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Americans--Can you pass this test???

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posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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www.americancivicliteracy.org...

Of the 2,508 Americans taking ISI’s civic literacy test, 71% fail. Nationwide, the average score on the test is only 49%. The vast majority cannot recognize the language of Lincoln’s famous speech.

Test yourself, share your score or not. Enjoy.




posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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miss post....sorry

funis duo

[edit on 31-3-2009 by Snisha]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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Wow...I got a 51.52 % Not too good I guess.
I got completely lost when it came to the economic questions



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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I just took it.

I answered 21 out of 33 correctly which gave me...

63.64%

Hey that's almost 9% higher than college educators tho


But I'm still an Rtard



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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i am NOT an american - so i think that 30 out of 33 was pretty dammed good


i got q 4 , 8 and 13 wrong

4 & 8 i guess SHOULD be easy if you have had any formal education in us histpry / civics

and 13 - MEH
i all the answers looked plausible - but my random guess failed



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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60. 6 something or other, lol, well you asked, and I admit I am zonked right now, but dang some of those questions got me confused...



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Fun test. I got 88%.

Thanks to my 11th grade AP history teacher! He taught me just about everything on it, and I still remember it.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Just took it.

Results
You answered 21 out of 33 correctly — 63.64 %

Guess its not so bad.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:13 AM
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I got 87.88%. I'm a little disappointed. I thought I would do better since I have been homeschooling my kids on this stuff, but we haven't gotten into economics yet, and that's what tripped me up.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:43 AM
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72.73%.
Oh, well.



[edit on 1-4-2009 by Clearskies]



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 03:40 AM
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Nice quiz of history and economics.

You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

I know I got lucky on some with an almost guess. The table showing averages for politicians vs. citizens was interesting as well.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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Not bad as I'm not American

You answered 19 out of 33 correctly — 57.58 %



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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I got an 81.81 is that good enough for yeah. I missed a few that I thought I got right. But Hey I'm not a genius just your average joe.





posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Got a 72.73% myself.

Not too bad but I feel that I can do better.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 10:51 AM
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87.88%...been a while since I got a "B" in anything...but I guess that's not too bad...

Then again, I've had some specific education in different political/economic systems, so I guess my retention could be better...



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

Average score for this quiz during April: 75.9%
Average score: 75.9%



Answers to Your Missed Questions:

Question #7 - D. Gettysburg Address
Question #8 - C. appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
Question #10 - C. Religion
Question #15 - E. Thomas Jefferson’s letters
Question #27 - A. the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
Question #33 - D. tax per person equals government spending per person


Not bad. Although I don't agree with 33.

[edit on 4/3/2009 by wookiee]



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Yeah, I disagreed with 33 also....and I missed Jefferson's Letters (I actually was going to pick it, but I thought the test was going for the more obvious answers, and I thought I was overthinking it)....



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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Q 33 is actually correct - perhaps baddly worded



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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54.55%. LOL. But I'm Australian so it doesn't count.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Not bad I guess, above average...

Answers to Your Missed Questions:


Question #4 - B. Would slavery be allowed to expand to new territories?
Question #10 - C. Religion
Question #14 - B. stressed the sinfulness of all humanity
Question #30 - C. decreasing taxes and increasing spending

LOL question #30, I guess it depends on what spending is increased, and shows that our government got this question wrong too, since they chose increase taxes and increase spending. :bash:

Well I would assume American ATS members will score above average, but I might be a little biased



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