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Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?

Part of becoming a naturalized citizen involves being examined on your civics knowledge by an INS examiner. Do you know enough to pass the test? A sample test is available on MSNBC. The learned Doctor here got 85%. I didn’t know the number of the citizenship application form, and one other that I’m too embarrassed to admit.

Can you best me?

Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?

0-20%: Maybe you’re still thinking too much about the Old Country.

25-40%: Mmmm. Do you really want to be a citizen? This kind of performance isn’t going to impress those nice immigration folks.

45-60%: Not too bad, but you really need to break out the civics books again — word is, the INS is looking for an 80 percent score.

65-80%: Hey, you may make a good citizen yet! Look at your wrong answers and a little revision should do the trick.

85-100%: Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)

5 Responses to Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?

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    Andrew A. Gill January 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    I got a 95%.

    Didn’t know the name of the form.

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    Cee Cee January 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    You answered 95% of questions correctly. Here’s your rating:

    0-20%: Maybe you’re still thinking too much about the Old Country.

    25-40%: Mmmm. Do you really want to be a citizen? This kind of performance isn’t going to impress those nice immigration folks.

    45-60%: Not too bad, but you really need to break out the civics books again — word is, the INS is looking for an 80 percent score.

    65-80%: Hey, you may make a good citizen yet! Look at your wrong answers and a little revision should do the trick.

    85-100%: Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)

    I got one wrong. Number 16 I put Thomas Jefferson instead of Patrick Henry. Yay for me. That was pretty hard. I had to rethink and change a lot of my answers before I press submit.

    Also I guessed on how many representatives there are in Congress. I went with the big number. HAHAHAH

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    Cee Cee January 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    Also the INS question was the easiest because they said “apply to become a naturalization citizen”, so of course they would need a “Application” to apply. HAHHAHHA

    They tricked you guys. lol

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    Andrew A. Gill January 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    I chose petition because I suspected that application might suggest that people are entitled to immigrate, which the INS probably doesn’t want to imply.

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    Andrew A. Gill January 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Interestingly, the number of representatives has been constant (except for the addition of new states) since 1913.

    This has led to a number of problems, like California having too few representatives for their population and the smaller states having only one representative, despite the fact that some of these smaller states are almost twice the size of other states…

    I’m actually pretty ticked off by that law.