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Updated on Jun 8, 2020. Posted on Nov 6, 2016

Can You Pass The United States Citizenship Test?

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In order to become a US citizen, you must pass a naturalization test, which consists of an English test and a civics test.

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There are 100 questions on the civics test. During the naturalization interview, prospective citizens are asked up to 10 questions. In order to pass, you must answer six of the 10 questions correctly.

We'll give you 30 questions directly from the US Civics Naturalization Test, modified for multiple choice. You must answer 18 questions correctly to pass. Ready?

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    George Washington

    "Father of Our Country," commander in chief of the Continental Army, and first president of the United States.

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    27

    The Constitution has numerous amendments to meet the needs of an ever-changing nation. The United States looks very different today from how it looked at its founding.

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    Life

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." —The Declaration of Independence

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    435

    The number of representatives from each state correlates with that state's population.

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    Six

    Two senators are elected from each state to serve the US Congress.

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    That you will vote in federal elections

    Voting isn't a promise, it's a right. The other promises you make when you become a citizen are that you will defend the Constitution and laws of the United States, obey the law of the United States, and be loyal to the United States.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    Yup. Thomas Jefferson penned the document announcing the colonies' independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

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    Vermont

    Vermont was the 14th state to enter the Union.

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    1787

    It took 116 days for the Constitutional Convention, a group of delegates from each state, to write the US Constitution.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    "The plan was to write a total of 25 essays, the work divided evenly among the three men. In the end, they wrote 85 essays, in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote 29. Hamilton wrote the other 51!" —from the musical Hamilton.

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    World War II

    Eisenhower was a supreme commander of Allied forces in Western Europe. He led D-Day, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the coast of Normandy.

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    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania shares a water border with the Canadian province Ontario.

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    Because there were 13 original colonies

    And the 50 stars represent the 50 states.

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    The Constitution

    The Constitution outlines the framework of the United States government, including its three branches.

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    The Speaker of the House

    The Speaker of the House presides over the United States House of Representatives.

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    Japan, Germany, and Italy

    The United States was formally neutral for the first two years of World War II, then joined the war after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

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    The president

    This means the president exercises supreme control over the nation's military forces.

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    The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights was written in response to states calling for a safeguard of individual liberties. This document places limitations on the government's power.

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    Checks and balances

    Checks and balances, or the separation of powers, counterbalance the three branches of government to prevent a single branch from amassing too much power.

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    Congress

    Congress consists of the Senate and House of Representatives. If you want a refresher on how laws work, well, check out this video.

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    The president

    The president also has the power to veto a bill, which sends it back to Congress.

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    Free slaves in the Confederacy

    The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the Civil War. It declared all slaves in the rebelling states free.

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    To provide protection (police)

    The other powers are to provide schooling and education, provide safety (such as fire departments), give a driver's license, and approve zoning and land use.

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    "We the People"

    These three words establish the idea of self-governance in the Constitution.

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    The right to bear arms

    The right to vote in a federal election and the right to run for federal office is only for US citizens.

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    18

    This is the same age someone legally becomes an adult in the US.

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    April 15

    Mark your calendar!

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    Founding Philadelphia

    Though there's a strong association between Ben Franklin and Philadelphia, he wasn't the city's founder. That honor goes to William Penn, who founded the city to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania colony.

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    Advise the president

    There are 15 cabinet positions covering energy, education, defense, the treasury, and many other departments.

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    November

    Congress passed the federal law designating November as election month in 1845. This made sense for an agrarian society, as it fell after the harvest and before harsh winter weather set in.

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