Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #41
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,290
I got 31 of 33...

Missed Puritans and Socrates.... did guess on a few... IOW, if this was not a multiple choice question I would have done worse...
__________________

__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #42
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
29/33, but I demand a recount.

Question: If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer: government debt is zero
Correct Answer: tax per person equals government spending per person on average

Yeah, but what if the government spends the money on foreign aid? Different people paying the taxes and different people receiving the revenue doesn't imply that tax per person equals spending per person...

It took me a bit on this one...

Gvmt debt is not zero since we do not know if there was already debt...

It does not matter where gvmt spends it... nor who pays etc... the words that made it correct was 'on average'...
__________________

__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #43
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11,044
You answered 26 out of 33 correctly 78.79 %
__________________
FIREd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #44
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
kcowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 5,739
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
25/33 - not bad for a Canuck Engineer who never took PoliSci! Also my attention span is not good enough for a 33 question test.
__________________
For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #45
Moderator
MBAustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,165
30 / 33

I don't remember ever hearing about Roosevelt threatening to appoint additional Supreme Court justices...the other two were

I'm going to send the link to DH and the kids...
__________________
"One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute." William Feather
----------------------------------
ER'd Oct. 2010 at 53. Life is good.
MBAustin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #46
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,873
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBAustin View Post
30 / 33

I don't remember ever hearing about Roosevelt threatening to appoint additional Supreme Court justices...the other two were

I'm going to send the link to DH and the kids...
This was the essence of the "Court Packing" scheme FDR tried to do in the 1930s so the SCOTUS would stop striking down his New Deal legislation.
__________________
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
scrabbler1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #47
Recycles dryer sheets
REattempt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 280
26/33. 78%

15 yo freshman offspring: 12/36 33%
__________________
FIREd at 46, 8/31/11
REattempt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 08:01 PM   #48
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 588
32/33

I missed the public works / public good question.

I disagree with the post about the bill of rights numbers not being important. I have saved my um.. behind by pleading the fourth on a few occasions usually with those lawyer-trap questions that either choice or answer will get you found guilty by DW.
__________________
devans0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #49
Administrator
Gumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by M Paquette View Post
I think it means that we both spent way too much time "feeding the Elephant's Child". :-)
Just so.
__________________
Living an analog life in the Digital Age.
Gumby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #50
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
The results make it seem some forum members paid attention during high school.
As for Alan, my experience with expats is, as a group, they have far better knowledge of US civics than a comparable group of US born, raised and schooled. This is very good fortune for the US.
I paid attention in my high-school civics class and learned everything there is to know about Pennsylvania politics.

But I've lived in Hawaii for longer than I've lived in PA, and I can't even sing the Hawaii state song...

Of course my born-and-raised-in-Hawaii daughter can't name a single Pennsylvania governor, so I guess we're even.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 04:18 AM   #51
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,369
26/33 I never did like that civics stuff.
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #52
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 868
22/33......Probably more than most congressmen.
__________________

__________________
ripper1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A serious PSA test thread (long beginning) donheff Health and Early Retirement 11 10-14-2011 03:46 PM
Buy American? winger Other topics 43 08-15-2011 06:12 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:38 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.