Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cheat sheet for citizenship test

News Item: A lengthier citizenship test with more thorough questions, along with electronic filing requirements and increased fees, are in the works for 2008, pending the results of a pilot program in 10 cities that will analyze new test questions and procedures.
The Daley Show is pleased to provide the questions and all acceptable answers.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: PART A: Principles of American Democracy
1. Name one important idea found in the Declaration of Independence.
A: People are born with natural rights
A: The power of government comes from the people
A: The people can change their government if it hurts their natural rights
A: All people are created equal
A: These ideas can only be changed by the Bush administration

2. What is the supreme law of the land?
A: The Constitution
A: You're either with us or you're against us

3. What does the Constitution do?
A: It sets up the government
A: It protects basic rights of Americans
A: It makes it impossible to take a poop

4. What does "WE the People" mean in the Constitution?
A: The power of government comes from the people
A: WhitE people have the power

5. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
A: Amendments
A: Bush policy

6. What is an amendment?
A: It is a change to the Constitution
A: Something Dick Cheney does

7. What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
A: The Bill of Rights
A: The Will of Whites

8. Name one right or freedom from the First Amendment.
A: Speech
A: Religion
A: Assembly
A: Press
A: Petition the government
A: Not serving in the military if you're rich

9. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
A: Twenty-seven (27)
A: Depends on the day

10. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
A: Announce the independence of the United States from Great Britain
A: Say that the U.S. is free from Great Britain
A: Start a war where armed terrorists defeated the world's greatest military power

11. What does freedom of religion mean?
A: You can practice any religion you want, or not practice at all
A: You don't have to sit next to a Muslim on a plane

12. What type of economic system does the U.S. have?
A: Capitalist economy
A: Free market
A: Market economy
A: Billions in profits for the oil companies

PART B later!


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