Question 4 Answer


By: J.J. Jackson

Q. The Declaration of Independence was signed on ______.
A. The Delclaration of Independence was officially signed on August 2, 1776 although some members did sign it on later dates. It was ISSUED issued on July 4, 1776. There is a difference. If you answered July 4th do NOT give yourself a point.

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: 20% (10)
“Conservatives” 48% (10)
“Moderates” 0% (0)
“Liberals” 0% (0)

What were some of the wrong answers?
July 4, 1776 (seems obvious)
January 1, 1900
1492

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