Sunday, July 02, 2006

Would you pass the American citizenship test?

Among other requirements, people who apply for American citizenship must pass a test about U.S. history and the American constitutional system.

MSNBC posted twenty questions that may or may not be on a particular test. Would you pass?

I scored 95%. How well can you do?

Post your score in the comments section, and indicate whether you're an American.

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13 comments:

  1. 85%. Dang! I misread a couple of those, thinking that I could whiz through this. And oddly, I guessed at the quesiton on which form is for Naturalization, and got that correct.

    Of course, now I'm wondering how the general population would do...

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  2. The question about the form was easy. It asked on what form do you "apply." Heh.. you APPLY on an application, not a petition! LOL!

    — W.S.

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  3. I didn't do so well... 8/20... Mind you, I'm Canadian... But, now I've learned some new facts and information...

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  4. Ken,

    I'm sure you did a lot better on the test than I or most Americans could do on a similar test about Canada.

    Actually, you probably did a lot better than many Americans could do on a test about America!

    — W.S.

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  5. Tests! We don't need no stinkin' tests!

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  6. Gg,

    You should be tested! I 'spect you jest might be one of dem dere Cawm-u-nists, boy!

    — J. Edgar McCarthy

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  7. 95% (with the INS form question removed). Proud and glad to be here.

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  8. I got a 90%. Missed the voting rights question (darn 7th amendment), and the INS form (darn bureaucracy).

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  9. 75%...missed a couple of easy ones not thinking too hard........
    but I'm a pass/fail type of guy who never wanted to get caught up in that, I'm just trying to figure out who I am before I go......

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  10. 85%. Being an American, though, I bet I could have done much worse and still graduated, otherwise I'd be a child left behind.

    Tom

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  11. I got 90%. I missed questions 19 (which I would have no reason to know) and number fourteen (which I knew the President appoints, but the fact I also knew the Senate had to confirm threw me due to the wording on the question, which made it seem like whoever the correct answer was made the final decision).

    All in all, I'll have to pat myself on the back, given that most people can't name the Presidents past the first three, if that.

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  12. "All in all, I'll have to pat myself on the back, given that most people can't name the Presidents past the first three, if that."

    Feh. I can't beleive that people don't know more than the first 3 presidents - Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln!

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  13. I got a 100, but I confess the form for naturalization question was a guess. To be fair, I have a BA in History.

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