Monday, January 25, 2010

I Am Now A Newly Minted...

American citizen.

I was expecting just my interview/citizenship test today, but the office is one of 2 in the country who swear people in the same day (surprise!). It is also the only office where I could have had my picture taken with life-size, cardboard cutouts of the Obamas. For real. Of course, I didn't have a camera... because who brings a camera past security in a Federal office building? Kind of sucks, though. I would have liked that.

For all those wondering about the citizenship test: The english proficiency portion of the test is to read a short sentence they give you, then to write a short sentence they read to you. The history/civics part is a bank of 100 questions, from which they ask you 10. You must get 6 right. Of the 100, I was pretty confident with most, and only needed to memorize 435, 1787, Wilson, and Roosevelt. I didn't need any of these, however; here are my 6 citizenship test answers:

  1. Jefferson
  2. Texas
  3. MA, CT, NJ
  4. The President
  5. Democratic
  6. Democratic and Republican
I actually kind of teared up a bit during the oath. But now? Now I'm an actual, voting, constituent of my assorted representatives. Which I will quite happily point out to them, the next time I fire off a battery of letters, either railing against some great evil, or thanking them for doing the right thing.

4 comments:

pfeng said...

Congratulations :D

Ink said...

Congratulations and welcome, sistah!

The Steel Magnolia said...

Cool! Congratulations!

Digger said...

Thanks, all! It sure makes listening to the State of the Union a completely different experience.