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Postby Fireball Express » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:24 am

Happy 4th of July everyone.
I just thought this was a fitting test for this day. Let's see if you would be able to take a similar test that immigrants must take.

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Postby mweir145 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:40 am

19/20. I got the voting rights-amendment question wrong.

Not too bad for a Canadian, eh? :-D ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:44 am

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. :-D
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:25 am

shucks


You answered 80% of questions correctly. Here's your rating:
65-80%: Hey, you may make a good citizen yet! Look at your wrong answers and a little revision should do the trick.
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:25 am

19/20

Probably because I took Civics this past semester.

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Postby so0perspam » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:32 am

Yo estoy mucho gringo.

18/20. :-D


8. Which of the following amendments to the Constitution does NOT address or guarantee voting rights?
15th Amendment is not correct.
7th Amendment

19. What INS form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?

FD-258 is not correct.
N-400 "Application for Naturalization"
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:05 am

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Postby josebach » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:28 am

Keep in mind also that immigrants study for this test right before they take it.

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Postby LooseCannon » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:34 am

4 wrong = 75%

I got some easy ones wrong. }:-)
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:51 am

100%, pretty easy stuff. I find it hard that if given time to study, any one could fail this.
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