This is a Civics Quiz originally developed by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute to determine the amount of civics knowledge students gained in various colleges and universities. What they found was that many actually scored lower after attending college. Now this test is widely used to test citizens in general. On average, citizens score an “F”, and politicians slightly lower than the general public! I urge you to take the test – it is important to understand the general low level of civics knowledge that we have, making it impossible to be a good citizen!
I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either.
— John Adams