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Hi Forum Members,

I am done with Biometrics... and they gave me a study guide for this upcoming test. I understand that most questions tell you to say only ONE or TWO out of many different answers. But, my question is rather about those Qs that do not tell you to say ONE or only TWO answers; here are examples:

Q No. 65: What happened at the Constitutional Convention? A: The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution

To me both answers look same but the problem is that one answer includes "Founding Father" and the other one excludes it.

Another example:

Q No.57: When must all men register for Selective Service? A: at age eighteen (18); between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26).

again, those answers look similar yet the second answer introduces a limitation of enrollment age....

Therefore, my question is: do I study all the answers that are similar to the above mentioned Q & A?

I do understand that there are some Qs that have several answers that I have to know since they all differ from each other; my only confusion is toward those answers that sound similar to each other yet, have a little difference in each As.

Thanks a lot,

Lika


Our <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->K1<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> Timeline

01-10-05 I-129 Sent to Nebraska

01-12-05 NOA 1

03-12-05 RFE

03-14-05 Original G325 Forms sent to Nebraska

04-04-05 NOA 2

04-22-05 Medical Exam

04-23-05 Packet 3 from embassy

04-23-05 <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> Letter (at the same day!!!)

04-25-05 Packet 3 sent back

05-04-05 Packet 4

05-25-05 Interview

06-04-05 Visa in mailbox

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07-27-05 WEDDING in Colorado Springs

08-23-05 Applied for SSN (in maiden-name)

09-01-05 Got SSN

09-03-05 Sent out AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, AP

09-12-05 Got NOAs for AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> & AP

10-25-05 Received Fingerprint Appointments for AOS & <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->

11-14-05 Got AP

11-15-05 Got Colorado DL

01-09-06 Got AOS Interview appointment

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Hi Forum Members,

I am done with Biometrics... and they gave me a study guide for this upcoming test. I understand that most questions tell you to say only ONE or TWO out of many different answers. But, my question is rather about those Qs that do not tell you to say ONE or only TWO answers; here are examples:

Q No. 65: What happened at the Constitutional Convention? A: The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution

To me both answers look same but the problem is that one answer includes "Founding Father" and the other one excludes it.

Another example:

Q No.57: When must all men register for Selective Service? A: at age eighteen (18); between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26).

again, those answers look similar yet the second answer introduces a limitation of enrollment age....

Therefore, my question is: do I study all the answers that are similar to the above mentioned Q & A?

I do understand that there are some Qs that have several answers that I have to know since they all differ from each other; my only confusion is toward those answers that sound similar to each other yet, have a little difference in each As.

Thanks a lot,

Lika

I think you just have to give one of those answers, so either would be ok.

They aren't asking which one is correct.

The questions that ask for one or two answers, I would just learn one or two and not all the answers.

This would make it much easier to not mess up.


My timeline:



  • [00] N-400 Dallas ---------------------------- 02/22/2011
    [03] N-400 Received -------------------------02/25/2011
    [06] PD ------------------------------------------ 02/28/2011
    [07] Check Cashed --------------------------03/01/2011
    [08] NOA: Email/SMS ------------------------03/02/2011
    [10] NOA Received by Mail -----------------03/04/2011
    [14] 'Touched' ---------------------------------03/08/2011
    [14] FP Notice Issued: Email/SMS ------ 03/08/2011
    [18] FP Received by Mail --------------------03/12/2011
    [30] FP Appointment-Done!----------------03/24/2011
    [59] YL--------------------------------------------04/22/2011
    [71] To Local Office Email/SMS ----------05/04/2011
    [74] IL-------------------------------------------- 05/07/2011
    [108]ID------------------------------------------- 06/10/2011 Passed!
    [157] OL Received by Mail ----------------- 07/29/2011
    [185] OD----------------------------------------- 08/26/2011 US Citizen

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Hi Forum Members,

I am done with Biometrics... and they gave me a study guide for this upcoming test. I understand that most questions tell you to say only ONE or TWO out of many different answers. But, my question is rather about those Qs that do not tell you to say ONE or only TWO answers; here are examples:

Q No. 65: What happened at the Constitutional Convention? A: The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution

To me both answers look same but the problem is that one answer includes "Founding Father" and the other one excludes it.

Another example:

Q No.57: When must all men register for Selective Service? A: at age eighteen (18); between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26).

again, those answers look similar yet the second answer introduces a limitation of enrollment age....

Therefore, my question is: do I study all the answers that are similar to the above mentioned Q & A?

I do understand that there are some Qs that have several answers that I have to know since they all differ from each other; my only confusion is toward those answers that sound similar to each other yet, have a little difference in each As.

Thanks a lot,

Lika

ditto

you're overthinking. all the answers are correct, don't analyze. you can choose one or two to study, the easiest to remember.

they say the same thing in different ways. memorize what's best for you.

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Does my answer have to be in the exact words given in the book or can I frame the answer in my own words, as long as the answer is right and my English is grammatically correct.

ditto

you're overthinking. all the answers are correct, don't analyze. you can choose one or two to study, the easiest to remember.

they say the same thing in different ways. memorize what's best for you.

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Does my answer have to be in the exact words given in the book or can I frame the answer in my own words, as long as the answer is right and my English is grammatically correct.

they want it exactly how it's there, so memorize the answers. that's why they give them to you.

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Since my stepdaughter is overloaded with college courses and a part time job, copied the civics test from the USCIS site and pasted it in word. And just selected what I thought was the best answer. For selective service, she was asked that, between 18 and 26. Founding fathers wrote the constitution. For multiple answer questions pick the easiest for her to remember. For her was South and North Carolina and Georgia, she was there. Would like to argue that Wisconsin does boarder Canada, map shows we owe have the lake, Canada the northern half, so therefore we border Canada, but why argue, just picked Minnesota where her interview was and she was also asked the question.

Also typed in all those state politician names, highlighted the questions in bold print, used two columns and printed this out on two sheet of paper, first one was double sided. Her only course of study was on the drive over. Was my job to drive, keep the radio off, and keep my mouth shut while she memorized the questions and answers. Then her mom read all the questions twice taking a break. I noted by typing and simplifying the answers, even after three weeks, still have them memorized. In the waiting room, she went over those questions and answers one more time. Was asked six questions with six correct answers.

Really doubt if they want the answers verbatim, was that way in Catholic grade school, not pausing for a comma, or some very minor error meant getting the back of your hand hit with a pointer.

Could help my stepdaughter with that, but not with proving she was not charged with battery in Venezuela when she was one years old. Even that, I need help with.

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Since my stepdaughter is overloaded with college courses and a part time job, copied the civics test from the USCIS site and pasted it in word. And just selected what I thought was the best answer. For selective service, she was asked that, between 18 and 26. Founding fathers wrote the constitution. For multiple answer questions pick the easiest for her to remember. For her was South and North Carolina and Georgia, she was there. Would like to argue that Wisconsin does boarder Canada, map shows we owe have the lake, Canada the northern half, so therefore we border Canada, but why argue, just picked Minnesota where her interview was and she was also asked the question.

Also typed in all those state politician names, highlighted the questions in bold print, used two columns and printed this out on two sheet of paper, first one was double sided. Her only course of study was on the drive over. Was my job to drive, keep the radio off, and keep my mouth shut while she memorized the questions and answers. Then her mom read all the questions twice taking a break. I noted by typing and simplifying the answers, even after three weeks, still have them memorized. In the waiting room, she went over those questions and answers one more time. Was asked six questions with six correct answers.

Really doubt if they want the answers verbatim, was that way in Catholic grade school, not pausing for a comma, or some very minor error meant getting the back of your hand hit with a pointer.

Could help my stepdaughter with that, but not with proving she was not charged with battery in Venezuela when she was one years old. Even that, I need help with.

I also would doubt they require the answers verbatim. As long as the answer means the same I think they would accept it.


My timeline:



  • [00] N-400 Dallas ---------------------------- 02/22/2011
    [03] N-400 Received -------------------------02/25/2011
    [06] PD ------------------------------------------ 02/28/2011
    [07] Check Cashed --------------------------03/01/2011
    [08] NOA: Email/SMS ------------------------03/02/2011
    [10] NOA Received by Mail -----------------03/04/2011
    [14] 'Touched' ---------------------------------03/08/2011
    [14] FP Notice Issued: Email/SMS ------ 03/08/2011
    [18] FP Received by Mail --------------------03/12/2011
    [30] FP Appointment-Done!----------------03/24/2011
    [59] YL--------------------------------------------04/22/2011
    [71] To Local Office Email/SMS ----------05/04/2011
    [74] IL-------------------------------------------- 05/07/2011
    [108]ID------------------------------------------- 06/10/2011 Passed!
    [157] OL Received by Mail ----------------- 07/29/2011
    [185] OD----------------------------------------- 08/26/2011 US Citizen

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Hi Forum Members,

I am done with Biometrics... and they gave me a study guide for this upcoming test. I understand that most questions tell you to say only ONE or TWO out of many different answers. But, my question is rather about those Qs that do not tell you to say ONE or only TWO answers; here are examples:

Q No. 65: What happened at the Constitutional Convention? A: The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution

To me both answers look same but the problem is that one answer includes "Founding Father" and the other one excludes it.

Another example:

Q No.57: When must all men register for Selective Service? A: at age eighteen (18); between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26).

again, those answers look similar yet the second answer introduces a limitation of enrollment age....

Therefore, my question is: do I study all the answers that are similar to the above mentioned Q & A?

I do understand that there are some Qs that have several answers that I have to know since they all differ from each other; my only confusion is toward those answers that sound similar to each other yet, have a little difference in each As.

Thanks a lot,

Lika

In my experience before I went to interview a day before.what I do is to listen the CD Play it back.I prefer for you just read only those have red color which are the question and its answer.Try to listen the CD if you have one..whatever had from that CD same also in the book.you dont need to read all the full context.. and keep in mind.. this ?When IO may ask u this What is the Constitution ,The Supreme law of the land or they may ask What is the Supreme law of the land, The Constitution. dont be confuse about that.. Goodluck..

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This is the test I prepared for my stepdaughter, warning, only good if you live in Wisconsin.









American Government

A: Principles of American Democracy

1. What is the supreme law of the land?

the Constitution

2. What does the Constitution do?

sets up and define the government ,protects basic American rights

3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

We the People

4. What is an amendment?

a change or an addition to the Constitution

5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

the Bill of Rights

6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*

speech

7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

declared our independence (from Great Britain)

9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

10. What is freedom of religion?

You can chose or not chose any religion

11. What is the economic system in the United States?

capitalist or free market economy

12. What is the “rule of law”?

Everyone must follow the law, no one is above it.

System of Government

13. Name one branch or part of the government.

legislative

14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

checks and balances

15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

the President

16. Who makes federal laws?

House of representatives and the Senate

17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

the Senate and House of Representatives

18. How many U.S. Senators are there?

100

19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

6

20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?

Ron Johnson

21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435

22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

2

23. Name your U.S. Representative.

Sean Duffy

24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

all people of the state

25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

because they have more people

26. We elect a President for how many years?

4

27. In what month do we vote for President?

November

28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?

Barack Obama

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

Joe Biden

30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

the Vice President

31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

▪ the Speaker of the House

32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

▪ the President

33. Who signs bills to become laws?

the President

34. Who vetoes bills?

the President

35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?

advises the President

36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?

Secretary of Defense and Education

<br style="page-break-before: always;" clear="all"> 37. What does the judicial branch do?

interprets laws and if they are Constitutional

38. What is the highest court in the United States?

the Supreme Court

39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

9

40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

John Roberts

41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

to print money

42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

give a driver’s license

43. Who is the Governor of your state now?

Scott Walker

44. What is the capital of your state?

Madison

45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?

Democratic and Republican

46. What is the political party of the President now?

Democratic

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

John Boehner

Rights and Responsibilities

48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

Citizens 18 and older can vote.

49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

voting in an election

50. Name one right only for United States citizens.

voting in an election

51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

freedom of speech and religion

52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

the flag of the United States

53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

give up loyalty to other countries

54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?

18

55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

▪ vote and contact your representative

56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

April 15

57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?

between 18 and 26

American History

58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

religious freedom

59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Indians

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

▪ high taxes, free boarding to British soldiers, no self government

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

▪ July 4, 1776

64. There were 13 original states. Name three.

▪ North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.

66. When was the Constitution written?

1787

67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

James Madison

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”

69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

George Washington

70. Who was the first President?

George Washington

1800s’

71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

Louisiana

72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

Civil War

73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.

Civil War

74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

slavery

75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

freed the slaves

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

freed slaves in most Southern states

77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

fought for women’s civil rights

Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

World War I

79. Who was President during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

Franklin Roosevelt

81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Japan, Germany, and Italy

82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

World War II

83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

civil rights

85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

fought for civil rights for all Americans

86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

Terrorists attacked the United States.

87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.

[uSCIS Officers will be supplied with a list of federally recognized American Indian tribes.]

Chippewa

Integrated Civics

88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

Mississippi

89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

Pacific

90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Atlantic

91. Name one U.S. territory.

Puerto Rico

92. Name one state that borders Canada.

Minnesota

93. Name one state that borders Mexico.

New Mexico

94. What is the capital of the United States?

Washington, D.C.

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?

New York Harbor pn Liberty Island

96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

for the 13 original colonies

97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?

because there are 50 states

98. What is the name of the national anthem?

The Star-Spangled Banner

99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4

100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

New Year’s and Christmas Day

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They're just giving you different ways of answering the question.........and I also do not believe it's verbatim. Have you tried watching the videos on the USCIS website? It will give you an idea of what to expect.

Well, if you see your IO waving one of those long wooden pointers when you walk into the room, I would be concerned. :devil:

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The questions have been written by a slightly retarded foreigner with very limited English skills and even more limited knowledge of the history of the United States in a way that you can't fail.

Example:

Who is the President of the United States?

1. Barack Obama

2. Obama

Both are correct answers. However, there are more possible answers:

3. Barack Hussein Obama

Even this is correct.

Therefore, pretty much everything you answer is correct as long as you have the world Obama in it.

Other questions, such as the one concerning the Statue of Liberty are similar. Or take the Indian tribes: there are many more than listed, and you need to know only one.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Great answers. Thank you all for your input. Yeah, I've noticed that I could argue about some of the answers.... but they require you to memorize everything. Since I am doing full time mba and have three part time jobs, plus commuting, I have a limited studying opportunity. Therefore, I listen to the audio CD, stop it after the question is asked, answer it, and then hit play to hear what the answer is. Today I was standing at the red light and was "talking to myself" listening to the Qs and answering. I think people around me thought I was nuts *lol*

Anyways, thank you all for your answers. NickD, thanks for posting your version of the study guide, I'll print it up and change politicians' names.

Lika


Our <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->K1<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> Timeline

01-10-05 I-129 Sent to Nebraska

01-12-05 NOA 1

03-12-05 RFE

03-14-05 Original G325 Forms sent to Nebraska

04-04-05 NOA 2

04-22-05 Medical Exam

04-23-05 Packet 3 from embassy

04-23-05 <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->NVC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> Letter (at the same day!!!)

04-25-05 Packet 3 sent back

05-04-05 Packet 4

05-25-05 Interview

06-04-05 Visa in mailbox

-----------------------------------------------------

07-27-05 WEDDING in Colorado Springs

08-23-05 Applied for SSN (in maiden-name)

09-01-05 Got SSN

09-03-05 Sent out AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->, AP

09-12-05 Got NOAs for AOS, <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02--> & AP

10-25-05 Received Fingerprint Appointments for AOS & <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->EAD<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->

11-14-05 Got AP

11-15-05 Got Colorado DL

01-09-06 Got AOS Interview appointment

02-07-06 AOS Interview////APPROVED

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Great answers. Thank you all for your input. Yeah, I've noticed that I could argue about some of the answers.... but they require you to memorize everything. Since I am doing full time mba and have three part time jobs, plus commuting, I have a limited studying opportunity. Therefore, I listen to the audio CD, stop it after the question is asked, answer it, and then hit play to hear what the answer is. Today I was standing at the red light and was "talking to myself" listening to the Qs and answering. I think people around me thought I was nuts *lol*

Anyways, thank you all for your answers. NickD, thanks for posting your version of the study guide, I'll print it up and change politicians' names.

Lika

What shocked me most about studying this test with my wife as to how many of our rights have been taken away. But that happened gradually so maybe we weren't suppose to notice. I looked hard and low trying to find exactly what the British tax rate was on the colonists to see what kicked off this revolution and how does that compare with our tax rate of today.

With Wisconsin making the national news for state employees, not a of bit concern to me, no concern about the state giving to me benefits for years and threatening to stop them. Always have been on the paying end and its the law. If I don't pay, will take my home away. If the state were a private organization would take them to court for charging for services never received. Would like to sue the state for dumping all that snow in my driveway this morning. Was reported that five residents of our city died of heart attacks for trying to remove that snow, should be held for manslaughter charges as well.

Practically all of my grandkids are going to parochial schools to get a decent education, can't get that with the state ran schools. All American citizens should look at the test, then maybe some changes would be made.

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"John Boehner Sex Scandal! Affairs with Two Mistresses!" Headlines this morning.

But this should help you remember the answer to this question:

"47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

John Boehner"

Won't these guys ever learn? Okay to take huge campaign money from corporations and even foreign countries, that is overlooked. But playing around is not!

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