Skip to comments.Could you pass a US citizenship test? [Give it a try.]
Posted on 11/24/2012 7:07:34 AM PST by upchuck
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.
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IMHO, requiring only 58 correct answers sets a very low bar.
Of course NO ONE should be allowed to be a citizen without knowing who Susan B. Anthony was. I think she wrote the Constitution didn’t she?
The truly depressing thing for me is that as elementary as these questions are to understanding how the government works, it would be cast as racist, discriminatory and unacceptable by one of the two major political parties if you advocated the same standard be met before being allowed to vote. Even if you lowered the passing grade to one correct out of 96, it would still be “racist”.
I don’t have to pass, all I have to do is DREAM...
Either the worst web design in recent history or the most blatent attempt to gather hits in history.
Someone on dial-up would take a week to finish this. To get 58 correct, you will need to view 116 pages assuming that you get none wrong.
Had a little trouble with #19 What is the economic system of the US.
Picked Capitalism, but pretty sure it is Socialist?marxist/Leninist?
What is citizenship and why do you need a test? Is it something important?
A basic test like this should be a requirement for voting ... Oh wait , then we'd never have elected 0boober....never mind.
It forces you to pay taxes on your income.
91 of 96 - 95%...
Yes - 60% was FAILING grade - but it allows citizenship.
We ought be required to pass a citizenship test and take the oath of citizenship once every 5 years or so, with a mechanism in place for enforcing violations; a swift ejection system for non-compliant enemies of the republic.
As it stands, is it legal or not for Communists to hold public office in the United States?
“What is citizenship and why do you need a test? Is it something important?”
No. It’s more important where I am to speak Spanish or take a lot of abuse- and THAT’S just from the coworkers who say, “sorry I don’t speak Spanish, I’m white”. That is a quote.
(Yes, I bark at them, lecture them- it seems they’ll get it at some point but not now)
under Obama there’s only one question , Would you like Welfare , food stamps and a phone ? Oh wait that’s question if you want to join the Democratic Party .
How about in order to register to vote?
Still wouldn’t bypass GS’s spanish voting count machines, but. . .
Not only famous for writing the Constitution, with some help from Nancy Pelosi, she's also famous for getting her pic on a coin.
I agree, only 58 correct answers is a very low bar. Also, if you didn't know it, you can choose to take the test in your native language. What happened to being proficient in English?
I agree. The design of the test totally sux.
I don’t have to take this test...I’m already a US citizen.
Don’t get sidetracked. Let’s concentrate on illegal aliens, shall we?
Pass an citizensip test? Sure, I can show MY birth certificate. How about Obama and or the other 20 million illegal aliens?