Could You Pass The Citizenship Test?
Question from the Q106.5 Morning Show this morning. Could you pass the U.S. Citizenship test? Only one third of Americans could, and if you're under 45 years old, that percentage drops significantly. And don't worry, you don't have to. But it's telling how little we know, or some of us know, about our country. I have passed the test. And if you had to, you can buy a book and study. That's what I did, because it was very important to me to not only pass the test, but score 100% on the test, which I did. About half the questions are extremely easy, like 'What building is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue'. But there are also questions that involve things learned way back in grade school, and maybe not thought of since.
Some of the findings from the survey that determined only a third could pass the test are identifying the original 13 states. Only 24% could identify what Benjamin Franklin is famous for. The majority didn't know how many justices serve on the Supreme Court. And that's in the news lately, continuously. My fave fact? 2% said the Cold War was caused by climate change.