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Could you pass a US citizenship test?
CSMonitor ^ | 3-3-14 | Staff

Posted on 03/03/2014 11:03:12 AM PST by kingattax

In order to become a US citizen, immigrants must pass the Naturalization Test. American citizenship bestows the right to vote, improves the likelihood of family members living in other countries to come and live in the US, gives eligibility for federal jobs, and can be a way to demonstrate loyalty to the US.

Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. According to US Citizenship and Immigration services, 92 percent of applicants pass this test.

You must get 58 or more of these test questions correct in order to pass.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: citizenship; citizenshipexam; citizenshiptest
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 11:03:12 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Too long, but I got all the first few correct.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 11:06:56 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kingattax

Don’t have to...I was born here.

Unlike our current President.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 11:07:39 AM PST by moovova
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To: kingattax

Pretty simple. I’m sure they have a study book. I’d say this is geared to a sixth grader.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 11:15:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

incredibly easy. Far too easy, IMO


5 posted on 03/03/2014 11:16:17 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: moovova

Don’t have to...I was born here.
= = = = = = = = = = =
Likewise
Grandfather(2)(NY/MA), Father(NY), Me New York
Grandmother(2)(NY/MA), Mother(MA), Me New York

P A S S

BO F A I L


6 posted on 03/03/2014 11:16:30 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: moovova

Don’t have to...I was born here.
= = = = = = = = = = =
Likewise
Grandfather(2)(NY/MA), Father(NY), Me New York
Grandmother(2)(NY/MA), Mother(MA), Me New York

P A S S

BO F A I L


7 posted on 03/03/2014 11:17:06 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: moovova

Me too. I don’t need no steenkin’ test.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 11:20:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: kingattax

I agree with the article’s title, “Could you pass?” Not do you KNOW the answer to the questions. Multiple choice (guess) quizzes are notorious for not assessing knowledge, but merely recall. Most NBCs can pass THIS test, but that doesn’t mean they could get the right answer if the questions were asked with no answer choices.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 11:22:03 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: moovova
Don’t have to...I was born here.
Same here - direct documented line to an English ship captain who settled in Virgina in 1588.
10 posted on 03/03/2014 11:22:40 AM PST by dainbramaged
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To: kingattax

92/96

Mis-clicked on two of them. Messed up James Madison and John Adams, couldn’t remember who was President during WWI


11 posted on 03/03/2014 11:24:04 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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12 posted on 03/03/2014 11:25:13 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kingattax

Got a 97% without trying. The ones I missed had to with the numbers of things like how many amendments are there.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 11:26:31 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: kingattax

99/100

Missed when you have to register for Selective Service (I guessed 16, assuming it worked like Israel)

I’m a sabra Israeli, FWIW.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 11:27:08 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: demshateGod

I got an 89 percent. I got a few wrongs that had “all of the above”. I hate those. Always have.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 11:29:06 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Let me put it this way, although I received an 89, I would have done much worse had it not been for the incredible education you get on Free Republic. This site is better than any education I have ever had.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 11:30:55 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kingattax

98 out of 100.

I was blitzing through and mis-clicked on the number of Supreme Court justices, and then I wasn’t sure if the Constitution was written in 1787 or 1789…..

This is WAY too easy. I want questions on WHY the country was formed the way it was!


17 posted on 03/03/2014 11:31:32 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: kingattax

Friend of mine just got his citizenship last year and while at work he was tossing questions at me from the study book.

Didn’t miss a one but I can guarantee you most American’s couldn’t answer them.

I’m not special either I just like to read alot.
JB


18 posted on 03/03/2014 11:32:20 AM PST by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: kingattax

What do you think the average score would be by those hanging out at the Huffington Post?


19 posted on 03/03/2014 11:34:52 AM PST by doc11355
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To: kingattax

Birth right citizenship is a luxury we can longer afford. Everyone should have to pass this test to gain their citizenship born here or not. It would certainly cut most of the illiterate, low information types from the voter rolls and jury pools.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 11:40:04 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: kingattax
Not a problem. 99% of the questions are extremely easy. The rest are easy.
21 posted on 03/03/2014 11:40:43 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: demshateGod

Wish that had to be passed (in English) each time before someone could vote.
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Citizenship should require at least that level of knowledge *AND* military service, IMHO.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 11:42:00 AM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Birth right citizenship is a luxury we can longer afford. Everyone should have to pass this test to gain their citizenship born here or not. It would certainly cut most of the illiterate, low information types from the voter rolls and jury pools.

I agree. Because the politicians have allowed illegals to infiltrate our country with impunity, everyone should be beaten until it stops.

23 posted on 03/03/2014 11:42:03 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: kingattax

I know someone who said there are 57 states. He claims to be a citizen.

If he’s not a citizen, then he’s the biggest fraud in the world.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 11:43:00 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: kingattax

I got only one wrong:

What is the name of the U.S. economic system?

a) Capitalism
b) Socialism
c) Communism
d) None of the above.

Actually, I didn’t get it wrong. I actually got it right, but the authors of this idiotic test had a different opinion. So they wouldn’t accept “D” as the right answer (which it is).


25 posted on 03/03/2014 11:45:54 AM PST by Maceman
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To: kingattax

98%, thought most of it was common knowledge.


26 posted on 03/03/2014 11:48:21 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: kingattax
I'm having trouble with #18. I'm trying to decide between 2 and 3.

18. What is the "rule of law"?

ߦ Everyone must follow the law.
ߦ Everyone but the President must follow the law.
ߦ Government does not have to follow the law.
ߦ All laws must be the same in every state.

27 posted on 03/03/2014 11:49:31 AM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: doc11355

The test has changed since 1600! A flint lock was all you needed! I think the Clan passed!


28 posted on 03/03/2014 11:50:59 AM PST by DocJhn
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To: kingattax

Your score Average reader score Expert score

88
Correct

8
Wrong

92%

Crap! Should have done better. But I was in a hurry.


29 posted on 03/03/2014 11:52:50 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: kingattax

I have all I need in a valid birth certificate and a family with all daughters as members of DAR. We been here a loooong time:)


30 posted on 03/03/2014 11:53:24 AM PST by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: kingattax
Wouldn't mind seeing this as a prerequisite for voting ... just sayin'

96/96

31 posted on 03/03/2014 11:56:04 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: dainbramaged

“Same here - direct documented line to an English ship captain who settled in Virgina in 1588.”

Mine greeted them when they got off the boat.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 11:56:30 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Everyone should have to pass this test to gain their citizenship born here or not.

Could not agree more. Ignoramuses who are born here are, as of now, still a much bigger problem for our country than are the illegals.

33 posted on 03/03/2014 11:59:07 AM PST by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: left that other site

PING


34 posted on 03/03/2014 12:01:43 PM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

I had a hard time answering the question, “Who is the President of the U.S.?”


35 posted on 03/03/2014 12:03:22 PM PST by zeebee (There are no coincidences.)
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To: thatjoeguy

99%, missed the Cabinet question- figured the SecNav was of higher priority than DHS.

Noted that several questions are popular misrepresentations of history though- Lincoln saved the union (at the expense of the republic-his own words), and that the Emancipation Proc freed the slaves- A president doesn’t make laws (recall that question)? but the 13th/14th Amendments in fact made slaves free and citizens etc.

A lot of non-important questions, but fun nonetheless.


36 posted on 03/03/2014 12:05:04 PM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: kingattax

95 out of the 96. Put 1789 instead of 1787 for the U.S. Constitution.


37 posted on 03/03/2014 12:10:23 PM PST by MCF
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To: kingattax

When I was going to school, I believe EVERYONE in my fifth grade class could have gotten 90% or more on this test.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 12:12:17 PM PST by Nifster
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To: kingattax

96/96


39 posted on 03/03/2014 12:12:45 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Beagle8U
Mine greeted them when they got off the boat.
Now that you mention it, some of my Cherokee ancestors may have been in the area.
40 posted on 03/03/2014 12:13:04 PM PST by dainbramaged
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To: kingattax
This was incredibly easy although I would argue some of the answers given as correct are false.

The question (and I'm paraphrasing") what is the economic system of America and the "correct" answer was "capitalism". Capitalism is a pejorative coined by Marx to describe what we had always called the free enterprise system. The "Free Enterprise System" is a better term, although one could argue that we actually have neither system at this point.

Another question lists powers and asks which is a power of the states. The correct answer is "to provide education". While this might be an actual power of a state, it is not inherently a power of the state. This is a common misunderstanding of the 10th amendment.

41 posted on 03/03/2014 12:13:14 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: kingattax
For the record: I got 98% Missed the one on when to register for the draft and the 3 colonies (chose too fast).

Maybe people should have to take this test to vote. Just sayin'

42 posted on 03/03/2014 12:28:40 PM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: kingattax

93%. Flubbed a couple of stupid ones I knew. I’m sure I scored better that 90% of today’s HS students.


43 posted on 03/03/2014 12:30:06 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
Got two wrong.

Didn't read all the choices on one question, answer was, all the above.

Second question was date of signing of the Constitution. Always get mixed up on that one.

44 posted on 03/03/2014 12:32:16 PM PST by mware
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To: Durus

100% They used to teach this stuff.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 12:33:35 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: kingattax

93% — where do I pick up my citizenship papers?

As others have said, the questions were easy — even for a foreigner, like me. Also, most just trivia questions — they aren’t a measure of actually understanding, what it means to be an American citizen. They certainly can’t measure whether you have internalized what citizenship means.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 12:36:09 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kingattax
95/96.

Got the 'Why did the colonists fight the British' question wrong: assumed it was stictly about taxation (forgot about the 3rd Amendment and quartering of troops in houses).

47 posted on 03/03/2014 12:46:43 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: kingattax

Those questions could be answered by someone flipping burgers at McDonald’s...in Timbuktu.


48 posted on 03/03/2014 12:49:46 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: kingattax
Everyone should have to pass this test to gain their citizenship born here or not. It would certainly cut most of the illiterate, low information types from the voter rolls and jury pools.

Voting should be like driving. Gotta pass a test.

49 posted on 03/03/2014 12:53:18 PM PST by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Some states required passing test to vote one ponse time.


50 posted on 03/03/2014 1:00:35 PM PST by TweetEBird007
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