High School Quiz

Here is a quick, fun quiz you can do with high school students. Each question is one that high school students should be able to answer, but many can’t. Next to each question is its answer and the percentage of high school students who answered it correctly.

  1. How many senators represent each state in the U.S. Senate? (2, 21%)
  2. Who is the founder of Microsoft? (Bill Gates, 58%)
  3. What are the three branches of the U.S. government? (executive, judicial, legislative; 41%)
  4. In what city was the Constitution written? (Philadelphia, 26%)
  5. What are the first three letters of almost all web site address? (www, 71%)
  6. What are the first three words of the Constitution? (“We, the people”, 36%)
  7. and most importantly

  8. What are the names of the 3 Stooges? (Larry, Curly, and Moe; 59%)

Tabulate the results with your class so they can see how they did compared with the average scores for high school students.