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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Don't know much about history?

How about civics?

Most of you have probably heard about this test - 60 questions about history, civics, and governmental philosophy.

USA Today did a story about how poorly college students do on it:

The study from the non-profit Intercollegiate Studies Institute shows that less than half of college seniors knew that Yorktown was the battle that ended the American Revolution or that NATO was formed to resist Soviet expansion. Overall, freshmen averaged 50.4% on a wide-ranging civic literacy test; seniors averaged 54.2%, both failing scores if translated to grades.
I got 81.67%, which is probably better than I deserved. Felt like I guessed a lot, and I'm postive I learned a lot of what I knew after college. I'd have done a lot worse if I'd taken it 20 years ago.

Grandpa Steve reports he got 88.33%. Take it yourselves and post your scores.

Dare you.