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Old 07-08-2014, 07:07 PM   #106
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Agree. The pirate ship was frustrating because the bottom row didn't make sense; you had to only consider the top row and not attempt to duplicate the nonsense bottom row.

Close call, but I suppose it's good to know I might qualify for a snooty NYC kindergarten.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #107
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Seriously? There's no way my kids could have passed that exam at five years old. Nothing close to the reading comprehension required for the last question, and the matchy-matchy ones, ... maybe they could have seen a pattern. But the biggest trouble would have been that my kids would have had precious little test taking experience by that age. They might have scribbled all over the test, eaten the crayons, and ran in circles until they were so dizzy they fell down. Y'know, like normal kindergarteners.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:49 PM   #108
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Agree. The pirate ship was frustrating because the bottom row didn't make sense; you had to only consider the top row and not attempt to duplicate the nonsense bottom row.

Close call, but I suppose it's good to know I might qualify for a snooty NYC kindergarten.
I saw columns. That helped.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #109
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I saw columns. That helped.
I saw dead people. Not as helpful...
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:04 PM   #110
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:59 PM   #111
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Today is Constitution Day in the U.S.. (<---What's the proper way to end that sentence?)

Find out what you know about The Constitution by taking The Washington Post's Constitution Day Quiz

I got 1 out of 13.

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Old 09-17-2014, 01:30 PM   #112
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:33 PM   #113
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I got 8/13.

I didn't even reach the threshold for ratification.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #114
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I got 1 out of 13.

7 of 13.
Damn, that was hard. Lots of educated guessing. And even more uneducated guessing.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:55 PM   #115
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:42 PM   #116
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I got 4. Hahhahahaaa! Of course the alcohol one. That was easy, because overturning prohibition holds a special place in my heart...from a past life. The other one I got was the one about public education not being mentioned in the constitution. I picked that because in both my past jobs we were mandated to do something to recognize Constitution Day. Because public education was considered a state level issue by our founding fathers, it only stands to reason that institutions receiving any sort of federal funding be mandated by the federal government to have some sort of programming for C-Day.

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The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004.[4] Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.[5] In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.[3] This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constit...ited_States%29

It's the law, and it's ironical. I think in my previous previous job we hung up posters. In my previous job we were silo'd right out of any responsibility for it: they had high level executives who were responsible for hanging up posters, maybe a blurb on the campus wide info-TVs.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:43 PM   #117
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6, it's a tough one and more about history than the constitution itself...
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:35 PM   #118
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8 but I don't support ratification anyway...
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:08 PM   #119
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:20 PM   #120
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