A 10 Question Political Quiz That Needs Your Answers
Exploring politics on Medium while hoping to avoid death threats :)
This article contains a 10 question multiple choice political quiz that needs your answers. It’s an experiment, and I’m inviting the participation of every Medium reader who is interested in improving our systems of cooperation that we call government. If there is enough interest and participation, I’ll publish part II of the quiz next week. My intentions are straightforward- I want to see if Medium is a place where thoughtful debate and engagement about politics can happen.
Whether you consider yourself: Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, ‘Other’, Green Party, Voluntarist, or like the founders — despise party affiliations because they tend to monopolize the vote, or detest ideologies because they tend to turn into malware that destroys critical thinking… everyone is welcome to participate here!
Feel free to answer one, none, or all of the questions below.
To answer questions, simply highlight the answer you agree with.
To answer and then respond, just highlight your answer and click the ‘response’ button and type a response.
If your answer is ‘Other,’ highlight ‘Other,’ and then click the notes button and leave a response if you’d like…
And now! Without further ado…
Here are 10 multiple choice questions to explore politics on Medium (and try and figure out what the hell happened this election season):
1. Who are you voting for this election season?
A. Hillary Clinton
B. Donald Trump
C. Gary Johnson
D. Dr. Jill Stein
2. What have politics become?
A. Like professional wrestling for those with disposable income
B. They’re better in the United States than anywhere else, and if Americans don’t like it, they can step up and help reform it
C. An Orwellian 2 minutes of hate where Democrats and Republicans get to release their anger, and in doing so, help ensure cooperation is near impossible
D. Important, but the majority of people don’t seem to take it seriously or participate until it’s too late
3. What would you call our system of government in the United States?
B. We used to have a republic, but the republic has become an empire
C. We have a representative democracy
D. Something worse than Communism or Orwell’s 1984 has happened in America
4. Our government (systems of cooperation) won’t get better until…
A. We take more money from the top 1%!
B. They stop takin’ all our jobs!
C. A third party forces the Democrats and Republicans to evolve
D. We develop new technologies. For example, it might be new financial tools that show us who and what our dollars really support, and/or that help us analyze which corporations back which politicians.
5. Is America and our political system controlled by…
A. Those with the top .01% of wealth
B. The ~14% of eligible voting Americans who voted in the primaries
C. The ~86% of the American population who are too disenfranchised to vote in the primaries
D. Anyone who has enough ‘will to power’ and skill at raising money can positively shape it
6. What do you think when politicians make the majority of their money from speaking engagements, or donations to their libraries or foundations?
A. That’s not true, none of them do that
B. Their job is way harder than it looks, and they’re allowed to earn money
C. They’re just bribes!
D. Everything is fine
7. Because of the horrible violence and costs of the Drug War, many states in the U.S. are beginning to allow adults the right to change their minds with different types of plants (like cannabis). Is this:
A. A move in the wrong direction
B. The beginning of the end of the Drug War
C. A false start, the freedom to change your mind with plants might not spread to every state
D. I think cannabis should be illegal for everyone
8. What do you think of America?
A. We won the freedom lottery! #Muerica If you don’t like it, you can geeeet out!
B. I’m not a citizen, but I would love a chance to become one…
C. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best system of co-operation we have to become better, and create technologies that will help the rest of the world!
D. I hate it, because…
9. Do you believe we have a one party system in the United States? In other words, do you feel the two dominant parties, which espouse different values, differ very little in their actions?
C. Yes, but…
D. No, but…
10. Are you going to openly support Trump or Clinton?
A. I tried this online, and I received death threats
B. I don’t support either publically because I fear for my personal or economic safety
C. Yes, and I’m not scared!
D. No, because I’m voting for another candidate
That’s it for this quiz! Hope you enjoyed this start of exploring politics and debate via Medium.
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I have a draft of the second quiz on standby; if there’s enough positive feedback on this article, I’ll publish the second quiz next week.