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Long Live Literacy!

Where would the three "R's" be without literacy? Take our quiz and learn the facts about reading and writing.

Quiz

1. What country has a 100 percent literacy rate?

  • United States.
  • Iceland.
  • New Zealand.

2. Who of the following authors is the only American among the most published authors of all time?

  • Stephen King (1947- )
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
  • John Updike (1932- )
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • William Faulkner (1897-1962)

3. Nearly ______________ American adults have never attended school.

  • 300000
  • 900000
  • 3000000

4. More than 20 percent of adults read at or below:

  • a ninth grade level.
  • a first grade level.
  • a fifth-grade level.

5. What is the best selling American book of all time?

  • Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care.
  • The Guiness Book of World Records.
  • Noah Webster's Blue-Backed Speller.

1. What country has a 100 percent literacy rate?
Iceland.

2. Who of the following authors is the only American among the most published authors of all time?
William Faulkner (1897-1962)

3. Nearly ______________ American adults have never attended school.
3000000

4. More than 20 percent of adults read at or below:
a fifth-grade level.

5. What is the best selling American book of all time?
Noah Webster's Blue-Backed Speller.

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