2 Out Of 3 Americans Wouldn’t Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test… Would You?
Most of us probably take for granted that we are Americans. We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave!
According to the most recent (2019) Homeland Security Annual Flow Report, there were almost 850,000 U.S. Naturalizations.
You took a government class in high school, right? You probably know who the President of the United States is and how many U.S. Supreme Court justices there are, but could you correctly name the original 13 states?
I would say I’d probably have to polish up on my civics before taking any special exams, but a 2018 article from U.S. News & World Report says that almost two-thirds of Americans would fail the U.S. Citizenship test.
What do you think? Are you up for a sample quiz? I’ll give you 10 questions you would find on the actual Naturalization test.
The answer will be below the picture under each question, so no cheating! 7-out-of-10 is a “C.” 8-out-of-10 is a “B.” 9-or-10-out-of-10 will give you an “A” and an automatic pass to being a U.S. citizen!
Question 1: Name the three branches of government.
Answer: Legislative, Executive and Judicial
Question 2: How long is a term for a U.S. Senator?
Answer: 6 years
Question 3: How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?
Answer: 27 amendments… (Are you starting to sweat yet?)
Question 4: How many seats are on the U.S. Supreme Court?
Answer: 9 seats
Question 5: Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (Clue! There’s a hint in the photo!)
Question 6: There were 13 original states. Name five of them.
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia
Question 7: What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Answer: Freed the slaves
Question 8: What year did the Great Depression start?
Answer: After the stock market crash in 1929
Question 9: What event caused the United States to enter World War II?
Answer: The bombing of Pearl Harbor
Question 10: What is the name of the national anthem?
Answer: The Star-Spangled Banner
So how did you do? Did you get enough right to proudly call yourself an American? Sadly, after taking this quiz we are now forced to deport my wife to another country.
If you'd like to see the study materials for the Civics Test you can click HERE.