In fact, they are pretty ignorant when it comes to doctrine. Let's face it, Catholics have more doctrine per square inch than most religions. (Hey, when it's True, there's a lot to say about it.) To prove them wrong, Q links to the World’s Toughest Catholic Quiz first posted by This Rock author Karl Keating.
I took it and -- without cheating -- I got 16 out of 20 correct. It would have been 17, but I didn't select what I knew was the right answer on one or two of 'em (too much second guessing). Guess I'll have to study a little harder before taking over adult education at the parish!
Now you try!
Don't fret if your percentage is lower than you expected it to be.
As you see, the Catholic faith is a very exact thing. Yes, you can be saved even if you know it imperfectly, but your value as an apologist will increase as you learn how much you still have to learn.
Here are the official rankings:
Fewer than four answers correct: Downright embarrassing. Even random guessing should have gotten you a score of four out of twenty. Crumple up your answer sheet and make a novena.
Four to seven answers correct: Frankly, pretty poor. You have a long way to go before you're prepared to explain your faith in public.
Eight to ten answers correct: On the low side, but you will be spared public penance.
Eleven to thirteen answers correct: About average or a little better--nothing to be ashamed about, but nothing to write home about either.
Fourteen to sixteen answers correct: You're nearly ready to take over the adult education classes in your parish--you need to do just a little more homework.
Seventeen to nineteen answers correct: Wonderful! You have every reason to be satisfied with yourself.
Twenty correct: Zounds! Contact me about a job as an apologist.