C'mon people, it's multiple choice.

It's a civics quiz:

Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

Gah. 49 percent?

So I tried it.

You answered 30 out of 33 correctly — 90.91 %

Average score for this quiz during November: 77.6%
Average score: 77.6%

I probably would have got those other three if I hadn't been too busy in school learning about how socialism is the wave of the future. To be fair, a few of those questions were kind of tricky. "What would a government do if..." Wait--a smart government or a dumb government?

[Courtesy of the David Boze blog.]

Sig

Comments

above average...

Being Swedish, I scored 75.76 %. I could probably have done better on 3 questions that were of more general character.

I'm not interested in politics or national economics, so this was the result of "drive-by learning".

I can't help but wonder

I can't help but wonder if our media coverage of politics here actively hinders us from understanding the workings of our own government. You would never have any idea of the constitutional division of labor in our system from watching the news--it's all about the President. for good or ill.

Sig

My Score

I got 28 of 33 correct - 85.84%

Isaac

Teh Dumb

I only got a 76%. It has been a long time since I looked at much of that stuff. I guess I did better than some...

29 out of 33. Damn you,

29 out of 33. Damn you, Sig!

23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %

I'm Canadian, and very, very uninformed about politics (oddly, I'd likely fair more poorly in a Canuck quiz).

Still... people should pay more attention.