U.S. Citizenship Test



1. What are the colors of the flag?  Red, white and blue.

2. How many stars are there in our flag?   50.

3- color of the stars in the flag?   White.                                               





4. What do the stars on the flag mean?  One for each state in the Union.

5. How many stripes are there in the flag?  13.

6. What color are the stripes?  Red and white.

7. What do the stripes on the flag mean?  They represent the 13 original states.

8. How many states are there in the union (United States)?        50.

9. What is the 4th of July?  Independence Day.

10. What is the date of Independence Day?  July 4th.

11. Independence from whom? England.

12. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War? England.

13. Who was the first president of the United States? George Washington.

14. Who is the president of the United States today? Barack Obama

15. Who is the vice president of the United States? Joe Binden

16. Who elects the president of the United States? The Electoral College.

17. Who becomes president of the United States if the president should die? Vice president.

18. For how long do we elect the president? Four years.

19. What is the Constitution? The supreme law of the land.

20. Can the Constitution be changed? Yes.

21. What do we call a change to the Constitution?  Amendments.

22. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?  27 (with the Congressional Pay amendment ratified May 7, 1992).

23. How many branches are there in our government? Three.

24. What are the three branches of our government? Legislative, executive and judicial.

25. What is the legislative branch of our government? Congress

26. Who makes the laws in the United States? Congress

27. What is Congress? The Senate and the House of Representatives.

28. What are the duties of Congress? To make laws.

29. Who elects Congress? The people.

30. How many senators are there in Congress? 100

31. Can you name the two senators from your state? click here

32. For how long do we elect each senator? Six years.

33. How many representatives are there in Congress? 435.

34. For how long do we elect the representative?  Two years.

35. What is the executive branch of our government? The president, Cabinet and departments under the Cabinet members.

36. What is the judicial branch of our government? The Supreme Court.

37. What are the duties of the Supreme Court? To interpret laws.

38. What is the supreme law of the United States?  The Constitution.

39. What is the Bill of Rights? The first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

40. What is the capital of your state? state and capital

41. Who is the current governor of your state? Governor

42. Who becomes president of the United States if the president and the vice president should die? Speaker of the House of Representatives.

43. Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court? John G Roberts, Jr. [his correct title is chief justice of the United States].

44. Can you name the 13 original states? Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island and Maryland.

45. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"? Patrick Henry.

46. Which countries were our principal allies during World War II? United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China, France.

47. What is the 49th state of the Union (United States)? Alaska.

48. How many terms can a president serve? Two.

49. Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? A civil rights leader.

50. Who is the head of your local government? Fayetteville Mayor: Mayor J. L. Dawkins

51. 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 or she will serve; must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

52. Why are there 100 senators in the Senate? Two from each state.

53. Who selects the Supreme Court justices?  Appointed by the president.

54. How many Supreme Court justices are there? Nine.

55. Why did the Pilgrims come to America? For religious freedom.

56. What is the head executive of a state government called? Governor.

57. What is the head executive of a city government called? Mayor.

58. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American Colonists?  Thanksgiving.

59. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson.

60. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?  July 4, 1776.

61. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence? That all men are created equal.

62. What is the national anthem of the United States? The Star-Spangled Banner.

63. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?  Francis Scott Key.

64. Where does freedom of speech come from?  The Bill of Rights. 

65. What is the minimum voting age in the United States? Eighteen.

66. Who signs bills into law?  The president.

67. What is the highest court in the United States?  The Supreme Court.

68. Who was president during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln.

69. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed many slaves.

70. What special group advises the president?  The Cabinet.

71. Which president is called the "father of our country"?  George Washington.

72. What is the 50th state of the Union (United States)? Hawaii.

73. Who helped the Pilgrims in America? The American Indians (Native Americans).

74. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America? The Mayflower.

75. What were the 13 original states of the U.S. called?  Colonies.

76. Name three 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 (or, the right to have lawful weapons, including firearms, though subject to certain regulations). 3. The government may not quarter, or house, soldiers in private homes during peacetime without the owner'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 by the same jurisdiction for the same crime and cannot be forced to testify against him/herself. 6. A person charged with a crime still has many rights, including the right to have a trial and be represented by a lawyer. 7. The right to jury trial by his/her peers 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 reserved either to states or the people.

77. Who has the power to declare war? The Congress.

78. Name one amendment that guarantees or addresses voting rights. 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th.

79. Which president freed the slaves? Abraham Lincoln.

80. In what year was the Constitution written? 1787.

81. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?  The Bill of Rights.

82. Name one purpose of the United Nations. For countries to discuss world problems; to provide economic aid to many countries; occasionally take action.

83. Where does Congress meet?  In the Capitol, in Washington, D.C.

84. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Everyone (citizens and noncitizens living in the United States).

85. What is the introduction to the Constitution called? The Preamble.

86. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.Vote for the candidate of your choice; travel with a U.S. passport; serve on a jury; apply for federal employment opportunities; etc.

87. What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens? The right to vote.

88. What is the United States Capitol (building)? The place where Congress meets.

89. What is the White House? The president's official residence.

90. Where is the White House located? Washington, D.C.; 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

91. What is the name of the president's official home? The White House.

92. Name one right guaranteed by the First Amendment. Freedom of: speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly and requesting (petitioning) for changes in the government.

93. Who is the commander in chief of the U.S. military? The president.

94. Which president was the first commander in chief of the U.S. military? George Washington.

95. In what month do we vote for the president? November.

96. In what month is the new president inaugurated? January.

97. How many times may be a senator be reelected? There is no limit, at the present time.

98. How many times may a congressman be reelected? There is no limit, at the present time.

99. What are the two major political parties in the United States today? Democratic and Republican.

100. How many states are there in the United States?   Fifty.                              


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