Monday, October 12, 2009

History/Government Quiz

Today, someone sent me an email entitled "History Quiz on Columbus Day," which quiz I took a little bit ago. I was somewhat surprised that I did a little better than I thought I would, but it was nothing to be proud of. Often people talk about how little our children know about U.S. history, but according to this email, 96% of high school seniors failed this, and 50% of people over fifty years old did too. The email said 23 out of 30 is considered passing. Oh dear. In that case, I think I failed. Those last ten questions are what did it. Go here and take the quiz--I think you'll enjoy it. Let me know how you make out! :-)

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Very interesting, Maxine ~ I almost passed it, but failed. I always hated history and political science. I have gotten better at it in my old age.

Susan said...

Oh my!!!1 I only got 19. Need to study up. It was the amendments questions that really got me.
Susan

diana said...

i got 21 right. i missed some of the ones that seemed easy. i'd mention one or two but i don't want to give any of the answers away =)

Patti said...

That was fun. I got a 23. It was the amendment questions that messed me up. Guess I better keep more current on what's going on.

Sandra said...

I always hated history when I was in school but love it now that I'm older. I did better than I thought I would too. Only got 20 though. I'm printing it off to share with others.

Sandra

Ella said...

Guess what? I got 27 right! Politcs, Government, and History are passions of mine, so I think that is why =)

Maxine said...

Wow, Ella, great job! Your age group is not supposed to know this stuff!:-)You did better than all of us older folks. Your mom told me how much you love all this--and it shows. We need more like you.

To the rest: guess we've all been challenged to learn more. Except you, Patti (you passed!), you must have picked up something from your daughter.lol

Neesie said...

I got 18....guess I need to pay attention more in class. :-/

~~Deby said...

I got 23....I have never been good at History..but tend to love politics more so as I get older...but lately can't watch to much of it...depressing..
Deby