RED, WHITE AND TRUE BLUE

 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.

AND YET,

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 …

  1. What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
  2. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
  3. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
  4. We elect a U.S senator for how many years?
  5. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  6. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve,who becomes president?
  7. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  8. When was the Constitution written?
  9. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S Constitution. Name one of the writers.
  10.  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:

Patriotism: A+++

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?

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8 thoughts on “RED, WHITE AND TRUE BLUE

  1. Great post!!

    Keep your fingers crossed for next week!

    ~ Rebekah BeckHart ProductionsBusiness Management & Publicity for Best Selling Technology Author, Peter H. Gregory l Latest books:CISSP Security Essentials |CISA Exam Guide|CISSP For Dummies

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  2. My excuse? I’m not American. But I believe the answer to number 10 was deal struck with Napoleon, the Louisiana Purchase. (No, I did not consult with google, but confess, I’m heading there now.)

  3. Impressive, Sherry! (Drats, why didn’t I think of Google? Now on top of my questionable citizenship, I think I may very well have just forfeited my Wannabe Nancy Drew, Girl Detective badge …)

    My excuse … well, uh, that’s right, I have no excuse 😦
    .

    • Woo woo! Exciting news for you, Catherine! I was so much more confident in my “Citizenship Wisdom” BEFORE I took that brief little test.I can’t decide if I should return to a state of semi-ignorance, or wise-up!
      There’s only so much this brain can handle in one sitting 😀

    • Tee hee. I’m still wondering if I should’ve just left these worms in the can!

      I suppose if I ever find myself in an immediate pinch to answer any of these questions I can always confir with one of my kids. This stuff is all still fresh in their minds, AND of course they know EVERYTHING anyway 😀

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