Are you smart enough to be a citizen?

From Yahoo! today:

Think you could pass a U.S. Citizenship exam? From easy questions like, “Who is the president of the United States?” to harder questions that might stump the average American, we take a look at the exam to become an official U.S. citizen.

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A list of questions posed in this video, below the fold.

These are the questions asked in the video:

1.  Name a state that borders Canada.
2.  Who was the first U.S. president?
3.  How many U.S. Senators are there?
4.  What is the name of the president of the United States?
5.  Name one author of the Federalist Papers.
6.  Who was president during World War I?
7.  How many amendments to the U.S. Constitution are there in total?
8.  What does the last amendment do?

Also:  James Madison was the Father of the Constitution, and the fourth U.S. president.

One Response to Are you smart enough to be a citizen?

  1. Porlock Junior says:

    Is it ok to say that it doesn’t seem especially hard to me? Though getting the answers out before the guy answers them is less easy.

    Oh, and I’d probably have flunked if asked to name all three of the Federalist authors, even with time to think.

    Interesting list of the main sources of new Americans. OTOH maybe one ought to have been able to guess the list pretty accurately.


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