Saturday, December 02, 2006
The citizenship test
NPR's Robert Smith reported on a new test for citizenship that the Citizenship and Immigration Services hope to foist upon our huddled masses. As he asked sample questions of citizens in New York's Battery Park, it became clear that most citizens don't have a clue.
NPR has posted 10 of the 140 draft questions for your edification and self-testing. It's interesting that the first question is "What type of economic system does the U.S. have?" The formulation implies that you-know-what is part and parcel of U.S. Constitutional government. The question should be "What type of economic system does the U.S. currently have?"
At the time of writing this post, one of the answers is incorrect. Can you spot the error?