College Professors barely pass civics exam: Edited again: Google for full exam..sorry
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
You can find the study at http://ww.isi.org/quiz.aspx?p.FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692 - 7k . It was a test done by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Education for liberty. It is an older survey, but I find it amusing but sad, that college educators only scored 6% points above the average American.
If you take, it, please come back and share. It will be fun to see how many of us beat the professors
Edited to add: Apparently that link was not the survey I took, and to which the above statement applies. The test mentioned above, has 33 questions on it, and should start with the first question being: "Which of the following are the unalienable rights referred to in The Declaration of Inependence"? I tried to put in the full link above, so if you have the time and want to take the full or different test, which was what I thought I was linking, have fun and come on back.
Edited again to add: This link is now again going to the 10 question quiz. The "Full Civic Literacy Exam" can be found by googling "The Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Education for Liberty. I'm sorry I can't get it to link correctly.
Edited once again: Google makes me crazy. Another site published the quiz. You can find it at http://www.fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/03/13 - american - civics - literacy. I am not pushing this site. I didn't even know it exists. So just ignore what's on it, and have fun with the quiz.
When you take the quiz, you can also check to see how poorly some of our elected officials scored... lower than the general public. If this doesn't work, I give up. Have fun with it if you can.