WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Until yesterday, applicants for U.S. citizenship had to study 100 civics test questions from which the immigration officer will ask 10, and the applicants must answer at least 6 correctly.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security, through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), released the new set of citizenship test questions – totalling 63.
Passing the citizenship exam will not be based on correct answers. Rather, it will be based on a determination of whether the potential U.S. citizen is Authoritarian, Leftist, Rightist or Libertarian, as shown in the quadrants below:
In order to pass the test, the applicant must at least fall somewhere in, or close to, the lower left quadrant — meaning that he or she must be closer to being a Leftist and Libertarian.
The new test questions were developed in consultation with top Republican and Democratic candidates for president, namely, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. They reflect the changing attitudes of Americans towards immigration and the war on terror.
Citizenship applicants are encouraged to review the new test questions before their scheduled interview.
HERE are the 63 test questions.