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Smart enough to work for Uncle Sam?Posted Friday, March 12, 2010, at 3:26 PM
Do you think well enough to work for the government?
Try your skills on the 2010 Census Exam www.2010census.biz/2010censusjobs/docume... and find out.
A passing grade is 10 out of the 28 questions, which means that if schools graded like the government a lot more people would have high school diplomas. In their defense, higher scores meant a better chance of being selected as a census worker.
The time limit for the actual test is 30 minutes.
So far I haven't found time to take the test myself. But some of the questions looked easy; others may require some deeper thinking.
NOTE: The first two reader comments refer to a botched (on my part) attempt to post the census web address. Should be fixed now, even if I had make the ugly old URL visible.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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