How would you do on the new 2020 U.S. naturalization test?

The Trump administration has reformulated the test that people must take to become naturalized U.S. citizens, a change that has included updates and additional questions to mirror what U.S. students typically learn in civics classes. In addition to a reading and writing test, candidates must take a short exam based on 128 published questions. Officials will pick 20 questions from the list; test-takers must answer 12 or more questions correctly to pass (60 percent correct or better). In a typical test, candidates are asked the question orally and must provide an answer; this quiz is set up as multiple choice, and questions were chosen at random, using a number sequence randomizer from the 128 questions.

Read the story about the new test: Trump officials unveil new U.S. citizen test, as advocates worry it is too long, difficult and politicized

Here is the current list of all 128 questions from U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services for the new 2020 test.

Want to try a quiz based on the old naturalization test? Try this one and this follow-up for Round Two.


How many seats are on the Supreme Court?






How long is a term for a member of the House of Representatives?

2 years

3 years

4 years

6 years


What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?




French Polynesia


What does the judicial branch do?

Reviews laws

Makes laws

Enforces laws

Rewrites the Constitution


How are changes made to the U.S. Constitution?

The President decides

Voters decide during a General Election

The U.S. Supreme Court decides

The amendment process


Name one U.S. military conflict after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

War on Terror

Persian Gulf War

Korean War

Crimean War


Many documents influenced the U.S. Constitution. Name one.

Magna Carta

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Mashantucket Pequot Accord

Gettysburg Address


Some states have more representatives than other states. Why?

Because of the state's size

Because of the state's population

Because of the order states entered the Union

Because of the state's wealth


Why did the United States enter World War II?

To support the Axis Powers

To oppose the Allied Powers

Because the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor

Because the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor


What founding document said the American colonies were free from Britain?

U.S. Constitution

The Federalist Papers

The Emancipation Proclamation

The Declaration of Independence


How many U.S. senators are there?






What does the Bill of Rights protect?

The basic rights of Americans

The nation's laws

The pursuit of happiness

Homeland Security


Why did the United States enter World War I?

Because Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor

To support the Axis Powers

Because troops had invaded U.S. lands

To support the Allied Powers


The American Revolution had many important events. Name one.

The Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Little Bighorn

The Battle of Appomattox Court House

The Battle of Lake Erie


When did the Great Depression start?

At the end of World War I

At the end of World War II

Stock market crash of 1929

Stock market crash of 1919


The President of the United States can serve only two terms. Why?

To prevent a president from being too old in office

To give other people a chance to lead

Because the framers included it in the original U.S. Constitution

To keep the president from becoming too powerful


How long do Supreme Court justices serve?

20 years

For life

Until a president replaces them

Until the age of 85


Why did the United States enter the Vietnam War?

To stop the spread of communism.

To protect U.S. oil interests.

To prevent North Korea from becoming too powerful.

To protect U.S. interests in Africa.


Who can vote in federal elections, run for federal office, and serve on a jury in the United States?

Anyone living in the United States

Anyone who has been to the United States

Anyone who registers

Citizens of the United States


What part of the federal government writes laws?

State legislatures

The U.S. Congress

The President of the United States

Supreme Court justices