I find it hard to imagine a world where people, if forced to write by hand, will only be able to print.
They don't even teach the kids how to cursive write
But that could be reality in some decades . The idea is interesting and also troubling.
In germany i m one of the persons who did learn the cursive writing http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schulausgangsschrift#mediaviewer/Datei:Schulausgangsschrift_1968.png or
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateinische_Ausgangsschrift#Lateinische_Ausgangsschrift . Something between the both, wikipedia is not so good here. And a year after i learned writing they switched the fontage ( 2002 i think.)
The new fontage for for saarland germany looks stupidly and i don' t know if it isnt a handwriting pc font, simply prinitng and connection them with / lines sometimes stupid.. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vereinfachte_Ausgangsschrift#mediaviewer/Datei:Vereinfachte_Ausgangsschrift.png
and one of my friends writes like that ( nearly like comic sans ms to be honest ). and the number of persons who write like that is increasing constantly :
Of course that doesn`t have anything to do with the USA, but it shows that the education system has some faults and it begins with ahndwriting you are right here. And these problems are the same worldwide i think.
Do try to make a test about europe and test adult europeans . it would be as funny as your test ..