By now, most of you will have heard about the appalling resultsof a National Geographic geography quiz for young adults. (Thanks to HappyFunBall for pointing this out.) Take the test for yourself. Feel smart.
Note: Mexicans could locate both the US and Mexico more often than Americans could.
I took the sample quiz and got 19/20 right. A few years ago, my score would have been lower by a couple of points.