Are You Smarter Than A Seventh Grader?

A few questions from their test tomorrow.

First, representing the “everyone needs to make a few points” type of question:

Who is known as the Father of the Constitution?

a.    James Madison
b.    Ben Franklin
c.    George Washington
d.    George Bush

Second, something for which they might have had to actually study in order to get right:

Which of the following is NOT a duty of the U.S. Senate?

a.    Approving treaties
b.    Bringing impeachment charges
c.    Approving Presidential appointments
d.    Trying impeachment cases

Third, separating the A’s from the B’s:

Pedro is 26 years old, lives in Louisiana, and has been a citizen since he was 16. He wants to serve his country by running for a national public office. For which of the following positions would he be eligible to run?

a.    United States Senator from Louisiana

b.    United States President
c.    United States Representative from Louisiana
d.    [Our school’s] Class President

Fourth, not nearly as obscure as it looks, so long as they were awake for at least part of the last two weeks of class:

How many Senators does Maine have?

a.    2
b.    4
c.    8
d.    7

Fifth, the correct answer is obvious, but they’ll get credit for whatever they put down:

Mr. [Wheeler] should run for president. He would be the smartest, funniest, and best looking chief executive ever.

a.    True
b.    False

If anyone wants to answer them, I’ll put the answers in the comments tomorrow.

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6 Comments on “Are You Smarter Than A Seventh Grader?”

  1. Texas Redhead Loser Says:

    Sorry to burst your bubble on that last question Wheeler, but William Howard Taft was WAY hotter than you.

  2. wheeler Says:

    oh that hurts. jfk, sure, but taft? i hang my head in shame.

  3. Dan Says:

    Don’t laugh if I get something wrong.

    A B C B B

  4. wheeler Says:

    dan, come on, you missed the easiest one. how many senators does every state get? (of note, equal suffrage in the senate is the one provision of the constitution that cannot be amended, or not without the losing state’s consent, anyway (see Article V)).

    it’s A B C A and A, of course.

  5. Dan Says:

    AHHHHH!!!! You got me! Dang.

  6. Ahhhh, I am too late.

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