The Return of the Marxist I Q by Norman Markowitz

Back Marxist IQ

When PA  went on line a feature that I had develop,Marxist IQ  ended.  I was told by Joe Sims  and others that it was the most popular feature that PA  had in its print edition.   

Here, after a few years, is the return of the Marxist IQ, five multiple choice questions  which hopefully will educate and entertain.    Our first is on the issue of health care in the U.S.


1.       Systems of National Public Health Care/Socialized Medicine have been established

a.        In Communist countries

b.      In all developed industrial countries except the U.S

c.       Only in poor “third world”countries

d.      Nowhere on earth


2.       Under the present private insurance-for profit U.S. health care system

a.       Americans pay roughly twice as much as citizens in other developed countries for prescription drugs

b.      Americans take roughly twice as many prescription drugs as  citizens  in other developed countries

c.       U.S. life expectancy for men and women is below average among developed countries

d.      All of the above

3.       The first nation in history to establish universal health care as a right of citizens was

a.       Canada

b.      France

c.       The Soviet Union

d.      Sweden


4.       Like all private insurance based systems under capitalism

a.       Health insurance companies support the best care available

b.      Health insurance companies stress preventive care

c.       Health insurance companies treat all people equally

d.      Health insurance companies make profit by giving as little as they can in  patient benefits


5.       The Obama administration health care legislation is

a.       Legislation comparable to health care systems in the rest of the developed world

b.      An end to the private insurance based health care system in the U.S.

c.       A  limited but significant reform that extends coverage and   bars private insurance companies   from refusing to insure people with prior health conditions

d.      An unconstitutional  assault upon individual and states rights


The numbers of the correct answers will br presented in next week’s Marxist IQ.  Stay tuned and stay healthy so you don’t have to go to an HMO OR THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF  A HOSPITAL AND HOPE FOR THE BEST IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE NEARLY 50 MILLION AMERICANS WITH NO COVERAGE OF ANY KIND

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  • This is good stuff.

    The Little School at tries to use a similar approach to learning, but uses links to comments on the "right" or "wrong" answers.

    Posted by jim lane, 04/26/2012 3:53pm (5 years ago)

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