Tuesday Timewaster: Civics Quiz

Okay, one more post — only because I got a perfect score and wanted to brag.

Check out the Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? quiz, which is part of MSNBC's July 4th Special.

Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?

When immigrants want to become Americans, they must take a civics test as part of their naturalization interview before a Citizenship and Immigration Services (INS) officer. The questions are usually selected from a list of 100 sample questions that prospective citizens can look at ahead of the interview (though the examiner is not limited to those questions). Some are easy, some are not. We have picked some of the more difficult ones.

Pfft, "more difficult ones" — whatever! Although, after copyediting/proofreading two forty-lesson curriculum units on U.S. government, I should hope that I would do well on questions like "How many Supreme Court justices are there?"

However, I was momentarily stymied by "What INS form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?" What kind of inside baseball question is that? Lame! I obviously managed to make a lucky guess, though. Yay, me.

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