View Poll Results: Can you identify these people??? [check all that apply. BE HONEST]

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  • 1) Yes. I know who Rosa Parks is

    31 70.45%
  • 2) Yes. I know the author of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people"

    18 40.91%
  • 3) I know nothing.

    14 31.82%
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    Default Quickie American intelligence test.

    I'm reading a book for class and I found this question interesting.

    No googling.

    Here's the question:

    1) Can you identify Rosa Park?
    2) Do you know the author of the words "government of the people, by the people, and for the people?

    Why I ask this?
    In a 1990's poll, 90% of IVY League students could identify Rosa Parks, but only 25% knew the author of those words.

    Be honest.

    PLEASE don't be a jerk and post the answer for either.

    Oh, and you can google it AFTER you think what you would say to see if you're right or not.

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    1. No
    2. Yes


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    Thanks for making me feel stupid =P

    //edit: civil rights wasn't such a big thing in Western Canada...


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    1. yes
    2. No. I actually got it wrong.... The correct answer was my 2nd guess.

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    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. yes

    I would have missed 2, but I just read it in my AP Govt class recently. Why are you calling this an intelligence test O.o?

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    1. Yes and 2. yes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    I would have missed 2, but I just read it in my AP Govt class recently. Why are you calling this an intelligence test O.o?
    to test my book's data for kicks....

    It's a book called "Who are We" and by "we" I mean "Americans."

    Meh.. don't read this book.

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    1:yes
    2:yes
    wow i got it right and im Canadian,you people should feel bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolpuprocks View Post
    It's a book called "Who are We" and by "we" I mean "Americans."
    After I searched who Rosa Park was, it was quite obvious those questions were related to American people (or really well-cultured non-American people).

    Anyway, that's cheating; I bet if I ask if you know who said "Give me a balcony and I will become President" most of you won't know who I'm talking about. Boo cpr, boo!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante Obscuri View Post
    After I searched who Rosa Park was, it was quite obvious those questions were related to American people (or really well-cultured non-American people).

    Anyway, that's cheating; I bet if I ask if you know who said "Give me a balcony and I will become President" most of you won't know who I'm talking about. Boo cpr, boo!
    How about: "Swedes we are no longer. Russians we do not wish to become. Let us therefore be Finns."

    Anyway Dante is right. To get a fair answer you shouldn't ask non-americans because it will give you more negative answers than you would get by asking only americans.

 

 
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