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Sunday, November 23

Speaking about the abysmal knowledge of civics by elected officials...

You can take the same test they failed here.
Except you, blackdog.

US officials flunk test of Amerian history, economics, civics

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).

"It is disturbing enough that the general public failed ISI's civic literacy test, but when you consider the even more dismal scores of elected officials, you have to be concerned," said Josiah Bunting, chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at ISI. continued
It should be noted that according to the results after I took the test, the national average score for this quiz is now 77.6%.

I imagine that many political junkies will score quite well on this test since we do a lot more reading and discussion of public policy than most people. I wonder what Sarah Palin would get on this test?

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