Are you citizen enough?
This Tuesday morning, Jeff hosted a game that was an equivalent to a surprise pop-quiz.
Jeff F: "A few weeks ago I noticed a woman intently studying colored note cards while riding the subway to work. I subsequently saw her a few more times over the following days, every time with note cards in hand. When she sat next to me one day, I looked at what she was studying and saw they were practice questions for taking the United States Citizenship exam. When I saw a couple of the questions such as "Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme court?" and "Who is the current Speaker of the House?", I felt fairly certain that most Americans could not answer either of these questions, let alone additional questions from the test.
I devised a game show-style activity to demonstrate both our society's lack of general knowledge regarding current affairs and hopefully to educate some people on our government. People work very hard to become citizens of our country and I think it's important to occasionally take time to reflect on how good we have it here, even with all our flaws as a nation. "
See if you can answer these questions:
How many representatives are there in Congress?
How many times may a Congressman be re-elected?