Friday, November 16, 2012

3663 Civics Test

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see."
--  Arthur Schopenhauer  --


Here's a civics test.  It's not supposed to be easy.  There are 33 multiple-choice questions, and it should take maybe 10 minutes or less, depending on how long you think. Some answers can be figured out by logic, even if you are unfamiliar with the topic.

The website reports that average score is 49% and college professors average about 55%.  People who had been elected to public office scored lower than average, but it was a small sample and they hadn't asked what public office, so there's no information as to whether they were U.S. senators or local dogcatchers.

Please take it, leave a comment with your score, and note which question(s) you missed.



Becs said...

84.85%. Ha. I guess I paid attention in civics class.

Anonymous said...

29 out of 33 Need to brush up on Anti-Federalists, flood control levees, source of "wall of separation," and free markets effect on prosperity.

Anonymous said...

You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %


the queen said...

You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

Got these wrong:
- increasing / decreasing taxes /spending
- Free markets vs government (means and ends)
- Lincoln / Douglas debates
- Roosevelt threatening the Supreme court.

~~Silk said...

This comment went to my email from Blogger, but for some unknown reason it didn't appear as a comment on the post. So I'll add it here myself.

has left a new comment on your post "3663 Civics Test

My results:
You answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %

Incorrect Answers
Question: International trade and specialization most often lead to which of the following?
Your Answer: an increase in a nation’s import tariffs
Correct Answer: an increase in a nation’s productivity
Question: The phrase that in America there should be a “wall of separation” between church and state appears in:
Your Answer: the Declaration of Independence
Correct Answer: Thomas Jefferson’s letters
Question: If taxes equal government spending, then:
Your Answer: tax loopholes and special-interest spending are absent
Correct Answer: tax per person equals government spending per person on average
Question: The Bill of Rights explicitly prohibits:
Your Answer: discrimination based on race, sex, or religion
Correct Answer: establishing an official religion for the United States
Question: Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment.
Your Answer: Right to bear arms
Correct Answer: Religion
Question: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that:
Your Answer: all moral and political truth is relative to one’s time and place
Correct Answer: certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason
Question: What impact did the Anti-Federalists have on the United States Constitution?
Your Answer: their arguments helped lead to the abolition of the slave trade
Correct Answer: their arguments helped lead to the adoption of the Bill of Rights
Question: In 1935 and 1936 the Supreme Court declared that important parts of the New Deal were unconstitutional. President Roosevelt responded by threatening to:
Your Answer: override the Supreme Court’s decisions by gaining three-quarter majorities in both houses of Congress
Correct Answer: appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
Question: The Puritans:
Your Answer: believed in complete religious freedom
Correct Answer: stressed the sinfulness of all humanity.

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fmcgmccllc said...

27/33 for 81.82. I surprised I did this well as American History is not one of my loves and I was on the second glass of wine. Interesting quiz.

rockygrace said...

I tied fmcetc. with 27/33. I missed the ones about Roosevelt & the Supreme Court; the Lincoln-Douglas debate; "Gov't of the people, by the people, for the people"; the taxes = gov't spending one; rights or freedoms of the 1st Amendment; and the one about the puritans.

81.82%!! A solid B, right there.

rockygrace said...

p.s. High school diploma and Vo-Tech. HA!