Their result for The (Federal Reserve's) Financial Literacy Test ...

Above Average

You answered 20/31 correctly.

You're above average for an American high school senior in 2008, which is about 15.5/31. If you're in high school, you do deserve some praise for surpassing your peers, but remember that America is in the middle of a bad credit crisis right now, brought on by financial illiteracy.

The meaning of this score depends heavily on how old you are and how much you've been exposed to money, but if you're a high school senior or beyond, you have had plenty of opportunity to expose yourself to money. Even if you feel this is a good score for someone of your age and background, note well: not only would improving your financial literacy substantially improve the quality of your life and require only a little effort, you have an ethical duty as a human being living in a community to participate competently in the management of those resources you control.

There's an answer key with explanations in my journal, but... don't cheat. You're only cheating yourself.

The other categories were:
Below Average
Average
Above Average
Financially Literate
Personal Finance Expert

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Literacy Distribution

    They scored 20% on Literacy, higher than 19% of your peers.

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In Big Trouble

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Average

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Above Average

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Financially Literate

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Personal Finance Exp

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