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Test Your C.L.Q.*

By Editorial Staff
Published April 6, 2008

(Cultural Literacy Quotient)

1. Which is closer to Washington, D.C.: San Diego, California, or Managua, Nicaragua?

2. Name five countries that have coastlines on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

3. True or False: For the Soviet Union to invade Iran they would have to cross through Afghanistan.

4. This great American writer penned the narrative poems Hiawatha and Evangeline.

5. Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount _______.

6. Name the first five presidents of the United States in the correct order.

7. In what year was the Magna Carta written?

8. Name the mountain range which lies between Spain and France.

9. Who composed “The Star Spangled Banner” and what was the occasion which prompted its writing?

10. Who betrayed Jesus Christ and how much did he accept as payment for turning Him in to the authorities?

11. What famous 18th century French historian travelled throughout America during the early days of our founding, writing much about our new system of government?

12. What Roman emperor first proclaimed Christianity a state religion in the Roman Empire, and it what century?

13. What great American military hero said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

14. Where in the U.S. were the Wright Brothers first successful in flight?

15. Who was Simon Legree and in what popular American novel did he appear?

16. Who wrote the majority of the New Testament?

17. Which one of the following phrases is not in the Bible: 1) “No man can serve two masters” 2) “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” 3) “Out of the mouths of babes” 4) “strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.”

18. True or False: The Greek poet Homer wrote the famous poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

19. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

20. True or False: “Manifest Destiny” is a doctrine discussed in the New Testament.

Cultural Literacy Test Answers

1. Managua, Nicaragua.
2. Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile.
3. False.
4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
5. Sinai.
6. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe.
7. 1215.
8. the Pyrenees.
9. Francis Scott Key composed the song during the War of 1812.
10. Judas, for 30 pieces of silver.
11. Francis de Toqueville.
12. Constantine the Great in the 4th century.
13. Nathan Hale.
14. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
15. the wicked slaveowner in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
16. the Apostle Paul.
17. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
18. False. It was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
19. Thomas Jefferson.
20. False. Manifest Destiny was the idea that Americans should expand their governmental influence throughout the North American continent.


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