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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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.
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.
There were only 48 when I was in school. Yes, I'm that old.
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.
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.
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”.
Are you trying to get this post to reach 1,000 replies?
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.
I did’t read it to see what was in it. But I have deemed that I have passed the test.
You're such a gloater :)
Yeah, I missed that one too :) I mean, it was cold, right? GW is the obvious answer.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I also got 90 of 96. Apparently those 60s/70s civics classes left an impression!
What a GREAT idea ... stealing :-)
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.