American History 101?
Compare your wits with the nation's best students
by David Johnson
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: