citizenship test today!

Allan and I are taking the test writing the exam for citizenship today. We've been scoring 90% or 100% on all our practice tests, so it shouldn't be too much of an ordeal.

According to Wikipedia:
The test lasts for 30 minutes and contains 20 multiple choice questions. Applicants for citizenship must answer at least 60%, or 12 questions, correctly in order to pass the test. They must also answer correctly the first two questions, both of which deal with the electoral system. The failure rate on the citizenship test is low; in 2008, approximately 4% of the 145,000 test takers failed.

I have no idea how long it will be until we are called for a swearing-in ceremony. Reports vary widely.

There has been much merriment in our home and among my Campaign friends about the "special test" the CIC will have waiting for us today. One question, pass/fail. "Name every Leader of the Opposition beginning with Confederation..." Fail? You're deported!

We've also been imagining a swearing-in ceremony where half the spectators are wearing WAR RESISTERS WELCOME HERE t-shirts and holding signs saying "Jason Kenney Stop The Deportations". Dale said I'd be the first person sworn in and deported on the same day.

Seriously though, Ms CIC Spy, I'm thrilled to become a citizen of Canada. You can tell them all that: "She hates the government, but she loves the country."

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