Civics Quiz

September 19, 2007, 1:14 pm; posted by
Filed under Steve  | 14 Comments

I took this rather difficult civics quiz that’s in the news today, and got 56 out of 60 correct (93.3%).

Can you beat me? Take a stab!

I’m pretty sure Bweinh!keteers would beat the average of 54% reported for all college grads


14 Comments to “Civics Quiz”

  1. Tom on September 19th, 2007 2:45 pm

    49 out of 60, 81%.

  2. Jesse on September 19th, 2007 2:53 pm

    I’m ashamed to say I got 45, but I have some beef with the question about the government’s biggest payout over the last 20 years. It said Social Security was the correct answer. Maybe I don’t understand exactly what “pay out” means. Does it mean money that the government gives out? Or money that it spends, period?

  3. Steve on September 19th, 2007 2:54 pm

    I got that one wrong too. I wonder if the answer would be the same regardless of the way you interpret it.

  4. Steve on September 19th, 2007 2:55 pm

    I also missed questions about the impact of the Federal Reserve buying bonds, when women got the vote, and (the only one I regret missing) the main idea of Plato’s republic.

  5. Jesse on September 19th, 2007 2:56 pm

    Well, don’t we spend nearly 50% of our national budget on the military? I know they spend a lot of money training me and giving me a whole lot of stuff.

  6. Mike J on September 19th, 2007 4:01 pm

    48/60, 80%…it was a tough quiz!

  7. Brian on September 19th, 2007 4:01 pm

    50 out of 60, 83.3%.

  8. Dan on September 19th, 2007 4:56 pm

    55 out of 60, 91.67%

  9. David on September 19th, 2007 4:56 pm

    51/60* 85%*

    *- I took the 5 question version yesterday in the USA TODAY and so had the chance to correct 2 wrong answers. Adjusted for that it would be 49/60. I hate economics. That’s probably where all my wrong answers came from.

  10. Aarong on September 19th, 2007 5:53 pm

    Worst of the responders: 70%.

    The Plato question I got wrong too. It wasn’t worded correctly. I was unsure if it Plato who was acknowledging the “desirability of democracy” and as to why most people look on it as the best form of government, such a theory he ultimately debunks in The Republic OR if it was indeed the form of government Plato most desired which would be Philosopher kings. I chose poorly.

    And even though I got the economics questions right, I too hate economics.

  11. MC-B on September 20th, 2007 9:40 am

    56/60. I missed the final question as well.

  12. Phil on September 20th, 2007 12:43 pm

    77% congrats to Mike and Steve. That was tough

  13. Djere on September 21st, 2007 11:08 am

    You answered 56 out of 60 correctly — 93.33 %

  14. David on September 21st, 2007 1:54 pm

    65/60 this time 122%. But then I had a 5.0 in college.

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