Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hi, we're Joel and Lia. - And today, we're sitting an American citizenship test. (scatting music) - So if ever we were allowed in the country for good, we'd probably have to do one of these. - Yeah, and we're not gonna do the whole test obviously. This is a study-guide website and so we've clicked, quick practice test and it's giving us ten randomly generated questions from the citizenship test. We're gonna be terrible. - Well if you can't do it can you just regenerate the question? Can you skip? No. - No, no. - Right. - There's no way out of this. - So we'll get a percentage at the end. - Yeah. - Right. - You guys already, I'm sure most of you have sat home just laughing being like, this is gonna be hilarious because we're not gonna know anything. And I'm sure that if you're not subscribed to us and you're watching this you're gonna just be like, prove to me that you're amazing. - I'm the kind of person that will like do a test and if the first answer is like the middle, you know, like of multiple choice. - Yeah. - If it's like A, B, or C, if it's B then I'm like convinced the next one won't be B again. - Oh really. - Yeah. - I think they double-bluff. - Yeah and they'll be like B, B, B, and then C. - Yeah. - Yeah, I know. This is how, this is what we're dealing with is what I'm saying, right, let's go. - You never know we might do better, okay, so. - It'll be fine, yep. - The first question, and you guys can play along with us is, why did the Colonists fight the British? What is a Colonist? (laughing) I don't even know what a Colonist is. A colon is your bum isn't it, the colon goes through you. - The colon does. (laughing) - I don't know what it is. - Okay. - I guessing it's people, it's American. - Yeah. - So why did the Americans fight the British? - [Lia] Is that what it is? - So the three answers are: Because the Colonists wanted their weapons, or because they didn't have self-government and because of high taxes, or because the Colonists wanted their ships. - Definitely high taxes, people always complain about taxes. - Really. - Don't they? - But in the era of ships I don't know, well what do you think? - Oh they might have wanted their ships. - Wasn't there something to do with tea? - And the background, the background of this is like, - [Together] It's ships. - Yeah. - So let's put that, let's put ships. - Let's do ships. Let's see, try again. - What? - Let's do taxes then 'cause you said-- - Well no 'cause now now it's gonna be weapons and I said taxes 'cause I always think people fight over money. Why would they-- - Let's try taxes. - It's right. - Yeah. - Well done. - So you know, I mean just guess. - Your gut instinct. - Gut instinct. - Go with your gut instinct. - Okay, next question. - Okay, what happened - [Together] At the Constitutional Convention? - I didn't know they had conventions back then. - It was a convention. (laughing) - Like Comic Con. - What? In the Hilton? - In the Hilton. (laughing) So read out what they did at The Hilton. - The Declaration of Independence was written. The Founding Fathers disbanded the Constitution. Or the Constitution was written. I bet the Constitution. - I think it's one or three. - What happened at the Constitutional Convention? - [Together] The Constitution was written. - Yeah or else why would they call it the Constitutional Convention. - Oh you're so clever, She's so clever, yes! We're getting into America. (laughing) Let us in! - 100% that was right, - [Together] Well done. - Okay, so, the House of Representatives has how many voting members? 50, 100, or 435? - It's gonna be 100 isn't it? - I think high, - Or 50. - I think 435. - Really? I was thinking 50 or 100. 100 is a round number, and it's a nice number, we go well there's a House of Representatives there's 100 of us here. - Yeah but when do countries ever do that? We always make it hard for ourselves. - What if it's 50, because isn't there, how many states are in America? - 52? - Oh 52, I was gonna say maybe there's one from each state. - 51, or 50, no there's 50. - There's 50 there might be one from each state, or something. The House of Representatives. - Yeah let's do 50. No, I think it's 435. Yes. - Good job, - [Together] Yes. - How'd you know? - I don't know, I just thought it, when I've seen pictures of American politics, firstly, I don't get how it works. It works very differently to our politics, but there's always so many people and I'm like wow. - What more than like in our House of Commons when they're all arguing and stuff? - I don't know - Alright. - I don't really watch. - Fine, next one. Name one state that borders Mexico. - Texas. - Oh okay. - Because we're going there and I've looked at the map. - Oh yeah and everyone was telling you where Mexas was, - Yeah, - Mexas (laughing) oh 'cause Tex-Mex. - Oh yeah because I said, Tex-Mex, exactly. I said that Texas was South America because like you guys have educated me, you said it's not South America, that's blown my mind. I though everything south of the United States was South America. Apparently it's Central America. - Oh yeah, because Christy did a tour around Central America and it included places that I was like, oh that's South America, she was like no, it's called Central America. - Wow, mind blown. - I know. - Thanks for the education guys. - So. - So Texas. - Correct - Correct. - Phew they're gonna let us in. We're five of ten questions in. - Well no, because we have. - We're half way through. - We did get some wrong though, because we guessed. - No, we're five, we're half way through the test is what I'm saying, as in like it's not going that badly. - Oh this is gonna get even worse. - Name the US war between the North and the South. - The Spanish-American War, the Mexican War, or the Civil War or War Between the States. - Surely they'll call it the Civil War. - Yeah, it must be the Civil War. - Why would they call it the Spanish-American War, or the Mexican war? - Does this mean between the North America and South America or does it mean between the northern states of the United States and the southern states of the United States? - They're not gonna be able to answer are they? We haven't got any help through this test. (laughing) - I'm listening. (laughing) - Whatever you say. - This means we can't cheat. So, right, the Civil War. - It's either the Spanish-American or the Civil. - Yes. - We got it right. - You are good. - Thank you. - Right, how many US Senators are there? 100, 50, or 200? If you get this wrong you're not getting in. - Are you joking? - It's the pressure. - How many US Senators are there? What's a Senator? - Don't know, I think they do something with government. - My instinct is always 100. But because there's 50 states I feel like 50. - Yeah because each state has a senator, because they always say call your Senators. - Okay 50. The last time we did that as well we got it wrong. Should we go high again then? - 100, maybe there's two per state. Two senators, yeah, there's two, well maybe, I don't know. - We don't know, we're just making all of this up. - And we reinforce it to ourselves - [Together] Yeah, yeah, we're right. - There is two per state, yeah yeah. There's one man, one woman, yeah yeah yeah yeah. - Like Noah's Ark, yeah. - Like Bill and Hillary! Cause they're married, aren't they? - Yeah, they're a married couple, yeah. In what month do we vote for President? November, December, January. - When did it all kick off? Must have been January. Must have been January - New year, new me. - [Together] New year, new President. - Check! - January. - [Together] Oh! - Hang on. There's no way that the vote - Just before Christmas. - What, they were doing another vote before Christmas? - No, no. - Oh! - But they didn't, they wouldn't do December, that's the month of Christmas. - Yeah, too much going on. - Too much going on, everyone's busy. - November, November. - [Together] Yes! (laughing) - They're busy, see? Christmas. - Everyone's too busy! - They're like, do it before the Christmas shopping starts. Question eight. - Who does a US Senator represent? Well we've just discovered that the senators are of the states, so it must be it's either the whole country, only people from Washington DC, or all the people - All the people - [Together] in the state. People in the state. - Correct! Tick! - Whew. - We're getting in. - We're getting in. - Who signs the bills to become laws?