Harry Reid says Trump would fail the US citizenship test — would you?

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Senate Minority Leader Says Trump Would Fail The US Citizenship Test

Last year, nearly 730,000 people became naturalized US citizens.

Nearly every one of them would've had to pass a civics test, answering questions about US history, government, and geography.

The test became a campaign topic on Monday when Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid challenged Republican candidate Donald Trump to take it.

Reid — who was responding to Trump's plan to admit a kind of ideological test to immigrants — brought this up because he's certain Trump would fail, "given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government."

The test itself isn't a huge hurdle, provided that you take some time to prepare. The questions are chosen out of a pool of 100 possible queries, which are publicly available.

Applicants are asked 10, chosen at random, and have to answer six correctly.

And they get a second chance if they fail.

Most of the questions aren't that difficult, like "What is the name of the President of the United States now?"

Also an easy one? "Name one state that borders Mexico." Just one. There are four states to choose from.

But even if you paid attention in eighth-grade US-history class, some of these might trip you up. Others will surprise you. Here's a few of the questions with their answers after each picture.

Remember, you need six correct answers to pass:

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Questions and answers on the US Citizenship Test
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Questions and answers on the US Citizenship Test
How many amendments does the Constitution have?

Answer: 27

(REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Who makes federal laws?

Answer: Congress, Senate, House of Representatives 

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

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

Answer: 'We the People'

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We elect a US Senator for how many years?

Answer: Six (at a time)

(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

Answer: 435

(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

Answers: To print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties

(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

If both the president and vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?

Answer: Speaker of the House

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

What are two Cabinet-level positions?

Answers: Vice President, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Attorney General

(Photo credit should read ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Answer: Thomas Jefferson

(Photo via Getty Images)

When was the Constitution written?

Answer: 1787

(Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

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