But some in Professor Robert King's American Government class, which examined sample questions of the old and the new civics tests at CNN.com's request Monday, had other opinions on how immigrants who weren't raised to speak English -- or even U.S. citizens -- might fare on the new version.
Many preferred the new test, which the government says includes more meaningful questions, such as those that involve a concept of, or critical thinking about, civics or history.
The new civics list, a pool of 100 possible questions for a test of up to 10, omits the old "How many stars are there on our flag?" and "Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights." Taking their place are questions like: "There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them," and "What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?"
I downloaded and took both versions and scored 100%. I personally think anyone who couldn't score above 90% and who IS a citizen of the United States should be very embarrassed. I certainly don't think it's too difficult for obtaining citizenship, in fact I would not have a problem if it were more difficult. It's pretty easy, after all.
And it should be in ENGLISH only.
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