The citizenship test – you have to get 6 out of 10 right.  I got all 10 right, but as a lawyer and history major it would have been embarrassing if I hadn’t.
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It’s probably not hard to study for these tests, although I wonder how a disabled person can pass any such test and even more to the point I wonder what passing such a test addresses.  For most people, it’ll be like high school – you learn it for the test and then forget it.  To the extent that it purports to require some familiarity with US history and political culture, the questions are lame.  I don’t think any test should be part of the requirement, but if I was going to agree on a test, the questions should be along the lines of the following.
1.  Which of the following are your rights guaranteed under the 4th Amendment?
2.  Which of the following offices can you vote to elect a representative of your choice?
3.  Under which of the following situations can the government legitimately deprive you of the right to freedom of speech?
4.  Which of the following laws/amendments protect your right to equality under the law?
5.  Which of the following is the youngest voting age?
6.  Under which situations are you guaranteed legal counsel at no cost to you?
7.  Which of the following are potentially lawful acts of Congress?
8.  Which of the following institutions may lawfully discriminate against you on the bases of race, religion, or national origin?
9.  Which of the following are the basic requirements for voting?
10.  With whom of the following government officials would you contact if you wanted a law changed?
As you can see, they haven’t consulted me.
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Addendum:  A friend put this together for me, in response to Suzy’s post.   She’s not a fan of Internet discussion, so probably won’t participate more directly.
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