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Do You Know Your American Civics- Take The Test

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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I see a lot of polls used in politics and feel that many are misleading because they don't truly take into account that many of those surveyed are not literate in US government/civics.


From high-school dropouts to college graduates to elected officials, Americans are "alarmingly uninformed" about the USA's history, founding principles and economy — knowledge needed to participate wisely in civic life, says a report scheduled to be released Thursday.

The study, the third in a series by the non-profit Intercollegiate Studies Institute, finds that half of U.S. adults can name all three branches of government, and 54% know that the power to declare war belongs to Congress. Almost 40% incorrectly said that it belongs to the president.


www.usatoday.com...

How well do you know your civics? I invite you to take an online test to see how well you do. Good Luck and No Cheating.


Civics Quiz


Here is what I scored. Not as good as I thought I would.

You answered 23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %

Average score for this quiz during April: 74.6%
Average score: 74.6%




posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 04:39 PM
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Nice quiz. I scored:

You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

I'm actually kinda surprised that the average score is as high as it is.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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That is a nice score. Congrats.

I think every member of Congress should be required to take this test without notice and post their score online for everyone to see.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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Thanks. I did my best


Not a bad idea, having congress take the quiz.
I think their quiz should be much more in-depth, though,
and given as a prerequisite to actually running.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

Technically i havnt even finished highschool...and im barely passing AP U.S history..



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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Some of the questions a very biased (very obvious in #30). Most of the questions in economics are like a conservative push poll or at the very least are outdated if not proven outright wrong given our current economic crisis.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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32 out of 33

I missed the "Government of the people, by the people, for the people" question. We should make all of ATS take this. I have a feeling we'd see alot on either extreme and only a small percentage towards the center.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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25 out of 33 correct.
I passed go me.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisCrikey
Some of the questions a very biased (very obvious in #30). Most of the questions in economics are like a conservative push poll or at the very least are outdated if not proven outright wrong given our current economic crisis.


How are these questions part of a "Conservative" push poll. If you think the US is anywhere close to a free market economy then you need to brush off your economics text book.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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I've argued on Wikipedia with people who probably would not pass this test.

Guess whose side the admins took.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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A few of those I really had to think on.

Here's my score.

You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Average score for this quiz during April: 74.4%
Average score: 74.4%

You can take the quiz as often as you like, however, your score will only count once toward the monthly average.



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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Nice Test. A definite must for everyone.


I scored 25/33 - 75.76%.

I admit that a couple of questions I had never studied or knew about.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:23 AM
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You answered 17 out of 33 correctly — 51.52 %

some I didn't read correctly.. that's my excuse!

Star and a flag!

and YO !! Hit this up with a STAR people !!! Knowledge is power!!


[edit on 11-4-2009 by Komodo]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:55 AM
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You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

In my defense, I'm Canadian



I still don't get why I got the last one wrong: "If taxes equal government spending, then:"

Got it, never mind




[edit on 11/4/09 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 03:09 AM
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well i got 20 out of 33. guess i need to go back to school...lol.. i didnt do to bad for a dropout though..lol

[edit on 11-4-2009 by scorand]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 03:56 AM
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I'm surprised how well I did, considering I'm a Limey


You answered 22 out of 33 correctly — 66.67 %

Average score for this quiz during April: 74.6%
Average score: 74.6%



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 04:22 AM
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You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Average score for this quiz during April: 74.6%
Average score: 74.6%


Only missed one, and I'd argue it was a flawed question - it needed the word 'average' in what was supposed to be the 'correct' answer, and ignored that a zero-deficit leads to eliminated debt.




posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 06:53 AM
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Originally posted by subject x
Nice quiz. I scored:

You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

I'm actually kinda surprised that the average score is as high as it is.


Considering that most people who would take this test are probly civics buffs and or of an above average knowledge of governmental workings (others would more prefer to play bejeweled) it seems logical.

(75.4%)

-Edrick



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Congratulations to everybody. Ya'll did a pretty good job.

Tests like these are good to help us refresh our memories or to educate us on things we don't know or misunderstand. I personally find that sometimes the shows I watch, articles I read, or friends that I trust often confuse facts and opinions and that could be another reason why we sometimes miss questions.

A big thumbs up to everyone who participated.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 11:58 AM
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You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Average score for this quiz during April: 74.7%
Average score: 74.7%

An interesting mix of questions.



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