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American civic literacy quiz

Posted by Erik on April 13, 2008

Interesting quiz, and fairly tough – this is is the one that has been talked about in the news recently as reflecting a general decline in Americans’ civic literacy. I think it’s a pretty good touchstone, although a certain amount of bias is evident in some of the economics questions (that doesn’t necessarily mean I *disagree* with their bias, just noting that it is present).

I scored 80% – how did you do?



11 Responses to “American civic literacy quiz”

  1. nettle said

    I got an 81.67%. Hey, I’m smarter than a Harvard senior!

  2. executivepagan said

    Well done!

    smarter than a Harvard senior
    We took some comfort in that as well… :)

  3. Jeff Lilly said

    Hey, I got 90%! Bow down before my boundless wisdom! :-)

  4. executivepagan said

    Truly, thou art da man! ;)

  5. 93%. I’m ticked off at myself. I got the Monroe doctrine question wrong through sheer carelessness.

    The economics questions were hard–I’ve never studied it, except for listening to “Marketplace” on public radio while I shower.

  6. executivepagan said

    Damn, girl! And I thought I was doing pretty well… I’m useless at economic theory, though.

  7. You answered 52 out of 60 correctly — 86.67 %
    Average score for this quiz during May: 64.7%
    Average score since September 18, 2007: 64.7%

    I had to guess about the Monroe Doctrine, because I didn’t see “Diamonds are a girls best friend!”


  8. executivepagan said

    well done!

  9. Feral Boy said

    75% — So Indiana University South Bend beats Harvard!

    It’s been awhile since I’ve used any of that kind of knowledge (I’m 50). I know repetition is key to holding on to information, but am still generally pleased that I got a C!

  10. Kestrel1328 said

    I got a 95% — but then I used to teach this stuff, lol. I agree on the econ questions. I have only had one econ class back in the dark ages so I missed a couple of those. Otherwise, tons of fun :)

  11. executivepagan said

    Good enough…

    Is that you, girl? Welcome to my little corner of the weird!

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