Take this quiz and find out. The score you have to beat is 44%. Before you scoff at that score, you may want to take the test yourself.
This is a pretty interesting quiz with some good questions that might get you scratching your head for a bit. Here’s the one I missed:
A flood-control levee (or National Defense) is considered a public good because:
A. citizens value it as much as bread and medicine
B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
C. government construction contracts increase employment
D. insurance companies cannot afford to replace all houses after a flood
E. government pays for its construction, not citizens
And yes, I missed one, but I’m pretty satisfied with a 97% on a civics quiz. If you miss the question asking what the three branches of government are (as did about half of both respondents and elected officials), give yourself a good, strong slap. If you miss the question on what the Electoral College is, you are hereby sentenced to a short remedial civics education of listening to Mark Levin’s next radio program in its entirety. Should you miss the question about how profit is calculated, feel free to send me a check for five bucks as penance.
Take your time here. Some of these cover material that is thoroughly cobwebbed in the deepest recesses of your mind, and may take some time to root it out.
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