Tuesday, November 16, 2010

U.S. Citizenship Exam

I will need to take a U.S. Citizenship Exam. I've been gathering some questions here and there on internet from people who've taken this exam in the past. Thought I'd get ahead of the game {ya, right}. Well, today on the front page of Yahoo, I saw the below video. From what I gather, the exam has changed considerably. I'm guessing it's because the government wants to achieve it's goal of better controlling the visa process but holy am I suppose to go back to school (in the U.S.) in order to know all this?! I mean, I did all of my schooling in Canada and of course we learnt some stuff on U.S. history and the U.S. government but the items in this video are hard...

Would you be able to answer this?!


9 comments:

Susanne said...

I guess if every American took this test, the most of them would probably fail.

But anyway, I think I would be able to answer a few questions right even if I've never cared about the US. I don't think knowing every single date is needed, we all know Madison was a presindent and a Federalist Papers author. And also, I feel like I've heard about 27 amendments to the constitution during a Geography lesson, the number reminds me something.

Don't be scared, you'll pass it!

Michaela said...

Ive never been to the states...yet I would pass this. I had to learn the whole US history & government at school... in details! Pretty crazy. But Im glad I learned all that.

I wanna move to states one day. Hopefully. Will I have to take this exam too? Just curious, haha :)

Michaela said...

I mean.. if we consider I would get the citizenship. Theoretically.

linda said...

So sorry to see that you are having so much problem. I just hope thet the team would help you more since it's their mistake. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and asking your and my angels to help .I send you emails on your blog but not sure if you got them . Love MOM xoxo

Anonymous said...

I was interested what this test is about so i used "uncle Google" and found this: http://www.ehow.com/how_6753148_study-citizenship-questions.html

I found it quite informative...

Petra CZ

The Conway's said...

Yikes! I'm a US citizen and I think I would fail!
You'll do great though..just google what materials help the most :)

Elizabeth said...

I think you'll do wonderful on the test!!! Just be positive about it! Hoping the team helps out with the visa issues as well!
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Angie said...

I understand how you feel Nic. Growing up in the french school system like we did... we didn't learn ANY of that stuff. Our history consisted of Acadians and French history and we didn't cover the presidents or the amendments to the constitution in the US. Geography was all about Canada, not much about the US. So I feel your pain.

BUT, I also know how smart you are. Once you set your mind to it, you will do great. Just think of it like a university exam. Get the materials, cram, and go write! ;) I have faith that you'll do wonderful!

Love you, xoxox

April said...

Oh wow.. I definitely would fail miserably.. but that's me.. not you!! I'm sure you'll do great!!
Best of luck!!