“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Monday, November 24, 2008

Civics test

Alright TRR readers, when you weren't having your self-esteem stroked or giggling through sex-ed in dreadful government schools, let's see what you absorbed in Civics and Government class...if they offered one. Go on over to American Civil Literacy and take the test.

I scored 78.8%. Embarassing I know, but it was better than the overall American average - 49%. And it was way better than the average scored by elected officials. They scored a pathetic 44%.

Hint: even if the answer isn't immediately obvious, if you think about the possibilities, you can deduce the correct answer in most cases. Report your score, as always, in the comments thread.

7 comments:

Reid said...

I scored in the low 70 %s. It was harder than I thought it would be. I am embarrassed by the number of things I have forgotten from my schooling. Back to history 101 for me!!

BelchSpeak said...

84.85. I missed 5.

ed said...

Nice going Pat. Were you home-schooled?

David said...

87.88%, I missed four. I guess I get to stay on the island.

Michael said...

63.64%, 21/33. So far am the lowest but still remain well above the average... Ed it appears people who read your blog are far more informed than the average american.

David said...

Hey Michael don't pump his ego. He already thinks he's Rush with a golden keyboard!

Ed said...

Well done Michael. At 14, I wouldn't have expected you to do any where near that well.

Well David, I am proven to be right 98.8% of the time.