Jaywalking Citizenship Test
Okay, now this is just sad. I saw the whole routine which is longer than that clip. Jay Leno interviewed people on the street with actual questions from the citizenship test given to immigrants applying for naturalization to the U.S. He didn’t even use the hard questions, but the softballs. And the answers were disturbing. One woman taught high school English and couldn’t answer simple questions taught in grade school civics.
I don’t think people born here should have to pass citizenship tests (try getting THAT Amendment to the Constitution passed!), but maybe we should make passing the INS test a part of what it takes to graduate high school. Could you do it? To find out, go here. The INS requires 80% to pass–and that’s more than most than most people born in the U. S. know about this country. You get multiple choice on that sample, but in real life, immigrants get no such help and the test is delivered orally!
Oh, and just so you know: I scored 100%–although it was a guess about which INS form is used for naturalization.
Here’s another such quiz.
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