Question 18 Answer

By: J.J. Jackson

Q: The Star Spangled Banner was written in _______ by ____________ and contains ______ verses.
A. Francis Scott Key wote the Star Spangled Banner in 1814 which contains 4 verses

How did you fare? In 1996 when I originally gave this test to 50 people (21 “Conservatives”, 13 “Moderates”,
15 “Liberals”) the following percentages answered correctly:
Total Respondants: 50% (25)
“Conservatives” 71% (15)
“Moderates” 38% (5)
“Liberals” 33% (5)

What were some of the wrong answers?
Abraham Lincoln
Prince Charles
Betsy Ross

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