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Old 05-26-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Could you pass latest citizenship test?

Take this 20 question test to see if you could score well enough to become a US citizen: Could you pass the latest citizenship test?

I got an 85 - minimum passing score.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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Woohoo, 95 - I get to stay here now I reckon.

I missed the question on how many amendments there were. My knowledge gets pretty shaky on that subject not too far past the Bill of Rights. Glad I didn't have to know anything about amendments to the Texas Constitution - 467 according to Wiki.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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Ouch! I only scored 65, and I consider myself a student of history. Time to crack open the Social Studies books again!

Thanks for the quiz. It was fun.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:34 AM   #4
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90% here; missed the number of amendments and the chief justice.
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90%; not bad for a subversive...
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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Woo hoo -- aced it, 100%.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:08 AM   #7
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85% here. I missed the Chief Justice, the third in command, and the first amendment right questions. interesting, we have British friends who are studying to pass the test. They were telling us how tough some of it was and that they didn't think most of the people here could pass. I thin they may be right. But I might pass it!
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I got 90%. Missed the date of the constitution and original states questions...
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:34 AM   #9
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Got and 85 also...

Missed the date of Constitution, original state and President during WWI...


I was pretty sure I had missed two of these... it was interesting...
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:37 AM   #10
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65%. Better than I expected.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #11
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I got 85%, but I guessed on a few. I missed the first line of the Constitution, number of amendments and the Chief Justice. DOH!
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65...too late, the US is stuck with me!
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:53 AM   #13
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95% woo hoo! I misread question 6 and got it wrong. Guess I still get to keep my citizenship!

The old citizenship questions around 2003 were nowhere near as hard as these.
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95%. I didn't remember who the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was (apparently I knew his name was John somebody-or-other, though).

Seriously, if we had to learn most of these things to get through school, I think that legal immigrants should have to learn them too. They can forget just like we can, after decades have passed, but when their memories are refreshed they will remember just as we do.
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100% here

OK.... you and Ziggy can gloat....
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I got 85%, which was better than I expected. I just have a terrible memory for details like this.

The thing is, most of us would study for a test like this if we needed to pass. I assume anyone serious about obtaining citizenship would study, too. It would be easier to score well if these details were fresh in our minds.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:01 PM   #18
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Hey, I gave the right answer to 70% of the questions! Not that bad for a foreigner!
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Might have done bettter if the test wasn't in English...
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:27 PM   #20
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100 but then I guess on the Maine question.
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