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Offline zeitgeist

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meep meep dementedjeep..
« on: December 29, 2018, 05:52:31 PM »
Oh, the things you find out wandering around DU.   :thatsright:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211594592


A friend use to use ten questions from this test as a warm up exercise / ice breaker years ago.  He would go through the correct answers and have the people score their own, then would say anyone who missed more than four would be deported.  Some people got real upset.   :whistling:

But I digress, on to the fun.

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Could you pass the citizenship test?
Once you've gone through the paperwork for naturalization, you have to have your Big Interview before you can take the oath.

Here's the study page for the big day:

https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test

And here are the 100 questions they can ask (they will ask 10 of them, and you have to get 6 right):

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/100q.pdf

This could be a bar game, or party fun. Print them out and pass them around-- see how many of us can pass the test.

And the replies go pretty much as one might expect when this one pops up.

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demtenjeep (25,152 posts)

13. I begin my class school year giving my students this test all 100 questions

and I end the school year giving the same test.

Hopefully at the end, my students will be able to answer all 100 of them correctly

I teach 8th grade Civics

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15. How do they do?

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demtenjeep (25,152 posts)

16. they don't know much at the beginning

but I would bet 85% could answer all 100 questions at the end

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Re: meep meep dementedjeep..
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 08:02:44 PM »

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Re: meep meep dementedjeep..
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 06:56:34 AM »
Maybe fluency and skill in the English language is asking a bit much of DUpipo, but note the verb tenses Pam used:

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13. I begin my class school year giving my students this test all 100 questions

and I end the school year giving the same test. ...

The indicative present tense means she has done this and continues to do so. If it's something imagines doing in the future she would use the word "could" or "should".

And then she posts this muddle:

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16. they don't know much at the beginning

but I would bet 85% could answer all 100 questions at the end

The present indicative "know" suggests she has done this, but the subjunctive "I would bet" and conditional "could answer" means she has never done this. Otherwise she would use past indicative, something like "usually ##% were able to answer".

IOW, Pam's talking hypothetically, not of experience. Or should review 3rd and 4th Grade English.
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Re: meep meep dementedjeep..
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 12:41:20 PM »
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I begin my class school year giving my students this test all 100 questions

and I end the school year giving the same test.

Question: Is Pam's classroom a sh*t hole?

Answer: Depends!

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Re: meep meep dementedjeep..
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 01:13:43 PM »
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16. they don't know much at the beginning

but I would bet 85% could answer all 100 questions at the end
So 15% would just give up part way through the test?
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