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The U.S. Naturalization Civics Test

Since our March 2012 newsletter, we have provided you with 25 questions per month from the U.S. Naturalization civics test. The actual civics test is NOT a multiple-choice test. The civics test is an oral test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.

Here are the next 25 questions.

1. Name two national U.S. holidays.A) Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ DayB) April Fool’s Day and Labor DayC) Labor Day and ThanksgivingD) Citizenship Day and Columbus Day

2. What is the political party of the President now?A) Republican PartyB) Democratic PartyC) Independent PartyD) Green Party

3. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?A) ten (10)B) two (2)C) four (4)D) six (6)

4. How many amendments does the Constitution have?A) ten (10)B) twenty-three (23)C) twenty-one (21)D) twenty-seven (27)

5. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?A) saved (or preserved) the UnionB) established the United NationsC) declared war on Great BritainD) purchased Alaska

6. When was the Constitution written?A) 1776B) 1787C) 1789D) 1790

7. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?A) freedom to petition the government and freedom to disobey traffic lawsB) freedom of worship and freedom to make treaties with other countriesC) freedom of speech and freedom of worshipD) freedom of speech and freedom to run for president

8. When must all men register for the Selective Service?A) at any ageB) between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)C) at age sixteen (16)D) men do not have to register

9. Why did the colonists fight the British?A) because they didn’t have self-governmentB) all of these answersC) because the British army stayed in their housesD) because of high taxes

10. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?A) Vietnam WarB) Civil WarC) Spanish-American WarD) World War II

11. Who vetoes bills?A) the Vice PresidentB) the PresidentC) the Speaker of the HouseD) the President Pro Tempore
12. Who is in charge of the executive branch?A) the Prime MinisterB) the Chief JusticeC) the Speaker of the HouseD) the President

13. Who makes federal laws?A) the Supreme CourtB) the PresidentC) CongressD) the states

14. In what month do we vote for President?A) JanuaryB) FebruaryC) OctoberD) November

15. Who was the first President?A) George WashingtonB) John AdamsC) Abraham LincolnD) Thomas Jefferson

16. Name one state that borders Canada.A) MaineB) Rhode IslandC) South DakotaD) Oregon

17. What does the President’s Cabinet do?A) commands the U.S. Armed ForcesB) makes lawsC) all of these answersD) advises the President

18. What did the Declaration of Independence do?A) declared our independence from Great BritainB) freed the slavesC) declared our independence from FranceD) gave women the right to vote

19. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?A) to bear armsB) to voteC) speechD) trial by jury

20. What is the highest court in the United States?A) the Supreme CourtB) the Court of AppealsC) the District CourtD) the Federal Court
21. Name one state that borders Mexico.A) ArkansasB) AlabamaC) CaliforniaD) Florida

22. What is one reason colonists came to America?A) to join a civic groupB) none of these answersC) freedomD) for the experience traveling across the ocean
23. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?A) youngest member of the Constitutional ConventionB) third President of the United StatesC) inventor of the airplaneD) U.S. diplomat

24. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?A) liberty and justiceB) life and pursuit of happinessC) life and right to own a homeD) life and death

25. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?A) never travel outside the United StatesB) give up loyalty to other countriesC) disobey the laws of the United StatesD) not defend the Constitution and laws of the United States

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