How Well do You Know America?

Joining team U.S.A. may be getting harder. The government last week said it will revise the citizenship test to focus less on memory and more on understanding. "Rather than asking how many branches of government there are, we would ask why we have three branches of government," says Emilio Gonzalez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Answer: checks and balances.) Good thing you don't have to take the test to keep your passport. According to Gallup, 83% of Americans can't name the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Can you? Here are 10 of the proposed new questions. You need to...

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