OT. How many native citizens would pass the test?

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Submitted by patientlywaiting on September 28, 2007 - 10:09am

New citizenship test. I think that a big portion of native born citizens would flunk the test.

I expect all Piggington readers to get 100%.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/...

Submitted by meadandale on September 28, 2007 - 11:48am.

12 out of 12 :)

Give that to a bunch of 18-25 year olds who are eligible to vote and see what the scores are....

Submitted by AK on September 28, 2007 - 12:10pm.

Most of us had to pass similar tests in high school, and like naturalized citizens we are free to brain-dump everything the minute the test is over. God bless America!

Submitted by golfproz on September 28, 2007 - 12:32pm.

Hey, I was naturalized in 1999 and I still only missed one. I only missed that cuz I didn't read whole the question. I will admit to guessing (correctly) on one though.

The whole naturalization proccess is a joke. Like getting a loan 2 years ago if you could fog a mirror you can get your citizenship. It really should be much harder than it is. There should be a requirement to read, write and speak the language at something more than a basic level. Just think how much money and paper we would save not having to print everything in English, Spanish, and is some cases Chinese or Korean.

Submitted by startingout on September 28, 2007 - 1:52pm.

I'm a 25 year old, registered to vote, native citizen. I got 11 out of 12- not too shabby then, eh? Sorry meadandale, but I had to stick up for myself. :)

Submitted by SHILOH on September 28, 2007 - 2:41pm.

The questions could be re-designed to measure the knowledge of the process..not just dates and numbers.
I would guess that many people who graduate from college don't have basic knowledge.

Ie: What was D-Day and Normandy?
or
What causes the ocean tides?
or
What is the Magna Carta?

I have met college grads who would not be able to answer these questions.

Submitted by Deserted on September 28, 2007 - 7:43pm.

Only 11 out of 12 scored as correct (27 amendments, not 29).

However, the answer to test question #4 is wrong. One must PAY the IRS by April 15th, but (with extension) tax forms don't have to be FILED until Sept 15 or Oct 15 -- depending upon whether it's personal or corporate.

Does that make me smarter or dumber than the LA Times?

Submitted by bubble_contagion on September 28, 2007 - 9:39pm.

10 out of 12 and I am not a citizen or have attended a US school. I did, however, read the books about the US and it's history given for free at American embassies.

Submitted by msnvlydweller on September 28, 2007 - 11:03pm.

Whew! 100% for me. Personally, I'd prefer they give a tougher drivers license test... To the natives, I mean.

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on October 1, 2007 - 12:44pm.

100% here. Can't speculate as to how the general population would do, I was always into this kind of thing.

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on October 1, 2007 - 3:18pm.

I just answered "B" to all of them and got a 41%. I am sure that would beat 50% of the population.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 1, 2007 - 3:42pm.

Take it easy guys. I got them all right.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on October 1, 2007 - 8:04pm.

11 of 12.

I could have sworn there are 29 amendments... (maybe I was just thinking there really OUGHT to be, but I'll abstain from getting too political)

Submitted by BuyerWillEPB on October 1, 2007 - 8:14pm.

I did the exact same thing as the others here.

I got 91% - 11 out of 12. What is it about the question about the number of amendments. I said 29 also, oops. I should've read this post first. :)

Submitted by sdrealtor on October 2, 2007 - 8:43pm.

Whew 11 out of 12. At least I passed.

Submitted by drunkle on October 2, 2007 - 10:20pm.

"Note: Multiple choice questions are not part of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services test. Exams are given orally."

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