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October 22, 2007

well, it won’t win me any awards
posted by soe 3:54 pm

… but it won’t get me a failing grade, either, on the Civic Literacy Test put out by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

“You answered 48 out of 60 correctly — 80.00 %
Average score for this quiz during October: 70.5%
Average score since September 18, 2007: 70.5%”

Apparently a stronger grasp of American economic history and macroeconomics in general would serve me well, according to the ISI.

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First time through the test, I go 45 right. I redid after putting in my eye drops and did much better. Being able to see makes a difference. And I didn’t look at what I got wrong the first time. But that test is hard. I really ahd to think about some of the questions and I was a political science major.

Comment by Mia 10.22.07 @ 5:02 pm

Good job! I did miserably – 37 correct! Oy! Barely passing! I knew most of the early history ones, but the political/economic ones, and the post-Civil War history questions got me. Ah well!

Comment by Jenn 10.23.07 @ 6:10 am

42 (70%) which is sad, but not only is this the kind of stuff that would have made me yawn in school, a lot of these questions deal with topics no one ever even attempted to bore me with. They did teach me never to end a sentence with a preposition (sentence-ending prepositions being one of our history teacher’s pet peeves), but you can see how well that stuck, and it didn’t help me on the test one bit.

Comment by Karen 10.23.07 @ 8:03 pm

“You answered 40 out of 60 correctly — 66.67 %” – rather proud of this since I am an English woman who has never specifically studied the US in any way. Just shows what you can pick up from television and fiction. Apparently I need to brush up my knowledge of your history and constitutional development – they don’t teach us much about the American war of independence over here. How strange.

Comment by Cat 10.24.07 @ 3:34 pm