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Civics Test

Through Ricketyclick, I found this interesting civics literacy quiz.   Go see how you compare to most of the college freshman and seniors today.  I missed 4 questions, for an A.  I missed 19, 27, 36, and 58.   It’s a sixty question test.  I sometimes wish you had a pass a basic civics test to vote, but there’s probably no way to do that without it getting abused.

10 Responses to “Civics Test”

  1. Flash Gordon says:

    I missed three, 31, 34 and 36. Looks like most college students do pretty lousy on it.

  2. RedneckInNY says:

    History was never my strong subject when they were teaching this stuff in school. Maybe I’m gonna have to buy a really good history book and teach myself about it. Anybody have any history book suggestions?

  3. hazmat97 says:

    I took this a couple of weeks ago via “Liberty Zone”. I scored an 80% I believe (it was a couple of weeks ago). Not bad for a 36 YO E6 in the AF who’s only got a high school edukayshun. This is downright scary if I can outscore Harvard. I’m a veritable suuuuppperrrrr geeeeneeeuuusss, as Wyle Coyote once described himself…

  4. Sanchez aka "Jack of All Trades" says:

    “I took this a couple of weeks ago via “Liberty Zone”. I scored an 80% I believe (it was a couple of weeks ago). Not bad for a 36 YO E6 in the AF who’s only got a high school edukayshun. This is downright scary if I can outscore Harvard. I’m a veritable suuuuppperrrrr geeeeneeeuuusss, as Wyle Coyote once described himself…”

    Took it a few minutes ago and scored the same. And I ain’t got nothing besides a gee ee dee.

  5. Jim W says:

    Not that I did poorly on it, but that is a crap quiz unless you care about memorizing trivia from early American history. Nothing substantial on there about the government actually works and way too much focus on memorizing dates of relatively unimportant events.

    You can have a perfectly good understanding of how the government works without knowing the names of civil war battles.

  6. Snake says:

    Interesting quiz. I used to consider myself an history buff and a civics nut but after scoring 80% it looks like I need to study a bit more.

  7. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    I took it yesterday. I got a 57 out of 60. I missed the “just war question” (#36), the one about bonds (#58), and #50 (“more localized knowledge” sounded suspiciously like “buy local” to me…).

    They should also collect data about student majors and rank which majors are most civic-minded.

  8. Medicman says:

    I missed the same ones as you, Sebastian. Great minds think alike! LOL

  9. Regolith says:

    I took it yesterday; got it from “The Smallest Minority” blog. I got a 56/60. I can’t remember exactly the ones I missed.

    I’m a Computer Science/Multimedia major still working on my bachelor’s degree, but I also have a deep interest in history.

  10. TCK says:

    Boo yaH! 95% I wonder how many people actually got #58 right.

    PS History is an important part of civics.

    You answered 57 out of 60 correctly — 95.00 %
    Average score for this quiz during June: 71.0%
    Average score since September 18, 2007: 71.0%

    Answers to Your Missed Questions:

    Question #53 – B. a resident can benefit from it without directly paying for it.
    Question #54 – D. can be reversed by government spending more than it taxes.
    Question #58 – B. An increase in the volume of commercial bank loans.

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