Take a 12th grade history quiz

The “Week in Review” section of this Sunday’s New York Times reported that only “only 12% of a representative sample of the nation’s high school seniors demonstrated proficiency in the subject last year” according to recent National Assessment of Educational Progress test results. While it’s critically important that we improve the effectiveness of our history education nationwide, I wonder whether the student test scores are reflective of the level of history literacy of the US population at large. Judge for yourself by taking THIS nine question excerpt from the NAEP test.

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