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Check yourself: can you pass the test for US citizenship

One of the most important steps in obtaining US citizenship is to pass a naturalization test. It consists of two parts: checking the level of English and knowledge of American history and government.

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At the end of the news, we suggest that you try your hand at passing the citizenship test, but first, let's figure out the process.

English exam

The English exam consists of three parts, each of which assesses the applicant’s ability to understand the language and use it in everyday life.

During the Speaking test, the immigration officer asks several questions about the applicant based on information from his citizenship application. It is not necessary to have perfect pronunciation or speak without mistakes - the ability to understand English in general is assessed. You may be asked as basic questions, like How old are you?more complex ones, for example, Have you ever applied for US citizenship in the past?

To check the reading (Reading test) and writing (Writing test), the applicant is given a tablet and asked to read three sentences in English, and then write the other three sentences under dictation. For the passage, it is enough to correctly read and write just one sentence. The words that are found in the sentences are quite simple and the knowledge of English obtained at school should be enough, if, of course, you really learned it and did not forget it before moving.

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All words can be learned in advance - on the website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) there are two lists of vocabulary that are found in tasks: for reading verification и for a written test.

Civic test (Civil test)

Here you need to show knowledge of the history and political system of the United States, this is the most difficult part of the citizenship test, which you need to prepare in advance.

All questions with answers for this test is publicly available on the USCIS website, there is also video and audio materials for training. Questions are asked only from this list, there can be no unexpected topics. Out of a hundred questions, the immigration officer chooses only ten; to successfully pass the test, six must be answered correctly. As soon as the necessary number of answers has accumulated, the exam is stopped and the remaining questions are not asked.

The questions are divided into three large thematic groups: the American government, American history (geography), and civilian life. They are asked in English, no answers are offered. Most of them are simple, but some require prior preparation, especially those relating to US history.

In certain cases, there may be several correct answers, then you need to name as many as asked in the question. For instance, Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States (Name one of the two longest rivers in the USA). The correct answer may be Missouri or Mississippi, and you need to name just one of these rivers.

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So now we suggest you take the test

From the list on the USCIS website, we selected 10 questions about how the immigration agent should do this, and we suggest that you answer them. On a real test, there will be no answer questions, you just need to know them. Therefore, first answer, and then click on the picture to see the correct answer and check whether your opinion is true.

1. How many changes does the Constitution have? (How many amendments to the US Constitution?)

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Twenty-seven (27)

2. How many US Senators are there? (How many senators are there in the US Congress?)

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One hundred (100)

3. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? (If the president and vice president are no longer able to perform their duties, who will receive the presidency?)

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The Speaker of the House. More interesting information about the work of US authorities is collected in this stuff.

4. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens? (What is one duty that only US citizens have)

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In the answer, you can indicate one of two: vote in a federal election (vote in federal elections) or serve on a jury (serve in the jury). Read how juries are called and what to do, read link.

5. Why does the flag have 13 stripes? (Why is there 13 stripes on the US flag?)

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Because there were 13 original colonies (because there were 13 original colonies from which the formation of the state began). Interesting facts about the American flag can be read here.

6. There were 13 original states. Name three. (Name any three of the 13 states representing these original colonies)

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It can be any three from this list: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

7. Name one US territory. (Name one American territory that is not part of any state or district of Columbia)

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This may be one of the list: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam. Puerto Rico may soon disappear from this list. Why - read here.

8. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in? (Before becoming president, Eisenhower was a general. In what war did he serve?)

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World War II

9. Who was President during World War I? (Who was the president of the United States during World War I?)

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Woodrow Wilson (Woodrow Wilson). He is also known for introducing prohibition in the country, which is still valid in some US districts. Where - read here.

10. What do we call the first ten changes to the Constitution? (What are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution called?)

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The Bill of Rights

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Interpretation of results

If you answered 6-10 questions correctly, congratulations! You have enough knowledge to become a US citizen. If it turned out to give the correct answers for less than 6 questions, then in this stuff You will find all the necessary information and resources to expand your knowledge.

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