Can You Pass the United States Citizenship Test?

This year, the state of South Dakota is considering a new requirement for students to pass a citizenship test to be eligible to graduate from high school. If they add the requirement, they will join 17 other states, including Arizona and North Dakota which became the first states to adopt the policy in 2015.

To officially become a U.S. citizen, you must pass the official naturalization test. The test is an oral test where an officer asks 10 of a possible 100 civics questions. To pass, the applicant must correctly answer 6 of the 10 questions. Can your child (or you) pass the United States citizenship test? Take our test to see how you would fare! (The answers are below, so we challenge you not to scroll!)

Questions
1. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

2. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

3. For how many years is a U.S. Senator elected?

4. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?

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

6. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

7. When was the Constitution written?

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

9. Who was the United States president during the Great Depression and World War II?

10. Name one state that borders Canada.

Answers
1. We the People
2. The Bill of Rights
3. 6 Years
4. 435
5. The Speaker of the House
6. Freedom of expression, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government, freedom of
religion, the right to bear arms
7. 1787
8. War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War
9. Franklin Roosevelt
10. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska

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