Friday, November 03, 2006

In which the Meridian encourages his reader(s) to determine whether they are among the informed electorate

Here's a handy online quiz to see if you have a (very) basic knowledge of Who's Who (and Who's Not) in World Events:

DontVote.org

You'll be relieved to know that I missed only one of the people to be ID'd, along with his occupation. I could have sworn Martin Sheen was President . . .

JUST kidding . . . I did miss only one, though.

How about you?

6 comments:

Aunty Marianne said...

I got 81%, by missing out on some of your local senators and judges. I probably did better on the international figures.

It gave me a B and said I should update my knowledge and vote, which is flattering given I'm a Brit living in Brussels.

Do you think, on that basis, I should be on the US electoral roll?

John B. said...

Given the combination of the Republicans' fairly desperate electoral plight this year, our politicians' rather strident rhetoric over voting rights and immigration policy, I'd suggest that you announce loudly and publically that you will vote Republican in, oh, about a dozen or so congressional districts, and "they" will probably waive not just the citizenship requirement but provide you with a chartered plane to get you from district to district.

fearful_syzygy said...

Clearly relying on the radio for information on current events puts me at a significant imposition as far as this test is concerned, for although I know who Rush Limbaugh is, I had absolutely no idea who that fat guy was in the picture. And so on.

fearful_syzygy said...

Err... I think I mean 'disadvantage' rather than 'imposition'. Hmmm. Bedtime, methinks.

John B. said...

I know the feeling. The one I missed, I missed because I'd never seen a picture of him before. Also, some of the pictures made their subjects look, to my eye, very different from other pictures of them that I've seen. So, I count myself lucky to have missed only the one.

Paul Decelles said...

Well I missed 5 and they were all celebs. Hey I get my news from NPR and PBS so how am I supposed to know what non politicians look like?