Thank you Fireballer, our resident conservative (along with our good friend wrveres). I have been known to shed some light on both sides of the aisle, but I seem to lean left of center.
In any case:
MSNBC wrote:You answered 90% of questions correctly. Here's your rating:
85-100%: Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)
The two I got wrong:
Who selects the Supreme Court justices?
The Senate is not correct.
They are appointed by the president. (NOTE: This is the response given on the official United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Web site. The president selects the justices; however, they must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. If they are rejected by the Senate, then the president must choose a new nominee, who, again, is subject to Senate approval.)
Form N-200 "Petition for Naturalization" is not correct.
N-400 "Application for Naturalization"d, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)
So give me a break on at least the first one; I picked "The Senate" because, as an ardent NPR listener, I was very much in tune with the judiciary hearings (the senate judiciary committee is headed by the senior senator from my state, Arlen Spector) for the confirmation of both justices John Roberts and Sam Alito. Nina Totenberg gave me the daily rundown on the questions and answers and I learned quite a bit about how the judiciary selection works. The president may "select" the justice, but the senate "confirms" him or her.
The naturalization question was beyond me; I knew it was either petition or application, and I picked petition, stupidly. In any case, my 90% confirms my position as a US citizen. Thank you NPR.
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