Posted by: Ed Darrell | November 16, 2010

Forget TAKS — could you pass a citizenship test?

Sure you could.  We hope.

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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After a two-year redesign, the U.S. government moved to this 6-out-of-10 question format, instead of a longer multiple choice test.  I rather like the new format.  It requires a citizen to actually know something about government and history, important stuff.  This test puts more emphasis on James Madison than Texas does.  That’s good, too — more as it should be.

It goes without saying that high school U.S. history students should be able to answer these questions perfectly . . .  I think we’ve covered all this material in class already.

How would you score?

What do you think about this little point of history?

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