Wednesday, June 20, 2007

World Citizenship Test

My previous test was unfair to all the people living outside the United States. In the spirit of fairness, I now give you another test ... The World Citizenship Test. Once again number 5 is a hard one.

1) What document, issued in 1215 became the basis of English Common Law?

2) Which clueless aristocrat when told that the peasants were revolting because they didn't have bread, declared "then let them eat cake"?

3) What was the former name of the country now called Zaire?

4) What was the Bastille?

5) The city, Kathmandu is the capital of what country?

6) The explorer, Leif Erickson was native to what country?

7) Why did Shah Jahan have the Taj Mahal built in Agra, India?

8) Though some have claimed that the first Europeans to discover Australia were the Portuguese, which Dutch navigator is credited with the discovery?

9) The Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa belong to which country?

10) What King Of Ithica, was immortalized in the epic poems the Illiad and Odyssey?

Okay, no peeking or you will be banished from the planet

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41 comments:

Paul Champagne said...

1) The Magna Carta

2) Marie Antoinette

3) The Belgian Congo

4) A prison in Paris

5) Nepal

6) Iceland (bet you thought it was Norway)

7) As A Mauseleum for his second wife

8) Willem Janszoon

9) Spain

10) Odysseus

You will need to get at least 50% or be booted off the planet.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh wait..
I need to get Mike!

Paul Champagne said...

terry ... o-kay, cya later.

Sarah said...

I so got more than 50% correct!!!! I get to stay on the planet hoorray!(baloons are now falling from the ceiling!)

If I may say the only reason I knew any of these is because I teach art history which is a huge commercial for people to take my class in the fall, my enrollment numbers are a little low :)

jillie said...

SHIT....I guess I had better start packing my bags and go back to Pluto huh?

snowelf said...

Awww, don't leave Jillie...I'll sponsor you!!

I got 6 right...and I was actually surprised I got that many!!


--snow

David said...

7 right, Good enough for the Good Enough Diploma! Too bad I didn't do better. But, HAHA my student are locked up and will never see that I missed three. They will still think I know everything ;). Students think there teachers know everything, right? *snort*

I'm_Inspired said...

These were my answers. Now I want to change some of them!!
1. magna carta
2. marie antoinette
3.republic of the congo
4. a french prison
5. could not even venture a guess
6. yes, I thought norway!!so...got this one wrong also!
7. no clue
8. somebody with last name of Paulmier (or something like that)
9. no clue
10. Theseus...wrong again!

Good Grief! I specialized in history in school! I haven't retained much information, have I? Oh well...I gave it a shot..and learned in the process.

Sarah said...

David, if your students are five they will think you know everything. Mine are 18 plus and seemed surprised that I know something!!

Blancodeviosa said...

that's pretty tough there..

evalinn said...

I guess I can only come to visit to the World as well ;-)

Paul Champagne said...

O-kay, everyone take Sarah's art history class so the balloons can continue to fall from the ceiling ... wait, is that the sound of champagne corks popping I hear?

jillie ... you can visit me on Neptune if you want.

snow ... congrats, you are a citizen of the world :)

david ... I won't tell them if you don't.

inspired ... the next interplanetary transport leaves in 15 minutes ... it will drop you off at the planet of your choice ;)

sarah ... I seriously doubt 18 year olds know very much about Art History (or even think that they do) ... unless it's the history of anime.

Paul Champagne said...

blanco ... you're a tough girl, you can do it.

evalinn ... the Martians tell me they don't have tests there ... they consider them etnocentric

evalinn said...

But I don´t want to go to Mars...space scares me :-Z

Paul Champagne said...

evalinn ... o-kay, you may stay on Earth. It's too bad, the Martians were going to name you their Queen and lavish you with gifts of shoes.

Jenny! said...

Ok...I commented yesterday...but it's not here! I suggested that we should also give this test out before we hand over voter registration cards!

Jenny! said...

Oh, never mind that last comment, I am retarded and obviously don't read good!

B said...

where do I go if I fail- which I did real bad!

Paul Champagne said...

jenny ... you're not retarded, you just don't read well , even though I know you read more books in a month than I do in a year.

b ... you can come with me ... I'm heading to Neptune.

Ms.L said...

I could lie and say I am so smrt..er I mean smart but, that would be WRONG! All I can say is that I'm scared for my children. Very,very scared!

I'm off to do some research now..hehehe

Paul Champagne said...

ms.l ... This test is one of those that you feel like you almost know the answer ... but not quite. I designed it that way in one of my evil moods.

Sorry

The Lowest Rated Blog said...

Looks and feels like a Star Trek fans test!!! Beam me up, Scotty, there is no intelligence on this planet. I did good on the test, but number 8 was tuff. Scotty, I guess I will have to stay on this planet for a few more days.

tlrb

MONA said...

yes I have heard about that & it really did sound a little strange to me.Just to be born on the soil to become a citizen!
Now I know why! Thanks for the explaination!

ps. about late nights ..., just too many of them made me sick & I fell faint on my feet the other night :D

Paul Champagne said...

tlrb ... I bet if you were an Aussie, you would have gotten #8 :)

mona ... then I am hereby declaring that you start getting your rest ... can't have you feeling dizzy and groggy.

Jenny! said...

Paul:
I switched the good and well on purpose! I just finished another book...so so good!

Superstar said...

HEY just because I am a teacher...*sigh*
OH nevermind...I got most of them...after looking them up! ;o)

I think the first step is:
If you don't speak English, GO THE F**K HOME. I had to learn Spanish to live in Mexico...WHY then do Americans allow there to be a choice....If you need to continue in SPANISH...or English press...BEEEEEEEEPPPPPPP!

Sorry, My soap box came out all onit's own today...

lime said...

1) What document, issued in 1215 became the basis of English Common Law?
magna carta

2) Which clueless aristocrat when told that the peasants were revolting because they didn't have bread, declared "then let them eat cake"?
marie antoinette, and i believe she actually said let them eat brioche

3) What was the former name of the country now called Zaire?
um, it hasn't been zaire for a while now...it went back to being called congo a few years ago

4) What was the Bastille?
a prison

5) The city, Kathmandu is the capital of what country?
nepal

6) The explorer, Leif Erickson was native to what country?
greenland

7) Why did Shah Jahan have the Taj Mahal built in Agra, India?
tomb for his wife

8) Though some have claimed that the first Europeans to discover Australia were the Portuguese, which Dutch navigator is credited with the discovery?
no idea

9) The Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa belong to which country?
spain

10) What King Of Ithica, was immortalized in the epic poems the Illiad and Odyssey?
ulysses or odyseus

niki sato said...

oh u scare me lol
thanks very much for ur fun test!!
i know only #5 and #7. shame~

-eve- said...

Hmmm... okay, guess they don't teach us much in schools over here...
I can only try my hand at three...

4. The Bastille is a (French?) prison

5. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal

7. The Taj Mahal was built as a tomb for his wife

So if I get it right, that's just 30%. Does that mean I don't deserve to live in the world?;-) LOL!

MONA said...

champagne?

I was supposed to have rest not you!!!!

& you called me dizzy!!! strange! very strange....that sent a chill down my spine...

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Wherehaveyoubeen??

I'm_Inspired said...

Knock, Knock!!

Champagne....Champagne!

Are you home?

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Hellllooooooooooooo!!!

I'm_Inspired said...

Do the Texas rains have you flooded? Are you ill? Did you break an arm/fingers? Are you resting? Are you bored with blogging?

I need my shot in the brain! It's becoming stagnant.

MONA said...

Champagne? POKE POKE!!

The Lowest Rated Blog said...

Okay shipmates, I believe Paul is out of commission [OOC] for a few days due to the elements [weather is not helping our Texan compadres].

tlbr

MONA said...

Champagne buddy... I hope all is well with you...

Akelamalu said...

Oh something I can join in...
1.Magna Carta
2. Marie Antoinette
3. congo
4.Prison
5.Nepal
6.America?
7.Tomb
8. Willem Janszoon (I looked that one up!)
9.Spain
10.Odysseus

Steph said...

I didn't get any right. Does that mean I'll be evicted from Earth?

Akelamalu said...

PS You have an award m'dear, please come and collect. :)

Jenny! said...

Where have you been????