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American citizenship test--would you lose your citizenship?

I'm curious what people think of this citizenship quiz. I don't think it's based on the current one but it has some interesting features (how many elections in the past 10 years you've voted in, etc.)

I scored a 51.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/...enship/309398/
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77. My assumption is that's the highest score possible.
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50: Citizenship attained, with distinction

There were a lot of the Supreme Court Justices I couldn't identify by face.
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77. My assumption is that's the highest score possible.
Well, look at you!
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Well, look at you!


At a certain point something like that transitions from being a point of pride to a point of shame, i.e., is my quality of life really improved by my knowing the significance of the 10th Federalist? The answer is, "probably not".
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45. The only "common knowledge" answers I got wrong was mixing up the quotes from the Gettysburg Address and Declaration of Independence.

Kennedy/Breyer and a couple of the reference/meanings matches were only by process of elimination.
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Make a poll with score ranges, please. I'll take the test in a little bit.
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I got a 51. I think i got marked down because I didn't vote for a very long time and I don't volunteer for anything. I got almost all the knowledge questions right.
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50
Spoiler:
One can score higher by selecting yes for "Have you ever performed military and/or civilian national service?" as well as multiple entries for "Do you contribute to the health of your community in any of the following ways?", "Have you ever exercised any of the following rights?", and "If you are already a citizen, in how many elections over the past 10 years have you voted?" (one point for each election).
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One can score higher by selecting yes for "Have you ever performed military and/or civilian national service?" as well as multiple entries for "Do you contribute to the health of your community in any of the following ways?", "Have you ever exercised any of the following rights?", and "If you are already a citizen, in how many elections over the past 10 years have you voted?" (one point for each election).
Yeah, that's the stuff I didn't or don't do.
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Your Citizenship Score: 40
Citizenship attained.

Whoop-Dee-Doo
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53: Citizenship attained, with distinction.
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54. I'm basically Captain America.
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77. My assumption is that's the highest score possible.
Nerd alert!

I got a 55. Citizenship attained, with distinction.
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51. Got every civic knowledge and history question correct but I got no points in personal history other than the estimated 10 elections I've voted in.
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Got a 49.
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Got a 3. Go Dale! Whoooo!
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I got a 2. Congratulations, your citizenship level is identical to the current President of the United States!
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I'm fast!
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41. Citizenship attained! I'll take my welfare and healthcare now.
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I got a 2. Congratulations, your citizenship level is identical to the current President of the United States!
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Hey, somebody edited the past. Booooo!
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48. I guess I could have scored a 49 if I considered posting in this forum to be "publishing criticism of government leaders".
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41, primarily because the opening queries aren't applicable to a Canuck, but I also got a couple of the answers wrong and mixed up Breyer and Kennedy.
Nevertheless, I have no interest in moving to the States, despite Canada's current, largely-lamentable political landscape.
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57.

I'm not sure I agree with the inclusion of the landmarks. Not that they weren't easy questions, but is identification of the Golden Gate bridge (in a B&W photo when it's most notable feature is the color red) or not knowing if the Arch in St. Louis is the "Gateway" or "Roosevelt" arch really that important? I'd rather have seen something where you enter your zip code and then have to identify both Senators and Representative (although with crazy gerrymandering, I'm sure there are a lot of congressional lines that divide zip codes.


Don't agree with giving points to the # of times you vote as an indication of a "good citizen." In off year elections, if it's just local races and I haven't taken the time to educate myself on the candidates, I don't vote at all. Am I a worse citizen than someone who also didn't take the time to educate themselves on the candidates, but votes anyway, voting solely on whether a candidate has a D or R next to their name?

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