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Old 07-05-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Most Canadians know so little about their own country that they would flunk the basic test that new

immigrants are required to take before becoming citizens, according to a poll released on Friday.

The Ipsos-Reid survey showed that 60 percent of Canadians would fail the test. A similar poll done in 1997 showed a failure rate of 45 percent.

Most Canadians would fail own citizenship test - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: NE Georgia US
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I was born and raised american, never made better than a "C" in english class. Still couldn't diagram a sentence to save my life ) But I'll past that test and post it in the forums when I do. The political climate down here is driving me crazy. Wish me luck. prayer na hurt either lol
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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Default Hold Up, Red

Sentence diagraming counts for 65% of the Canadian entrance exam.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Most Canadians know so little about their own country that they would flunk the basic test that new

immigrants are required to take before becoming citizens, according to a poll released on Friday.

The Ipsos-Reid survey showed that 60 percent of Canadians would fail the test. A similar poll done in 1997 showed a failure rate of 45 percent.

Most Canadians would fail own citizenship test - Yahoo! News (broken link)
Do you think Americans would do better on their citizenship test?? Have you ever seen Jay Leno ask the questions of people passing by on the sidewalk?
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:41 AM
 
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I guess there's something wrong with the citizenship test itself....
what matters most to newly immigrants is how to make a living,not the history of the country.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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People intent of applying for citizenship in a country have the advantage of recently studied the relevant material.

Citizenship tests in general tend to focus on items taught in school. By the time a person is old enough to asked "man in the street" question, grade 5 social studies is dim and fading memory for most.

The Canadian Citizenship test also has a number of questions relating to the creation of a third territory in 1999, Nunavut. Quite frankly, it was not an earth-shattering event to those not living in the region.
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