That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Quiz

Thomas Friedman
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

According to the authors, although nearly 70 percent of high school graduates enroll in college, what percentage of those students graduate? (from Chapter 11: The Terrible Twos)

2.

According to the authors, it is through what that ideas are spawned and the spark of innovation is discovered, as described in Chapter 7: "Average Is Over"? (from Chapter 7: Average Is Over)

3.

When did Ronald Reagan's presidency end? (from Chapter 9: The War on Math (and the Future))

4.

In a report entitled, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," which was requested by Congress in 2005, statistics showed that funding of R&D as a percentage of GDP had declined by what percentage over forty years? (from Chapter 11: The Terrible Twos)

5.

What is the largest professional organization and largest labor union in the United States, representing public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers? (from Chapter 6: Homework x 2 = The American Dream)

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