More Americans can name the ingredients in a Big Mac than list the Ten Commandments.
A recent survey done by Kelton Research in conjunction with next Friday’s release of the animated film "The Ten Commandments" showed 80 percent of the 1,000 people polled knew that the Big Mac contained two all beef patties and 62 percent even knew that pickles were an ingredient.
But less than half were familiar with seven of the Ten Commandments.
In a related study, "man on the street" interviews tested knowledge of the Ten Commandments against knowledge of cultural trivia. Trivia won out.
For example, most respondents knew the names of the four Beatles, but many couldn’t recall even one commandment.
Dear reader, test your Ten Commandments knowledge by taking this little quiz. (Wording is from the King James Version of the Bible.) When you’re done, if you need a little primer, check out the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:3-17. They also are found in Deuteronomy, Chapter 5.
1. Honor who?
2. Remember what?
3. What is the first commandment?
4. (Fill in the blanks) Thou shalt not make unto thee ______________________.
5. (Fill in the blanks) Thou shalt not take the name of ______________________.
6. How many "thou shalt nots" are there?