Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nobody's perfect

But I was close! My score was 31/33 (93.94%).

My latest issue of EducationMatters, the monthly newsletter from the Association of American Educators had an article about the abysmal state of our country's civic knowledge., based on the results of a civics quiz taken by over 2,500 Americans. The most amusing part is that of the 33 questions on the quiz, people who self-identified as elected government officials did worse than the average citizen on 31 of those questions.

Take the quiz for yourself and see if you can best the average score of elected officials and perhaps the stellar score of yours truly.

By the way, on one of the answers I got wrong, I could argue that I shouldn't have.

Good Day to You, Sir


Anonymous said...

I, too, got 31/33. I missed 30 and 33. Definitely, if you can't get a decent score on this test, you shouldn't be teaching either government or economics! And, you shouldn't be allowed to vote, either.
Parentage, the smaller

Don, American said...

You win. I missed three -- #28,29 and 33. Maybe I just got anxious to finish.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

I got 29 out of 33 not bad for an English Teacher.

Darren said...

Bah. I got 31/33 as well.

nebraska girl said...

Dang, only 27 of 33. I feel like a moron.