1) The highest per student spending is in:

A) Richmond            B) Henrico             C) Chesterfield

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2) Washington DC public schools have a 56% graduation rate.   The DC voucher charter schools had a graduation rate of:

A) 82%          B) 91%           C) 99%

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3) The positive academic influence of Head Start vanishes after:

A) 1st Grade             B) 5th Grade             C) Never

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4) The top 1% earns 64 times more than the bottom 50%.  How many times more does the top 1% pay in Federal income taxes:

A)  About half as much             B) About 64 times more           C) About 800 times more

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5) A higher percentage of Republicans voted for both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 than Democrats.

A) True          B) False

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6) How many people are registered to vote in 2 or more states?

A)    400,000                        B) 2,800,000                       C) 4,100,000

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7) Your portion and each of your children’s portion of the national debt is:

A) $550                 B) $5,500                C) $55,000

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8) The United States spends more than any other developed nation on education.

A) True                      B) False

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9) The inflation adjusted cost of K-12 public education since 1970 has:

A) No Change          B) Increased 90%           C) Increased 145%

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10) If we had a balanced federal budget and paid $1B a day to reduce the debt, at the end of the year the National Debt would:

A) Increase               B) Decrease              C) Stay the same

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11) We have        million undocumented immigrants working in the United States. African American teen unemployment is        %.

A) 4 Million & 18%             B) 6 Million & 25%             C) 8 Million & 36%

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12) The unemployment rate is 5.3% (Jul 2015).  The average labor force participation rate from 1984 to 2008 was 66.2%.  If our current labor force participation rate was 66.2%, what would the unemployment rate be?

A) 8%            B) 10%              C) 12%

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13) Guns are used how many times for self-defense every year?

A) 500,000 times          B) 1 Million times          C) 1.5 Million times

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14) Gun-related homicides have dropped ____ percent between 1993 & 2010.

A) 8%             B) 29%                C) 49%

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15) More people are murdered by clubs and hammers than rifles (includes assault rifles)?

A) True             B) False          C) They are equal

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16) The mentally ill have a ___ to ____ higher suicide rates than the general population.

A) 6 to 12 times             B) 10 to 20 times             C) 18 to 30 times

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17) The average national Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) premium increase in 2017 is ____.

A) 6%                     B) 12%                     C) 24%

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18) Prior to the 2017 Republican Tax plan, the average marginal tax rate in the 34 OECD countries was ____ points lower than the U.S. tax rate. In 1986, 218 of the world’s 500 largest corporations (by revenue) were based in the U.S. In 2016 that figure was ___.

A) 8% & 190 (13% loss)           B) 14% & 128 (41% loss)           C) 20% & 99 (55% loss)

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19) In 1950, 5% of workers required a license or certificate. In 2016, the percentage of workers requiring a license or certificate is _____. The cost of regulatory compliance for firms with 19 or fewer employees averages ____ per employee.

A) 10% & $3,300               B) 20% & $6,500               C) 30% & $10,500

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20) The Empire State Building was built in ___ days in 1931.  It recently took ____ years for the permitting of a San Diego desalination plant.

A) 410 days & 9 years               B) 735 days & 5 years               C) 912 days & 12 years

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21) China produces approximately 50% of the world’s steel, aluminum & lead.

A) True               B) False

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22) NATO, the Military Alliance involves 28 countries.  How many countries pay the obligatory 2% of their nation’s GDP for defense?

A) 5               B) 10               C) 15

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23) China’s tariffs are higher than US tariffs in ___ of the 22 major categories.  Europe’s (EU) tariffs are higher than US tariffs in ___ of the 22 major categories.

A) China 14 & EU 13               B) China 20 & EU 17              C) China 22 & EU 19

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