The Crazy News Guy

Oh Canada! Pass the test? Doesn’t look like it!

In 2007, 21st century, adult, canada, citizenship, model, sex on June 30, 2007 at 10:10 pm


A survey taken just days out from the Canadian national day of celebrations, has revealed that 60% of Canadian natives would fail to pass a citizen exam given to new migrants to the country.

However, an “outstanding majority” or 70 percent of newcomers scored a passing grade when administered the same quiz.

The results are “frankly disheartening,” said Rudyard Griffiths of the Dominion Institute.

“Immigrants to Canada have accumulated more knowledge about the workings of the Canadian government, key moments in Canada’s past, and the geography of Canada than the general Canadian public.”

In 1997, only 45 percent of respondents failed an identical test, indicating that Canadians’ knowledge of themselves also appears to be sliding, Mr Griffiths lamented.

To pass the test participants had to correctly answer 12 of 21 questions on Canadian history, politics, culture and geography.

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