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Sep 20, 2007

Civics Test

Feel like testing your civic knowledge, Americans? Click on the post title to go to a 60-question quiz I found via Rational Jenn. I scored 88%, well over the average for even schools like Harvard. Not bad, if I do say so myself, especially since the quiz actually focusses on things you should be able to answer if you paid attention in Civics class. I can easily identify where I learned most of these things, and it wasn't in school. (Probably because I didn't pay attention, but it may be a result of the school at least in part.)

4 comments:

Rational Jenn said...

I posted the same sentiment in my comments on my blog. I did not learn most of that stuff in any school. It was only as an adult that I set out to improve my knowledge of history, specifically American history. I started out as a history major, but the first few classes I took were just so boring and seemingly irrelevant that I quickly switched to English. As an English major I could at least read something interesting!

Jennifer Snow said...

I know. It takes real skill (or something, anyway) to turn the fascinating soap-opera-esque saga of the ages into a dry, boring subject no one can stand to learn.

Adrian Hester said...

93%? I'm slipping. After high school I'd have gotten 100%.

Myrhaf said...

I scored 91.67%. During a high school spent reading Conan comic books, I think I would have scored between 70-80%.