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03 October 2005 @ 01:15 pm
I don't normally do memes, but I had to post this one because hey, perfect! and also because of how I got the perfect. There was one question of which of four states was not one of the original thirteen, and I wibbled briefly because I knew that New Hampshire and Vermont had been basically the same chunk of land at the time, but I couldn't remember which one came first as a state. Then I remembered: oh, hey, Josiah Bartlett, the signer of the Declaration, was from New Hampshire.

See! TV, or at least the West Wing, can be educational.

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!
Monicarani23 on October 3rd, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
I got nine out of ten. :)
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
It it hadn't been for WW, there would be me! Which one did you miss?
Edward Elricalchemic_bean on October 3rd, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
*snorks* You know, you're the first person I've seen to get all ten correct. Dammit, the questions aren't that hard and I'm lousy at history, yet I managed it. I'm not sure *how* and I at least winged three of them, but I winged'em correctly.

... this does not explain how I managed to fail my history class last semester.
Catiecatystorm on October 3rd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
And in my everlasting brilliance, I can't even tell what browser I'm in so I'm not even logged in correctly. Feel free to trample me or something.
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
But Ed visiting my journal is always amusing!

The questions aren't that hard, but some of them aren't necessarily the sort of thing people remember either -- even if you are well educated, you may very well only remember that the Constitution was passed at some point after the Revolution, not the exact year.
Catie: [FMA] Ed - Looking Aheadcatystorm on October 3rd, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Edward's been visiting a lot of people lately because I like Firefox better than IE. >.>;;

I suppose you're right. It just instantly amused me when this popped around my IRL flist and all my vastly more intelligent friends were getting fives and sixes on it and here I was with a ten. :3
Kyrareikah on October 3rd, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
... That's a nice icon. Do you have the original image? ^_^;;
Catie: [FMA] Ed - Believecatystorm on October 3rd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Indeed I do:

That's the biggest I've ever seen it.
Kyrareikah on October 3rd, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for that. :D

Why the gloves, Ed. Why. ;_;
mikkeneko on October 3rd, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe he doesn't want to leave oil marks on the pages.
mikkeneko on October 3rd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
*mentally replaces & with X, is happy*
Lanamuliebris on October 3rd, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)

I got 9 out of 10 too. But only because I believed my childhood and not my history.
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
Which one got you?
Lanamuliebris on October 3rd, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
The Dumb Constitution Year. I always make them even.
Velvet Macevelvet_mace on October 3rd, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I only got 9 out of 10
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
That's still more than passing though! You won't get kicked out of the country.
Mysterious Arteilonwey on October 3rd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Huh. I surprised myself by getting ten out of ten, as well. I must admit that I had to deduce some through process of elimination, though.
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
That's the secret to multiple choice tests, though. Got me through so many years of school, that did.
Thidawaterowl on October 3rd, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
I passed the actual US Citizenship test, which was an interview. And I got 10 out of 10.
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
Humph. Damn you with your reality-based thinking.
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on October 3rd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
10 out of 10, but I had to peer a lot at the Declaration authorship and mostly did it by reputation/elimination/writing style, not random knowledge.
Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
I went to the University of Virginia. They practically make you memorize Jefferson's epitaph(1) there.

(1) Personally written by him: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia."
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on October 4th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Heh. For me, growing up in Illinois, it was Lincoln. :)
Lauratavella on October 4th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
I always thought it had a certain "We're Number Three!" quality to it, but, y'know, being number three for TJ is still pretty impressive.