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Old 09-28-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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Took the test and ACED it. The questions were not a bit challenging. I don't know how many questions are in the entire test, but if they are comparable to the 12 included in the link, then no one should have any problem passing if they belong in the US.
i believe the actual test has 25 questions. those in the abcnews quiz were taken from the list of 100 provided on the USCIS website. apparently, one doesn't have to expend the least bit of effort to prepare, as the answers are there as well.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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12/12 - I guessed president during WWI though.

What percentage of US high school students do you think would pass this test? I would like to think a high percentage would pass but I really doubt it.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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12/12 - I guessed president during WWI though.

What percentage of US high school students do you think would pass this test? I would like to think a high percentage would pass but I really doubt it.
when i was a high-school teacher, i used to give my US history and US government students a test very similar to this one to determine how much remedial work i would need to do before i could begin teaching the actual 11th and 12th grade history-social science curricula. the state of CA teaches american history and civics content in the 5th and 8th grades, and assumes the knowledge will hold for the next three years, and can be revisited at a more advanced level in high school. the state of CA assumes that teachers of high-school juniors and seniors will not have to differentiate the three branches of government at the most basic level (i.e., "the legislative branch makes the laws..."), or tell their students the name of the current vice president of the US, and that washington, DC is not a state.

in very many cases, the state of CA is dead wrong!
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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10/12, missed numbers questions. Know almost nothing of constitution but am good at multiple choice.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I got 10/12 right.
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