American Elephants


A Day after the Debates Quiz. by The Elephant's Child

If you watched the debate last night, or have been paying attention to the Presidential campaign, you may be interested in taking the following quiz.  It might even clear up a few things.

Quiz____________________________________________________________

1. Which of the following countries had the highest economic growth since 2000?

a. France

b. Japan

c. Germany

d. U.S.A.

2. Which of the following countries has the highest GDP per capita?

a. U.K.

b. Germany

c. Japan

d. U.S.A.

3. Which of the following countries had the highest household consumption in 2005?

a. U.K.

b. Canada

c. France

d. U.S.A.

4. Which country spends the most per capita on health services?

a. U.K.

b. Germany

c. Canada

d. U.S.A.

5. What percentage of the U.S.A.’s population is covered by health insurance?

a. 55%

b. 65%

c. 75%

d. 85%

6. In which of the following countries does the richest 20% of households have the
highest share of national income?

a. U.S.A.

b. U.K.

c. Israel

d. 65 other countries

7. Which of the following countries had the highest investment per capita in fixed
assets in 2005?

a. Germany

b. U.K.

c. China

d. U.S.A.

8. Which period had the lowest unemployment rate?

a. Euro Zone (2001-2008)

b. Reagan Presidency

c. Clinton Presidency

d. Bush Presidency

9. Which period had the lowest debt interest payments as a percentage of GDP?

a. Euro Zone (2001-2008)

b. Reagan Presidency

c. Clinton Presidency

d. Bush Presidency

Here are the answers and sources of statistics:

1. d. U.S.A. (from the IMF)
2. d. U.S.A. (World Bank)
3. d. U.S.A. (World Bank)
4. d. U.S.A. (WSJ 9/3/08)
5. d. 85% (US Census Bureau)
6. d. 65 other countries (World Bank)
7. d. U.S.A. (World Bank)
8. d. Bush Presidency (Department of Labor)
9. d. Bush Presidency (IMF)

(h/t  Maggie’s Farm)


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