Sunday, November 23, 2008

Are you a better scholar of civics than our leaders?


WASHINGTON (AFP) – US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

I answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 77.8% Average score: 77.8%

Go to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and take the quiz.

Post your score in the comments.

15 comments:

Bubs said...

Oh boy, do I feel like a good citizen now--I got 96.97%! 32 out of 33. Now I can go in to work tomorrow and lecture all my right wing coworkers.

michaelg said...

I answered 27 of 33 correctly or 81.82%. Hmmmmmmm.

Some Guy said...

I got the same as you, MNMom, but I thought the ones I got wrong were worded poorly. I would definitely challenge them.

Jay Simser said...

I got 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 % - It must be because I'm from Iowa also. Thanks for finding this.
Most of my errors were revenue related and I will admit to not knowing much about that.

Little Sister said...

I am the not so bright one of the bunch with a score of 66%. It did however confirm that I am ABOVE AVERAGE!

Missy said...

I answered 23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %.

I am feeling a little dim right now. Off to read the Thomas Jefferson Letters.

Dr.John said...

I got 87%. I guess that's okay.

Mommy said...

Oy - only 75.76%, 25 right out of 33. It is funny that my incorrect answers were related to Lincoln and money.

sigh, no hope for me.

hopefully I got a better score than Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman!

DCup said...

I got 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %, and missed more at the end that at the beginning.

Christopher Tassava said...

I hit 96.97% as well. I misread the question. Bubs, I'll agree to be a benevolent dictator if you will.

Anita said...

Dang I'm dumb, only 63%! I feel civically challenged now.

tshsmom said...

27 of 33. I agree that some of the questions were poorly worded, especially the economics ones.

At least I'm smarter than our legislators, which I already knew. ;)

Anonymous said...

Recount!

Anne L. said...

So I'm average--no news there--75%. At least I'm willing to take the test!:) And confess publicly!

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