Monday, July 05, 2010


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#3185 Wings Over The Mountains of Life

U.S. Citizenship

Could you pass the U.S. Citizenship test? Sure, you've lived here all of your life.

You've taken U.S. history in school, but could you pass the test? A person taking the U.S. citizenship test is typically asked about a dozen of 100 potential questions.

They are allowed to miss a couple.

Take a couple minutes and see how you would do with these 12 questions. Click below the last question for the correct answers:

1. What do the stripes on the flag mean?
a) They represent the 13 original colonies
b) They represent each of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence
c) They represent the battles fought for United States independence

2. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
a) 23
b) 19
c) 27

3. What are the three branches of our government?
a) Legislative, executive, and judicial
b) Legislative, parliamentary, judicial
c) Executive, legislative, parliamentary

4. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
a) It ordered that Pilgrims be freed from British oppression
b) It ordered that slaves in rebel territory be freed
c) It allowed citizens of the United States to claim land

5. Who becomes president of the United States if the president and the vice president should die?
a) The secretary of state
b) The attorney general
c) The Speaker of the House of Representatives

6. Which countries were our main allies during World War II?
a) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Italy, France
b) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, China, France
c) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China, France

7. What is the 49th state of the Union (United States)?
a) Alaska
b) Hawaii
c) New Mexico

8. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
a) 9
b) 12
c) 13

9. What is the national anthem of the United States?
a) "America the Beautiful"
b) "This Land is Your Land"
c) "The Star-Spangled Banner"

10. In what year was the Constitution written?
a) 1776
b) 1771
c) 1787

11. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
a) Constitution
b) Mayflower
c) Titanic

12. How many representatives are there in Congress?
a) 104
b) 284
c) 435

None of the questions are multiple choice on the actual test. Applicants are asked the questions by an examiner.

Other questions from the 100 questions on the citizenship test:
Can you name two senators from your state?

According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become president. Name one of these requirements.

Why are there 100 senators in the Senate?

What do the stars on the flag mean?

What are the duties of Congress?

How many representatives are there in Congress?

What is the supreme law of the United States?

What is the Bill of Rights?

Can you name the 13 original states?

What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American Colonists?

What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?

Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?

What special group advises the president?

Name three rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

Name one purpose of the United Nations.

Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

How many times may be a senator be reelected?

How many times may a congressman be reelected?

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