Study: Immigrants know more about U.S. history

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by Stella Inger

azfamily.com

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM

PHOENIX -- A lot of Americans share strong opinions about the way they feel the government should deal with immigration. However, it turns out most of us don't know as much about our country as immigrants.

All immigrants who apply for citizenship must pass a 10-question exam made up of real basic questions about American history and government.

According to a study from Xavier University in Cincinnati, it turns out 93 percent of immigrants pass the test. As for native-born Americans, that number is just at 65 percent.

The survey was done over the phone and took 10 questions from a bank of 100 from the actual test.

Below are 10 randomly chosen questions from civics exam.

1. What is one reason colonists came to America?

2. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

3. What is the name of the national anthem?

4. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

5. When do we celebrate Independence Day?

6. Who signs bills to become laws

7. What is the highest court in the United States?

8. What major event happened on Sept. 11, 2001, in the United States?

9. Name one problem that led to the Civil war.

10. Where is the Statue of Liberty?

 

 

 

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