Could you pass the latest (USA) citizenship test?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by buffalo, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    My brother passed this quiz along to me. Thought it is an interesting test. How do my fellow MacRumors members score? If you take the test and are not from the United States, please post your location so we know you have an excuse!

    Be honest!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25461301/


    I scored a 100%. Question 3 almost threw me off. Also, I wasn't sure if there are 23 of 27 amendments.
     
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The only one I got wrong was the Susan B Anthony one, I said she designed the flag. I guess I got her mixed up with Betsy Ross
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    100%

    I guess taking AP US History in high school and 2 US history classes last year in college helps. :) Although I probably would have gotten like 85% even before those.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    80% — And I am not a US citizen (or living in the USA).
    :D

    The UK version is far more intense.
     
  6. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    I am ashamed to say I scored an 80%. :(
    I was born, raised, and still live in the US.

    My wrong answers are below in white to not ruin it for anyone thats reading this thread before taking the test themselves:

    7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
    23 is not correct.

    13. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
    365 is not correct.

    17. Who was president during World War I?
    Franklin Roosevelt is not correct.

    19. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States?
    Samuel Alito is not correct.
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    90%; born and raised. In white, below...

    I got the number of Justices wrong and also the president during WWI.
     
  9. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Oo - I'm British - bring it on.

    Doug
     
  10. buffalo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I also attributed my success to the AP US history course I took last year (really two school years ago in the 06-07 school year, now that the 07-08 year is done). My original post also contains two comments in white text.
     
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  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    80%

    its been 7 years since ive had AP history
     
  14. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    90%, US citizen, probably 15yrs removed from my last US history/civics class.


    Lethal
     
  15. takao macrumors 68040

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    70%
    born in austria and american history never really was part of my school schedule ... we simply didn't have much time for it besides the usual discussions about french revolution/napoleon/congress of vienna and then we went straight to the revolution of 1848
     
  16. donga macrumors 6502a

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    ugh, 80%. been a while since i've thought about apush
     
  17. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    95%. Stupid mistake on the year the Constitution was written.

    US citizen from North Carolina/Chicago.
     
  18. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    30%, good job i'm not american, and don't plan to become an american citizen!

    EDIT just had 10/14 (71%) on the UK test (im british).
    Not trying to highjack, but if anyone wants to try the UK one... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4099770.stm
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I got this question wrong:
    I suck. hah

    As for the UK test...which I kind of want to believe is a joke. I am bad! Here's something I realize, it seems to me that people outside America somehow know more about American politics than Americans know about the politics of other nations. I know there are exceptions, a great deal of them, but it seems to be the case. Maybe American politics are so overwhelming there's no time to learn about oh say, Canada!

    UK Test Results:
     
  20. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Dang, only 7 for the UK one. I hope they don't revoke my British citizenship.
     
  21. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    10/14 on the UK one. I got the location of father christmas, where the legend came from, divorce and the prudent question to ask a solicitor wrong.
     
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  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    100%- I thought that was quite easy. US citizen- born an\d raised.
     
  24. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    85% On the US test. Stupid, STUPID mistake on the presidential succession question. Also missed the senatorial term question - hard to remember when so many of them have been in office since I was born.

    7/14 on the UK test. No hope on the saint's day question. Loved the fact that two of the questions related to pub behavior and a drunken brawl. :eek::D

    I'm 100% US born and raised, and have never been outside the US (except for a few visits to Canada).
     

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