How many Americans do you suppose would be able to pass the naturalization test to become an American citizen? Here are the 10 redesigned questions that will be used for new citizenship applicants beginning in October 2008. This list came from the N.Y. Times.
I was able to answer No. 2 reasonably well, and No. 5, was shaky on No. 4, and of course I knew No. 10. I’m glad I was born here, otherwise I’d be in trouble. Hubby, having been naturalized about 35 years ago knew far more of the answers than me.
How many can you answer? Read them through to see how many you can answer, then check your answers here.
- How many amendments does the Constitution have?
- What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
- The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
- There are four amendements to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
- What are two rights only for citizens born in the United States?
- The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
- What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
- Who was President during World War I?
- Name one U.S. territory?
- Why does the flag have 13 stripes.
Well, how did you do? Do you know enough of the fundamental concepts of democracy to be a citizen of the United States? (Hummmm. I wonder how the President would do on this test?)