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American Middle School Students Are Now Required to Take Citizenship Tests

7 AUG 2015
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Everyone knows that the American Civics Test (or U.S. Citizenship Test) is an exam that all immigrants must pass in order to become a United States Citizen. The exam assesses the basics of American history and government.

While it is a known fact that aspiring U.S. citizens must pass this test, a nonprofit group called Civics Proficiency Institute has been striving to make this exam a requirement for middle school students as well.

Business Insider reports that nine American states have already passed laws requiring their middle school students to pass the citizenship exam. These states include:

  • Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah

The Citizenship test is done orally and consists of only 10 questions, which are randomly selected from a list of 100 potential questions. Six questions must be answered correctly in order to receive a passing grade.

Would you be able to pass your country’s citizenship test?

 

Source: Business Insider