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Louisiana Voter Literacy Test

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #1


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    Could you pass the voter literacy test Louisiana administered in the mid-60's?

    Ten minutes, 30 questions, 1 or more incorrect answers disqualifies you from voting.

    http://www.crmvet.org/info/la-littest.pdf [Broken]

    Why, oh why, did I have to draw my triangle pointing to the right instead of up?!
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  3. Jul 1, 2013 #2

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    Wow...the questions are ambiguous, confusing, and even self-contradictory...quite obviously deliberate so that the examiner can disqualify people arbitrarily.

    The very last question appears to be lacking a verb, but is grammatically correct if you take "part" to be a verb, and add some commas. I still can't figure out what it wants you to do, though.
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #3


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    My government teacher in HS administered this test. Anyone who couldn't "pass" was kicked out of class. He also administered it at random due to physical features such as a mole on the face, green eyes, tall etc.

    It put the world in a brand new perspective for some. Quite the way to start a class.
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