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?
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.)