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Are you smarter than a twelfth grader? A back-to-school quiz

September 6, 2011 by Jenna Winterle Kehres


Flickr photo by MC Quinn

Earlier this summer we told you about the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which tests students in the fourth, eighth and twelfth grades to determine their proficiency in a variety of subjects, including U.S. History.  For fun, Constitution Daily posted a few questions from the Eighth Grade History test, just to see how our readers measured up to America’s youth.  You all did pretty well, so this being back-to-school season, we’ve decided that it’s time for more of a challenge.

Below you will find a selection of questions from the 12th Grade History Test. Give it a try and see how well you remember those high school Social Studies classes.  Just remember, no cheating!

Jenna Winterle is the Public Programs Coordinator at the National Constitution Center.  She has worked with students and teachers at all levels, presenting the Center’s educational programs both at the Center and in schools.

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