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Time for all of us political junkies who are celebrating the Declaration of Independence, to test our knowledge of this nation. So, here is a civics test for all to take and challenge one self.

Good luck, and post your scores. Share whether you thought the test was easy or hard.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/quiz/2013/jul/04/american-citizenship-exam


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KarenPearsall commented on Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 13:36 PM

Hello TheSovereign, I scored 10 out of 10 and thought most of the questions were easy (for an American), but I did have to guess on 2 of them. I doubt I would do half as well if the questions were about British history/government. Sincerely, Karen

TheSovereign commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Hey Karen, I figured someone like you who tends to be in tune with what is going on would score well, since these aren't that tough of questions, but there are many who take the test who may find that they were not aware, and this will pique their interest.

I, like Martin Luther, believe that the power lies in knowledge, and that knowledge should be gained by all in order to keep from being over ruled by those with the knowledge. This is a citizenship test, we should at least have the knowledge of this country's history and how it works of that of a new citizen needs to have.

Thanks for your comments.

KarenPearsall commented on Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Hello The Sovereign, When I took the quiz, it showed me how soon we can actually forget important parts of our history. I had to guess on the question about the Federalist papers and chose by what I could recall of Hamilton, but I could have easily picked one of the other names who WERE significant in the founding of our country. American History was my favorite subject in high school because I think it is important to know where we came from and how we came to the point we are now, in order to figure out where we should be headed as a country. Mistakes were definitely made and we have some truly low spots in our history, but we also have shining and inspiring moments. There have always been rough and tumble or "dirty" politics, but recent politicians (some) seem to have forgotten the "public servant" aspect of their job and only narrowly focus on self-serving actions or their own re-election. It seems more and more rare to see a politician cross party lines to vote for something that will truly benefit the country and we all suffer because of that lack or failure. Okay, enough early morning preaching, have a great day and thanks for the pop quiz. Sincerely, Karen


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