Sample American Citizenship Test

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 347

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America Quizzes & Trivia

On September 17, we celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day. In honor of our country’s holiday, here are 10 questions pulled from the list of 100 on the civics portion of the naturalization test [note: the actual test is not multiple choice]. How well do you know U. S. History and government? You must answer 6 correctly to pass.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the Constitution written?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1781

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1790

  • 2. 
    Who signs bills to become laws?
    • A. 

      The Secretary of State

    • B. 

      The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The Vice President

    • D. 

      The President

  • 3. 
    Who did the United States fight in World War II?
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary, Japan and Germany

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union, Germany and Italy

    • C. 

      Japan, Germany and Italy

    • D. 

      Japan, China and Vietnam

  • 4. 
    What does the judicial branch do?
    • A. 

      Resolves disputes

    • B. 

      Decides if a law goes against the Constitution

    • C. 

      Reviews laws

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 6. 
    What are two Cabinet-level positions?
    • A. 

      Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of the Treasury

    • B. 

      Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of the Navy

    • C. 

      Secretary of Weather and Secretary of Energy

    • D. 

      Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of History

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the current Speaker of the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • B. 

      Barack Obama

    • C. 

      Joe Biden

    • D. 

      John Boehner

  • 8. 
    Who was the President during World War I?
    • A. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • B. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Warren Harding

  • 9. 
    Why do some states have more Representatives than others?
    • A. 

      Because of the geographical size of the state

    • B. 

      Because of the state’s location

    • C. 

      Because of the state’s population

    • D. 

      Because of the states Representative’s seniority in the House of Representatives

  • 10. 
    What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
    • A. 

      Obey the law

    • B. 

      Pay taxes

    • C. 

      Serve on a jury

    • D. 

      Be respectful to others