For the Americans: would you pass the new citizenship test?

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  1. Puss_in_boots

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    The test which immigrants must pass in order to be granted US citizenship has just been made a little tougher, with less emphasis on trivia and more on civic knowledge.

    I gave it a try and got 24 out of 25 correct. If you'd like to try your luck, you can do so here:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21019797/
     
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    15/25 - guess I'd have a tough time trying to become a citizen with only a 60% mark :ugh
     
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    Actually you would have passed. To take the test you're given ten out of 100 possible questions. If you answer six correctly (60%), then you've passed.
     
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    I got 100%...but I admit that I pride myself on being a history buff
     
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    Excellent job! The only one I missed was the one about how long a term is for representatives.
     
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    Meh...only 4 out of 10 on that one. :( Guess I won't be becoming an Australian citizen anytime soon.
     
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    That just goes to show how silly these tests are because I'm sure this country could only benefit from Puss becoming a citizen ;)

    BTW, with all these tests you do have an opportunity to study and/or practice.
     
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    It seemed like most of the questions were mostly trivial stuff, such as what the animals are on the Australian coat of arms, and what was the name of Captain Cook's ship. Is knowing any of that really necessary for living one's day to day life?
     
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    23 out of 25, guess I'm alright. Like it says on the statue of liberty: "Give us your wealthy, your competent, your huddled masses with connections in high places."
     
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    These trivialities are no different to something like "What year was the Constitution written"

    But these trivialities are important to some.

    I immigrated with my parents at a young age and assimilation was very important at the time so learning all these "trivialities" was important to fitting in. But in this day and age I believe it is just as important to know the customs of all the nations that cohabit our great countries.
     
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    Yeah, knowing all that stuff is part of the assimilation/integration process. I'm not surprised to learn you're an immigrant. Something like 40% of Australia's population are immigrants.

    I'm an immigrant too. The Swedish work for immigrant is "invandrare" which looks to me a lot like the word, "invader." :p
     
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    Especially:

    8. Give three Australian colloquialisms for swimming suit
    1) budgie smugglers, cossies, swimmers
    2) budgies cossers, toggie batties, swimmy budgers
    3) togs, bummies, sossies
    4) swommies, cossies, mugglers

    how about 2?
     
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    No.1.

    Well the thing is Jessie, if you want to understand references in the popular press you do kind of have to know these things (colloquialisms, I mean). My partner picked all three without even being told the multiple choice options.

    It seems as silly to me as it would to most but the answer was also embedded in my head years ago.

    BTW. This question is the only one you need to get right to get your citizenship, none of the others count. :lol
     
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    AWESOME!!! That's one of the four that I actually got right. :woohoo
    Let's throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate! :toast
     
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    That's WA as in West Australia. Go the maroons! I'm a long way from home!
     
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    We need this to understand Today Tonight and A current Affair. Whens the questions about bludgers, howard's tracksuits. I think Kevin Rudd is a budgie smuggler. Gillard = budgie!
     
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    Shit!! I never realized you were an Aussie Jessie... I saw the WA but it just didn't click :eek:

    And Puss, I do a mean barbie if you are ever in town ;)

    BTW... GO THE BLUES!!!
     
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    Only 18 of 25.
    I saw very little importance of any of the questions.

    Hiker
     
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    I got 23.