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The Emancipation what?

Compare your wits with the nation's best students

by David Johnson

Test Conditions

The following test was given to a random sampling of 566 college seniors. Only one student answered all 34 questions correctly. If the exam had been graded, only 19% would have passed, while four out of five students would have flunked. A majority, 65%, would have earned an F.

Administered by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis Center for Survey Research and Analysis, the questions were drawn from a basic high school curriculum. Many had been used in standardized tests.

The U.S. History Quiz:


Did you know?
The secret code of the Navajo code talkers of World War II was never broken.