Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

If you want to become a U.S. citizen you first have to pass the U.S. citizenship test. Even though approximately over 91 percent of people who take it pass, it is far from easy.

Prospective citizens are asked 10 of a possible 100 questions and can get no more than 4 wrong. Do you think you'd be able to pass?

Some potential questions aren't too difficult, such as answering how many amendments there are to the Constitution. For those of you who don't know, it's 27.

However, prospective citizens might find themselves answering one of the tougher questions, such as, "which of these is a U.S. territory; Guam, Haiti, Bermuda, or the Cayman Islands?" In case you were wondering, the answer is Guam.

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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

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Who makes federal laws?

Answer: Congress, Senate, House of Representatives 

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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)

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The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

Answer: 435

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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

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

Answer: Speaker of the House

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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

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Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Answer: Thomas Jefferson

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When was the Constitution written?

Answer: 1787

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The citizenship test loves to ask questions about history we learned way back in grade school such as when the Constitution was signed and who the United States fought in World War II.

If you didn't remember that it was the year 1787 and the countries Japan, Germany, and Italy, you might want to crack open one of your old history books.

Test takers might also run into more open-ended questions such as, "Under our Constitution some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?"

You may be able to pass with an educated guess here, but the key is to make sure you study up a bit!

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