Monday, October 01, 2007

Redesigned U.S. Citizenship Test: Could You Pass?

"As U.S. immigration officials narrowed the list of questions for a new citizenship test, Martin Luther King Jr. made the cut, but Patrick Henry did not.

Citizenship and Immigration Services released on Thursday the pool of 100 civics and history questions that could be asked of people wanting to become naturalized Americans.

They will begin using the new citizenship test Oct. 1, 2008. Just as with the current test, applicants will have to answer correctly six of 10 questions asked orally and pass the English proficiency portion of the exam.

About 42 civics questions were dropped or revised to reach the final 100. Among those that were dropped was, "Who said 'Give me liberty or give me death?'" The answer is Patrick Henry, a colonial American revolutionary..." (source)

Here are the questions that made the cut.

I'm off to see if I can pass it...

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