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So you think you can be a naturalized citizen?

imgNat.jpgAmong other things, folks who want to become naturalized citizens must take a civics test which contains a handful of questions culled from a larger pool (all of which are given to the applicant ahead of time). MSNBC has “picked some of the more difficult ones,” so go see how many you get right to find out whether you deserve to be a citizen.

I’m happy to say that I passed, although I did get two questions wrong – I’m ok with getting the one about an INS form wrong, but I had no business getting any of the others wrong, so that second one bums me out a little.

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90%! Boo-yah! Ok, it is kinda sad I missed a question about the Constitution. But the 13 original states? Come on. I'm proud of the fact I didn't know that one ;)

You answered 100% of questions correctly.

Score.

95% - yay! That INS form one was my downfall, too.

Score: 100%.

Really, it's not that hard of a test. If you even get the question bank beforehand, I don't understand what all the hubbub is about.

yep- my downfall was the INS question too. but then, that question only seems applicable to naturalized citizens, not native-born so i'm not sure how i would have come across it otherwise. :)

90%. I misread the one about how many members in Congress there are. I didn't think it was that hard either.

100% but the truth is that we learned/were taught all of this (save for the application for naturalization question) at one point in elementary, middle, or high school. We took the applicable history/social studies/government tests and promptly put the information somewhere else, just as I suspect many of those who take this test do when they no longer feel the need to have this information at the front of their brains.

I got 90%, but our fifth grade history teacher made us memorize ALL this stuff, and eighteen years later I still remember it. Plus, my boyfriend was watching something about the Constitution this morning on the History Channel. Hooray Nerd TV!

I got 90%, but our fifth grade history teacher made us memorize ALL this stuff, and eighteen years later I still remember it. Plus, my boyfriend was watching something about the Constitution this morning on the History Channel. Hooray Nerd TV!