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United States Citizenship Test The actual test contains 100 total questions. These questions are pulled directly from the official citizenship test used by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

1. What are the colors of the American flag? 2. What is the national anthem of the United States? 3. Who helped the Pilgrims in colonial America? 4. What is the supreme court law of the United States? 5. What president was the first commander-in-chief of the U.S. military? 6. The system of checks and balances helps the president to remain more powerful than the Supreme Court and Congress. True or false? 7. The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as what? 8. Who becomes President of the United States if the President and the Vice-President should die? 9. Who famously said, “Give me liberty or give me death”? 10. For how long do we elect each senator? 11. Name a power of the federal government. 12. What led to the Civil War? 13. For how long do we elect the representatives? 14. The president, vice president, cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members, are all part of what branch of our federal government? 15. How many times may a congressperson be reelected? 16. What is the name of the president’s official home? 17. Name the two parts of the U.S. Congress. 18. Who does a United States senator represent? 19. What is the minimum voting age in the United States? 20. What is Abraham Lincoln credited with? 21. What countries were our enemies during World War II? 22. What is the 49th state of the Union? 23. When is the last day you can mail federal income tax forms? 24. Name two powers of the states. 25. What is the judiciary branch of our government? Visit www.studenthandouts.com for free interactive test-prep games…no log-in required!

Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ Class: _____ 26. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? 27. How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution? 28. Who was the first president of the United States? 29. Who signs federal bills into law? 30. In what month do we vote for the President? 31. Who was Susan B. Anthony? 32. Why do some states have more representatives than other states? 33. How many stars are there on the U.S. flag? 34. Who elects the President of the United States? 35. Name the U.S. war between the North and South. 36. How many branches are there in our government? 37. Where is the White House located? 38. What is the highest court in the United States? 39. What color are the stars on the American flag? 40. At what age must all men register for the Selective Service? 41. Name two wars fought by the United States in the 1900s. 42. Who becomes President of the United States if the President should die? 43. What do the stars on the flag mean? 44. How many stripes are there on the U.S. flag? 45. Who vetoes bills? 46. What are the two major political parties in the United States today? 47. What statement do Americans make as an oath of loyalty to the United States? 48. Who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”? 49. In what year was the Constitution written? 50. Who was president during World War I? 51. Who was the president during the Civil War? 52. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called? 53. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America? 54. Who is the commander-in-chief of the U.S. military? 55. Why did colonists come to America? 56. Where does Congress meet? 57. What were the 13 original states of the U.S. called? 58. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? 59. List three Cabinet positions.

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Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ Class: _____ 60. Who was president during the Great Depression and World War II? 61. Where does freedom of speech come from? 62. According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become President. What are three of these requirements? 63. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? 64. In what month is the new President inaugurated? 65. What is the duty of the Supreme Court? 66. What is the 50th state of the Union? 67. Who lived in North America before the Europeans arrived? 68. What is a way that Americans can participate in their democracy? 69. What is the primary duty of Congress? 70. Before he was president, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in? 71. What are the three branches of the U.S. government? 72. Who selects justices for the Supreme Court? 73. For how long do we elect the president? 74. How many states are there in the United States today? 75. What colors are the stripes on the American flag? 76. What is the Constitution? 77. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? 78. What do the stripes on the U.S. flag represent? 79. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? 80. How many Supreme Court justices are there? 81. What is the legislative branch of our government? 82. Can the Constitution be changed? 83. How many terms can the president serve? 84. Where did the Founding Fathers write the Constitution? 85. Who elects the Congress? 86. Name three American Indian tribes. 87. What wartime act by Abraham Lincoln freed those slaves living in rebellious states? 88. What movement has tried to end racial discrimination? 89. What is the Fourth of July? 90. Who helped to write the Federalist Papers? 91. What is the date of Independence Day? 92. The American colonies fought for independence from whom?

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Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ Class: _____ 93. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War? 94. How many times may a senator be reelected? 95. Why did the Pilgrims come to America? 96. What do we call a change to the Constitution? 97. On what date did terrorists attack the United States, an attack that included the destruction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center?

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98. Who makes the laws in the United States? 99. What is Benjamin Franklin famous for? 100.

There are four amendments to the Constitution about voting. Describe one or more of these amendments.

101.

The president’s official group of advisors is called what?

102.

How many senators are there in Congress?

103.

What is freedom of religion?

104.

What is the head executive of a state government called?

105.

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

106.

Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

107.

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

108.

Which president is known as the “Father of Our Country”?

109.

Only U.S. citizens can vote or serve on a jury. True or false?

110.

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

111.

Name three wars fought by the United States in the 1800s.

112.

Who is the president of the United States today?

113.

Who is the vice-president of the United States today?

114.

How many representatives are there in Congress?

115.

Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

116.

What is the introduction to the Constitution called?

117.

What is the United States Capitol?

118.

What is the economic system in the United States?

119.

What does the “rule of law” mean?

120.

What political party does the current president belong to?

121.

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

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