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#1 pam

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

I certainly hope this doesn't represent the majority of our youth but this sampling is quite sad.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Yeah, I'd really like to see a statistic of that. Because, a lot of my husband's generation of Americans that I have come in contact with are not politically "informed". I mean, simple things like... how the federal government comes up with a budget...

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

This is why I'm considering homeschool.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Those questions weren't even political in nature. They were basic questions regarding things we learn as we are growing up. Well except the question about the current VP. One of my favorites: Which countries border the US. Canada? Oh wait that's a state nevermind.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

What's the capital of Washington? Libya.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

Those questions weren't even political in nature. They were basic questions regarding things we learn as we are growing up. Well except the question about the current VP.

One of my favorites: Which countries border the US. Canada? Oh wait that's a state nevermind.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

And to not be able to name the United States (which is where they live) as a country that starts with a "U."

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

I always thought there were 50 stars on the flag...... Good thing they didn't ask about the stripes, too. one one of those kids may have had convulsions.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

I always thought there were 50 stars on the flag...... Good thing they didn't ask about the stripes, too. one one of those kids may have had convulsions.


The question is...do YOU know the answer to it? :lol:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

The question is...do YOU know the answer to it? :lol:


I have to admit, I can't remember what the capital of Washington is. I just knew it wasn't Seattle.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

The question is...do YOU know the answer to it? :lol:


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13 stripes for the original 13 colonies

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

I have to admit, I can't remember what the capital of Washington is. I just knew it wasn't Seattle.


But do you know how many stripes are on the US flag? :)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

We could start having an American history trivia game here. :)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

But do you know how many stripes are on the US flag? :)


That I knew.

Here's the trivia... Can you name all of them?

LET ME TRY! No googling....

New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Virginia
New Hampshire
Maryland
Delaware
Connecticut
Carolinas (were they already North and South then?)
Georgia
Massachussets

Darn... I can't remember all of them. FAIL.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

That I knew.

Here's the trivia... Can you name all of them?

LET ME TRY! No googling....

New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Virginia
New Hampshire
Maryland
Delaware
Connecticut
Carolinas (were they already North and South then?)
Georgia
Massachussets

Darn... I can't remember all of them. FAIL.




I KNOW I KNOW!! RHODE ISLAND!!!!

So, Carolinas must have been split to North and South... that makes 13.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

I know Maryland and Rhode Island were 2 of them. Now you are asking me to remember things so long ago.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Okay, Trivia... Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Oh wait..you did say Maryland. :)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

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What war was going on when he wrote "The Star Spangled Banner"?




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