Immigration is a hot topic these days. In a slightly related topic, I found an interesting article online, which asked a question that made me wonder—could I pass a citizenship test? How hard is it? Here’s what the Christian Science Monitor has to say on the subject, and about the citizenship test:
“In order to become a US citizen, immigrants must pass the Naturalization Test. American citizenship bestows the right to vote, improves the likelihood of family members living in other countries to come and live in the US, gives eligibility for federal jobs, and can be a way to demonstrate loyalty to the US. Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. According to US Citizenship and Immigration services, 92 percent of applicants pass this test.
You must get 58 or more of these test questions correct in order to pass.”
When I read this, it immediately caught my interest—what kind of score would I get on the test? While unprepared, I’m certainly well-educated. Needless to say, I solidly passed.
Some hilariously easy questions from the test:
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
Which ocean is on the east coast of the United States?
Who can vote in the US?
But, I did get a few wrong – while many questions would be shameful for anyone raised in the USA to miss, some of the questions were actually tricky.
Give it a try and let me know how you did! With our fascination with Buzzfeed quizzes and the like these days, it was refreshing to take a quiz on something more substantive than “Which character in X are you?”