Literacy Facts Quiz

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Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

Please give your best guess to each of the questions below. Do not try to find the answers on the Web while taking this quiz. This quiz is simply to raise awareness (it will not be taken for a grade :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Total time spent engaged in sustained silent reading has increased over the past 2 decades.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What percent of elementary teachers surved in 2002 could not name 3 published books in the past 5 years?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      43%

    • C. 

      64%

  • 3. 
    What is the average total time students ages (8-18) spend viewing TV content per day?  
    • A. 

      2:34

    • B. 

      4:29

    • C. 

      5:13

  • 4. 
    Of the 10 largest high school gymnasiums, how many can be located in Indiana?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

  • 5. 
    What % of adults in the US read below a 5th grade level, far below the level needed to earn a living wage?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      30%

  • 6. 
    In 1999, what percent of children aged 3-5 were read to daily by a family member?
    • A. 

      53%

    • B. 

      66%

    • C. 

      84%

  • 7. 
    In 2009, what % of children ages 5–17 (or 11.2 million) spoke a language other than English at home?
    • A. 

      11%

    • B. 

      18%

    • C. 

      21%

  • 8. 
    In 2000, what % of books found in Indiana school libraries were over 25 years of age?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      50%

  • 9. 
    Youth who spend more time with media report lower grades and lower levels of personal contentmentt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In 2009, the average U.S. combined reading literacy score for 15-year-old students was not measurably different from the average score of the 34 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-member countries. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When asked the question, "Name 3 or more activities used to promote recreational reading in students," what percent of teacher could only list one single activity? 
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      17%

    • C. 

      42%

  • 12. 
     What % of the nation's unemployed youth age 16-21 are functional illiterate, with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs. 
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      50%