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  • - 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?