Sunday, April 03, 2011
NEWSWEEK CITIZENSHIP QUIZ
In March, Newsweek/The Daily Beast published a 20-question test taken from the actual citizenship test given to foreigners wanting to become US citizens. Getting 60% right is passing.
In a survey, 38% of (native-born) Americans FAILED the test.
Me, I got 100% right! The only one I was hesitant about was the Amendment question. (Call me crazy, but I "visualized" the exact answer to that one.) My mom read the test to me out of Newsweek at her house; while I was whooping and hollering afterwards about getting every damn thing correct, she said, "OK, OK! We all know you're smart." Me: "If only EMPLOYERS knew that!" :)