Friday, June 30, 2006

"Let me in-let me in-immigration man"

This link will take you to a sample test given to applicants for US Citizenship. I got an 85 - one wrong because I didn't read carefully, and two because I simply didn't know the answer.


Blogger emawkc said...

Aced it baby!
"You answered 100% 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.)"

6/30/2006 7:10 AM  
Anonymous heidi said...

I got a 90%. Had no idea on the form used to apply for citizenship the year wrong for the Declaration of Independence, embarrassingly enough.

6/30/2006 9:56 AM  
Blogger dolphin said...

I got a 90% too. Didn't know the form and I hate to say it but I wasn't sure which states were the original 13.

Almost got the form question right on a guess though, but I changed my answer before submitting.

6/30/2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger les said...

Huh--100%. Although if they hadn't thrown New Zealand and D.C. into two of the original state lists, that would have been a problem. And Dolphin's warning on changing guesses saved me another one. It was interesting to me how many I got more because I could weed out wrong answers, than that I actually knew stuff directly. Seems that would be a tougher approach for a real immigrant.

6/30/2006 4:06 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

95%. Got 1 wrong.

Confused the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution.

Don't want to say any more for fear of giving clues.

6/30/2006 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I got 95%-missed the incredibly obscure #8. A couple of good guesses, like the form to apply for naturalization (how can this be relevent to citizenship-have they no clerks to give out the proper form? You have to understand their byzantine, buearucratic processes to become a real American?)

And I'm Canadian-so despite my high score, I won't be applying for admission to the states anytime soon.

6/30/2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

"You answered 100% of questions correctly"

Holy crap! How'd I do that??? I guessed on at least 4 of them. I had no freaking clue how many ammendments there are or which ammendment did not protect voting rights.

The big clue on the original 13 states? Kentucky. It is sooo not one of the original states!

7/01/2006 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got an 85% [so I guess I get to stay!]. Guessed on the INS form [that one would be a gimme for a real applicant], also guessed on the 'voting rights amendment'. The other one is too embarrassing. I thought it was a trick question and ended up tricking myself! 'Kentucky' was the final clue that got me through the original 13 question! Whew!

7/05/2006 7:37 AM  

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