Can you pass a U.S. citizenship test?
A new bill unveiled Monday in North Dakota may require high school students to pass the same test that immigrant must pass to become a U.S. citizen to graduate.
The U.S. citizenship test includes 100 civics (history and government) questions that immigrants must answer in an oral test before a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer. An applicant must answer 6 out of 10 questions to correctly pass.
Here are a list of 10 questions out of a possible 100 questions asked by the USCIS. How many can you get right? (Find answers at the end.)
1. What do we call the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution?
2. What is the supreme law of the land?
3. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
4. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
5. Why did the colonists fight the British?
6. Who is the ‘Father of Our Country”?
7. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
8. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
9. Name one U.S. territory.
10. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
1. The Bill of Rights
2. The Constitution
3. All people of a state
4. A) United States B) the flag
5. A) High taxes (taxation without representation) B) British Army stayed in their homes (boarding, quartering) C) They didn’t have self-government
6. George Washington
7. A) War of 1812 B) Mexican-American war C) Civil War D) Spanish-American War
8. Franklin Roosevelt
9. A) Puerto Rico B) U.S. Virgin Islands C) American Samoa D) Northern Mariana Islands E) Guam
10. A) Missouri River B) Mississippi River