Life, Liberty and a 56% fail rate.
I read over at Dailykos that a civics exam has been giving to lots of elected officials.
I took the test and scored a 29/33 which isn't so hot. I should do better than a B+ on a test of this sort. I missed questions 7, 9, 31, and 33. That said, I think my answer was correct on 31 and that 33 is a poor question with ambiguous answers.
US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.
Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).
How'd you do?
Update: after re-reading #31 I realize i just misread the second choice as increase rather than decrease (dumb) and thought it was a better choice. I am still sketched out by #33 due to it's vague wording. I had no idea than Lincoln coined of the people...I associated it with JFK who must have been quoting Lincoln. Re: 9, I got it right and was actually 30/33.