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ex-khobar Andy
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Happy Independence Day!

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. . .to all our American readers.

Now for a quiz.

I passed with 8/10. I am ashamed of one of the ones I got wrong - I essentially misread the question - but the other only 32% got it right. Considering that it's a four option multiple choice - so statistically you'd expect 25% randomly - I'm not too worried about that.

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I guess I can stick around. Have a safe and fun 4th!

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You got 10 out of 10 right.

Hail to the chief! You passed.
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Many happy returns.
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9/10 I missed the one on the authors of the Federalist Papers. I could protest that the original publication used nom de plume for the authors

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We the people of The New York Times think that’s a strong finish.

74% of readers answered this correctly.

You got 10 out of 10 right.

Hail to the chief! You passed.

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9/10...and I missed the same one snailgate missed, so I can reuse the same excuse he used.
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10/10

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Couldn't get past the paywall.
And their math is terrible.  It's only the fourth, and they're saying I've already viewed my ten free articles for the month?
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You got 8 out of 10 right.
Hail to the chief! You passed.

Should have had 9, but clicked before reading all of the multiple guesses on one question.
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As soon as I was done taking the test, ICE was at my front door asking for my birth certificate and SSN. I told them my score was low because I was dropped on my head when I was a kid and they gave me a break when I showed them the dent. They said if I wasn't white, they wouldn't have believed my score.





(actually I got a 9)

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I got 8 [so hard lines, chaps and chapettes; I'm allowed to return to the USA whenever I wish]
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10/10, but I have to admit I wasn't sure about the answer to the Federalist papers question when I answered it--he just seemed to be the best guess.

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Big RR wrote:10/10, but I have to admit I wasn't sure about the answer to the Federalist papers question when I answered it--he just seemed to be the best guess.
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10/10, which I attribute to a combination of junior high history classes and episodes of Schoolhouse Rock and the U.S. of Archie during the lead up to the Bicentennial.
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Thank you Scooter. I doubt I could get 4/10 on a similar test about Canada.

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