The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

“American Heritage” Quiz

Posted by brightcoast on November 22, 2008

I scored an 84.85%, not bad considering the national average is49%. Anyway, it is an interesting way of discovering how going to law school makes you a better American, at least in terms of learning the answers to most of these questions, or being reminded of them if your Poli Sci degree is worth the paper it was printed on. It reminds me of one time I was watching Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader, and the question was something along the lines of name a member of the executive branch, or who is the member of the Executive Branch that sits as the President of the Senate. And the guy admitted that he didn’t even know what the Executive Branch was. Amazing.

Perhaps more disturbing are the results of our elected officials, which are discussed here. I guess they take the “of the people, by the people, and for the people” part of their job a bit seriously. What’s more amusing is that I’m not even sure if that is the right order of the saying…

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