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The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has a Civics Quiz. There are 60 multiple-choice questions, and the average score tallied since it was posted on September 18 is 70.4% - or slightly more than 42 correct answers.

Thanks to Brad Marston of AZaMatteroFact.com for bringing this to our attention. Brad also links an ONN report on the substance of the Presidential campaign, but it's not safe for work due to language.


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Hey Jim,I assume y... (Below threshold)

Hey Jim,

I assume you scored 100! I didn't. But I did okay. Thanks for spreading the word about this quiz and our knowledge of civics and history.

Wow... 58/60, or 96.67%. I ... (Below threshold)

Wow... 58/60, or 96.67%. I had to guess on most of the economic ones, and got 54 and 58 wrong.

I'm gonna attribute it more to my skill at guessing than anything else.

J.

81.6Mr Votta would... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

81.6

Mr Votta would be proud.

There are a lot of vets who... (Below threshold)
kim:

There are a lot of vets who are not going to be happy until they hear some straight talk, albeit dreadfully tardy, about the Swifties.

I can forgive him co-operating with the enemy. He was powerless. I can forgive him Keating. Again, relatively powerless. I can forgive him McCain/Feingold. Still powerless, but hungry. But I can't forgive him the Swifties. He was wrong, impulsively, and still hasn't corrected that record. Maybe he's tied up.

He too; Unfit for Command.
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This quiz came out about a ... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

This quiz came out about a month or so ago. It was given to 4th, 8th, and 12th grade and some collegestudents as part of a study looking into their knowledge of history. I don't have the actual numbers in front of me, but the results were as predictable as you would imagine. Only about 25% of the students passed the test with any kind of proficient grade. More than half failed (the rest passed but couldn't be classified as proficient.) The prescentages did go up from group to group as would be expected except the college group fared no better than the high schoolers.

I believe that this is the third time this has been done with this test with similar results each time.

Steve L. that's because sch... (Below threshold)

Steve L. that's because schools really care about social promotion, instead of advancing students when they're damned good and ready.


I got an 85% myself (51/60)...I would say I straight out knew at least 45 of them, had to "guesstimate" a lot of the rest and only had to straight out blind dartboard just a couple.

Of course I went to a private high school....(Catholic education, but done by laymen)

If I hadn't talked myself o... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

If I hadn't talked myself out of three answers (especially the 1st question)...

I would hardly expect a 4th grade student to know 20 of these questions. Seniors in high school and anyone in college should know this and god forbid those of us that lived through any of it should miss those questions.

You answered 52 out of 60 correctly -- 86.67 %
Average score for this quiz during October: 70.4%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 70.4%

You answered 51 out of 60 c... (Below threshold)
Lysander:

You answered 51 out of 60 correctly -- 85.00 %

Four of the missed questions had as "second choice" the right answer (most a question of dates.)

I can understand missing some of the quotes, and maybe some of the economic questions, but there's no reason for any high-school senior to fail this.

Steve,I think what... (Below threshold)

Steve,

I think what is more worrisome is that, if I recall correctly from the tables, college seniors at best did no better than freshmen and I think actually did worse. So much for 4 years and $150,000 spent on higher education.

And of course these people vote.

Well, I hoped to do better,... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Well, I hoped to do better, but I'll have to settle for 56/60 -- 93.33%. Would have gotten 57 but I read #31 too fast, and thought it said "Adam Smith argued that the division of labor increases the wealth of nations," not decreases.

56 out of 60. I missed 27,... (Below threshold)
Mikey NTH:

56 out of 60. I missed 27, 43, 58, 60.

I "missed" 5 but one of the... (Below threshold)
Paul:

I "missed" 5 but one of them I must have clicked the wrong circle... You can't grow up in America today and get #16 wrong. (Brown v. Board of Education.) So I sorta missed 4...

But the averages are "wrong" in that many many people who would have scored lower gave up and surfed elsewhere. I started to bail about question 30 just cuz the ADD was winning. -- The test only measures the scores of people who where convinced they would not embarrass themselves.

I wonder how well the troll... (Below threshold)
Michael:

I wonder how well the troll babys would...BarneyMoron, Nogo, Brian, etc...?

I wonder how well the troll... (Below threshold)
Michael:

I wonder how well the troll babys would do...BarneyMoron, Nogo, Brian, etc...?

Wow, you guys did pretty aw... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Wow, you guys did pretty awesome!

Apparently, I'm sort of the Civics special ed. case :(

I blame the California school system. heh

I wonder how well the tr... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I wonder how well the troll babys would do...BarneyMoron, Nogo, Brian, etc...?

52. How about you, "Michael"?

You answered 55 out of 60 c... (Below threshold)
Matt:

You answered 55 out of 60 correctly -- 91.67 %
Average score for this quiz during October: 70.5%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 70.5%

Pretty good questions.

I got a 75.... (Below threshold)
Michael:

I got a 75.

75% = 45 right... (Below threshold)
Brian:

75% = 45 right




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