August 27, 2014

Journalist points out flaws w/ US citizenship test

Canadian American journalist Dafna Linzer has some good points to make on errors and oversimplifications with the United States citizenship test in “How I Passed My U.S. Citizenship Test: By Keeping the Right Answers to Myself.”

Now, most of us wouldn’t consider the Vice President to be a member of the President’s Cabinet (which consists of appointees to head branches of the executive government versus the elected Veep.) But, question 36 considers “vice president” an accurate answer.

How would you do if you had to take the citizenship test? Read this entertaining article for a skeptical look at some of the questions involved. Not to mention the fact that this reporter, born in 1970, gets asked if she was involved with the Nazi party between 1933 and 1945. (It’s part o the verbatim questioning.) And for those of us who happened to be born into US citizenship, let’s thank our lucky stars that we don’t have to run the bureaucratic gamut to gain citizenship here.

–Caroline

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