD in psychology and struggles with high school math. I know a PhD math theorist who thinks Obama is the answer to all of the country's problems.

    This extremely general anti-professional anti-academic sentiment is ignorant. Many people just don't like professionals or anyone who is highly educated and revel at any chance to try to take them down a notch.
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    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    I know has a PhD in psychology and struggles with high school math. I know a PhD math theorist who thinks Obama is the answer to all of the country's problems.
    I know an idiot forum troll that thinks Marxism is the answer.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    I got 29.

    By the way, this test is propaganda.

    Also, the stuff about college professors is a joke. I know a brilliant PhD biology student who didn't know who the speaker of the house was. Another person I know has a PhD in psychology and struggles with high school math. I know a PhD math theorist who thinks Obama is the answer to all of the country's problems.

    This extremely general anti-professional anti-academic sentiment is ignorant. Many people just don't like professionals or anyone who is highly educated and revel at any chance to try to take them down a notch.
    You know a lot of imbeciles with letters after their names, nothing more.
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    You know a lot of imbeciles with letters after their names, nothing more.
    wei due
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    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    I got 29.

    By the way, this test is propaganda.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    I got 29.

    By the way, this test is propaganda.

    Also, the stuff about college professors is a joke. I know a brilliant PhD biology student who didn't know who the speaker of the house was. Another person I know has a PhD in psychology and struggles with high school math. I know a PhD math theorist who thinks Obama is the answer to all of the country's problems.

    This extremely general anti-professional anti-academic sentiment is ignorant. Many people just don't like professionals or anyone who is highly educated and revel at any chance to try to take them down a notch.


    The answers I didn't know were the ones about economics. The ones about the government powers and such I answered 100% correct, because I learned about them in high school, in a class that was required for graduation.


    Yet I had to explain the difference between a Senator and member of the house to a colleague with a higher degree than mine, I had to explain the three branches to another one who also has a master's degree, and explain basic US history to many others. Most of these colleagues did not graduate from the Detroit Public Schools, either, most went to suburban schools and one went to a private, christian school. The last is, as they say, no longer with the Department.
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    This is probably not really the place for this commentary but it strikes me that there are many places I need to say this so you're all stuck with it here and may see a variation in other threads in the future..

    I worked the oil patch for 40 plus years. In my later years working for a very large major with strong international connections, fields and work locations I daily worked with citizens from every continent, every oil producing country, a great many from the third world and communist/socialist countries and a few good ol’ boy rednecks just like me (at least one of which was a black man from E. Texas). I also worked with more PhD's on a daily basis than any college professor will run into in a semester on campus. On a side note, there was a significant overlap in there. I have no doubt at all that any one of them would make 29-30 or better on this test taking it straight through with no diversions to other internet pages – just as I did.

    And, just in case anyone is wondering, I have a BSc and three masters.
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    You answered 28 out of 33 correctly 84.85 %

    One wrong answer was a careless mistake, the others were legitimate ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    And, just in case anyone is wondering, I have a BSc and three masters.
    3 masters ......
    You must have been absent the day they taught the theory of diminishing returns.

    I got 29 of 33
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