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Do you know as much about American history and government as an immigrant seeking U. S. citizenship? Each of them has to know the answers to 100 basic questions about Americas history and government—many of which American citizens themselves dont even know. This little book contains all the questions and answers along with fascinating facts and information about each of them that illuminate our democracy. Youll know the answers and much more after reading The Great American Citizenship Quiz.
Solomon M. Skolnick is the author of a forthcoming book on American history from 1000-2000 A.D. His previous books include The Home Gardener's Sourcebook, which is an ALA core title for U.S. public libraries, and Simple Gifts: The Shaker Song. His work has appeared in Fine Gardening, Harrowsmith's, Country Living, Diversions, The New York Times, and on the web pages of The History Book Club. He lives in Pleasantville, New York.
Do you know as much about American history and government as an immigrant seeking U. S. citizenship? Each of them has to know the answers to 100 basic questions about America's history and government—many of which American citizens themselves don't even know. This little book contains all the questions and answers along with fascinating facts and information about each of them that illuminate our democracy. You'll know the answers and much more after reading The Great American Citizenship Quiz.
"Most readers have probably never seen the test on U.S. history given to new immigrants attempting to gain citizenship each year. This test—or one version of it—is reproduced here for those itching to see if they would make the cut as American citizens. The 91-question quiz will probably be stress-free for most people drilled in high school on the significance of the Electoral College. It kicks off breezily with, 'What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?' But a few questions might make readers strain to recall their history lessons, especially the ones that demand amendment names and numbers. Some of the questions are intriguing simply because their wording is so ambiguous (i.e., 'Who helped the Pilgrims in America?'). Others seem oddly subjective: 'What is the most important right granted to U.S. Citizens?' But it is this overall arbitrariness that makes the quiz a stimulating read."—Publishers Weekly

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"Most readers have probably never seen the test on U.S. history given to new immigrants attempting to gain citizenship each year. This test-or one version of it-is reproduced here for those itching to see if they would make the cut as American citizens. The 91-question quiz will probably be stress-free for most people drilled in high school on the significance of the Electoral College. It kicks off breezily with, 'What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?' But a few questions might make readers strain to recall their history lessons, especially the ones that demand amendment names and numbers. Some of the questions are intriguing simply because their wording is so ambiguous (i.e., 'Who helped the Pilgrims in America?'). Others seem oddly subjective: 'What is the most important right granted to U.S. Citizens?' But it is this overall arbitrariness that makes the quiz a stimulating read. Throughout the test, background history fills in the spaces between the questions, but seemingly little attempt is made by Skolnick, author of Simple Gifts: The Shaker Song and a contributor to the New York Times, to lighten up the tone of the book. While the title could be a fun trivia gift, the supplementary information is given in bland textbook style with endless lists of names and dates, making it seem more like a study guide." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Do you know as much about American history and government as an immigrant seeking U. S. citizenship? Each of them has to know the answers to 100 basic questions about Americas history and governmentmany of which American citizens themselves dont even know. This little book contains all the questions and answers along with fascinating facts and information about each of them that illuminate our democracy. Youll know the answers and much more after reading The Great American Citizenship Quiz.

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Do you know as much about American history as an immigrant seeking US citizenship? For example: How many amendments are there to the Constitution? What do the stars in the American flag signify? Who actually elects the President of the United States? Who is next in line if both the President and Vice President perish? Millions of immigrants who study to become American citizens know the answrs to these questions. The Great American Citizenship Quiz includes the 100 basic test questions selected by the US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service, definitive answers from the pool of facts used in US citizenship tests, as well as hundreds of clever and interesting facts and stories that will add to your personal historical vocabulary. Delight your friends when you tell them who really designed the American flag, (and what he got paid to do it); the identity of the only man to have been both the President of the United States and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; the roster of States which have fewer seats in the House Representatives than in the US Senate, and more. If you are eager to solidify your knowledge of US history and have fun doing it then The Great American Citizenship Quiz is for you. At a time when being a citizen of the United States carries special resonance, this book is essential reading for parents, teachers, and children everywhere.

About the Author

Solomon M. Skolnick is the author of a forthcoming book on American history from 1000-2000 A.D. His previous books include The Home Gardeners Sourcebook which is an ALA core title for U.S. public libraries, and Simple Gifts: The Shaker Song. His written and photographic work have appeared in Fine Gardening Magazine, Harrowsmiths, Country Living, Diversions, The New York Times, and on the web pages of The History Book Club. He lives in Pleasantville, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802777225
Subtitle:
Can You Pass Your Own Country's Citizenship Test?
Author:
Skolnick, Solomon
Author:
Skolnick, Solomon M.
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Citizenship
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Citizenship -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Most readers have probably never seen the test on U.S. history given to new immigrants attempting to gain citizenship each year. This test-or one version of it-is reproduced here for those itching to see if they would make the cut as American citizens. The 91-question quiz will probably be stress-free for most people drilled in high school on the significance of the Electoral College. It kicks off breezily with, 'What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?' But a few questions might make readers strain to recall their history lessons, especially the ones that demand amendment names and numbers. Some of the questions are intriguing simply because their wording is so ambiguous (i.e., 'Who helped the Pilgrims in America?'). Others seem oddly subjective: 'What is the most important right granted to U.S. Citizens?' But it is this overall arbitrariness that makes the quiz a stimulating read. Throughout the test, background history fills in the spaces between the questions, but seemingly little attempt is made by Skolnick, author of Simple Gifts: The Shaker Song and a contributor to the New York Times, to lighten up the tone of the book. While the title could be a fun trivia gift, the supplementary information is given in bland textbook style with endless lists of names and dates, making it seem more like a study guide." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Do you know as much about American history and government as an immigrant seeking U. S. citizenship? Each of them has to know the answers to 100 basic questions about Americas history and governmentmany of which American citizens themselves dont even know. This little book contains all the questions and answers along with fascinating facts and information about each of them that illuminate our democracy. Youll know the answers and much more after reading The Great American Citizenship Quiz.
"Synopsis" by , Do you know as much about American history as an immigrant seeking US citizenship? For example: How many amendments are there to the Constitution? What do the stars in the American flag signify? Who actually elects the President of the United States? Who is next in line if both the President and Vice President perish? Millions of immigrants who study to become American citizens know the answrs to these questions. The Great American Citizenship Quiz includes the 100 basic test questions selected by the US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service, definitive answers from the pool of facts used in US citizenship tests, as well as hundreds of clever and interesting facts and stories that will add to your personal historical vocabulary. Delight your friends when you tell them who really designed the American flag, (and what he got paid to do it); the identity of the only man to have been both the President of the United States and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; the roster of States which have fewer seats in the House Representatives than in the US Senate, and more. If you are eager to solidify your knowledge of US history and have fun doing it then The Great American Citizenship Quiz is for you. At a time when being a citizen of the United States carries special resonance, this book is essential reading for parents, teachers, and children everywhere.
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