Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Midday Open Thread

Can You Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test?

Take the test.

Be brave and post your results in comments!

I scored 9 out of 10.


Anonymous said...

Oh, sure -- tell us to post our results after you score an "A". How convenient... :)

*sigh* Ok, I'll go do it and fail miserably, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

8 of 10, but they didn't tell me which ones I got wrong. Is there an answer key somewhere on the site?

griftdrift said...

No and it's frustrating. I went back and changed the answer on one that I wasn't sure about and then showed 10 for 10. That's the only way I knew which one I missed. You could try that. Or google. Or Wiki.

Sara said...

I got 9 out of 10.

I dunno which one I got wrong. I wasn't sure about 2 of them--first commander in chief, and which state was not one of the 13 original colonies. But I don't wanna post my answers til everyone has taken the test.

Anonymous said...

Ugh - a 7 because at the last second I changed the answer on the 13 states question away from the correct answer (doh!).

cartmolari: Just keep taking it and changing the answers around until you get a 10 -- that's how I figured out the answers since I knew the ones I was fuzzy on.

Sara said...

Huh. I got both of the ones I mentioned right. I'm ashamed to say the one I got wrong was the main author of the Constitution. I was thinking of the Federalist Papers I guess.

(I'm a bad lawyer, I know.)

dfs said...

Don't feel bad sara -- I almost missed the introduction to the constitution question. For some reason I was positive that was the introduction to the Declaration of Independence -- I had to sing it to end to get it right. ^_^

Anonymous said...

I missed the original state question and the year the Constitution was written question. I should have known the first, and the second isn't really "relevant" as they say in the standardized testing business.

Blackjackk said...

8 out of 10. I am now an American.

Anonymous said...

9 out of 10

So what IS the answer to the original state question?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - you got 9 out of 10 correct!

Didn't tell me which one I missed. I think it might have been the state one.

Blackjackk said...

1. No limit to reelection of Senators
2. Jan is inauguration
3. Geo Washington
4. Preamble
5. 1787
6. Congress
7. Jefferson
8. Germany, Italy, Japan
9. Vermont is not an orig state
10 England

dfs said...

I didn't want to say anything since I did't want to sound like I was whining, but since you brought it up... ^_^

I feel like missing the date question (by only one year, no less) was pretty insignificant as well.

Li Mortacci Tua said...

I did poorly and I thought I was up on that stuff. Hanging head in shame in the Town Square.

Anonymous said...

10/10. ~Ilsa

Anonymous said...


I can't believe you were beaten by this guy (from the Daily News):

Martinez aces
U.S. citizenship

WASHINGTON - For the first time last night, Pedro Martinez was pitching in the nation's capital as a U.S. citizen. The ace said yesterday that he was sworn in as an American in a Miami ceremony during spring training.

"I'm a U.S. citizen, but I can always say that I was born in the Dominican," Martinez said.

Martinez applied a year ago. He aced his citizenship test, going 10-for-10.

"Please write that they were really, really nice - extremely nice - at Immigration," Martinez said. "The court where they swore you in, the people were beautiful."

Martinez signed autographs for 45 minutes at the swearing-in ceremony.

"The people who were sworn in with me were mostly Latin," he said.

Adam Rubin