Are you smarter than a census taker?

The Constitution requires a headcount of the nation every 10 years, and the Census Bureau hires hundreds of thousands of citizens to help get the job done. Here are 5 actual questions they have to answer. See how you fare.

Score so far: 0 of 5 points
1. Place the following dates in order from the earliest to the latest. Choose the answer that shows the correct order.
  1. 3/8/76
  2. 3/9/76
  3. 8/14/75
  4. 12/31/76
  5. 1/1/76
  • A. (3) – (5) – (1) – (2) – (4)
  • B. (3) – (1) – (2) – (4) – (5)
  • C. (4) – (2) – (1) – (5) – (3)
  • D. (5) – (4) – (2) – (1) – (3)