I have spent a lot of time in the past weeks listening to a podcast called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. One of the topics that came up was scientific literacy. They said literacy in the US was only at 25% which sounds ludicrously low, especially when they implied that the tests carried out were about basic science facts.
I found an article though that talks about how literacy is about concepts not facts, which makes a lot more sense. Try taking this test and seeing how literate you are.
I'm ashamed to say I failed! Only 8 wrong but still a fail. I intend to read the whole thing though (it explains all the answers) so it doesn't happen again.
Once you take the test, leave me a comment with your score so I can gauge how clever you all are.