I am taking the German integration course, which comes after the language episode. Basically, it's 100 man-hours of history, culture, law, and general knowledge (probably 20-percent has to do with the EU).
So the topic came up today about the test at the end. Thirty-three questions. You only have to get 17 correct.
Yeah, that comes out to just over 51-percent (more or less). Fairly low? I just sat there and started to think about this. They made a big deal about the passage rate back when I started this, and now I realize the implications over the low numbers required.
Difficult? It's mostly stuff that a 12-year-old German kid would know and with a week of review....he'd probably pass.
But there's this odd thing about this 'lecture'.....if you gave the test to a hundred Germans over the age of fifty....I have my doubts over a quarter of them passing it without some review.