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Interesting political quiz

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I found this cool political quiz last night. I hope that link works for everyone. It’s only 10 questions long, and shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.

My main criticism of the quiz is that it is pretty short, but then again it is titled “World’s Smallest Political Quiz” so I guess the criticism is not really warranted. Still, it is an intersting starting point – even though certain key issues are ommitted. Plus, it is not the job of a quiz to determine one’s political standing anyway; I think that is more of a personal matter.

It is intersting that the political spectrum on which participants are graded actually lists 5 potential categories, but media is typically labeled as either “too liberal” or “too conservative” – and sometimes moderate, which is quite the compliment. We, do have a two party system, but there must be a good amount of people who do not feel adequately represented in either party. Third parties are the naturally response to this, but of course they are smaller as far as representation is concerned (although they often have an important role in raising issues).

I suppose this is a lot of “stream of  consciousness” type of thought in this post, but there is a lot to be said about the fact that our core values are really quite diverse.

Overall, it is likely that someone’s core values can not be so tangibly labeled as in a short quiz – or even a longer quiz for that matter. Hope you enjoy it though.


Written by Michael G

February 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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