Could you pass a US citizenship test?

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In order to become a US citizen, immigrants must pass the Naturalization Test. American citizenship bestows the right to vote, improves the likelihood of family members living in other countries to come and live in the US, gives eligibility for federal jobs, and can be a way to demonstrate loyalty to the US. Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. According to US Citizenship and Immigration services, 92 percent of applicants pass this test.

You must get 58 or more of these test questions correct in order to pass.

Who signs bills to become laws?

the Secretary of State

 

the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

 

the Vice President

 

the President

 

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

fought for women's rights

 

founded the Red Cross

 

the first woman elected to the House of Representatives

 

made the first flag of the United States

 

What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Arctic Ocean

 

Indian Ocean

 

Pacific Ocean

 

Atlantic Ocean

 

What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

Hilary Clinton

 

Robert Byrd

 

John Boehner

 

Nancy Pelosi

 

There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

Citizens eighteen (18) and older can vote.

 

Citizens seventeen (17) and older can vote.

 

Only citizens with a job can vote.

 

Citizens by birth only can vote.

 

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

the Vice President

 

the Secretary of Defense

 

the President

 

the Attorney General

 

Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

because the stripes represent the members of the Second Continental Congress

 

because it was considered lucky to have 13 stripes on the flag

 

because the stripes represent the original colonies

 

because the stripes represent the number of signatures on the U.S. Constitution

 

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

the Declaration of Independence

 

the Bill of Rights

 

the inalienable rights

 

the Articles of Confederation

 

What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

Pacific Ocean

 

Southern Ocean

 

Arctic Ocean

 

Atlantic Ocean

 

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

declared our independence from Great Britain

 

freed the slaves

 

declared our independence from France

 

gave women the right to vote

 

Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

Abraham Lincoln

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

Patrick Henry

 

George Washington

 

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

ten (10)

 

twenty-three (23)

 

twenty-one (21)

 

twenty-seven (27)

 

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

the Prime Minister

 

the Chief Justice

 

the Speaker of the House

 

the President

 

What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

Al Gore

 

Barack Obama

 

Dick Cheney

 

Joe Biden

 

If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

the President Pro Tempore

 

the Secretary of State

 

the Vice President

 

the Speaker of the House

 

Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

Herbert Hoover

 

Calvin Coolidge

 

Franklin Roosevelt

 

Harry Truman

 

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

to bear arms

 

to vote

 

speech

 

trial by jury

 

What is the "rule of law"?

Everyone must follow the law.

 

Everyone but the President must follow the law.

 

Government does not have to follow the law.

 

All laws must be the same in every state.

 

What is the economic system in the United States?

none of these answers

 

communist economy

 

capitalist economy

 

socialist economy

 

During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

The Great Depression

 

climate change

 

Communism

 

slavery

 

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

World War II

 

Civil War

 

Korean War

 

World War I

 

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

civil rights movement

 

conservation

 

prohibition

 

women's suffrage

 

Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Austria-Hungary, Japan, and Germany

 

the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy

 

Japan, Germany, and Italy

 

Japan, China, and Vietnam

 

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

December 7, 1787

 

July 4, 1789

 

July 4, 1776

 

March 4, 1789

 

What is the political party of the President now?

Republican Party

 

Democratic Party

 

Independent Party

 

Green Party

 

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

never travel outside the United States

 

give up loyalty to other countries

 

disobey the laws of the United States

 

not defend the Constitution and laws of the United States

 

What is the supreme law of the land?

the Constitution

 

the Emancipation Proclamation

 

the Declaration of Independence

 

the Articles of Confederation

 

What does the judicial branch do?

resolves disputes

 

decides if a law goes against the Constitution

 

reviews laws

 

all of these answers

 

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

Quebec

 

Haiti

 

Alaska

 

the Louisiana Territory

 

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?

eighteen (18) and older

 

sixteen (16) and older

 

twenty-one (21) and older

 

thirty-five (35) and older

 

What are the two major political parties in the United States?

American and Bull-Moose

 

Democratic and Republican

 

Democratic-Republican and Whigs

 

Reform and Green

 

What is freedom of religion?

You must choose a religion.

 

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

 

You can't choose the time you practice your religion.

 

No one can practice a religion.

 

When must all men register for the Selective Service?

at any age

 

between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)

 

at age sixteen (16)

 

men do not have to register

 

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

the state where you live

 

the President

 

Congress

 

the United States

 

What are two Cabinet-level positions?

Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of the Treasury

 

Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of the Navy

 

Secretary of Weather and Secretary of Energy

 

Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of History

 

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

because of the geographical size of the state

 

because of the state's location

 

because of the state's population

 

because the state's Representatives have seniority in the House of Representatives

 

Where is the Statue of Liberty?

Long Island

 

New York Harbor

 

San Francisco Bay

 

Boston Harbor

 

Who does a US Senator represent?

all people of the state

 

the state legislatures

 

only the people in the state who voted for the Senator

 

all people of the state who belong to the Senator's political party

 

What does the Constitution do?

all of these answers

 

sets up the government

 

defines the government

 

protects basic rights of Americans

 

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

nine (9)

 

ten (10)

 

eleven (11)

 

twelve (12)

 

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

Civil War

 

Revolutionary War

 

World War I

 

War of 1812

 

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

English

 

Canadians

 

Dutch

 

Africans

 

What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

Hurricane Andrew struck the United States.

 

The accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant occurred.

 

Terrorists attacked the United States.

 

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

 

Name one state that borders Canada.

Maine

 

Rhode Island

 

South Dakota

 

Oregon

 

How many U.S. Senators are there?

four hundred thirty-five (435)

 

one hundred (100)

 

fifty (50)

 

fifty-two (52)

 

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

July 4

 

March 15

 

May 15

 

April 15

 

Why does the flag have 50 stars?

because there is one star for each president

 

because there is one star for each state

 

because there were 50 original colonies

 

because there were 50 people who originally came to the United States

 

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Declaration of Independence was written.

 

The Emancipation Proclamation was written.

 

The Constitution was written.

 

The Virginia Declaration of Rights was written.

 

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Abraham Lincoln

 

James Madison

 

George Washington

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

the Senate and House of Representatives

 

the House of Representatives and the courts

 

the House of Lords and the House of Commons

 

the Senate and the courts

 

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Indians

 

Floridians

 

no one

 

Canadians

 

Name one branch or part of the government.

United Nations

 

parliament

 

state government

 

legislative

 

What is the highest court in the United States?

the Supreme Court

 

the Court of Appeals

 

the District Court

 

the Federal Court

 

We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

ten (10)

 

two (2)

 

four (4)

 

six (6)

 

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

one hundred (100)

 

two hundred (200)

 

four hundred thirty-five (435)

 

four hundred forty-one (441)

 

We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

eight (8)

 

four (4)

 

two (2)

 

six (6)

 

Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

Ohio River

 

Rio Grande River

 

Colorado River

 

Mississippi River

 

We elect a President for how many years?

four (4)

 

two (2)

 

ten (10)

 

eight (8)

 

Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.

Celts

 

Cherokee

 

Zawi Chemi

 

Slavs

 

Who was the first President?

George Washington

 

John Adams

 

Abraham Lincoln

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

freedom to petition the government and freedom to disobey traffic laws

 

freedom of worship and freedom from paying taxes

 

freedom of speech and freedom of worship

 

freedom of speech and freedom to run for president

 

Name one right only for United States citizens.

freedom of religion

 

attend to public school

 

run for federal office

 

freedom of speech

 

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

John Adams

 

George Washington

 

James Madison

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

ended World War I

 

freed the slaves

 

gave women the right to vote

 

gave the United States independence from Great Britain

 

Who vetoes bills?

the Vice President

 

the President

 

the Speaker of the House

 

the President Pro Tempore

 

Who was President during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

 

Franklin Roosevelt

 

Theodore Roosevelt

 

Warren Harding

 

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

to provide schooling

 

to provide police departments

 

to make treaties

 

to issue driver's licenses

 

What does the President's Cabinet do?

commands the U.S. Armed Forces

 

makes laws

 

all of the above

 

advises the President

 

Before he was President, Eisenhower served as a general in which war?

Vietnam War

 

Civil War

 

World War I

 

World War II

 

Why did the colonists fight the British?

because they didn't have self-government

 

all of these answers

 

because the British army stayed in their houses

 

because of high taxes

 

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

Congress shall make

 

We the British

 

We the Colonists

 

We the People

 

What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

saved (or preserved) the Union

 

established the United Nations

 

declared war on Great Britain

 

purchased Alaska

 

What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

became a U.S. Senator

 

ran for President of the United States

 

fought for women's suffrage

 

fought for civil rights

 

When was the Constitution written?

1776

 

1787

 

1789

 

1790

 

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

write to a newspaper and call Senators and Representatives

 

all of these answers

 

give an elected official your opinion on an issue and join a community group

 

vote and join a civic group

 

If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

the President Pro Tempore

 

the Speaker of the House

 

the Secretary of State

 

the Secretary of the Treasury

 

What is the name of the President of the United States now?

Bill Clinton

 

Barack Obama

 

Joe Biden

 

George W. Bush

 

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

checks and balances

 

the President

 

the people

 

freedom of speech

 

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

make treaties

 

create an army

 

provide schooling and education

 

coin or print money

 

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

Joe Biden

 

Barack Obama

 

John G. Roberts, Jr.

 

Anthony Kennedy

 

When do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4

 

March 4

 

June 30

 

January 1

 

Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

slavery

 

oil

 

sugar

 

westward expansion

 

In what month do we vote for President?

January

 

February

 

October

 

November

 

What is the name of the national anthem?

God Bless the U.S.A.

 

The Star-Spangled Banner

 

My Country Tis of Thee

 

America the Beautiful

 

Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.

World War I

 

the Revolutionary War

 

the Civil War

 

the War of 1812

 

Name two national U.S. holidays.

Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day

 

April Fool's Day and Labor Day

 

Labor Day and Thanksgiving

 

Citizenship Day and Columbus Day

 

What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

obey the law

 

pay taxes

 

serve on a jury

 

be respectful of others

 

Name one state that borders Mexico.

Arkansas

 

Alabama

 

California

 

Florida

 

There were 13 original states. Name three.

New York, Kentucky, and Georgia

 

Washington, Oregon, and California

 

Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina

 

Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida

 

What is the capital of the United States?

Boston, MA

 

Washington, D.C.

 

New York, NY

 

Philadelphia, PA

 

What is an amendment?

the beginning of the Declaration of Independence

 

the Preamble to the Constitution

 

an addition (to the Constitution)

 

an introduction

 

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

liberty and justice

 

life and pursuit of happiness

 

life and right to own a home

 

life and death

 

Who makes federal laws?

the Supreme Court

 

the President

 

Congress

 

the states

 

What is one reason colonists came to America?

to join a civic group

 

none of these answers

 

freedom

 

for the experience traveling across the ocean

 

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

youngest member of the Constitutional Convention

 

third President of the United States

 

inventor of the airplane

 

U.S. diplomat

 

Name one U.S. territory.

Cayman Islands

 

Bermuda

 

Guam

 

Haiti