Newsletter March 2012 – The U.S. Naturalization Civics Test

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The U.S. Naturalization Civics Test

In the next 4 months, we will provide 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.

Begin the test.

1. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

A) became a U.S. SenatorB) ran for President of the United StatesC) fought for women’s suffrageD) fought for civil rights

2. Who signs bills to become laws?

A) the Secretary of State
B) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
C) the Vice President
D) the President

3. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

A) Civil War
B) Revolutionary War
C) World War I
D) War of 1812

4. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

A) the President Pro Tempore
B) the Speaker of the House
C) the Secretary of State
D) the Secretary of the Treasury

5. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

A) nine (9)
B) ten (10)
C) eleven (11)
D) twelve (12)

6. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

A) Vietnam War
B) Civil War
C) Spanish-American War
D) World War II

7. Why did the colonists fight the British?

A) because they didn’t have self-government
B) all of these answers
C) because the British army stayed in their houses
D) because of high taxes

8. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

A) because of the geographical size of the state
B) because of the state’s location
C) because of the state’s population
D) because the state’s Representatives have seniority in the House of Representatives

9. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

A) the state where you live
B) the President
C) Congress
D) the United States

10. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

A) Hillary Clinton
B) Barack Obama
C) Joe Biden
D) John Boehner

11. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

A) all people of the state
B) the state legislatures
C) only the people in the state who voted for the Senator
D) all people of the state who belong to the Senator’s political party

12. When do we celebrate Independence Day?

A) July 4
B) March 4
C) June 30
D) January 1

13. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

A) Hurricane Andrew struck the United States.
B) The accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant occurred.
C) Terrorists attacked the United States.
D) The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

14. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

A) make treaties
B) create an army
C) provide schooling and education
D) coin or print money

15. What does the judicial branch do?

A) resolves disputes
B) decides if a law goes against the Constitution
C) reviews laws
D) all of these answers

16. There were 13 original states. Name three.

A) New York, Kentucky, and Georgia
B) Washington, Oregon, and California
C) Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina
D) Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida

17. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

A) Citizens eighteen (18) and older can vote.
B) Citizens seventeen (17) and older can vote.
C) Only citizens with a job can vote.
D) Citizens by birth only can vote.

18. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

A) World War II
B) Civil War
C) Korean War
D) World War I

19. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

A) Ohio River
B) Rio Grande River
C) Colorado River
D) Mississippi River

20. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.

A) World War I
B) the Revolutionary War
C) the Civil War
D) the War of 1812

21. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

A) Abraham Lincoln
B) Thomas Jefferson
C) Patrick Henry
D) George Washington

22. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.

A) Celts
B) Cherokee
C) Zawi Chemi
D) Slavs

23. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

A) ended World War I
B) freed slaves in most Southern states
C) gave women the right to vote
D) gave the United States independence from Great Britain

24. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

A) the Great Depression
B) climate change
C) Communism
D) slavery

25. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

A) Joe Biden
B) Barack Obama
C) John G. Roberts, Jr.
D) Anthony Kennedy

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