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).
It's easy to laugh at such results, but how did I fare? I took the test, and scored 90.9% (30 out of 33 correct). To be fair, some of the questions seemed more historical than really 'need-to-know' civics (like a question concerning FDR's battles with the courts over the New Deal). But there's really no excuse for getting less than 50% on a test like this.
How do you, the reader, compare? Take the test here. Feel free to post your scores in the comments -- if you dare!