Are You Smarter Than a Wall Street Occupier?

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Protestors in action. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Over the past month, the crusaders at Zuccotti Park have braved the elements, tussled with police, and stood their ground against Mayor Bloomberg. But how much do the protesters actually know about the economic system that they're fighting to change? To find out, we asked 50 occupiers a series of questions about Wall Street, taxes, and government. The results were mixed. See if you can do better.

What is the Dodd–Frank Act?

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Does President Obama control the Federal Reserve?

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Who is the chairman of the Federal Reserve?

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Is the U.S. economy currently experiencing inflation or deflation?

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Who is Elizabeth Warren?

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What is the “S.E.C.”?

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What is the top marginal income tax rate for the richest 1 percent?

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But many wealthy filers pay only 15 percent on qualified dividends and long-term capital gains. What should it be?

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What does the government spend more on? Health care and pensions, education, or the military?

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