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US Citizenship Test

Prep for the Citizenship Test


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Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A civil rights leader
What is the United States Capital?
The place where Congress meets
What is the head executive of a city government called?
Do you intend to live in the United States?
Why do we have three branches of government?
Three branches of government divide government power
How many electoral votes does your state have for President?
no. of senators (2) + no. of representatives in your state
Do you swear that all your statements are true and correct?
In what month do we vote for the President?
How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected?
No limit
How many branches are there in the United States government?
Name some countries that were our enemies during World War II.
Germany, Italy and Japan
What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?
The right to vote
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
To gain religious freedom
What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 amendments of the Constitution
When were you born?
(Insert your information)
What was the 49th state added to our Union (the United States)?
Who was the first president of the United States?
George Washington
Where were you born?
(Insert your information)
What is the executive branch of our government?
The president, the Cabinet and departments under the cabinet members
What were the principles of Constitution?
Liberty, equality and justice for all.
Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
John Roberts
Are you willing to take the full oath of allegiance to the United States?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
Independence Day
How many United States representatives does your state have?
(Insert local information)
What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
The Preamble
Do you receive welfare or money from the government?
(Answer truthfully)
What are the duties of Congress?
To make laws
How many times have you been married?
(Answer truthfully)
Do you believe in the United States Constitution?
Can you speak, read and write English?
What are the three branches of our government?
Executive, Judicial and Legislative
How many states are there in the Union (the United States)?
Do you owe any Federal income tax?
(Answer truthfully)
What is the name of the President's official home?
The White House
When were you lawfully admitted for permanent residence?
(Answer truthfully)
Why do you want to be a United States citizen?
Right to vote Travel freely to many countries with US passport
Who signs bills into law?
The President
What is the national anthem of the United States?
The Start-Spangled Banner
How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?
What do the stripes on the flag represent?
The first 13 states
What makes up Congress?
The senate and the House of Representatives
In what month is the new President inaugurated?
Who were the first three presidents?
George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson
Where is the White House located?
Washington, DC (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.)
Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.
14th, 15th and 19th
What special group advises the President?
The Cabinet
What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President?
Candidates for President must: Be natural born citizens, Be at least 35 years old, Have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
How many Senators are there in Congress?
Which President freed the slaves?
Abraham Lincoln
What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
The MayFlower
Independence Day celebrates independence from whom?
Great Britain
How many stars are there on our flag?
How many full terms can a President serve?
Who designed the first American flag and when?
Betsy Ross in 1776
What are the parts of the legislative branch of your state government called?
(Insert local information)
How many children do you have?
(Answer truthfully)
What were the original 13 states?
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.
What group has the power to declare war?
For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?
2 years
Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment.
The rights of freedom: Of speech, Of religion, Of assembly and, To petition the Government
What is the supreme law of the United States?
The Constitution
What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
The Supreme Court
Where does freedom of speech come from?
The Bill of Rights
Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
All people living in the United States
Name 3 rights of freedom guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
The right of freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and requesting change of government. The right to bear arms (the right to have weapons or own a gun, though subject to certain regulations). The government may not quarter, or house, soldiers in the people's homes during peacetime without the people's consent. The government may not search or take a person's property without a warrant. A person may not be tried twice for the same crime and does not have to testify against him/herself. A person charged with a crime still has some rights, such as the right to a trial and to have a lawyer. The right to trial by jury in most cases. Protects people against excessive or unreasonable fines or cruel and unusualpunishment. The people have rights other than those mentioned in the Constitution. Any power not given to the federal government by the Constitution is apower of either the state or the people.
How many United States Representatives does each state have?
The number of United States Representatives from each state depends on the population of the state.
When were first 10 amendments (bill of rights) ratified?
Can the Constitution be changed?
Can you become president? Why?
No. I am not a native-born United States citizen.
What was the 50th state to be added to our Union (the United States)?
What form or what kind of government does the United States have?
The United States government is a republic or a democracy.
What do the colors in the flag mean?
Red for courage, white for truth and blue for justice.
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
Who makes the laws for your county?
Board of Supervisors.
How many stripes are there on our flag?
What is the capital of the state you live in?
Find it Who makes the Federal laws in the United States?
Why are there 100 Senators in the United States Senate?
Each state elects two
What do we call changes to the Constitution?
Are you willing to bear arms for the United States?
What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
Great Britain
How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution?
What are the two major political parties in the United States today?
Democratic and Republican
What is the first Consitution called?
Articles of Confederation.
What are the principles of the Constitution?
liberty, equality and justice
Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.
To obtain Federal Government jobs, to travel with a U.S. passport, or to petition for close relatives to come to the United States to live
How many Supreme Court justices are there?
Who is Commander-in-Chief of the United States military?
The President
Have you been out of the United States since you arrived?
(Answer truthfully)
What is the Governor's job?
To enforce the laws of the state
What kind of government does the United States have?
A Republic
Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?
George Washington
How long do cabinet officers serve?
As long as the president wishes
Have you ever committed a crime?
(Answer truthfully)
How many parts of the legislative branch of your state government?
(Insert local information)
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
Who makes the laws for your states?
(Insert local information)
Who elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
What is the date of Independence Day?
July 4th
What is a republic?
It is a government elected by the people
What is the White House?
The President's official home
Who is the sheriff of your county?
(Insert local information)
What were the 13 original states of the United States called before they were states?
What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state
For how long is the President elected?
4 years
What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?
That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Why is the Declaration of Independence important?
It is the beginning of the United States
Who elects Congress?
The citizens of the United States
Why do we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
To respect for the flag and for the United States.
Who was Abraham Lincoln?
He was the 16th President. He served during the Civil war.
Who becomes President if the President dies?
The Vice President
What is the United States Capitol?
The place where Congress meets
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
It freed the slaves
Are you a Communist? Do you believe in communism?
No. No.
What is the legislative branch of our Government?
Who becomes President if both the President and Vice President die?
Speaker of the House
What U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
What is "Pledge of Allegiance"?
We show our loyalty to the flag with the following "Pledge of Allegiance", authored by Francis Bellamy in 1892. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands One nation under God, indivisible With liberty and justice for all
Have you ever been arrested?
(Answer truthfully)
Name two Senators from your state.
Find at the In what year was the Constitution written?
Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
The American Indians/Native Americans
Which President is called the "Father of our Country"?
George Washington
Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
Richard (Dick) Cheney
What is the cabinet?
It is a group of 15 people who help the President enforce the laws.
What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
To interpret and explain the laws
What are the colors of our flag?
Red, white and blue
Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?
The President
What is the Constitution?
The supreme law of the land
Who is the current Governor of the state you live in?
Find it at How do cabinet officers get their positions?
They are appointed by the President with consent of the Senate
What color are the stars on our flag?
Which Presidents were assassintated (killed) in office?
Abraham Lincoln James Garfield William McKinley John F. Kennedy
Who was President during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
For how long do we elect each Senator?
6 years
What is the executive of a state government called?
Who is the President of the United States today?
George W. Bush
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Name one of the purposes of the United Nations.
For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems or to provide economic aid to many countries
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonists?
Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?
The President
What is the highest court in the United States?
Supreme Court
What colors are the stripes on the flag?
Red and white
Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner?
Francis Scott Key
When did your state become a state?
(Insert local information)

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