New Naturalization Test Questions

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Naturalization Quizzes & Trivia

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will replace the set of questions currently used as part of the citizenship test with the questions listed here. All applicants who file for naturalization on or after October 1, 2008 will be required to take the new test. For those applicants who file prior to October 1, 2008 but are not interviewed until after October , 2008 (but before October 1, 2009), there will be an option of taking the new test or the current one. Some questions have more than one correct answer. In those cases, all acceptable answers are shown. All answers are shown exactly as worded by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the supreme law of the land?
    • A. 

      The Constitution

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The Police

    • D. 

      The American Public

  • 2. 
    What does the constitution do?
    • A. 

      Sets up the government

    • B. 

      Defines the government

    • C. 

      Protects basic rights of Americans

    • D. 

      Tells people what to do

  • 3. 
    The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
    • A. 

      Us the people

    • B. 

      The rules are

    • C. 

      We the People

    • D. 

      America is about

  • 4. 
    What is an Amendment?
    • A. 

      A removal of a law

    • B. 

      A Denial of a law

    • C. 

      A change to the constitution

    • D. 

      An addition to the constitution

  • 5. 
    What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      The Ten Commandments

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The First Ten Rules

    • D. 

      Union Law

  • 6. 
    What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
    • A. 

      Speech

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Assembly

    • D. 

      Press

  • 7. 
    How many amendments does the Constitution have?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      1776

    • D. 

      27

  • 8. 
    What did the Declaration of Independence do?
    • A. 

      Declared our independence from Germany

    • B. 

      Declared our independence from Brittan

    • C. 

      Declared our independence from France

    • D. 

      Declared our independence from China

  • 9. 
    What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Importing and exporting

    • B. 

      Wholesale and resale

    • C. 

      Pursuit of happiness and pursuit of freedom

    • D. 

      Life and liberty

  • 10. 
    What is the economic system in the United States?
    • A. 

      Communist economy

    • B. 

      Capitalist economy

    • C. 

      Socialist economy

    • D. 

      American economy

  • 11. 
    Name one branch or part of the government.
    • A. 

      Judicial

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Capitalist

    • D. 

      Jude

  • 12. 
    What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
    • A. 

      Guess and Checks

    • B. 

      Savings and Loans

    • C. 

      Checks and Balances

    • D. 

      Debits and Credits

  • 13. 
    Who is in charge of the executive branch?
    • A. 

      The People

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Senate

  • 14. 
    Who makes federal laws?
    • A. 

      The People

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Senate

  • 15. 
    What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
    • A. 

      President and Vice President

    • B. 

      Judge and Jury

    • C. 

      Republican and Democratic

    • D. 

      Senate and House

  • 16. 
    How many U.S. Senators are there?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      25

  • 17. 
    We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 18. 
    We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 19. 
    Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
    • A. 

      All the people of the State

    • B. 

      All the people of the Region

    • C. 

      All the people of the Country

    • D. 

      All the people of the Continent

  • 20. 
    In what month do we vote for President?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      July

    • C. 

      November

    • D. 

      December

  • 21. 
    If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
    • A. 

      The First Lady

    • B. 

      The Vice President

    • C. 

      Speaker of the House

    • D. 

      A New President

  • 22. 
    If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
    • A. 

      Another Vote is Taken

    • B. 

      A member of Congress

    • C. 

      A Senator

    • D. 

      Speaker of the House

  • 23. 
    Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      The Major General

    • C. 

      The Surgeon General

    • D. 

      The Vice President