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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:09 am


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Post by RebLem » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:13 am

My results:

You answered 55 out of 60 correctly — 91.67 %
Average score for this quiz during April: 67.0%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 67.0%

Got Questions 1, 27, 36, 53, & 60 wrong.

Posted on April 15, 2008, the 285th day before the end of the Cheney Administration. RebLem
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Post by Donald Isler » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:00 am

Well, RebLem's obviously a bit smarter than me. I got 53 right, ie. 88.33%. Of course, being old enough to remember some of the events one is asked about helps!
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Post by GK » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:21 pm

I'm the dunce so far--51 or 85%, missing 1.9,16,23,26,35,36,48 and 54.

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Post by BWV 1080 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:53 pm

You answered 58 out of 60 correctly — 96.67 %
Average score for this quiz during April: 67.0%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 67.0%

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Post by Brendan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:51 pm

Bogus quiz. On the War of 1812 quetion there was no option for "America got stomped like bugs, had its capital razed to the ground and accepted the diplomatic offering of the British to save face by calling clear defeat a draw ever since."

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Post by Mild Ed » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:16 pm

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:51 pm

You answered 60 out of 60 correctly — 100 %
Average score for this quiz during April: 67.0%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 67.0%

That was pretty easy to do.. :lol:
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Post by RebLem » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:12 pm

Brendan wrote:Bogus quiz. On the War of 1812 quetion there was no option for "America got stomped like bugs, had its capital razed to the ground and accepted the diplomatic offering of the British to save face by calling clear defeat a draw ever since."
A skewed view. It was mostly a draw. The offer came partly because the British diplomatic "A" team was at the Congress of Vienna @ the time, and it was the "B" team in Ghent, where a settlement of our war was being negotiated. We did get a few very minor adjustments in our favor in the border of Maine, but it was mostly a wash in the end. Yes, we had our capital razed, and Congress and the Madison family had to skedaddle out of town, but the Brits didn't hold it for long.

Posted on April 15, 2008, the 285th day before the end of the Cheney Administration. RebLem
Don't drink and drive. You might spill it.--J. Eugene Baker, aka my late father
"We're not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term."--Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. Carolina.
"Racism is America's Original Sin."--Francis Cardinal George, former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago.

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Post by Brendan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:36 pm

So the American myth goes. Your capital city was razed to the ground. The residence of your head of state was destroyed. That ain't a draw in anyone's book that isn't biased, IMHO. Even with Bonaparte to contend with, the British had your measure well and truly and decided to be diplomatic. They didn't try to hold Washington, so that's neither here nor there.

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