That was a fun thing to do for breakfast.
I got 23 out of 33, which for a non-American isn't so bad, I guess.
Anyway, I'm not sure this test actually tests what its writers think it tests. It was more of a 'highlights of American History' quiz than a 'Do you understand civics?' quiz. Obviously, some of it was about how the gov't functioned, but not all...or even most.
I see no need to despair over people scoring poorly. If you really wanted to test yourself on something like this, you'd brush up on your knowledge first. Just mixing up the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (or other famous-sounding things) gets you a lot wrong, I think.
I think knowing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are
a test of how well you understand civics.
And there were a number of questions about the different powers in the state and what their job is, which is pretty much the essence of civic knowledge.
I didn't mix up the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence right, because the latter happens to be the only text relating to US history that I've actually studied.
I found that the answer that the price system utilises more local knowledge of means and ends an odd one.
LOL, yes, same here.
Also that when tax income equals expenditure can't really mean tax per person equals spending per person as there is always some form of redistribution unless it's simply a tautology.
I got that one right because all the others were so obviously rubbish.
And I think it makes sense if you don't take "per person" literally - I was doubting it was the right answer, because I expected them to be very literal, but concluded they had to mean "proportionally per person".
I'm a bit confused about #14. I thought both "sinfulness" and "religious freedom" were right, but I picked the latter. I guess it hinges on the "complete
religious freedom". Still, where and how did the Puritans want to see religious freedom limited?