Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

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Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#1 Post by Matticus13 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:08 am

A Representative from my home state has introduced House Bill 2039, which would require students to pass a citizenship exam to get their high school diploma in Kansas (like the one immigrants take to become citizens of the United States).

Click the link below and see how many you can get right! The actual test is 20 questions, pulled from a bank of 128 potential questions. You have to get 12 correct to pass. Good luck!

https://my.uscis.gov/en/prep/test/civics/new

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#2 Post by flash2015 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:19 am

Yes. 20 out of 20. I had to guess one - the date the constitution was signed. I knew it was after 1776...so I guessed 1787 and it was right.

Perhaps I should finally apply?

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#3 Post by orathaic » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:25 pm

19 out of 20, because I went with 6 years for how long representstives are elected (that must be senators) instead or 2 years.

Does every rep get elected every 2 years?

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#4 Post by Octavious » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:32 pm

12? That's... ridiculously easy. I have no idea what a lot of the questions actually mean, but most them can be worked out with a bit of common sense.

I have never heard, for example, of the "Constitutional Convention", but when asked what happened there it's not a massive leap to select the choice that mentions the constitution and not the Virginia Declaration of Rights (whatever they are).

What the hell is a President Pro Tempore when he's at home?

Anyway, with no attempt to learn anything and never having heard of around half of the stuff it asked about, I scored 19. This is very much a test designed to be very difficult to fail.

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#5 Post by Octavious » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:39 pm

I got one asking what Benjamin Franklin was famous for wrong because the question writer had erroneously omitted being a traitorous cur from the choices.
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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#6 Post by Matticus13 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:41 pm

orathaic wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:25 pm
19 out of 20, because I went with 6 years for how long representstives are elected (that must be senators) instead or 2 years.

Does every rep get elected every 2 years?
Yep. US Senators are six year terms, Reps two. The entire House of Representatives is up for election every two years.

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#7 Post by Matticus13 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:44 pm

Octavious wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:39 pm
I got one asking what Benjamin Franklin was famous for wrong because the question writer had erroneously omitted being a traitorous cur from the choices.
:razz:

I don't know if the actual citizenship tests are multiple choice everyone. Remember these are practice tests, but well done regardless!

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#8 Post by Matticus13 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:59 pm

The actual civics test is not multiple choice everyone! It is an oral examination and you have to *fill in the blank*

The real 128 possible questions (and answers) can be found here:
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/2020test

PDFs are near the bottom of the webpage.

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#9 Post by Octavious » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:17 pm

...the suggested answers on the American innovation bit look a tad suspect.

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#10 Post by peterlund » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:55 pm

Only 19. I learnt that 1787 was the correct year when the constitution was written.

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#11 Post by Jamiet99uk » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:51 pm

I got 14 out of 20.

"The President" appears to be the correct answer to around about one-third of all the questions.

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#12 Post by peterlund » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:06 pm

The shithead should do this test. He would certainly not pass and then he would be replaced by Pence after loosing his citizenship! 😄

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#13 Post by Le Plume » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:10 am

Today we are all americans

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Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

#14 Post by yavuzovic » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:02 pm

65%
Apparently I made a lucky choice for "Father of the nation" so even lower in reality.
One of the questions were
President X was a general before presidency. What was the battle he fought?
Seriously? Are you being tested to be an American citizen or a history student?

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