QUIZ: Would You Be Able To Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test?

History | 9/18/19

When you are born as a citizen of the United States, you are given certain inalienable rights. When you immigrate into the country, you must prove that you should be given these rights. One of the ways the United States makes sure you qualify for citizenship is to give a test to gauge your knowledge of the country you want to live in. How much about the United States do you know? Would you be able to pass a U.S. Citizenship test? Take this quiz to find out!

Which of these offices is not a part of the Presidential cabinet?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Secretary of Communications does not exist in the Presidential cabinet. In other countries, such as Brazil, it does exist, making this one of the trickier questions you might see on the test.
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Which of these offices is not a part of the Presidential cabinet?

  • Secretary of Communications
  • Secretary of Defense
  • Secretary of Education
  • Secretary of Agriculture
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What are the first ten amendments of the Constitution called?

Retry Correct Incorrect The first ten amendments of the Constitution are also known as The Bill of Rights. These amendments were written to let Americans know what their rights are in relation to their government.

What are the first ten amendments of the Constitution called?

  • The Stars and Stripes Rules
  • The Unbreakable Acts
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Bill of Rights
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The supreme law of the land is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Constitution of the United States is seen as the supreme law of the land. It is through this document that we know the frame of our government and how it should act.

The supreme law of the land is what?

  • The Constitution
  • Doctrine of Law
  • The New Act
  • Congress
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The Constitution has how many amendments?

Retry Correct Incorrect There are currently 27 amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Each one was added to give rights and needed freedoms to the citizens of the country.

The Constitution has how many amendments?

  • 119
  • 25
  • 27
  • 18
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The highest court in the United States is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. It was originally established in 1789 pursuant to Article III of the Constitution and has ultimate power over all other courts.

The highest court in the United States is what?

  • The Court of Appellate
  • The Judicial Court
  • The Supreme Court
  • The Court of Senate
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Which right is stated in the Declaration of Independence?

Retry Correct Incorrect Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of the rights stated in the Declaration of independence. As much as we may feel like we need a hug sometimes, it is not a right.

Which right is stated in the Declaration of Independence?

  • Hugs
  • Anger
  • Tea
  • Liberty
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One term for the President is equal to how many years?

Retry Correct Incorrect The President of the United States serves one term of four years. At that point, he can try and get re-elected to serve another four-year term.

One term for the President is equal to how many years?

  • Eight
  • Five
  • Four
  • Two
15%

The Statue of Liberty is located where?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Statue of Liberty is situated on Liberty Island which is in New York. It would also make sense if the statue were located in Massachusetts, but it is not.

The Statue of Liberty is located where?

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
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This stops one branch of the government from wielding too much power.

Retry Correct Incorrect The system of checks and balances makes sure that no part of the government has too much power. If this were to happen, our innate freedoms would be threatened.

This stops one branch of the government from wielding too much power.

  • The separation of church and state.
  • Checks and Balances
  • Taxes and Dollars
  • The Supreme Court
20%

The Commander in Chief of the military is who?

Retry Correct Incorrect The President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the military. This was first declared in Article II of the United States Constitution.

The Commander in Chief of the military is who?

  • The Vice President
  • The Speaker of the House
  • The President
  • The Secretary of Defense
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Which is one branch of the government?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Executive branch is just one of the three branches of government. The other two branches are the legislative and judicial branches. Together they ensure our system of checks and balances operates appropriately.

Which is one branch of the government?

  • Supreme
  • Equatorial
  • Governmental
  • Executive
25%

The first three words of the Constitution are what??

Retry Correct Incorrect The first three words of the Constitution are “We the People.” It is with these simple words that we know the United States government is designed not serve its citizens.

The first three words of the Constitution are what??

  • Four score and
  • On this day
  • With great pride
  • We the People
28%

The two parts of the U.S. Congress are?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Senate and the House of Representatives make up Congress. Without a passing vote by both, laws cannot be sent up to the President to be accepted or vetoed.

The two parts of the U.S. Congress are?

  • The CIA and Secret Service
  • The judicial and legislative
  • The Supreme Court and The House
  • The Senate and House of Representatives
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The person in charge of the Executive Branch is who?

Retry Correct Incorrect The president is in charge of the executive branch of the government. This branch is tasked with enforcing and carrying out the law of the United States of America.

The person in charge of the Executive Branch is who?

  • The Speaker of the House
  • The President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary of the Interior
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There are how many senators in the senate?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Senate is made up of 100 members. These members are voted on in elections by American citizens, each determining who they would like to represent their state.

There are how many senators in the senate?

  • 300
  • 90
  • 100
  • 150
35%

The 13 stripes on the U.S. Flag represent what?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies. The very first colony was Jamestown. At one point, there were only 13 stars as well, but that changed when new states were added to the union.
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Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The 13 stripes on the U.S. Flag represent what?

  • It’s random
  • There were 13 original colonies
  • There were 13 people on the original ship to America
  • 13 people who formed U.S.
38%

How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?

Retry Correct Incorrect There are 435 members that make up the House of Representatives. Each one is chosen through elections in their congressional districts. This is why there are so many more members here than in the Senate.

How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?

  • 235
  • 350
  • 150
  • 435
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Senators are elected for how many years?

Retry Correct Incorrect Senators stay in office for six years. Unlike the President of the United States, Senators can also be re-elected for an unlimited number of terms until they pass away.

Senators are elected for how many years?

  • Two
  • Six
  • Ten
  • Three
43%

America’s national anthem is named what?

Retry Correct Incorrect “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the National Anthem of the United States. “America the Beautiful” is played during the seventh inning at baseball games.

America’s national anthem is named what?

  • “Born in the USA”
  • “America the Beautiful”
  • “Pride of the Land”
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner”
45%

The last time the Liberty Bell was rung was when?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1846, the Liberty Bell was rung for the last time on George Washington’s birthday. Since then it has been tapped to signify historic events but never rung.

The last time the Liberty Bell was rung was when?

  • 1776
  • 1846
  • 1999
  • 1925
48%

The most visited museum in the United States is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum gets over nine million visitors a year! Located in the National Mall, it’s no wonder it get so many people passing through its doors every year.

The most visited museum in the United States is what?

  • Art Institue of San Francisco
  • Natural History Museum
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • MOMA
50%

How much pizza is eaten by Americans everyday?

Retry Correct Incorrect The correct answer is 100 acres of pizza! An average, Americans consume A LOT of pizza a day! How much do you contribute to that total?

How much pizza is eaten by Americans everyday?

  • 50 feet
  • 22 acres
  • 100 acres
  • 15 feet
53%

What state was the first Ferris wheel unveiled?

Retry Correct Incorrect The first Ferris wheel came out in 1893 in Chicago and it was 264 feet tall. Since then, the attraction has become a staple at fairs nation wide.

What state was the first Ferris wheel unveiled?

  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Montana
  • Illinois
55%

Women gained the right to vote in what year?

Retry Correct Incorrect The correct year is 1920. Of course, this was only a small stepping stone as only white women were given the right to vote at this time.

Women gained the right to vote in what year?

  • 1845
  • 1920
  • 1926
  • 1970
58%

Which state’s animal has not been seen since 1922?

Retry Correct Incorrect A grizzly bear has not been seen in California since 1922! The animal used to roam freely in the state, but today is nowhere to be found anywhere.

Which state’s animal has not been seen since 1922?

  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • California
  • Idaho
60%

The largest office building in America is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect Measure by area, the Pentagon is the largest building in the United States. Considering what goes on behind closed doors, we don’t think that should be that surprising at all.

The largest office building in America is what?

  • Tower Records
  • Sears Tower
  • The Pentagon
  • Jenny Craig HQ
63%

America’s oldest bar was built in what year?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1668, the oldest bar was built just north of NYC in Tappan, New York.Named the Old’76, the bar is still open today and has really stood the test of time!

America’s oldest bar was built in what year?

  • 1776
  • 1858
  • 1668
  • 1915
65%

America’s first capital was what city?

Retry Correct Incorrect The correct answer is Philadelphia. Other cities that have served as our nation’s capital were Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton, and New York City!

America’s first capital was what city?

  • Boston
  • Sacramento
  • Philadelphia
  • Jamestown
68%

America’s first university was?

Retry Correct Incorrect Harvard was founded in 1636, making it the first university of the United States. Yale is also one of the country’s oldest universities that is still in operation in modern times.

America’s first university was?

  • Yale
  • Brown
  • Harvard
  • Duke
70%

The most Chinese residents live in which Chinatown?

Retry Correct Incorrect The correct answer is the Manhattan Chinatown, which is also one of the world’s most famous Chinatowns. The movie starring Jack Nicholson is based in the Chinatown in Los Angeles.

The most Chinese residents live in which Chinatown?

  • Oakland Chinatown
  • San Diego Chinatown
  • San Francisco Chinatown
  • Manhattan Chinatown
73%

The average debt of a person is America is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect Around 48 percent of Americans are considered “low income” and the average debt is $54k! And as interest rates continue to rise, so will the average debt per person in the country!

The average debt of a person is America is what?

  • $37k
  • $100k
  • $54k
  • $12k
75%

America’s largest amphitheater is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect The answer here is the Hollywood Bowl. Some legendary shows have been played the Bowl, including Tom Petty’s last performances before his untimely passing from health concerns.

America’s largest amphitheater is what?

  • Greek Theater
  • Harlot Theater
  • The Hollywood Bowl
  • Manhattan Theater
78%

America’s oldest city is what?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1513, Ponce De Leon discovered Florida and St. Augustine, Florida was settled in 1565.It is the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States.
Cityscape view of a city
Cityscape view of a city

America’s oldest city is what?

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
80%

America’s first zoo opened where?

Retry Correct Incorrect Philidelphia opened the first zoo in 1874. Since then they have popped up in just about every major city in the United States. The San Diego Zoo is one of the world’s most famous ones.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
AP Photo/Richard Vogel

America’s first zoo opened where?

  • Oakland
  • Columbus
  • Philadelphia
  • San Diego
83%

There are more cows than people in what state?

Retry Correct Incorrect Montana has three times as many cows as it does people! That’s just ridiculous if you ask us! Does each family get one cow to raise as their own?

There are more cows than people in what state?

  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Montana
  • Washington
85%

This state also controls thousands of islands?

Retry Correct Incorrect Louisiana contains 2,482 islands on top of the mainland. We bet you thought the answer was Hawaii. It’s got a long way to go before it can match Louisiana for island dominance!

This state also controls thousands of islands?

  • California
  • Louisiana
  • Hawaii
  • Florida
88%

True or false: About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one pilgrim who arrived here on the Mayflower in 1620.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is true. That means that there is a good chance you share ancestry with the country’s original settlers. Time to take a 23 and Me and found out the truth!

True or false: About 35 million Americans share DNA with at least one pilgrim who arrived here on the Mayflower in 1620.

  • Maybe
  • True
  • It’s a trick
  • False
90%

How many detectable seismic tremors happy in California every year?

Retry Correct Incorrect 500,000 are detected each year. The good news is that most of them are so tiny that they don’t do any damage. The big one is coming any day though!
1994, Los Angeles, California, USA — Original caption: Los Angeles, California: Earthquake Aftermath. — Image by © David Butow/Corbis
1994, Los Angeles, California, USA — Original caption: Los Angeles, California: Earthquake Aftermath. — Image by © David Butow/Corbis

How many detectable seismic tremors happy in California every year?

  • 80,000
  • 200,000
  • 35,000
  • 500,000
93%

A U.S. Representative is elected for how many years?

Retry Correct Incorrect Elected officials in the House of Representative serve two-year terms. This helps to ensure an equal balance as political views constantly change within the country and its citizens.

A U.S. Representative is elected for how many years?

  • Eight
  • Two
  • Six
  • One
95%

Which country is home to the tallest mountain on Earth?

Retry Correct Incorrect The world’s tallest mountain is Mount Everest, with a height of 29,029 feet.The tallest peak in the United States is Denali, which stand at 20,307 feet above sea level.

Which country is home to the tallest mountain on Earth?

  • Asia
  • North America
  • South America
  • Africa
98%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Goodbye This land is whose land? At least you tried A little, no, a LOT of basic training will do you some good. You’re getting there! Just a little more effort and you’ll get it right. USA! USA! USA! Thumbs up! You definitely know your stuff!
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