2/06/2009

Blogthings - Are You a Dumb American?


I was bored and someone had posted a link to this site on Facebook so I decided to kill a little time trying a few of the quizzes.

Imagine my surprise to come across one called "Are You a Dumb American?" Of course, I had to try it out.

As you'll note from the picture above, the person creating the "Are You a Dumb American?" quiz must be a dumb American. The first question asks:

"What's so special about 1776?"

Our answers to choose from are:
a. It's the year the Pilgrims landed
b. It's the year of the American Revolution
c. It's the year George Washington became President
d. It's the year the Constitution was written

Unfortunately, there is no "e. none of the above."

Yes, to the poor dumb benighted soul who wrote the Dumb American quiz you manged to get your own quiz answers wrong.

You were probably going for b or d but you're still wrong.

The American Revolution began in 1775 and lasted until 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed.

You might have had the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence confused and been trying for d. However, the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 is not the same as the Constitution of the United States of American written primarily by James Madison in 1787.

So, sorry to tell whomever dreamed up this quiz that they are indeed a "Dumb American."

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