Naturalization Test Pop Quiz


May 7, 2017


As part of the U.S. naturalization process, a USCIS interviewer asks applicants up to 10 questions from a list of 100 civics topics. The applicant must correctly answer 6 out of the 10 questions to pass the test. Studies have shown that, while around 97 percent of immigrants applying for citizenship pass the test with preparation, one-third of U.S.-born citizens fail the test when asked to take it.

How would you fare on this 10-question selection? Answers are at the bottom of this post.

Questions:

  1. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
  2. Name one branch or part of the government.
  3. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  4. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  5. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  6. What are the two major political parties in the United States?
  7. Name one right only for United States citizens.
  8. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
  9. Why did the colonists fight the British?
  10. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

Answer Key:

  1. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government.
  2. Name one branch or part of the government. Congress, legislative, President, executive, the courts, judicial.
  3. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? 435.
  4. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? The Speaker of the House.
  5. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? To print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties.
  6. What are the two major political parties in the United States? Democratic and Republican.
  7. Name one right only for United States citizens. Vote in a federal election, run for federal office.
  8. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? The United States, the flag.
  9. Why did the colonists fight the British? Because of high taxes (taxation without representation), because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering), because they didn’t have self-government.
  10. What did Susan B. Anthony do? Fought for women’s rights, fought for civil rights.

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