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Could you pass a US citizenship test? [Give it a try.]
CS Monitor ^ | Saturday, November 24, 2012

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.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0104/Could-you-pass-a-US-citizenship-test/Who-signs-bills?cmpid=prc:ctzn:d

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To: Jim from C-Town
Had a little trouble with #19 What is the economic system of the US.

I got it wrong. I read too much into the question and I know that 'Capitalism' isn't in our Constitution. It is a choice.

51 posted on 11/24/2012 8:25:36 AM PST by whodathunkit
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To: upchuck

Passed it the day I was born!


52 posted on 11/24/2012 8:25:36 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: upchuck

Got 96 of 96....almost quit twice because of the way it was set up...tenuous at best...

I keep thimking how a libtard would answer many of the questions....but “ none of the above “ was never listed...


53 posted on 11/24/2012 8:28:28 AM PST by Popman
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To: upchuck

95/96


54 posted on 11/24/2012 8:29:59 AM PST by Kadric
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To: YankeeReb

The Founding Fathers thought that only property owners should be allowed to vote.We wouldn’t be in the trouble we now find ourselves if that were the law.


55 posted on 11/24/2012 8:42:13 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: upchuck

I agree...58% is total BS....
I did better than you...nah nah nah....
98% right...but HATE the date and number questions...i did even as a history major in college.


56 posted on 11/24/2012 8:48:56 AM PST by matginzac
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To: upchuck

96 out of 96......frankly this is a test I could have passed in the fourth grade


57 posted on 11/24/2012 8:50:41 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Jim from C-Town

with you on that one...I figured the question was written before the last few decades


58 posted on 11/24/2012 8:52:03 AM PST by Nifster
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To: upchuck
95 of 96 and the one I got wrong was because I didn't think about it and pressed the mouse too soon.

Some of the questions did not provide an accurate answer. Number 19 should be Socialist, #25 should be communist. And what is with #79 saying that the constitution "grants" some powers to the states?? WTF? Anyway if you can't get 58 of those questions right you should probably just stay in Mexico or where ever.

59 posted on 11/24/2012 8:52:28 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: upchuck

I got 96 out of 96, of course I went to school in the 50’s when you actually learned about America in school. I doubt if the average public screwl student of today could pass this test.


60 posted on 11/24/2012 8:52:46 AM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: Live Free NH

Right on!
My mother took this test in 1954 after surviving Nazi-occupied France...
She aced it, too!


61 posted on 11/24/2012 8:53:04 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Fester Chugabrew

your question is sarcastic right?

and since I was born here of two US citizens I have NO desire to take a test to ‘prove’ my citizenship....thanks but NO


62 posted on 11/24/2012 8:54:01 AM PST by Nifster
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To: upchuck
There are folks who were born here and are citizens but could not pass this test. Sad but true I'm sure.

Oh...BTW...

95
Correct
1
Wrong
You answered 95 of 96 questions correctly for a total score of 99%.

Missed the Constitution date by 1 year.

63 posted on 11/24/2012 8:54:14 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: stanne

HUH????? You expect to be able to speak in a language that is NOT the standard (and official) language of the US and you are pissed???? Go over to DU thanks you fit better there


64 posted on 11/24/2012 8:56:03 AM PST by Nifster
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To: upchuck

a lot of geography and history questions...not too much civics.


65 posted on 11/24/2012 8:56:37 AM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: mc5cents
And what is with #79 saying that the constitution "grants" some powers to the states??

Um, no. #79 states:
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

Sliiiightly different.

66 posted on 11/24/2012 8:56:54 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
As it stands, is it legal or not for Communists to hold public office in the United States?

I believe it's "legal", as the Communist party is legal, but who would vote for a Communist?

Oh nevermind.........

67 posted on 11/24/2012 8:57:45 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: upchuck
For all the good it does us these days . . .


             

68 posted on 11/24/2012 8:58:04 AM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: upchuck

90 out of 96!


69 posted on 11/24/2012 9:00:29 AM PST by mancini
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To: upchuck

I was doing great on this test when it shut down at question #23.


70 posted on 11/24/2012 9:02:30 AM PST by Ditter
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To: upchuck

58 right? Not true. How about 5. I helped a fellow pass his test last Spring. He was asked 5 question — 2 on geography (i.e. both Oceans) — who is the present Pres and VP and one other. Also, demonstrate a sentence in written Eglish and converse in English. He was Polish and his tester was also Polish. 15 minutes at the most.

But, I will say he was prepared as we studied for a month and he was bright — I never had to bring out a chalk board.


71 posted on 11/24/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by bunster
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To: upchuck

Got all but one- 99%

Year US Consitution was written- 1787, NOT 1789 when it was ratified.


72 posted on 11/24/2012 9:10:47 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Nifster

“. . .You expect to be able to speak in a language that is NOT the standard (and official) language of the US and you are pissed???? Go over to DU thanks you fit better there”

Maybe I didn’t explain myself

I am expected to speak a language th is othe than English (which NEEDS, by the way, to be declared official, but has ont been)

My comment was sarcastic. I get pissed when the “Americans” around me don’t stand up for their language, but apologize (white guilt/ American guilt).

I assure you, I do not have any business at DU, but thanks for being vigilant.


73 posted on 11/24/2012 9:11:20 AM PST by stanne
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To: upchuck
IMHO, requiring only 58 correct answers sets a very low bar.

Most elementary students should be able to pass it.
74 posted on 11/24/2012 9:13:28 AM PST by John D
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To: upchuck

They are asked ten of these questions.......and only have to get six right.....not real difficult.


75 posted on 11/24/2012 9:25:26 AM PST by levon
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To: upchuck

The correct answer to question #19 is “1) None of these answers”.

The US does not have a capitalist economic system.


76 posted on 11/24/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: DManA
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?

You are probably confusing her with Mark Anthony, who actually wrote our constitution, Susan was just one of his HOs.

77 posted on 11/24/2012 9:32:50 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: par4
Two, repeat two pages to open per question, one per question and one per answer?

I'm glad I read your reply before clicking on the link to take the test. I won't bother now.

78 posted on 11/24/2012 9:35:45 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: upchuck

Could the CSM have made this more time consuming and frustrating?


79 posted on 11/24/2012 9:37:53 AM PST by Oratam
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To: upchuck

92 of 96, some of the questions were silly but none the less it does open the mind to some core attributes. To me there are some questions that if you fail them you should fail the whole test as they are fundamental to the nature and function of this country


80 posted on 11/24/2012 9:45:00 AM PST by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: JimSEA

I “loved” my interview. Less than 5 min. into it, I was asked why I wanted to become a citizen. I answered that I wanted to vote in the 2000 elections. The interviewer told me that I would not be allowed to vote for at least 6 months after becoming a citizen, maybe longer. I stopped him, the 14th amendment protects the civil and political rights of all citizens, whether born or naturalized. He stopped, picked up a copy of the Constitution and looked it up. He said there was no need to ask me any more questions and signed my paper. I got out so quickly that my husband thought something had gone very wrong! Oh, and I did vote in 2000, proudly cast my first ever vote for G.W.Bush.


81 posted on 11/24/2012 9:47:06 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Huskrrrr
I had to pass this test in my eighth grade government class to earn an A. I don’t think I missed a single question.

I'm sure I had the same test but a few years ago, I started to help my new daughter (adopted) with her 4th. grade math home work and found out just how much I had to really try, to remember how to divide fractions. Not having to divide fractions for 50+ years, one tends to forget.

I did not bother to take this test, having been forewarned about the time, just to take it.

I'm pretty much up on 4th,5th,6th and now 7th grade math. seems to me that it is harder now than it was in the mid 50s They are learning stuff that I didn't have until high school.

82 posted on 11/24/2012 9:47:16 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Rappini
I’d like to see Barry Husseian Soetoro take this test, I now one he would get wrong,57 States.

There were only 48 when I was in school. Yes, I'm that old.

83 posted on 11/24/2012 9:50:18 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: upchuck

Bet that 50% of HS Seniors couldn’t pass this test. Go into the inner city schools and probably drops to 25%.

The only one I got wrong was the one about Dolly Madison.


84 posted on 11/24/2012 9:50:57 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: Charles Martel
Definitely. I was surprised to see the phrase "American Indians" used.

How about this, from the Declaration Of Independence?

"He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."

I've wondered when liberals will change this somehow.

85 posted on 11/24/2012 9:56:46 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Maceman

I saw that, too. NO Education is not mentioined, but then, Obamavoters think that food stamps (EBT’s), welfare, Income Tax Rebates (when they pay no taxes), Social Security Benefits, Un-employment checks, and Obamaphones are ALL in the “Bill of Rights”.


86 posted on 11/24/2012 9:56:51 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: FourtySeven
At least I got the question about what Abraham Lincoln did (preserved the Union). We all agree about that here on FR right?

Agitator.

Are you trying to get this post to reach 1,000 replies?

87 posted on 11/24/2012 9:59:19 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: upchuck; All
about cried/laugh, about the Speaker of the House (n* b@ll$) Boemher question.
..We, The People..no longer have any "checks and balances" per se..
..as of Jan. 20, 2013...we're subjects @ best..serfs..slaves...or just a series of digits.
"Hundred deaths/murders is a tragedy;
an million or tens of millions, a mere statics.."
Joseph Stalin

88 posted on 11/24/2012 10:01:20 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: upchuck

A very low bar, indeed.

I missed two questions, but only because the test requires an incorrect answer.

Nowhere does the Constitution say that the US has a capitalist economic system. And it is absurd to claim that a government that has authority to impose wage and price controls during peacetime, confiscate gold, enforce legal tender laws, abrogate bond covenants, regulate every aspect of the health care industry, coerce workers to surrender their earnings to social “insurance” and health care “insurance” schemes, and fund all sorts of crapitalist “green-energy” projects is genuinely capitalist.

The US is neither capitalist de jure nor de facto.

If one is kindly disposed to describe the US economy, it is at best a mixed economy.


89 posted on 11/24/2012 10:01:47 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: upchuck

I did’t read it to see what was in it. But I have deemed that I have passed the test.


90 posted on 11/24/2012 10:03:40 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: matginzac
I did better than you...nah nah nah....

You're such a gloater :)

91 posted on 11/24/2012 10:04:08 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Huskrrrr
“During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?”

Global warming?

Yeah, I missed that one too :) I mean, it was cold, right? GW is the obvious answer.

92 posted on 11/24/2012 10:06:59 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

Missed the Selective Service question...

Voted “Present” on the ones for:
- Current Prez
- Current VP
- US Economic System

I also wonder how many people picked-

“Climate Change” re: the Cold War
“War of 1812” re: a 1900’s Conflict


93 posted on 11/24/2012 10:11:29 AM PST by mikrofon (Citizen BUMP)
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To: upchuck

95/96 (98.9%) - the one I missed was senators being elected to a 6-year term (after debating between the two, I checked 4-year). As to the other questions, it was pretty easy to figure out the answers they wanted. I agree with you about the low bar — they should require at least 80 out of the 96.


94 posted on 11/24/2012 10:23:13 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: upchuck

I know...pretty sad from someone who should know this stuff inside and out!
You’re a good sport....
And I really enjoyed this test, yes, I did.


95 posted on 11/24/2012 10:26:01 AM PST by matginzac
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To: upchuck
96 out of 96. Kept waiting on it to get hard.

Posted it to my facebook wall for all my liberal friends with the caption "if you can't pass this with a 90...you shouldn't be voting."

Waiting for reaction.

96 posted on 11/24/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: Nifster
>>>96 out of 96......frankly this is a test I could have passed in the fourth grade

Yep...same here. My 7th grade home schooled son just passed it with flying colors. My 5th grader will take it soon...and should at least pass.

But then again...they are children of John Galt.

97 posted on 11/24/2012 10:29:28 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: upchuck

I also got 90 of 96. Apparently those 60s/70s civics classes left an impression!


98 posted on 11/24/2012 10:31:02 AM PST by SuzyQueIN
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To: NELSON111
Posted it to my facebook wall for all my liberal friends with the caption "if you can't pass this with a 90...you shouldn't be voting."

What a GREAT idea ... stealing :-)

99 posted on 11/24/2012 10:43:08 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: upchuck

Passed it, but only had to answer one question — the most difficult one!

Who was it that stated, “give me liberty or give me death!”? Patrick Henry

The tester knew I was from Canada, already knew English, that I had been educated and living (legally!) in the US since I was nine, and that I had studied the citizenship test thoroughly.


100 posted on 11/24/2012 10:45:18 AM PST by xander
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