Can You Pass The Citizenship Test?
In order to become a U.S. citizen, naturalizing immigrants are required to take a test. A test that probably leaves full-grown American adults scratching their heads. That's definitely how it left me.
I just BARELY got a score that would attain me citizenship. Whew. I might fall in the generally un-aware category of American citizens, but I'll admit I had no idea what these kinds of tests were like before I saw it on The Atlantic. Taking it was just a taste of what it's like to try and make America a new home. For me, it was fun and puzzling, but for an immigrant, it's probably the most nerve wracking fifteen minutes ever.
Furthermore, if we're really using the test to measure someone's qualifications for being a U.S. citizen, a foreigner who gets a perfect score is more qualified to live in the country than I am. Keep in mind, a perfect score implies you regularly volunteer or contribute to a non-profit. I'll risk further scrutiny and say I had to leave that part blank and feel judged by my computer screen.
Take the test and see if you're qualified for citizenship here. At worst, you'll have some back-up for trivia night.