Fit to vote? Take this elections and politics quiz

What if you had to pass a knowledge quiz in order to have the right to vote? Some say it’s not a bad idea because there are a lot of people who have no idea about how our government or politics really work. Would you pass the test? Here are 10 questions to see if you’re a knowledgeable and qualified voter.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published Saturday, October 27, 2012

What if you had to pass a knowledge quiz in order to have the right to vote? Some say it’s not a bad idea because there are a lot of people who have no idea about how our government or politics really work. Would you pass the test? Here are 10 questions to see if you’re a knowledgeable and qualified voter.

1. True or false: The only thing more boring than last Monday night’s debate is looking at Lance Armstrong’s trophy cabinet.

2. True or false: From 1952-2004, the Republican Party’s presidential ticket included one of just four people as nominee for president or vice president in all but one year.

3. In the event no candidate for president were to receive 270 votes in the Electoral College, which of the following would happen?

A. The Constitution dictates that the U.S. Supreme Court would decide the winner.

B. Katherine Harris would come out of exile and flip a coin, witnessed by no one, in the basement of the Capitol. She would then give an “exclusive” interview to Fox News whereby she would announce Mitt Romney won the election coin-toss fair and square. Sore sport loser liberals would cry foul and demand to the Supreme Court that the coin be flipped again. Court would say no.

C. The U.S. Senate would decide with each senator getting one vote, a simple majority being necessary to win.

D. The House of Representatives would decide with each state’s House congressional delegation getting one vote, a majority being necessary to win. District of Columbia would have no vote.

4. True or false: The United States of America is a democracy.

5. True or false: The Constitution of the United States prohibits Congress from raising its own pay.

Click here to take the rest of the quiz and see how you did in today’s Tampa Tribune.

How did you score? Post your results on TBO.com using your Facebook account, or come back here and post them below.

 

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.

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3 thoughts on “Fit to vote? Take this elections and politics quiz”

  1. Interesting quiz, and concept. However, I disagree that there shouldn’t be a test to vote.
    You should at least be able to pass the basic citizenship test in order to be allowed to vote.
    I don’t think it’s too much to require that you can prove you know as much as an immigrant about our Country.

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  2. Chris —
    Amusing piece in today’s Trib. Clearly you studied political science on a Dave Barry scholarship.
    The only refinement I would add to this fine instrument is that the only thing more boring than looking at Lance Armstrong’s trophy case would be watching the Tour de France. (Has anyone actually done this?) I mean what do we have here but a hundred or more skinny guys wearing sprayed on pants and silly-looking helmets riding those frail looking bicycles with about a hundred gears. They stick their butts up in the air (the skinny riders — not the bicycles), point their noses at the ground, and ride in a tight clump for about a month and a half without ever stopping to eat or go to the bathroom. The charm eludes me. Maybe you have to be European to understand. ?Quien sabe? Qui sait? Was ist los?
    Cheers,
    –Larry

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  3. Good Morning Mr. Ingram,
    I found taking the: Fit to Vote very enjoyable. The one question I found most interesting was the House decides who should be President if no candidate receives 270 Electoral College votes. I was also thinking it was the U.S. Senate responsibity. Can you imagine at age 80 I am still learning early American History (ha). I feel those other takers of the test that did poorly test should be ashamed of themselves. As for me! Give me U.S.History or give me death! I don’t wish to relive it.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Joseph A Tampa, Fl.

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