"Literacy Test" from the 60s

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  1. wgbgator

    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

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    Heard about these but never seen one:

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vaul...t_the_impossible_literacy_test_louisiana.html


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    rivergator Well-Known Member

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    not hard to imagine the jerks cackling as they administered this.
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    I take it the Louisiana government has proposed reinstating them, hence their relevance to anything, whatsoever?

    Confounding phrasing. How many questions on the test?

    What if just gave the Wonderlic, min score of like... 12. To be nice, I say 12.
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    gatordowneast Well-Known Member

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    Only one question now needed? Do you have your ID and voters registration card?
  5. wgbgator

    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

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    Well, the SCOTUS did partially invalidate another section of a law that prohibited such tests this week. It didnt come out of nowhere.

    30 questions, 10 minutes. Must score 100%.
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    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

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    Is this a 1960s "Relevancy Test?"
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    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

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    1. Draw a line around the first court case mentioned in the first sentence that draws a line of relevance to the topic.
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    MastaG8r New Member

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    Huh? Wait, do I have my...what, now? That's too hard, you racist! :fuming:
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    Fake.

    Look at question no. 19, which includes the notation, "original type smaller and first line ended at comma." So this is a re-printing of the original test. Where's the original?

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