Would You Pass the United States Citizenship Test?
One of the ways to becoming a United States citizen is to pass a test of questions about the United States. Some are really easy, while some are not, even for American citizens.
To pass this test, immigrants are given a ten question test. The questions are chosen at random. To pass they need to get 6 out of 10 correct.
This is a list of sample questions on the test. Do you know the answers to these? In the comment section, tell us where you are from and how many you got correct! Be honest.
Newsweek gave 1000 Americans the citizenship test and 38% failed. My teacher gave us this test in my political science class and a lot of the students, in an American college, got answers wrong. One of the foreign exchange students knew more that half the class.
Write down your answers on a separate sheet of paper or on Microsoft Word. When you finish, go back to the answers and click each one for the answer.
I picked 10 questions, not at random because I am not a computer. I tried to be as random as I could. I reread the list making sure they were not all too hard or too easy.
If you get 6 or more right, you pass. If you don't well you fail, but that's okay because it does not mean anything on here.
- What are the colors of our flag?
- What color are the stars on our flag?
- What do the stars on the flag mean?
- What do the stripes on the flag mean?
- Who makes the laws in the United States?
- Who becomes President of the United States if the President and the vice-president should die?
- Can you name thirteen original states?
- Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death."?
- What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union?
- What is a minimum voting age in the United States?
How well did I do?
Try the whole test. I answered all 100 in a dark room only illuminated by my computer at 1 am. It is actually a really sad sight because I giggle when I am nervous. So every time I did not know one I giggled. When I realized I giggle I instinctively look around and make sure I am alone. Then I realize that I am alone and laughing. It was really fun though, just a sad sight.
If you are going to take the 100 question test, stop reading. As River Song from Doctor Who would say, "Spoilers."
Out of 100 Questions, I got 14 wrong which means I got 86 right which means I got a B. So I will share with you my incorrect answers. I tend to be sarcastic when I am upset. This is exactly how I answered them. Now don't judge me for my answers even though I want to be a Social Studies teacher. If you did not take 100 question test at 1 am, you too might have answered these wrong. So don't "duh" me. In psychology terms, you will experience Hindsight Bias.
Correct Answer: The electoral college
My Answer: THE PEOPLE
Correct Answer: 27
My answer: 63?
Correct answer: (insert local information) For me, it would be North Carolina.
My Answer: No
Correct Answer: 435
My Answer: 365 (thats how many days are in a year, so bonus point?)
Correct Answer: (insert local information)
My Answer: IDK
Correct Answer: Speaker of the House of Representative
My Answer: Secretary of State (at least I tried)
Correct Answer: William Rehnquist (or whoever is next)
My Answer: An old guy
My Answer: 12 except Maryland (I put Vermont)
Correct Answer: Patrick Henry
My Answer: Paul Revere
My answer: forgot Japan
Correct Answer: Francis Scott Key
My Answer: Keyes
Correct Answer: Form N-400, Application to File Petition for Naturalization
My Answer: The Pink Paper
Correct Answer: 1787
My Answer: 1781
Correct Answer: The place where Congress meets
My Answer: Washington DC (TRICK QUESTION! I did realize that CapitOl had an O instead of an A)