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Editor’s Notebook: The Naturalization Process Requires a Civics Test-Can You Pass the Test?

It’s time to test your knowledge about our country and see if you can pass the same test someone going through the naturalization process has to pass.

Last year 694,193 people were sworn in as new citizens of the United States.  Each one of these new citizens had to take a civics test that showed they have a basic understanding of our history, economy, and political makeup. 

I took the test Tuesday night and I passed.

How do you think you would do on this test?  If you have the confidence, give yourself about 20-30 minutes to take the test.

I hope Benicia Patch readers will take the test and then tell us your score in the comments section.

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Insider July 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Ahh, yes the true American, the Nordic tribesmen. Landing on America, and then moving on. I believe that Robert's thoughts on who is a "true American " is clouded by his narrow views of the world, a very bland spectrum of color. Just my opinion, but he seems to be one who Has the idea that the city of Benicia and the USA in general was founded on upright citizens. Benicia for example was a deal between Robert Semple and General Vallejo as they kidnapped him from his home on the way to taking him to jail, Bear Flag Revolt. Sounds like he had no other choice. Cracks me up how many are unaware of how this town began. Although I love the history here and this community. Charles P Stone, young general and architect designer of the Arsonal (Camel Barn) and overseer Of the building of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the Arsonal has a certificate issued to the city of Benicia from New York. So, the historical society overseers should tell people the truth about this city, not as a way faulting Benicia, just give the facts, Benicia pronounced Ba-nieese-see-ah. Seems our history books need to be updated. American, what is an American?, please share .
Robert Livesay July 28, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Everything is angolosized.; Even your name Insider. Could be Ins ider or in sid er. Who knows. I do believe all American citizens are Americans. Some just got that way differently.
Insider July 29, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Even as an Anglo Man as well , and you Robert can see that history is told in a manner that leaves many facts aside. The good and the bad, the ying and the yang we need it all to come to a truthful base. Ro bert live Say. Ken Insider. Or Ken Ins Ider if you please
Robert Livesay July 29, 2012 at 03:50 PM
You do have a sense of humor. I like that
Insider July 29, 2012 at 06:21 PM
As you do as well. Have a good Sunday, step away from the PC, MAC or other digital realm and enjoy the day! Ken

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