Maybe all voters should take this test

Yeah, I know. Requiring tests in order to vote is an old trick from Jim Crow days to deny people their right to vote. The idea, having been thus spoiled, will never fly again, even if applied without discrimination to all.

Still, I have some sympathy for saying one can’t vote until getting at least a 75% score on this Civic Literacy Exam. Here’s a sample question:

“What are the three branches of government?”

  • executive, legislative, judicial
  • executive, legislative, military
  • bureaucratic, military, industry
  • federal, state, local

What scares me is how many voters would fail.

My results? 31 out of 33. I missed the Lincoln-Douglas question and one of the economics questions. I hang my head in shame.

How about you?

via Moe Lane

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

5 Responses to Maybe all voters should take this test

  1. Bob says:

    I got the last question wrong. 😦 Shame on me.

  2. uugh! I missed 4 :(. Got an 87.88%. Guess I need to do some studying. The scary thing, I did better most teachers.

  3. Craig says:

    I will admit only that I did score above 75%. And that I have enrolled in a Civics class.

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