Saturday, July 01, 2006

We Aced the Citizenship Test!

Okay, just for the heck of it, Tim and I each took MSNBC's quiz, Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?, a sampling of the 100 questions naturalization examiners have to choose from when testing applicants for citizenship. Some of the questions are easy. Some are not. MSNBC picked 20 of the more difficult ones. And here are our results.


The flag above the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (04/02)

Tim: 100%
Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)

James: 90%
Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)

The two quesions I got wrong was the original 13 colonies and the date the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

Yes, Tim has been gloating all morning, since he's less of a history buff than I am and still scored better. Personally I think luck had more to do with it. That and the fact that I kept overthinking my answers.

Either way, we would both become citizens based on our scores, since we both scored over 85%. So long as the score is higher than 80% (the minimum the INS accepts), the other percentages don't matter, right? ... RIGHT? ;-)

Take the quiz.

8 comments:

Laura Gonzalez said...

Hey, I scored 100% too!

James & Tim said...

you're a teacher. You better.

Anonymous said...

I was NOT gloating! I cannot help that you over analyzed the entire quiz (notice, "quiz", not exam..) and blew two questions...

James & Tim said...

Yada yada yada

Laura Gonzalez said...

Who is anonymous? That was sent to my email address. Hmmm....someone sounds rather cranky....

Anonymous said...

what happened to your norcal visit?
i was soooo looking forward to it. by the way...congrats on the coffee beans. i hope i am visiting when you make that cup of joe. miss you !!!!!!!!!!!!
lsl

Laura Gonzalez said...

Today is July 20. When will you be posting again. After Tom Jones?

amy said...

I'm SHOCKED!!! I would've thought the Luke Skywalker keychain would've been a hot item that you couldn't keep on the shelf. Yet, the Superman Showtime guide sold. Oye! People are crazy. :O)