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New Citizenship Practice Test 1 - Quiz

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed the U. S. Citizenship test to a new format. Naturalization Applicants who file the application on or after October 1, 2008 will be taking the new test. As part of the Citizenship interview, applicants are expected to demonstrate knowledge of basic U. S. History and goverment.
Applicants are asked 10 questions from a pool of 100 questions. They must answer 6 of 10 correctly to pass the test. Take our sample test below to see if you make the grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      The Law of the Land

    • B.

      The Bill of Rights

    • C.

      The Supreme Law

    • D.

      Admendments

    • E.

      The Traditional Laws

    Correct Answer
    B. The Bill of Rights
    Explanation
    The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. These amendments were added to the Constitution to protect individual rights and freedoms. The Bill of Rights guarantees important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial. It is considered a fundamental part of the Constitution and plays a crucial role in safeguarding the rights of citizens.

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  • 2. 

    What did the Declaration of Independence do?

    • A.

      Declared war against Germany

    • B.

      Free Slaves

    • C.

      Declared our independence from Great Britain

    • D.

      Allowed woman to vote

    Correct Answer
    C. Declared our independence from Great Britain
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that formally announced the separation of the American colonies from Great Britain. It outlined the reasons for seeking independence and asserted the natural rights of individuals, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This document marked the beginning of the American Revolution and the establishment of the United States as an independent nation.

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  • 3. 

    Name one branch or part of the government.

    Correct Answer
    Congress, legislative, Supreme Court, executive, judicial
    Explanation
    The answer includes various branches or parts of the government such as Congress, legislative, Supreme Court, executive, and judicial. These branches represent different functions and powers within the government. Congress is the legislative branch responsible for making laws, while the Supreme Court is the judicial branch that interprets laws. The executive branch, on the other hand, is responsible for enforcing laws. Therefore, the answer provides a comprehensive list of different branches or parts of the government.

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  • 4. 

    Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives

    • A.

      Dick Cheney

    • B.

      Ted Kennedy

    • C.

      Nancy Pelosi

    • D.

      John Roberts

    Correct Answer
    C. Nancy Pelosi
    Explanation
    Nancy Pelosi is the correct answer because she is currently serving as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She was first elected to this position in 2007 and has since been reelected multiple times. As the Speaker, Pelosi is responsible for presiding over the House, maintaining order, and ensuring that the legislative process runs smoothly. She plays a crucial role in setting the House's agenda and has significant influence over the passage of legislation. Pelosi is a prominent figure in American politics and has been a member of the House since 1987.

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  • 5. 

    Name one right in the Declaration of Independence?

    Correct Answer
    liberty
    life
    pursuit of happiness
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence guarantees certain unalienable rights to all individuals, including liberty, life, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are considered fundamental and cannot be taken away by any government or authority. Liberty refers to the freedom to make choices and live without unnecessary restrictions. Life signifies the right to exist and be protected from harm. The pursuit of happiness encompasses the right to seek personal fulfillment and well-being. These rights are central to the principles of democracy and individual freedom.

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  • 6. 

    Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

    Correct Answer
    Missouri
    Missouri river
    Mississippi
    Mississippi river
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Missouri and Mississippi. Both the Missouri River and the Mississippi River are two of the longest rivers in the United States. The Missouri River stretches approximately 2,341 miles, making it the longest river in North America. The Mississippi River, on the other hand, is the second-longest river in the United States, with a length of about 2,320 miles. These two rivers play a significant role in the geography, history, and economy of the United States.

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  • 7. 

    What state borders Mexico?

    • A.

      Tennesee

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      South Dakota

    • E.

      Delaware

    Correct Answer
    B. Texas
    Explanation
    Texas is the correct answer because it is the state that shares the longest border with Mexico. The border between Texas and Mexico stretches over 1,200 miles, making it the primary point of entry for goods and people traveling between the two countries. Additionally, Texas has a significant Hispanic population, and its culture and economy have been influenced by its close proximity to Mexico.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first President?*

    Correct Answer
    George Washington
    Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first President of the United States. He served as the President from 1789 to 1797. He played a crucial role in the formation of the country and establishing its government. Washington's leadership and contributions were instrumental in shaping the presidency and setting precedents for future presidents. "Washington" is a shortened form of his name and refers to the same person. Therefore, both "George Washington" and "Washington" are correct answers to the question.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the Chief Justice of the United States?

    • A.

      Henry Kissinger

    • B.

      John Mccain

    • C.

      John G. Roberts Jr.

    • D.

      Colin Powell

    • E.

      Samuel Alito

    Correct Answer
    C. John G. Roberts Jr.
    Explanation
    John G. Roberts Jr. is the Chief Justice of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2005. As the Chief Justice, Roberts presides over the Supreme Court and plays a crucial role in shaping the direction of the judiciary system in the United States.

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