If you travel to America and love it so much you never want to leave – and want to become a citizen – then you’ll need to swot up on your US history and government knowledge.
Immigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a ten-question civics test.
There are 100 questions on the naturalization test, of which just ten will appear. Try the sample questions below to see if you’d make the cut.
Each year USCIS processes around six million immigration applications
The civics test is an oral test with a United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) Officer and an applicant must answer six out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.
Here are some sample questions:
1. What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
2. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
3. What is the name of the current president of the United States?
4. If both the president and vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
5. How many justices serve on the Supreme Court?
6. What is one power of the federal government under the Constitution?
7. When was the Constitution written?
8. Who was the first president?
9. Name one of the two longest rivers in the U.S?
10. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
An applicant must answer six out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test
Each year USCIS processes around six million immigration applications.
In 2014, 654,949 people were naturalized and welcomed as US citizens.
Applicants must be over 18 years old and a holder of a permanent resident green card. They also must have resided in the US for five or three years depending on how they obtain their status.
If you’d like to try all 100 questions, visit the government website.
HOW DID YOU DO?
1. Bill of Rights
3. Donald Trump
4. Speaker of the House
6. Print money; declare war; create an army; make treaties
8. George Washington
9. Mississippi or Missouri
10. Germany, Japan and Italy