Phoenix New Times

How Smart Is Your ASU Student?



We interviewed 19 people, giving them a sampling of six or seven questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization test.

We found that our crop of 19 victims would have scored between an A and a C on the test -- most could probably pass the 60-question civics test cold, in other words. Sometimes we heard humorous wrong answers to the questions by people who otherwise scored well. At least three of the ASU students with whom we chatted would likely fail the new state test without a refresher course.