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12/1/06-Tyler

KLTV Puts East Texans To The Test On US History

How well do you know the history of the United States, things like why there are three branches of government, or what does the constitution do? The U.S. Government has now added those questions to a new citizenship exam. The exam will be tested next year in San Antonio and El Paso. Today, KLTV decided to put East Texans to the test and the answers might surprise you.

The new naturalization exam includes 144 questions, ranging from pretty easy to somewhat difficult. One question, who is the vice president of the United States?

"Dick Cheney," said a Tyler resident. 

"Now, you know I'm bad at this, I know who it is but I can't think of his name," said another Tyler resident.

"George Bush," said another. Now, something a little more difficult, what do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution?

"Bill of rights."

"The amendments, no."

"Ten commandments."

"Yeah, I need to go to class." Next question.  Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream for America. What was his dream?

"It was a big one that's for sure, but basically equality for everyone."

"Ahh, I know this one. Well equal rights, but I can't remember the phrase he used. 

"To abolish slavery."

"It's to have his children play with white kids, well that's what he says in his speech right."

Those are just three questions. If you would like to see all 144 questions on the new naturalization exam, or just take it yourself, go to our homepage and click on the Know More On 7 link. There you will find Pilot Naturalization Exam.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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