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The A.P.T. Test

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Each year, thousands of high school students take the ACT, the American College Test, to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in a breadth of college preparatory courses and allow universities to evaluate their readiness for higher education.  Our kids can't get into college without taking an exam-isn't it time for us to think about testing our Presidential Candidates before we elect them to the highest post in the nation?

The correct answer is 'yes'-so I have designed a American Presidential Test for this year's candidates, otherwise known as the APT.  Sample questions are excerpted for easy cramming:


Cookie jar is to hand as Social Security is to ____________

Vacuum cleaner

Petty cash

Petty larceny

Reducing the deficit


What is the next step in this series:  2 million deficit...50 million deficit...700 million deficit...2 trillion deficit...___________

Social Security Privatization (see above)

3 point prime interest rate cuts.

A tax cut for the corporate base

A new war in the Middle East


The Vice President's:

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