Can you pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

As Americans, we think we have a pretty firm grasp on what it means to be a citizen. We thought it would be fun to test your knowledge on the U.S. citizenship test to challenge how much you know about your country.



Question: What is the supreme law of the land?

Answer: The Constitution



Question: What does the Constitution do?

Answer: Sets up the government, defines the government, and protects basic rights of Americans



Question: What are the first three words of the Constitution?

Answer: We the People



Question: What is an amendment?

Answer: a change (to the Constitution) or an addition (to the Constitution)



Question: What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

Answer: The Bill of Rights



Question: What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

Answers:
  • speech
  • religion
  • assembly
  • press
  • petition the government


Question: How many amendments does the Constitution have?

Answer: twenty-seven



Question: What are at least two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Answer:
  • life
  • liberty
  • pursuit of happiness


Question: What is freedom of religion?

Answer: You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.



Question: What is the economic system in the United States?

Answers:
  • capitalist economy
  • market economy


Question: Name one branch or part of the government.

Answers:
  • Congress
  • legislative
  • President
  • executive
  • the courts
  • judicial


Question: What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Answer:
  • checks and balances
  • separation of powers


Question: Who is in charge of the executive branch?

Answer: The President



Question: Who makes federal laws?

Answers:
  • Congress
  • Senate and House of Representatives
  • U.S. or national legislature


Question: How many U.S. Senators are there?

Answer: one hundred



Question: We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

Answer: six



Question: The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

Answer: four hundred thirty-five



Question: We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

Answer: two



Question: If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Answer: The Speaker of the House



Question: How many justices are on the Supreme Court

Answer: nine



Question: There were 13 original states. Name three.

Answers:
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia


Question: Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

Answers:
  • Missouri River
  • Mississippi River


Question: Name one U.S. territory.

Answers:
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam


Question: Name one state that borders Canada.

Answers:
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Washington
  • Alaska
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