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Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen?

Full Civic Literacy Exam (from our 2008 survey) Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%.

Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

http://www.isi.org/quiz.aspx?q=FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692

After you get your score check out the reportcard for our nations elected officials.

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 12:27 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Level 31 (48,798 Credits)
Answers (19)
  • You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:41 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I got 66.67% correct. i expected to do a lot worse. I knew some answers immediately, some I chose the answer that seemed to make the most sense based on what I did know, and others I completely guessed at.

    makelineerror

    Answer by makelineerror at 12:42 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • 82% but then im a US history grad student so the history & govt questions were easy. the economic ones are what got me which is why i think it would be smart to add some finance classes to high school education.

    its kinda sad that our elected officials arent any smarter than the average citizen & in most cases (according to this study) are less smart than citizens.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 12:44 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • 87.88% - I got four wrong. Though I probably would have done worse if I hadn't taken this test on July 5th. Independence Day always motivates me to bone up on American history/policy/etc...

    TikiWiki33

    Answer by TikiWiki33 at 1:02 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I also got 87.88% correct. I take issue with one question i got wrong but the rest were my mistakes.
    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 1:20 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I take issue with one question i got wrong but the rest were my mistakes.

    A few of them I overthought - figured the answer wouldn't be that simple (so duh, of course it was). Aristotle got me, too.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:28 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91%
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:31 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Aristotle got me, too.


    Me as well....  

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:32 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • 75.76% - Not too bad considering this really isn't my area of interest.
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 1:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:54 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

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