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Okay, I can’t help myself.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute is running one of those surveys, this one on what American citizens and American officeholders know about American history and government.  It’s here

http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx

Have fun.

Written by janeh

November 25th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

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  1. I must still have a good memory. 32 out of 33 right.

    jd

    25 Nov 08 at 1:25 pm

  2. John, you did a bit better than I did.
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    You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

    Answers to Your Missed Questions:
    Question #7 – D. Gettysburg Address
    Question #10 – C. Religion
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    Some I guessed or worked out; I didn’t actually know them off by heart.

    And of course, I’m not American, but that’s not technically all that relevant since half my family is, I had an American great-uncle who tried to educate me a bit in the American Way, I live in a neigbouring country and I read a lot.

    cperkins

    25 Nov 08 at 1:41 pm

  3. You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

    Average score for this quiz during November: 78.0%
    Average score: 78.0%

    Answers to Your Missed Questions:
    Question #18 – A. guarantee women the right to vote in national elections
    Question #26 – C. revenue minus expenses
    Question #33 – D. tax per person equals government spending per person

    I’m a damned fool. I knew the answers to #26 and #33 but had a brain fart.

    I knew most of the answers to those questions before I graduated from my Australian High School in 1956.

    It simply staggers me that the national average is barely 78%. Incredible.

    Mique

    26 Nov 08 at 8:24 am

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