Do You Know the Facts About Literacy?

Do you know the facts about the state of literacy in the U.S.? Take our quiz and find out.

Quiz

Do you know the facts about the state of literacy in the U.S.? Take our quiz and find out.

1. Children between the ages of 9 and 14 spend more than 20 percent of their waking hours watching TV. How much time do you think they spend reading?

  • 10 percent
  • 1 percent
  • 35 percent

2. What percentage of fourth-graders read below grade level?

  • 20 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 10 percent

3. Reading aloud to children helps stimulate brain development. What percentage of parents routinely read to their infant or toddler?

  • 60 percent
  • 70 percent
  • 50 percent

4. In a recent study, students who watched less than four hours of television daily displayed higher reading proficiencies than their peers who watched more television.

  • True
  • False

5. Illiteracy costs U.S. businesses how much money each year in lost productivity?

  • $225 billion
  • $100 billion
  • $70 billion

Your Results:

1. Children between the ages of 9 and 14 spend more than 20 percent of their waking hours watching TV. How much time do you think they spend reading?
1 percent

2. What percentage of fourth-graders read below grade level?
40 percent

3. Reading aloud to children helps stimulate brain development. What percentage of parents routinely read to their infant or toddler?
50 percent

4. In a recent study, students who watched less than four hours of television daily displayed higher reading proficiencies than their peers who watched more television.
True

5. Illiteracy costs U.S. businesses how much money each year in lost productivity?
$225 billion

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