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Testing your citizenship skills
i friends. If you’re an immigrant and you want to become a United States citizen, you must eventually pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Service (USCIS) test to be able to live and work legally as a taxpayer in the United States. The test, which was revised in 2008, includes 100 questions covering a person’s knowledge of voting rights, the English language as well as American history and civics. The citizenship ofﬁcer will ask you up to 10 questions and you need to answer at least six of the 10 questions correctly to pass. Here are some sample questions. Would you be able to pass? The answers are at the end; don’t peek! 1) How many amendments does the Constitution have? 2) Name one branch or part of the government. 3) The U.S. House of Representatives has how many voting members? 4) If both the president and the vice president could no longer serve, who becomes president? 5) Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one of the powers? 6) There were 13 original states. Name three.
7) What major event happened on Sept. 11, 2001, in the United States? 8) Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States. 9) Name one U.S. territory. 10) Why does the ﬂag have 13 stripes? 11) What is the name of the national anthem? 12) When do we celebrate Independence Day? 13) What is one reason colonists came to America? 14) What is the capital of the United States? Sample the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s naturalization self test at www.tiny.cc/b5skh and see how much you know about United States history.
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch
ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to ﬁnd. You read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you ﬁnd them, look them up in a dictionary to learn what they mean. Then send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to ﬁve winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102
Deadline to enter is July 8. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be handwritten by the youth, please.
ANSWERS: 1) 27; 2) The answer can be any one of these: Congress, legislative, president, executive, the courts, judicial, Senate or House of Representatives, or (U.S. or national) legislature; 3) 435; 4) The speaker of the house; 5) The answer can be any one of these: to print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties; 6) The answer can be three of these: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia; 7) Terrorists attacked the United States; 8) The Missouri River or the Mississippi River. 9) The answer can be one of these: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, or Guam; 10) Because there were 13 original colonies; 11) The Star-Spangled Banner; 12) July 4; 13) The answer can be any one of these: freedom, political liberty, religious freedom, economic opportunity, practice their religion or escape persecution; 14) Washington, D.C.
Can you ﬁnd this month’s words? 1) magnetometer 2) pincers 3) monoﬁlament
Congratulations to this month’s word winners: Anne Nolt, Dorcas Schrock, John Reeves, Matthew Yannayon and Uriah Macomber
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - July 2011
Rural Missouri - July 2011
Table of Contents
Raising the Great White Arabia
Now showing: rural broadband
Out of the Way Eats
The changing tide
Hearth and Home
Sting of relief
Rural Missouri - July 2011