Friday, October 20, 2017

Almost American and more good news

As you may know (well those of you who follow me on FB)

This week I went to the INS for my citizenship test!

-and of course I passed Smile

I’ve been here for 21yrs and I’ve renewed my green card every 10yrs up until now, about 2yrs ago Denmark (where I’m from) allows dual citizenship, so I won’t lose my Danish one, also this past election was the only one so far where I wish I could have voted!

anyways,

I applied in the spring, then the application has to be approved, then I got called in to be fingerprinted, and now the test!

The test was a 3 part test, reading, writing and a civics test.

on the US gov site it shows a possible 100 questions, but they’ll ask 10 and I have to get at least 6 right.

I’ll tell you what those are in a bit.

The reading was a piece of paper that read : WHO CAN VOTE

-I read that out loud – PASS!

The writing was for me to write what she told me:

Citizens can vote – PASS!

Of course we were talking about other stuff too so I knew that wouldn’t be a problem.

The civics I studied for and still got one wrong

here’s what they were

(Be honest and don’t look up the answers)

How many amendments to the Constitution?
Who makes federal laws?
What's the name of the vice president?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
Why did the colonists fight the British?
What territory did the US buy from France in 1803?

I’ll give you the answers at the bottom of this post

Now I’m not American YET, I have to do an oath next Friday at the INS office as well. Then it’s official and I can apply for an American passport and they take my green card!

Speaking of American, remember I’ve been working on this EPP project?

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I finished the circle! now I just need to piece it onto a background

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AND more good news

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Bjorn got his final veneers!

They look SO good! Dr Clark from UNC Dental school did such a great job (and her assistant)

I gave them both a quilt too Smile

we are super happy with it, he looks “Normal” now for the first time over a year!

The orthodontist was impressed too (we had to run up there to get fitted for retainers)

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Here’s the answers to the questions above

How many amendments to the Constitution? (27)
Who makes federal laws? (Congress) –for some reason I said supreme court- I know they review laws if there’s disputes, I KNEW it was congress, but oh well…
What's the name of the vice president? Mike Pence
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? Africans
Why did the colonists fight the British? Taxation
What territory did the US buy from France in 1803? Louisiana

How many did you get right?

11 comments:

Linda Williamson said...

Congratulations! Love your EPP project, i've just started a small one to give it a try.

Podunk Pretties said...

Congrats to the both of you! I missed the last question, well I had no idea so I would have not answered. They say most Americans can't pass that test. I admire you working so hard for years to accomplish something many Americans take for granted.

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats to you and wow super looking veneers!!

Gene Black said...

I only missed one - the first one -sigh! I was surprised that I remembered "The Louisiana Purchase" since I think we studied that in 8th grade.

Barb said...

That is wonderful about your son, I know he must be so happy.

Congrats...or will I wait til this evening for the contrats?

Barb said...

congrats....so wonderful about your son

Martha said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited and happy for you!! Well done on the testing, I think I would have failed!!!
And I love your quilt, the colors and design are gorgeous!!!

QuiltShopGal said...

Wonderful news. I'm so happy you are becoming a US Citizen. We'll have to have a virtual celebration next Friday, when you are sworn in. I hope you will always vote. Every vote matters. I'm also thrilled that Bjorn received his veneers. He has always had a beautiful smile, but now it really looks like him before the accident. He is going to make one wonderful Dentist, Orthodontist, Oral Surgeron or other dental professional.

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Mary Howland said...

Congratulations on your citizenship, Your son is so handsome!

Backwoods Quilter said...

I got them all but the first one. Not bad for a Canadian.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I missed the first question. Government class was over 30 years ago. Congrats on dual citizenship.