Among the assortment of ingredients contained within, aka the mumbo jumbo of stuff that make me *Me*, is a genuine patriot that tears-up at parades, is thankful for the opportunity to Vote, and thinks The Star Spangled Banner is a pretty good song.
As far back as my childhood days as a Girl Scout marching in my small town parade, I have been proud to bursting of my American heritage and the rich soil on which I’ve been planted.
I could claim I was blindsided and it wouldn’t be a lie. It was all so innocent. An act of over-confidence piqued by a simple enough challenge in the back pages of the Sunday Newspaper: “Can You Pass The Citizenship Test?” followed by a civics portion of the U.S naturalization test.
It’s true I might have chuckled over the warning ” One in three citizens failed this test in a survey taken this year.” Tisk tisk. Just pitiful. They should be ashamed.
Just a Moment, While I Sharpen My Pencil …
- What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
- What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
- What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
- We elect a U.S senator for how many years?
- The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
- If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve,who becomes president?
- Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
- When was the Constitution written?
- 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?
Huh? My Score, You Ask?
Fugeddiboudit! Fat chance of tripping that particular Elephant in the public square 😦 Especially when such revelations could very well lead to immediate deportation. (As in, it is pitiful, and I am ashamed.)
Just let me mention that to pass the civics test, an applicant must correctly answer 6 out of 10 questions, which are randomly selected from a list of 100. (You can go to Parade.com/citizenship to see how you fared on these 10 and to try your hand at all 100.)
My Final Score:
Citizenship: … still studying for the re-take.
What’s your standing? Would you pass the Citizenship test as it pertains to your own little parcel on the planet? Care to pull up and chair and refresh with me?