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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Home Schooling for Adults: Here's a Chance to Test your Political IQ.

is a fun political quiz for adults from the Pew Research Center. If you follow the news closely, you should be able to do reasonably well. Here is a quiz question which should be a "gimmee" and if you miss it, I would advise you to catch up on your political knowledge before you venture on:

Generally, which political party was regarded as doing best in the midterm elections?


In retrospect, this might be a trick question. The Speaker of the House seems to have a different perspective on the midterm elections than most political pundits. Compare the map from 2010 and 2008. Looking at the change in two years, a reasonable person could say to the Speaker, "you can't hide your lying eyes".

Pew stated about this particular quiz; "Public knows basic facts about politics, economics, but struggles with specifics". I wonder if the same can be said about the current majority parties in the House and Senate.

Have fun!

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