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TargeT
10th November 2012, 20:11
Here is the quiz:


http://www.isi.org/quiz.aspx?q=FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

There are some very interesting statistics on the page you get a link to after you finish it; unfortunately it gives a lot of the answers to the quiz away so I won't post all of it here.

Here's a snippet that is very telling:


OF THE 2,508 PEOPLE surveyed, 164 say they have held an elected government office at least once in their life. Their average score on the civic literacy test is 44%, compared to 49% for those who have not held an elected office. Officeholders are less likely than other respondents to correctly answer 29 of the 33 test questions. This table shows the “knowledge gap” for each question: the difference between the percentage of common citizens who answered correctly and the percentage of officeholders who answered correctly.



You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email americancivicliteracy@isi.org.

You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.


Some good questions in there, I guess American civics has a lot todo with history ( makes sense)

davyj0nes
10th November 2012, 20:51
This was fun, i think i got 87%. accidentally closed window :doh:

TargeT
10th November 2012, 20:57
Ahh too bad, that's where all the good stats are!

aranuk
11th November 2012, 00:57
Ahh too bad, that's where all the good stats are!

I got 20 right and I know absolutely nothing about American constitution etc,

Stan

Ellisa
11th November 2012, 01:08
I got 66.76. Not bad for an Australian! It was fun to do, even though it took a while.

It's an interesting quiz- there's a definite bias (in a very good way) that comes through the answers, and the wrong questions are often quite revealing!

BrianEn
11th November 2012, 01:10
I got 42%, not bad for a canuck.

Earth Angel
11th November 2012, 01:40
I got 33.33% hmm :canada::canada:

Paul
11th November 2012, 06:49
http://thepythoniccow.us/CivicLiteracyExam.png

:) :cow: :)

Snookie
11th November 2012, 08:35
Holy $hite! I can't believe it! Pretty good for a Canuck, if I do say so myself.


You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email americancivicliteracy@isi.org.

You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.

Sorry - I don't have Snag It or a screen capture app on my computer.