Test Your Knowledge of American History and Civics

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A new study by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute finds Americans earn a failing grade when tested on American history and institutions.

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Could you answer:

• The United States Electoral College:

a) Trains those aspiring for higher political office
b) Was established to supervise the first televised presidential debates
c) Is otherwise known as the U.S. Congress
d) Is a constitutionally mandated assembly that elects the president
e) Was ruled undemocratic by the Supreme Court

• The Bill of Rights explicitly prohibits:

a) Prayer in public school
b) Discrimination based on race, sex or religion
c) The ownership of guns by private individuals
d) Establishing an official religion for the United States
e) The president from vetoing a line item in a spending bill

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