Are you ready to take the Citizenship Quiz? Here is a sampling of questions, some of which may be asked at the interview. Please note that some questions require that you have knowledge of your local government, like the names of the senators from your state, your governor, or your mayor.
Q1. What are the colors of our flag?
A1. Red, White, and Blue.
Q2. How many stars are there in our flag?
Q3. What color are the stars on our flag?
Q4. What do the stars on the flag mean?
A4. One for each state in the union
Q5. How many stripes are there in the flag?
Q6. What color are the stripes?
A6. Red and White
Q7. What do the stripes on the flag mean?
A7. They represent the original 13 states
Q8. How many states are there in the Union?
Q9. What is the 4th of July?
A9. Independence Day
Q10. What is the date of Independence Day?
A10. July 4th
Q11. Independence from whom?
Q12. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
Q13. Who was the first President of the United States?
A13. George Washington
Q14. Who is the President of the United States today?
A14. Barack Obama
Q15. Who is the Vice-President of the United States today?
A15. Joe Biden
Q16. Who elects the President of the United States?
A16. The electoral college
Q17. Who becomes the President of the United States if the President should die?
Q18. For how long do we elect the President?
A18. Four years
Q19. What is the Constitution?
A19. The supreme law of the land
Q20. Can the Constitution be changed?
Q21. What do we call a change to the Constitution?
Q22. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
Q23. How many branches are there in our government?
Q24. What are the three branches of our government?
A24. Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary
Q25. What is the legislative branch of our government?
Q26. Who makes the laws in the United States?
Q27. What is Congress?
A27. The Senate and the House of Representatives
Q28. What are the duties of Congress?
A28. To make laws
Q29. Who elects Congress?
A29. The people
Q30.. How many senators are there in Congress?
Q31. Can you name the two senators from your state?
A31. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein (CA)
Q32. For how long do we elect each senator?
A32. 6 years
Q33. How many representatives are there in Congress?
Q34. For how long do we elect the representatives?
A34. 2 years
Q35. What is the executive branch of our government?
A35. The President, cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members
Q36. What is the judiciary branch of our government?
A36. The Supreme Court
Q37. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
A37. To interpret laws
Q38. What is the supreme law of the United States?
A38. The Constitution
Q39. What is the Bill of Rights?
A39. The first 10 amendments of the Constitution
Q40. What is the capital of your state?
A40. Carson City
Q41. Who is the current governor of your state?
A41. Jerry Brown (CA).
Q42. Who becomes President of the United States if the President and the Vice-President should die?
A42. Speaker of the House of Representatives
Q43. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
A43. John G. Roberts, Jr.
Q44. Can you name the 13 original states?
A44. Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maryland
Q45. Who said, “Give me liberty or give me death.”?
A45. Patrick Henry
Q46. Which countries were our enemies during World War II?
A46. Germany, Italy, and Japan
Q47. What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union?
A47. Alaska and Hawaii
Q48. How many terms can a President serve?
Q49. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A49. A civil rights leader
Q50. Who presides over your local government?
A50. Your County Commissioners
Q51. According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become President. Name one of these requirements.
Must be a natural born citizen of the United States;
Must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve;
Must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years
Q52. Why are there 100 Senators in the Senate?
A52. 2 from each state
Q53. Who selects the Supreme Court justices?
A53. Appointed by the President
Q54. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
Q55. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
A55. For religious freedom
Q56. What is the head executive of a state government called?
Q57. What is the head executive of a city government called?
Q58. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonists?
Q59. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
A59. Thomas Jefferson
Q60. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
A60. July 4, 1776
Q61. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
A61. That all men are created equal
Q62. What is the national anthem of the United States?
A62. The Star-Spangled Banner
Q63. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
A63. Francis Scott Key
Q64. Where does freedom of speech come from?
A64. The Bill of Rights
Q65. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
Q66. Who signs bills into law?
A66. The President
Q67. What is the highest court in the United States?
A67. The Supreme Court
Q68. Who was President during the Civil War?
A68. Abraham Lincoln
Q69. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
A69. Freed many slaves
Q70. What special group advises the President?
A70. The Cabinet
Q71. Which President is called the “Father of our country”?
A71. George Washington
Q72. What Immigration and Naturalization Service form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?
A72. Form N-400, “Application to File Petition for Naturalization”
Q73. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
A73. The American Indians (Native Americans)
Q74. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
A74. The Mayflower
Q75. What were the 13 original states of the U.S. called?
Q76. Name 3 rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
1. The right of freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly and requesting change of government.
2. The right to bear arms (the right to have weapons or own a gun, though subject to certain regulations).
3. The government may not quarter, or house, soldiers in the people’s homes during peacetime without the people’s consent.
4. The government may not search or take a person’s property without a warrant.
5. A person may not be tried twice for the same crime and does not have to testify against him/herself.
6. A person charged with a crime still has some rights, such as the right to a trial and to have a lawyer.
7. The right to trial by jury in most cases.
8. Protects people against excessive or unreasonable fines or cruel and unusual punishment.
9. The people have rights other than those mentioned in the Constitution.
10. Any power not given to the federal government by the Constitution is a power of either the states or the people.
Q77. Who has the power to declare war?
A77. The Congress
Q78. What kind of government does the United States have?
Q79. Which President freed the slaves?
A79. Abraham Lincoln
Q80. In what year was the Constitution written?
Q81. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
A81. The Bill of Rights
Q82. What is the supreme law of the land?
A82. The Constitution.
Q83. Where does Congress meet?
A83. In the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Q84. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
A84. Everyone (citizens and non-citizens living in the U.S.)
Q85. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
A85. The Preamble
Q86. Name one benefit to being a citizen of the United States?
A86. Obtain federal government jobs; travel with a U.S. passport; petition for close relatives to come to the U.S. to live
Q87. What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?
A87. The right to vote
Q88. What is the United States Capitol?
A88. The place where Congress meets
Q89. What is the White House?
A89. The President’s official home
Q90. Where is the White House located?
A90. Washington, D.C., (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.)
Q91. What is the name of the President’s official home?
A91. The White House
Q92. Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment.
A92. Freedom of: speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and, requesting change of the government
Q93. Who is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. military?
A93. The President
Q94. Which President was the first Commander in Chief of the U.S. military?
A94. George Washington
Q95. In what month do we vote for President?
Q96. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
Q97. How many times may a Senator be re-elected?
A97. There is no limit
Q98. How many times may a Congressman be re-elected?
A98. There is no limit
Q99. What are the 2 major political parties in the U.S. today?
A99. Democratic and Republican
Q100. How many states are there in the United States?