[quote]If we forget our history tests, are we doomed to repeat them?
Oh, Canada, shame on you!
Most Canadians know so little about their country that they would flunk the basic test that new immigrants are required to take before becoming citizens, according to a poll released yesterday.
The survey commissioned by the Dominion Institute found 60% of Canadians don’t have the basic knowledge to pass the test given to newcomers. Ten years ago, 45% of those polled failed an identical test.
“Canadians appear to be losing knowledge when it comes to the most basic questions about Canadian history, politics, culture and geography … (they) performed abysmally on some questions,” Ipsos-Reid said in a statement while releasing the results of its survey of 1,005 adults. [/quote]
Here’s the test, but be warned -it’s a pdf; you have to scroll past the text to the bottom (some answers are given in the article); and the answers are shown next to the question.
dominion.ca/Dominion_Institu … k_Exam.pdf
Dominion_Institute_Press_Release_Mock_Exam.pdf (application/pdf Object)
I got 19- missed the third part of the second question (to hell with’em, I say), and they’ve added an extra territory since my time.