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Old 02-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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American Civics Test

An interesting online test:
Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Educating for Liberty


I expect the highly literate folks here will do very well.


You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please emailamericancivicliteracy@isi.org.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Amused myself and took it. Got 29 out of 33. Need to brush up on my Lincoln debates, Socrates, and famous phrases. It amazes me that 50% correct was the norm. It didnt seem that hard.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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30 out of 33. Missed "wall of separation", Lincoln-Douglas, And by-for-of.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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Only 31 correct. I'm embarrassed.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Very interesting. 33 of 33 for me.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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29 of 33 had a hard time with the last 4 questions.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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27 out of 33.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #9
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27 out of 33.
Brilliant! You are entitled to some leeway in these matters.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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Same here, 27 of 33.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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Civics must be a mix of different things. There were philosophical and economic questions in there.
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OK. 100%

What I found very interesting are the tables after the quiz. Elected officials performed significantly worse than the average citizen. Maybe they really do believe all the c**p that they say?
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:01 PM   #13
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You answered 19 out of 33 correctly — 57.58 %
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #14
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Very interesting. 33 of 33 for me.
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Showoffs.

I think anyone getting in the upper 20's should be commended. Most of us do not have much exposure to this information once we get beyond our school years. A perfect score is remarkable.

29 here.
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That was very interesting. I scored 72.7% which is at least above average. When I read the answers to the ones I missed I felt like this...
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Civics must be a mix of different things. There were philosophical and economic questions in there.
In one sense I agree, but I think those questions pertain to our founding principles, I.e what we believe, and why we believe it. And citizenship requires some belief in and adherence to those principles.

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I really sucked. I got 23 right and I thought I did well until I saw the score. Maybe I should have stuck it out and got a high school diploma.
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33 out of 33 - Boo-yah!
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Dang you guys are smart!

Did anyone else think some of the questions were worded like a push poll?
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