“We are so screwed.”

Do you know who the vice president is? The speaker of the House? How many U.S. senators are there?

Joe Biden with Clean Coal Technology
Creative Commons License photo credit: americaspower

Don’t know the answers to these questions? If not, you’re not alone. As the Yahoo! News Ask America van travels the country asking people about this election season’s hot issues, we pulled a pop quiz on some of them, stumping many with basic civics questions.

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Who is the vice president? Ask America stumps voters, YahooNews, October 25, 2010

And these are college students . . . .

We are so screwed.

Political Quiz, Mungowitz, Kids Prefer Cheese, October 25, 2010

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