I know that the respondents were chosen and selected by the news outlet and that (hopefully) many more knew the answers but some of the questions that could not be answered was:
Who won the Civil War?, Who fought the Civil War? Who did we win the Revolutionary war against? Who did we fight in the Vietnam war? Who did America fight in the Spanish American war? Who won the Korean War?
How many people actually know that the Korean war is technically still going on and that it never really ended but rather both sides just agreed to stop fighting however there is no peace treaty. Armistice was signed July 27, 1953 but technically the two Koreas are still at war. How many know and realize that?
Speaking of Armistice day how many know that it was tied to World War I which ended, by agreement, on the 11th month, 11th day, at the 11th hour and 11th minute. (11:11 AM of November 11th) It was changed to Rememberance day then to Veteran's Day after World War II.
How many others know what "VE Day" or "VJ Day" is? There is you another tidbit to share with them. Actually makes you wonder what is actually taught in today's schools to our youth? Whose making the decisions about what is important and what isn't? A very wise statement was once made by Edmund Burke (1729-1797) "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
There has been many who have adapted the statement and worded it a little different but the thought remains the same. I fear, I worry, that we are graduating far more children today with far less knowledge about the world and their own nation than ever before. WE have an electorate that is increasingly more gullible and ignorant and will vote on superficial and meaningless things rather than substance, character, performance, education, experience, and ability.
I'll make a very opinionated statement! I believe that there should be a test that has to be passed in order to be able to vote today. People should have a basic understanding about a few things. I mean we require a basic test before a person can drive why not require some prior knowledge to be demonstrated in order to vote for someone to lead the (at least up to now) strongest nation in the World as well as occupy one of the highest positions in Government and with the ability to unleash nuclear war at a moments notice. Voting for someone because of a "D" or "R" after their name or is considered a certain color or sex is ludicrous, insane, and disastrous. It's said that Rapper Kanye West is going to run for President in 2020. Given the electorate today, he just could win. Given what's been said about him from his paid body guards that would be a really horrendous thought.
Maybe we aren't there yet but it's growing doubtful day by day.
A real interesting question today would be if those who vote Democratic or Republican really know what their party platform really says or what the bulk of those in the party are really for or believe in? I dare say that the Republican party today would be more closely aligned with Roosevelt and Kennedy than the Democratic party and that the Republican party today as stereotyped by the current Democratic Party more closely resembles the 1950-1960 Democratic party.