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.
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How many seats are on the Supreme Court?
How long is a term for a member of the House of Representatives?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
What does the judicial branch do?
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
Many documents influenced the U.S. Constitution. Name one.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Mashantucket Pequot Accord
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?
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
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?
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?
The U.S. Congress
The President of the United States
Supreme Court justices