US officials flunk test of American history, economics, civics

Share / Email
  -->

It seems that our elected officials know less than they should about our history and our government. [via]

US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). [...]

The exam questions covered American history, the workings of the US government and economics.

You can take the quiz yourself. I answered 31 out of 33 correctly for a score of 93.94 %.

Categories