Intellectual Takeout

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Can You Pass This American Literature Quiz from 1911?

In 1911, American high schoolers used these questions to review and prepare for tests such as the New York Regents exam. Do you believe today's high school students would be able to pass this test, or are schools failing to teach students about...

8 Penetrating Quotes from Elie Wiesel

1) “Time does not heal all wounds; there are those that remain painfully open.”   2) “If you ask me what I want to achieve, it's to create an awareness, which is already the beginning of teaching.”   3) “Indifference, to me, is...

15 Habits of Highly Successful People

In our increasingly busy world, time management skills are in high demand. But while many people are willing to make the sacrifice to be more disciplined with their time, they often lack practical knowledge about how to become more disciplined....

July 4th Trivia: Who Said It?

As Intellectual Takeout noted yesterday, American students are sadly failing in the areas of civics and history. According to the 2014 Nation's Report Card, only 23 percent of students achieve proficiency in civics and only 18 percent met U.S....

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