How Civically Literate Are You?

Sorry guys- missed your question

In the trivia section, a fun little quiz my sister forwarded to me- the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civic Literacy Exam. It’s sorta like a 33 question multiple choice AP US History test, except in the end you get to see % of citizens that got each question right as well as % of politicians that got it right.

I’ll be honest with my score- I got a 29 out of 33, good for an 88%. Missed questions on:

-Electoral College
-Roosevelt’s response to the Supreme Court ruling on the New Deal
-the issue of the Lincoln-Douglas debates
-the quote “of the people, by the people, for the people.”

The lawyers among you may scoff that I missed these questions, but in my defense I did get a perfect on the macroeconomic questions. So at least I learned something in school…but seriously, take this test, it’s kinda fun.

About g-mo

The day I was born, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at the top of the Billboard 200. I've been trying my best to live up to that expectation ever since.
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2 Responses to How Civically Literate Are You?

  1. janos marton says:

    Willed myself to a 32/33. As expected, I struggled with the economic questions, and may have had a couple lucky guesses in there. The one I got wrong was #33, about taxes and government spending.

  2. The Catholic says:

    Same here Janos! I cringed when I put ‘government debt is zero’, but the real answer of average tax vs average spending (while technically true) seemed to ignore so many sources of government revenue as to be laughable…

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