Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday & 4th of July Update

Today I was getting my toes done and I read this little article in Woman's Day magazine asking how patriotic we are as individuals.  It was interesting and it sure made me thankful to be living in this free country and the blessings we get to enjoy that others do not.

For the 4th we were going to go out of town but had a change of plans at the last minute and had to stay in the Valley and suffer through the heat.  Saturday was 119!  Yes, that was no typo.....the girls and I were going to fry and egg on the sidewalk but it was overcast and humid and it wouldn't have worked.  I'm sure we will have plenty of extra hot days to test the "egg on the sidewalk theory".

Saturday night we went over to my cousin Amy's with all my cousins and Aunt Janet and Uncle Pete and all the kids and extended family.  We lit off a ton of fireworks and then watched the Mesa Firework Show right from her front yard eating popcicles and telling 4th of July parade stories and memories of our youth.  Fun times and what a memory maker even though it was blazing hot!  When you are with good company you can endure pretty much anything♥

So for today's Top 10 Tuesday I'm going to post the questions I read today in Woman's Day and see if you can answer them...."To become a naturalized citizen, immigrants have to demonstrate that they can read, write and speak English.  They also have to pass a 10-question civics test, the likes of which you probably haven't seen since 11th-grade History.  Here, are 10 of the 100 questions in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services database"..............are you ready?

Top 10 Questions: Could you pass the U.S. CITIZENSHIP Test?

1)  What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
2)  How many amendments does the Constitution Have?
3)  How many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives?
4)  In what month do we vote for President?
5)  Who is currently the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
6)  Who is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
7)  What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
8)  Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
9)  Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
10) In what war was President Eisenhower a general?

How many did you get right with out looking at the answers?
What did you do this year for the 4th?
Was it hot where you were?

Answers: 1) speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government.  2) 27 3) 435 4) November 5) John Roberts 6) John Boehner 7) The Flag and the United States 8) Thomas Jefferson 9) Mississippi, Missouri 10) World War II

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Hey, I know these peeps! It would have been fun to be there (minus the record temps!) Glad you all got together. Yeah, I failed that test :)