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大年夜多半美国人若参加公平易近测验将没法经过过程

根据比来的一项查询拜访显示,只要三分之一的美国人能经过过程在公平易近测验时会提出的多项选择测验,而经过过程的标准其实不特别高。考生只需取得至少60分,相当于“D”分,就算经过过程测验。

公平易近身份测验是美国入籍法式榜样的一部分,实用于非美国出身的人。在美国的合法永久居平易近,也就是“绿卡”持有人,平日可以在美国栖息5年后请求公平易近身份。

参加测验的美国人中有近四分之三的人没法在多项选择考题当选出美国最后的13个殖平易近州,57%的人不克不及说有美国最高法院有若干法官,有逾越一半的 60% 的人不知道美国在第二次世界大年夜战时代与哪些国度作战。

非营利组织伍德罗威尔逊基金会的里卡德说:“这真的很让人伤脑筋。“他说,“这显示出真正须要开端研究我们如安在美国传授和进修汗青,和我们若何才能让汗青对如今的先生来讲更成心义、更风趣、更有吸引力,来改变这类趋势。“

令人哭笑不得的是,40%参加测验的人表示汗青是他们在黉舍时最爱好的科目。

参加测验的老年人得分最高,65岁以上的人中有74%精确地答复了10个成绩中至少6个成绩。而45岁以下的人中只要19%的能经过过程测验。

Most Americans would fail a U.S. citizenship test if they had to take it

Just one in three Americans can pass a multiple choice exam featuring questions taken from the U.S. Citizenship Test, according to a recent survey. And the bar isn't particularly high. Test takers must get a score of at least 60 percent — the equivalent of a "D" grade — to pass the exam.

The citizenship test is a part of the U.S. naturalization process for people not born in the United States. People who are legal permanent residents — known as "Green Card" holders — can normally apply for citizenship after living in the United States for a 5-year period.

Almost three-fourths of the Americans who took the test couldn't pick out the 13 original colonies in the multiple choice exam, 57 percent couldn't say how many justices serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more than half — 60 percent — didn't know which countries the United States fought during World War II.

“It really becomes troublesome," says Patrick Riccards of the non-profit Woodrow Wilson Foundation. "It points to a real need to begin to look at how we are teaching and learning history in this country, and what we can do to make history more relevant, more interesting, more engaging for today’s students so that we can reverse this trend.”

Ironically, 40 percent of people who took the test cited history as their favorite subject while they were in school.

Senior citizens achieved the highest scores, with 74 percent of people over 65 answering at least six out of 10 questions correctly. Only 19 percent of people under the age of 45 managed to pass the exam.