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Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? Here's a test.

Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

This one is 33 questions. Just click on the link below and then click on Full Civic Literacy Exam. I posted a similar 10 question quiz a couple days ago and everyone did really well! Good luck and Have some Fun!


Be sure to click on Full Civic Literacy Exam. It is 33 questions. Sorry I couldn't post a direct link... Every time I tried it went to the 10 question test.
Vote up if you do better than the college educators!

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Not bad!!

You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."

— Henry St. John

You answered 25 out of 33 correctly — 75.76 %

Eh, not bad for a self-educated 23 year old. This only means that I made the better decision by reading as opposed to college, lol. Guess I gotta read more though!

Missed: Lincoln-Douglas, "If taxes equal gov't spending", fiscal combos, flood-control levee, scotus threat, Free-markets vs gov't central planning on economic prosperity, Puritans, and the Socrates questions

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I'm a dummy compared to the rest of you :(

BUT, still proud to have beaten the college educators at 72.73% ! :)

29 out of 33 correct.

or — 87.88 %

with some educated guessing.

I took the short quiz first, and scored 10/10 correct.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

got 7 out of 10, I lived in

got 7 out of 10 (short quiz), I lived in US 10 years, now I'm back in East Europe


I failed.


'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

26 out of 33 -- 79% (78.79%)

Missed a couple I shouldn't have. Oh well, it's 3 in the morning :-)

25 out of 33. 75% :) No

25 out of 33. 75% :) No college degree, just the school of hard knocks!

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr


You answered 28 out of 33 correctly — 84.85 %

It's been a long day....

31 out of 33

not too bad

You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94 %

missed that same Lincoln-Douglas question and the FDR SCOTUS threat.

Not Bad

90.91% - though I'd argue that one of my incorrect answers was the same as the correct answer on a certain question.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

I am so embarassed

only 90.91%. 30 of 33 correct. i really feel i should have done better.



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Not Bad

Way better than the college educators!


69 % I thought I would do better ;D

Double check your answers.

I noticed that it marked three of mine differently than I marked them and I had a witness to the test....;0)

No Wonder I Did So Well :)

I got one wrong and it was the question about war where war power lies, the first thing any supporter of Dr. Paul would know. I figured I just marked the wrong choice by accident and gave myself a perfect score, but now I suspect I may have marked it correctly.

Who knows, maybe I answered some questions incorrectly but the system awarded me a correct answer.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Perfect Score

I'm good at educated guessing.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

I got 30 out of 33 correct - 90.91%

I messed up on the questions about Roosevelt and the SCOTUS, taxes and government spending, and the flood-control levee.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

That was fun..

That was fun..

You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

Yeah, missed the Stephen Douglas debate question...

87.88% and I think I had an

87.88% and I think I had an old age advantage.

i did the full 33 question

i did the full 33 question one. i got 6 wrong, mostly historical questions - i choose to focus on different areas of history than was asked in these questions. plus i'm not an american ;)

"My theories explain, but cannot slow the decline of a great civilization. I set out to be a reformer, but only became the historian of decline."
- Ludwig Von Mises

Fudged for a hundred

The test I took had about 30 questions. I scored 100%, but I intentionally checked some answers that I did not think were correct. For example, there is no correct answer for the (rather silly) question about government debt. Not all government income is from taxes, unless one defines "tax" to include things like fees for government documents, admission to federal parks, etc., etc., i.e. all government income. Some of the intended answers presuppose a particular political opinion.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

0 out of 0 wrong...

I did well but I wasn't sure about a few. Makes me want to read more...

Thanks for posting the test. I enjoyed it.

1 of 10

Gets you Helot status -

not a slave and not a citizen - no education lol


I only ranked as a tribune. 7

I only ranked as a tribune. 7 out of 10


No college. But I taught my 6 children at home.

Damn, 7 out of 10.

I should have had at least a 9 looking at the ones I got wrong.

Guess I got to brush up a bit on my history.



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