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Zippo
 
Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:51 am
Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

TAKE THE QUIZ HERE

I got 13 out of 33 Sad

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US officials flunk test of history, economics, civics

US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

"It is disturbing enough that the general public failed ISI's civic literacy test, but when you consider the even more dismal scores of elected officials, you have to be concerned," said Josiah Bunting, chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at ISI....

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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:09 pm
I got four wrong. And they were all in the section dealing with the economy. Please don't appoint me to the SEC. Crying or Very sad
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maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:18 pm
You answered 25 out of 33 correctly " 75.76 %

Missed #4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 30, 33
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:33 pm
You answered 28 out of 33 correctly " 84.85 %

I Missed Questions:

8,13,14,27,29
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:35 pm
You answered 23 out of 33 correctly " 69.70 %

Question #3 - A. executive, legislative, judicial
Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
Question #6 - D. establishing an official religion for the United States
Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
Question #12 - B. the Supreme Court struck down most legal restrictions on it in Roe v. Wade
Question #13 - E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason
Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
Question #15 - E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters
Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it

not bad for a canadian
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:43 pm
You answered 31 out of 33 correctly " 93.94 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1%
Average score: 78.1%

I missed the one about FDR and the Supreme Court, and the one about the Puritans.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:58 pm
@Zippo,
32 of 33 - being of a certain age and schooling before school unions can have its good points. Smile
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 01:12 pm
32/33. Missed the one about the Puritans.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 01:29 pm
You answered 26 out of 33 correctly " 78.79 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1%
Average score: 78.1%

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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 01:35 pm
@Zippo,
31 of 33 correct. Missed 7 and 29.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 01:45 pm
32 out of 33. Missed 29. Dumb quiz.
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chai2
 
  1  
Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 02:01 pm
You answered 27 out of 33 correctly " 81.82 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1%
Average score: 78.1%

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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 02:17 pm
You answered 29 out of 33 correctly " 87.88 %

I missed 8, 13, 31, & 33.

So for people who missed the Pilgrims, did you guess that they believed in religious freedom?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 02:39 pm
@mac11,
mac11 wrote:
So for people who missed the Pilgrims, did you guess that they believed in religious freedom?

Puritans, not Pilgrims.

And yes.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 03:39 pm
@Zippo,
Hmmm, neat test. I got... "You answered 26 out of 33 correctly " 78.79 %"
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 03:42 pm
@mac11,
mac11 wrote:
So for people who missed the Pilgrims, did you guess that they believed in religious freedom?

I did. I should have known better.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 04:22 pm
@Thomas,
Me, too, except I just read a novel about how the Puritans weren't allowed to worship after Cromwell....
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revel
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 05:08 pm
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You answered 22 out of 33 correctly " 66.67 %


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Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
Question #13 - E. certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason
Question #17 - D. manmade satellite
Question #19 - B. teaching evolution in the schools
Question #23 - B. missiles in Cuba
Question #28 - C. requires those with higher incomes to pay a higher ratio of taxes to income
Question #29 - B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it
Question #30 - C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending
Question #31 - A. an increase in a nation’s productivity
Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person


Believe it or not, didn't do as bad as I thought I would.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 05:08 pm
30 out of 33
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 05:23 pm
I was on the phone while I took the test and rushed through the last few questions...



You answered 25 out of 33 correctly " 75.76 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 78.1%
Average score: 78.1%
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