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1. True or False. The U.S. Constitution authorizes the federal government to provide charity.

2. True or False. Under the Bill of rights to the U.S. Constitution, every child in America has a right to free public education.

3. Who or what originated the political slogan: "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs"?

4. Which U.S. representative or senator said he would give a week's salary to support a charitable cause?

5. (extra credit) what is a sockdolager?

Hints are available for the last three in multiple choice. I am using this quiz in our homeschool class, Relevent History. I stole it, for educational purposes only, from an unpopular conservative magazine.

-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@somewhere.com), March 19, 2002


I'll show my ignorance so others aren't shy about contributing:) Heehee, actually I know some, just haven't memorized the rest. 1) False 2)False 3)Communism (Communist Manifesto) 4)Some idiot, lol. No, I don't know 5)I have no clue

-- Crystal (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), March 19, 2002.



3)Karl Marx

4)teddy kennedy???

5) A big waloppin blow!

-- Doreen (bisquit@here.com), March 19, 2002.

I knew Doreen would have the answers but she got one of them wrong! Doreen, did you use a dictionary for number 5?

If anyone can give the right answer, I promise I wont pick on you for a week.

-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@somewhere.com), March 20, 2002.

So I got the idiot wrong?...I'm a word junkie. There is a "word of the day" that you can sign up for at a dictiionary site, which might be a good thing for homeschoolers. Actually I was looking in the dictionary for something else and came across this word the other day. Of course if you use these types of words in everyday conversation no one will speak with you after a few days.

-- Doreen (bisquit@here.com), March 20, 2002.

Slang for a conclusive blow or point in a discussion or arguement. Doreens answer was sorta in the ballpark.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), March 20, 2002.

It was Davy Crockett who said he would give a week's salary to support a charitable cause. If Ted Kennedy ever said it, he was trying to make himself look good.

Both of you got the correct definition of sockdologer, so this week, I won't call Doreen a Pollyanna, and Jay, I don't think I've ever picked on you anyway, have I?

-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@somewhere.com), March 20, 2002.


No, you haven't. It brought back memories of my high school public speaking / debate instructor. It was one of her favorite terms to use in an accolade after a debate session. Thanks for the memories. :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), March 20, 2002.

Rather than comment on the actual "pop quiz", I think I'll just remark that "Relevant History" has a vaguely unsettling ring. I think if there had been a Department of Propaganda in George Orwell's 1984, it would have been called the "Ministry of Relevant History".

-- Andy M (andym@dreamforge.com), May 28, 2002.

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