Apologies to the non-US readers. This is a very American-centric post. You don't have to feel at all guilty about skipping this post....or you can prove how smart you are against us dumb Americans. Oh, you know you want to! So read on.
Tonight I was talking to a friend, and we got to discussing what it takes to pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. I actually had no clue, having been born a 4the or 5th generation American, depending on which side of the family you're looking at. So I looked it up and then took the test. I was surprised at how easy it was. I thought they would ask much more in-depth questions, but then again, I was born here and took so many years of US History in school that I ended up teaching both Civics (Government) and US History to high school students for quite a few years. I read that most American cannot pass the test on the first try. The passsing grade is 80%. I won't tell you what I got, but I passed it with flying colors. Then again... taught it, learned it, now doing it again with my kids.... So I'm not a good test subject. Or I'm too good of a test subject. I wish I could give this to Bush. I bet he can't pass it.
Go take the test. Go ahead, I'll wait. It doesn't take long. OK, it can take forever because there is no end to the test. So do 100 questions. That's 20 different pages of questions, 5 per page. Be sure to check your answers on each page and keep track of how many you missed. The real test has 100 questions, so it's like you're doing it for real. And if you get doubles, hey... more power to you!
Dum de dum, la la la...
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