Like many of you out there, I will take just about any test/quiz for which I have time. Today, one popped up on my radar for one of my favorite topics-civic literacy/awareness. I have been known to get upset about the average citizen’s lack of such knowledge. While I understand that our first priority in life is to ourselves and our families, most of us remain painfully ignorant of how the government functions or, to be more accurate, functions poorly.
In some ways, this quiz was more difficult than others I have taken because it includes a splash of economics and some history. On the other hand, it does not require the test-taker to know all 27 amendments. I was disappointed with myself for not getting a perfect score. However, the average person scoring about 50% doesn’t worry me that much due to the trivial nature of some of the questions.
Which one did I get wrong? The one on the Lincoln-Douglas debates which is embarrassing considering I am reading Team of Rivals.