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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:50 PM

How much do you know about the fiscal cliff? Take a quick quiz:

I got 13 out of 15, and one of them was dumb mistake on my part.

Here is link to The Guardian quiz:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/quiz/2012/dec/18/fiscal-cliff-quiz

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Reply How much do you know about the fiscal cliff? Take a quick quiz: (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 OP
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #1
Old Codger Dec 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #4
MgtPA Dec 2012 #11
NCTraveler Dec 2012 #3
sadbear Dec 2012 #5
brooklynite Dec 2012 #6
reformist2 Dec 2012 #7
wryter2000 Dec 2012 #8
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2012 #9
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #10
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2012 #13
Panasonic Dec 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #14
madokie Dec 2012 #15
Thegonagle Dec 2012 #16
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #19
sendero Dec 2012 #17
subterranean Dec 2012 #18
Harmony Blue Dec 2012 #20
bigwillq Dec 2012 #21
NashvilleLefty Dec 2012 #22

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. Ten out of fifteen

I'll go back to raking leaves and reading trashy mystery novels.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:04 PM

2. 14 out of 15

I said 500 million instead of 110

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:11 PM

4. Ditto.

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:48 PM

11. Me too.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:10 PM

3. 13 out of 15. nt.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:13 PM

5. #13

Trick question.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:15 PM

6. 14...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:15 PM

7. 14 out of 15! I feel so smart.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:32 PM

8. 14 out of 15 n/t

n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:38 PM

9. 14/15. Fat lot of good it's doing me.

Let's hope:

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:12 PM

10. so nice that we understand the financial mess we are in

but that we have such little power to DO anything about it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:24 PM

13. Maybe it is better to be blissfully ignorant.

I just don't know any more. One thing I do know, I read this back in 2005 or so...



and here we are in nearly 2013, living it in ALL its glory.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

12. 12 of 15.

 


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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:25 PM

14. DU folks are "smarter than the average bear" as Yogi used to say.

( anyone remember Yogi bear cartoon???)

Wonder what would be the result if we asked the average person to take this quiz?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:30 PM

15. 14 of 15


You scored 14 out of a possible 15

You've got a pretty good handle on the fiscal cliff but be careful, you could easily lose your grip.


ETA: I missed question 5. How much spending will be cut in 2013 if Congress doesn't come to an agreement before the deadline? I answered 1.6 trillion when its really 110 billion.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:39 PM

16. 13, would have been 14 had I not misread one of the questions.

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Response to Thegonagle (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:41 PM

19. I did the same thing!

Picking out Grover was easy, tho.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:40 PM

17. I got 14..

... but I can't get the dang thing to pull up the page that shows me my wrong answer. But to be honest, I was making a "best guess" on 2-3 of them.

I'm liking the cliff more and more

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:41 PM

18. 15 out of 15

Obviously I do not watch Fox News.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:43 PM

20. 14 out of 15 for me

Not bad.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:44 PM

21. 12 out of 15

You've got a pretty good handle on the fiscal cliff but be careful, you could easily lose your grip.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:00 PM

22. I missed 3, but I consider 2 of those irrelevant.

I missed who first coined the term and who made a quote I hadn't even heard. BFD, neither of these had anything of relevance to do with the "Cliff". I also missed the definition of Capital Gains, although I came close. But I am glad that I have been corrected on that point - small differences can make a big difference in the end.

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