US Citizenship Test
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The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions on the U.S. Citizenship Test
Every year thousands of permanent residents (immigrants who own a Green Card) obtain U.S. citizenship after passing the famous naturalization test.
The test consists of three parts: an interview with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer, a written and oral English test, and a civics test.
This last part of the exam is the most feared by immigrants, since they must answer 10 questions related to the history, government and laws of the United States.
- WHAT IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE UNITED STATES?
The supreme law of the United States is the Constitution.
2.WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION DO?
The Constitution establishes the system of government and protects the basic rights of Americans.
3.WHAT DOES ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ MEAN IN THE CONSTITUTION?
“We the people” means that government power comes from the people.
4.WHAT DID THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DO?
The Declaration of Independence decreed that the United States was liberated from the power of Britain.
5.WHAT ARE TWO RIGHTS IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE?
Two rights enshrined in the Constitution are the right to life, to be free and to attain happiness.
6.WHAT KIND OF ECONOMIC SYSTEM DOES THE UNITED STATES HAVE?
The economic system of the United States is free market capitalist.
7.WHAT ARE THE TWO PARTS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS?
The Senate and the House of Representatives.
8.NAME ONE OF THE CURRENT SENATORS IN THE STATE WHERE YOU LIVE
The answer varies depending on the state.
9.WHY ARE THERE 13 STRIPES ON THE FLAG?
Because the stripes represent the original colonies.
10. WHEN DO WE CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY?
U.S. Independence Day is celebrated on July 4
The top 100 questions:
- What colors make up the flag?
Red, white and blue
2. How many stars are on our flag?
3. What color are the stars on our flag?
4. What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state of the union
5. How many stripes does the flag have?
6. What color are the stripes?
Red and white
7. What do the stripes mean?
They represent the thirteen original states
8. How many states are there in the Union?
9. What is the 4th of July?
10. What is the date of Independence Day?
The 4th of July
11. Independence from whom?
12.What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
13. Who was the first president of the United States?
14. Who is the president of the United States now?
15. Who is the vice president of the United States now?
16. Who elects the president of the United States?
The electoral college
17. Who becomes president of the United States if the president dies?
18. How long does the president remain in power?
19. What is the Constitution?
The Supreme Terrestrial Law
20. Can the Constitution be amended?
Yes, I do.
21. What do we call a change in the Constitution?
To the amendments
22. How many changes or amendments have been made to the Constitution?
23. How many divisions does our government have?
24. What are the three divisions of our government?
Legislative, executive, and judicial
25. What is the legislative branch of our government?
26. Who makes the laws in the United States?
27. What is Congress?
The Senate and the House of Representatives
28. What are the responsibilities of Congress?
Making the Laws
29. Who elects Congress?
30. How many senators are there in Congress?
31. Can you name two senators from your state?
Democrat Bill Nelson, serving his second term Republican Marco Rubio, serving his first term
32. How long is each senator elected?
33. How many representatives are there in Congress?
34. How long are representatives elected?
35. What is the executive branch of government?
The President, his cabinet, and departments under the orders of members of his cabinet
36. What is the judicial branch of our government?
The Supreme Court
37. What are the responsibilities of the Supreme Court?
Interpreting the laws
38. What is the supreme law of the United States?
39. What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution
40. What is the capital of your state?
41. Who is the current governor of your state?
42. Who would become President of the United States if the President and Vice President died?
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
43. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
44. Can you name the original 13 states?
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maryland
45. Who said, “give me freedom or give me death”?
46. Which countries were our enemies during the Second World War?
Germany, Italy, and Japan
47. What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union?
Hawaii and Alaska
48. How many terms can a president in power last?
49. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A civil rights leader
50. Who heads your local government?
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade
51. According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements to be president. Name one of those requirements.
You must be born in the United States; you must be at least 35 years old on the date your presidential term begins; you must have lived in the United States for the past 14 years.
52. Why are there 100 senators in the Senate?
Two (2) from each state
53. Who elects the judges of the Supreme Court?
54. How many judges are there in the Supreme Court?
55. Why did the pilgrims come to America?
Because they wanted freedom of worship
56. What is the name of the chief executive of the state government?
57. What is the name of the chief executive of the city government?
58. What was the first holiday celebrated by settlers in America?
59. Who was the principal writer of the Declaration of Independence?
60. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
61. What is the basic principle of the Declaration of Independence?
That all men are equal
62. What is the National Anthem of the United States?
The star-spangled banner.
63. Who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”?
Francis Scott Key
64. Where does freedom of expression come from?
The Bill of Rights
65. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
66. Who approves bills as laws?
67. What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
68. Who was the president during the Civil War?
69. What did the Emancipation Declaration do?
He freed many slaves
70. Which particular group advises the president?
71. Which president is known as the “father of the fatherland”?
72. What form of immigration is used to become a naturalized citizen?
Form N-400, “application to apply for naturalization.”
73. Who helped the pilgrims in America?
American Indians (Native Americans)
74. What is the name of the boat on which the pilgrims arrived in America?
75. What are the 13 original states of the United States called?
76. Name three liberty rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
The freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights:
The right to freedom of speech, of the press, of worship, of peaceful assembly, and to request a change of government.
The right to take up arms (the right to have arms or to possess a pistol, although subject to certain regulations).
The government cannot barracks or house troops in the homes of civilians during peacetime without the consent of the people.
The government cannot search or seize a person’s property without a search warrant (search warrant).
A person cannot be tried twice for the same crime and has no obligation to testify against himself.
A person accused of a crime still retains certain rights, such as the right to a fair trial and the right to have an attorney.
The right to have a jury during your trial, in most cases.
Protecting people from excessive and irrational fines, or unusual penalties.
People have other rights besides those mentioned in the Constitution. Any power not granted to the federal government by the Constitution is a power of the state or the people.
77. Who has the power to declare war?
78. What kind of government does the United States have?
79. Which president freed the slaves?
80. In what year was the Constitution written?
81. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
82. Name a purpose of the United Nations
That countries discuss and try to solve global problems. Provide economic aid to many countries
83. Where does Congress meet?
At The Capitol in Washington, D.C.
84. Who is guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights?
To all (citizens and non-citizens living in the U.S.)
85. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
86. Name a benefit of being a U.S. citizen.
Be able to get jobs in the federal government; travel with a U.S. passport; petition for close relatives to come and live in the United States
87. What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?
The right to vote
88. What is the United States Capitol?
The place where the Congress meets
89. What is the White House?
90. Where is the White House?
In Washington, D.C. (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)
91. What is the name of the President’s official home?
The White House
92. Mention a right guaranteed in the First Amendment
Freedom of speech, press, worship, assembly and to request a change of government
93. Who is the commander-in-chief of the U.S. military?
94. Which president was the first commander-in-chief of the U.S. military?
95. In what month are the ballots to elect the president?
96. In what month does a new president come to power?
97. How many times can a senator be re-elected?
98. How many times can a congressman be re-elected?
99. What are the two main political parties in the United States today?
Democratic and Republican
100. How many states are there in the United States?
Rights and Obligations After Becoming a U.S. Citizen
- Right to protection from the United States.
- Voting Rights in the United States.
- The right to work in the United States.
- The right to live permanently in the United States.
- An obligation to obey the laws of the United States.
- Obligation to declare taxes.
- Obligation to enroll in the Selective Military Service System (English) if you are between the ages of 18 and 25.
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