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Test Your Knowledge: American Government

May 22, 2019

How much do you know about our system of government? Take this quick civics quiz to find out! It takes only 2 minutes, is completely anonymous, and doesn’t require your email address or other personal information. Please share it widely with family and friends.

In ACTA’s 10th annual What Will They Learn? report, we found that only 17% of colleges and universities require their students to take a course in U.S. Government or History. The consequences are alarming: Many students and adult citizens cannot answer basic questions on American government. In our 2015 survey, over 10% of college graduates thought that Judith Sheindlin—”Judge Judy”—was a U.S. Supreme Court justice.


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