This is a video about the Boat Rescue of 9/11 & most of the suggested videos that come up on the full screen version I watched I hope to watch eventually…I’ll put the link below to the page I copied this from.  God Bless the USA…

General Discussion, Friday, July 21, 2017

Here is another reminder to never forget 9-11:


I ran across a test of “civic literacy” & here is how I did:


  • You answered 27 out of 33 correctly — 81.82 %If you have any comments or questions about the quiz, please email

    You can consult the following table to see how citizens and elected officials scored on each question.

Incorrect Answers

  • Question:Which of the following fiscal policy combinations has the federal government most often followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession?
    Your Answer: increasing both taxes and spending
    Correct Answer: decreasing taxes and increasing spending
  • Question:Free markets typically secure more economic prosperity than government’s centralized planning because:
    Your Answer: more tax revenue can be generated from free enterprise
    Correct Answer: the price system utilizes more local knowledge of means and ends
  • Question:In 1935 and 1936 the Supreme Court declared that important parts of the New Deal were unconstitutional. President Roosevelt responded by threatening to:
    Your Answer: impeach several Supreme Court justices
    Correct Answer: appoint additional Supreme Court justices who shared his views
  • Question:What was the source of the following phrase: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people”?
    Your Answer: Declaration of Independence
    Correct Answer: Gettysburg Address
  • Question:If taxes equal government spending, then:
    Your Answer: government debt is zero
    Correct Answer: tax per person equals government spending per person on average
  • Question:International trade and specialization most often lead to which of the following?
    Your Answer: a decrease in a nation’s standard of living
    Correct Answer: an increase in a nation’s productivity”

This is what is typical:

“Quiz Information

  • Full Civic Literacy Exam (from our 2008 survey)

    Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.”

Why don’t you try this test too & see how your knowledge stacks up?  Some of the answers I “guessed” correctly & some were pretty well known.  Honestly I was pretty pleased to see that I passed the test with a B- so that means my alleged knowledge is slightly above average.  There were multiple questions on topics that I’ve had zero formal education but apparently have picked up some of that knowledge a bit since school…Check out the test yourself here:


Here is the link for a page where you can download several books for free: