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Voting: Do you have what it takes?

October 24, 2012

I have a lot of reasons for never becoming a politician. Including the fact that I don’t like spending much time in large crowds, and because deep down, in my heart of hearts, I really want to steal library books. Perhaps the biggest reason I would never be elected, even if I wanted to run for office, is that I think voting should be a privilege. A privilege one earns after proving you aren’t a moron. But apparently the Constitution says voting is a right, and everyone except felons are allowed to take part in this “right.” Even so, I put together a sample quiz in case anyone decides that people who use texting abbreviations on job applications shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Instructions: At the end of each question or statement is a point value. You’ll either deduct or add points to your score. So if you answer yes to the first question, you already have -10 points. But don’t worry! You may still be allowed to vote.

  1. You’ve voluntarily watched more than 1 episode of “Jersey Shore.” -10
  2. You read more than 60% of your assignments in high school English. +10
  3. You’ve ever given a child who can’t count to 100 a Red Bull or Mountain Dew. -10
  4. You can name the three prominent American citizens who were assassinated in the 1960s. +10
  5. You ever thought Andy Griffith’s name was Andy Griffin. -10
  6. You believe assigning chores for children to do is a good idea. +10
  7. You think Franz Ferdinand is just the name of a band. -10
  8. You can name the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. +10 (Bonus +10 if you know when they were president.)
  9. You’ve ever purposely taken up more than one parking space. -10
  10. You know why December 6 is an important day in the history of the United States. +10
  11. You think the season premiere of American Idol or The Bachelor/ette is an important day. -10
  12. You can name all 10 amendments on the Bill of Rights. +10
  13. You didn’t know their is a difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. -10
  14. You saw the grammatical mistake in the previous statement right away. +10
  15. You’ve ever taken a child younger than 10 to see a rated R movie. -10
  16. You think that even children older than 10 shouldn’t see a rated R movie. +10
  17. You have no idea why every scandal ends with the word “gate.” -10
  18. You had to Google YOLO the first time you saw it and then judged the person who used it. +10
  19. You don’t believe in blind spots or using turn signals. -10
  20. You believe that Sister Act 2 is the perfect example of a sequel that is better than the original. +10

Now tally up your score! The results are below:

50 points or more: Congratulations! You get to vote and help choose the leaders of this great country of ours. You’ve proven that you don’t take advantage of the brain you were given and might just choose a politician based on their ability to lead and make wise decisions.

Less than 50 points: I regret to inform you that you will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming election that isn’t real because this quiz means absolutely nothing. While everyone else is voting, maybe you should take that time to read your high school history book or maybe watch the John Adams miniseries from HBO. With a little work and a weekend in driving school, you too can vote!

Do you have anything you’d add to the test?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2012 12:11 pm

    I scored 50. Barely getting to vote. #18 wrecked me – love.

  2. October 24, 2012 12:39 pm

    I scored 50, too. Whew! Good thing there’s the electoral college, right?

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