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

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The U.S. Naturalization Civics Test

Since our March 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. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
A) Herbert Hoover
B) Calvin Coolidge
C) Franklin Roosevelt
D) Harry Truman

2. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?A) Al GoreB) Barack ObamaC) Dick CheneyD) Joe Biden

3. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
A) the Declaration of Independence
B) the Bill of Rights
C) the inalienable rights
D) the Articles of Confederation

4. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
A) the Vice President
B) the Secretary of Defense
C) the President
D) the Attorney General

5. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
A) vote and join a civic group
B) give an elected official your opinion on an issue and join a community group
C) all of these answers
D) write to a newspaper and call Senators and Representatives

6. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
A) eight (8)
B) four (4)
C) two (2)
D) six (6)

7. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
A) to bear arms
B) to vote
C) speech
D) trial by jury

8. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
A) Long Island
B) New York Harbor
C) San Francisco Bay
D) Boston Harbor

9. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
A) fought for women’s rights
B) founded the Red Cross
C) the first woman elected to the House of Representatives
D) made the first flag of the United States

10. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
A) because there is one star for each president
B) because there is one star for each state
C) because there were 50 original colonies
D) because there were 50 people who originally came to the United States

11. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
A) obey the law
B) pay taxes
C) serve on a jury
D) be respectful of others

12. What is the name of the President of the United States now?
A) Bill Clinton
B) Barack Obama
C) Joe Biden
D) George W. Bush

13. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
A) civil rights movement
B) conservation
C) prohibition
D) women’s suffrage

14. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
A) American Indians
B) Floridians
C) no one
D) Canadians

15. What is an amendment?
A) the beginning of the Declaration of Independence
B) the Preamble to the Constitution
C) an addition (to the Constitution)
D) an introduction

16. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
A) eighteen (18) and older
B) sixteen (16) and older
C) twenty-one (21) and older
D) thirty-five (35) and older

17. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
A) December 7, 1787
B) July 4, 1789
C) July 4, 1776
D) March 4, 1789

18. What is the supreme law of the land?
A) the Constitution
B) the Emancipation Proclamation
C) the Declaration of Independence
D) the Articles of Confederation

19. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
A) Austria-Hungary, Japan, and Germany
B) the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy
C) Japan, Germany, and Italy
D) Japan, China, and Vietnam


20. Name one branch or part of the government.
A) United Nations
B) parliament
C) state government
D) legislative

21. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
A) eighteen (18) and older
B) sixteen (16) and older
C) twenty-one (21) and older
D) thirty-five (35) and older

22. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
A) because the stripes represent the members of the Second Continental Congress
B) because it was considered lucky to have 13 stripes on the flag
C) because the stripes represent the original colonies
D) because the stripes represent the number of signatures on the U.S. Constitution

23. What is the name of the national anthem?
A) God Bless the U.S.A.
B) The Star-Spangled Banner
C) My Country Tis of Thee
D) America the Beautiful

24. What is the capital of the United States?
A) Boston, MA
B) Washington, D.C.
C) New York, NY
D) Philadelphia, PA


25. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
A) sugar
B) westward expansion
C) slavery
D) oil

Click here for March Questions.

Click here for April Questions.

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