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You Should Be Allowed to Vote

You got 15/15 questions correct.

Generally speaking, you're very well informed.

If you vote this election, you'll know exactly who (and what) you'll be voting for.

You're likely to have strong opinions, and you have the facts to back them up.

Date: 2008-10-20 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
15/15 as well. They weren't hard questions, but I imagine many people don't even get half correct.

Date: 2008-10-20 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Damn, I got 13/15. I wish it showed the ones I missed!

Date: 2008-10-20 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Who is the vice president?

Condoleezza Rice
Dick Cheney
David Petraeus
John Boehner

Who is the secretary of defense?

Robert Gates
Donald Rumsfeld
Dick Cheney
Condoleezza Rice

Which of the following countries does not have nuclear weapons?


Who is the president of France?

Jacques Chirac
Nicolas Sarkozy
Fran├žois Mitterrand
Jean-Marie Le Pen

Which of the following is not a landmark Supreme Court case?

Bush vs Gore
Roe vs Wade
Brown vs Board of Education
Lincoln vs Douglas

What are the two main branches of Islam in Iraq?

Mainstream and mainline
Sunni and Shia
Radical and conservative
Reform and orthodox

Who is Ben Bernanke?

Chairman of the Fed
CEO of Goldman Sachs
Secretary of the Treasury
Official White House liaison to Wall Street

Who is Hugo Chavez?

President of Venezuela
President of Chile
President of Argentina
President of Bolivia

Which of the following is not a branch of government?


How many four year terms can a US president serve?

There is no limit

What determines how many electoral votes each state has?

It's based on how big each state's economy is
It's based on state population
It's random and changes every election cycle
It's based on a state's land area

Who was the first woman to run for vice-president (representing a major party)?

Geraldine Ferraro
Hillary Clinton
Sarah Palin
Eleanor Roosevelt

Which war is John McCain a veteran of?

Korean war
Vietnam war
Gulf war

Which city was Barack Obama a community organizer in?


Right now, who controls the House and Senate?

The Republicans
One controls each
It's an even split
The Democrats

Date: 2008-10-20 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ah, i see. I read #2 as who is secretary of STATE. dumb mistake

and #3 I thought was India? I thought they were working on getting them but didn't have them yet.

oh well. Still better than most people I'm sure :)

Date: 2008-10-20 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

The following is a whos/whos in the world of nuclear weapons:

You have the NPT states: US, UK, France, China, Russia

The Non-NPT Nuclear powers: India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel (undeclared).

States alleged to have or be in pursuit of Nuclear Weapons: Iran, & Syria.

States which host US Nuclear weapons: Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Italy & The Netherlands (formerly included Greece & Canada).

States formerly possessing Nuclear Weapons: South Africa (dismantled), Kazakhstan (transferred to Russia), Belarus (transferred to Russia), & Ukraine (transferred to Russia).


Indeed, well done.

Date: 2008-10-21 09:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What is the point of that distinction? One could argue that since the US doesn't care, it'd be hipocritical for them to protest any other country's acquisition.

Two points on N.Korea:

1) Didn't they disarm?
2) Wasn't there some question as to validity of the test? It was underground, but it was also ridiculously weak, and could have been a conventional bomb.

Date: 2008-10-21 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There really isn't a point in the distinction.

Well, technically from what I understand they only ever produced one device and they used it in a weapons test. So disarming wasn't much of a question.

They have the ability to produce weapons, which is what all the recent hullaboo was about because they had previously agreed to dismantle the weapons production aspect of their nuclear program and place their entire nuclear program under the watchful eye of the IAEA.

Date: 2008-10-20 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
11/15, which isn't bad for an Australian who doesn't live there and can't vote.

I got the Supreme Court case wrong, Ben Bernanke wrong, the electoral vote wrong, and the first woman to run for VP wrong.

What was Bush vs Gore about?

Date: 2008-10-21 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Indeed, it is.

Sad that I know plenty of Americans who couldn't score that high.

and as the many said, hanging chads and election counts in florida.

although, I think we should enact some revisionist history and invent an argument between the people who make porn and the people who make slasher flicks.

Date: 2008-10-21 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tragic they don't use this as a test for Vice President, I'm pretty sure Palin wouldn't have passed.

Date: 2008-10-21 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
but come on, she reads, you know, all of those news type magazines...

Date: 2008-10-21 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know about that, but she is sort of hot... and she shoots guns!

Date: 2008-10-25 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
15/15 *iz smert n' shit*


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