Saturday, November 22, 2008

Take The Civics Test

A friend of mine, Michael (who runs Cookeville Weather Guy Blog), asked me to take the CIVICS TEST by the International Studies Institute.  He took it and scored an 81.8% getting 27 of 33 questions correct.  The November average is 77%.

I found that most Americans did poorly on it.  What is shocking is the average elected official did even worse (44% correct answers versus 49% for the average Joe).

Story about U.S. official flunking Civics Test

I will post my score when I've complete the test.

Wonder what the President-Elect and the Vice President-Elect would score on this thing?  I'm thinking since Obama said we have 57 states, he wouldn't do so hot.

Today is the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It is also the date of the death of famed author C.S. Lewis..both happened in 1963...source: Wikipedia


Chris said...

Yeah, Obama is only a constitutional lawyer... I imagine he would bomb it.

Conservative Thinker said...

Kind of scares you what colleges are actually TEACHING these days!