US citizenship test to become harder

The federal government will start testing a new citizenship test early next year in select locations throughout the United States. The new exam “relies less on trivia and more on an applicant’s grasp of American democracy.” The goal is to encourage civic participation. The questions ask about the Bill of Rights and the meaning of democracy. An understanding of voting rights will also be needed. The test will be refined next year, and will become the official test in 2008. [via CNN]

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