Things every political candidate should be able to recite:
-- The Establishment clause from the First Amendment
-- The four fundamental forces of the physical universe
-- The approximate price of a gallon of gas, a gallon of milk, and a loaf of bread
-- The definition of the words "debtor", "creditor", "lien", "mortgage", "interest", and "principle".
-- His/her own employment history that should include at lease one real-world job.
If your candidate can't do this, they have no business being in elected office.