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Can you pass a basic Civics Test?

Lawmakers in Idaho are looking at requiring all students to pass a basic civics test to graduate high school. Sure, it’s in Idaho, but this has lessons for all of us, in all 50 states.

One Senator there says the new focus on science, technology and math in schools means that students learn less about government and current affairs.

Could you pass the test? Let’s see!

Take a sample of 10 test questions here.

Students in Idaho would need to get 70 out of the 100 questions right, to pass. In Arizona, currently the only state requiring a civics test to graduate high school, they only have to get 60% right. How many do you think should be a passing grade?

Questions come from the same test that all immigrants take to become U-S citizens.

Good luck!

AboutSue Romero

Sue Romero has been doing news and traffic on the radio in Seattle since 1994. She is originally from southeast Alaska and moved to Seattle to go to the University of Washington. After graduating, she started her radio career in Houston, Texas, but moved back to Seattle because she missed the trees, hills, water and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. While she was in Texas, Sue danced on the NBA Houston Rockets Dance Team and still regularly takes dance in Seattle. She even attended a Seattle Sea Gals workshop, just for fun! Sue loves movies -- especially sci-fi!