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Old 05-26-2010, 02:39 PM   #21
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100 but then I guess on the Maine question.
Well, I'll bet you "remember the Maine" now...
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My mother told me a story about when her father went before a judge to become a U.S. citizen. He went in with two of his children(my uncle and an aunt). The judge asked him how many children he had (Six). He asked about them (all college educated...the two with him were Carnegie Tech students). That was the end of questions from the judge. Citizenship granted! This was back in the late 1930's. He had been prepping for the questioning by studying U.S. history.
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BTW...should we be posting that exam on this forum? Won't that invalidate all future exams?
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BTW...should we be posting that exam on this forum? Won't that invalidate all future exams?
I think it will be OK. The govt. can always change the answers.
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I think it will be OK. The govt. can always change the answers.

Hmmm... so you're sayin that Susan B. Anthony could be the correct answer on occasion?
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BTW...should we be posting that exam on this forum? Won't that invalidate all future exams?
I'm sure the questions rotate -- they may even have several different versions with different questions just to prevent people from memorizing the answers, like the professors who always change their exams each year to thwart the fraternities who keep "test archives" in a filing cabinet....
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Hmmm... so you're sayin that Susan B. Anthony could be the correct answer on occasion?
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Well, I'll bet you "remember the Maine" now...
Which answers the question about which war wasn't fought in the 20th century.
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Remember, this is ths same country that still can not figure out how to shut off the oil.
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Remember, this is ths same country that still can not figure out how to shout off the oil.
Maybe we should all scream louder.
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Remember, this is ths same country that still can not figure out how to shout off the oil.
No, no, in 1776, we declared independence from British Petroleum.
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BTW...should we be posting that exam on this forum? Won't that invalidate all future exams?
When I was preparing for my test, there was a list of 100 questions, with answers. The word was that you would only be asked questions from the list. This was in 1997; the list obviously has changed, since there were some questions that I don't remember. Maine, for example, and the number of amendments.

When the day came, there was no written exam. The interviewer asked me to name the first President, and that was it.

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I ain't taking no test no more. They let me in, and I've been here for a few decades now, paying all the taxes that were asked of me. Would any of you want to go to college again to earn your degrees all over, even if you could pass?

I am also currently serving my duty as a citizen with a mild personal sacrifice. Details to be provided later.

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When I was preparing for my test, there was a list of 100 questions, with answers. The word was that you would only be asked questions from the list. This was in 1997; the list obviously has changed, since there were some questions that I don't remember. Maine, for example, and the number of amendments.

When the day came, there was no written exam. The interviewer asked me to name the first President, and that was it.

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As Peter says, back in '98 we had 100 questions and their answers to memorize. It was verbal questions, no multiple choice, I got asked 3 easy questions (one of them was what is July 4th known as, another was to name the congressman for my district) but DW got asked 3 difficult questions including "name the 13 original colonies" - she said she was sweating through that one

I just took the test in the link and scored 75%
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The last test was for real in 1971. Passed, including the trick questions during oral exam, the wrong answers to which will disqualify one for citizenship even if the test q were answered correctly. And they waived the the application/exam fees 'cause I was a veteran discharged honorably. They did want a copy of my DD214.
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