I was watching one of those reality shows awhile back. Stuck in the 70s, or something like that. It was a group of younger people, aged anywhere from 18 to about 25, living in a house where everything was set up like it was in the 70s, including the way they dressed. Anyway, one of their challenges was a 70s history quiz. Some of the questions were pretty easy, I thought, like "What year did the U.S. celebrate it's bicentennial?" and "What war ended for the U.S. in 1973?" I was shocked at how bad some of them did on the quiz. I decided to put a quiz on a site I go to from time to time and see how people did. All the questions were simple American history questions, the kind I knew the answers to by the time I was 8 years old. Here's how people are doing so far. The question, with the percentage of people that got it right. Some are not that surprising, while some are a little disturbing. 95% - What year did the United States celebrate its bicentennial? 95% - What is Francis Scott Key's role in American history? 93% - Who has traditionally been given credit for sewing the first American flag? 91% - Where is the Bay of Pigs? 88% - "The Battle of Normandy" took place during what war? 86% - During the Vietnam War, was the United States allied with North Vietnam or South Vietnam? 79% - When the eagle was chosen as the national symbol, Benjamin Franklin suggested another animal would be more appropriate. What animal was it? 77% - What U.S. president said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"? 30% - Where would you find the phrase, "of the people, by the people, and for the people"? 26% - Who is traditionally known as "The Father of the United States Constitution"? Out of these, I would guess the last one would be the toughest. Some of the others, I just don't get how that many people could get it wrong, especially considering there was a 50/50 chance on the Vietnam question.