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US citizenship test: all questions and answers in Russian

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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The civil test requires you to show your knowledge of the history and political system of the United States - this is the most difficult part of the citizenship exam, and 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 broad thematic groups: American government, American history (geography), and civil life. They are asked in English, no answer options are offered. Most of them are simple, but some require prior preparation, especially those related to US history. In certain cases, there may be several correct answers, then you need to name as many as they ask in the question.

Especially for its readers, ForumDaily has translated all 100 questions and answers to them.

1. What is the highest law of the country?

  • Constitution

2. What does the Constitution do?

  • forms the government
  • determines the government
  • protects the fundamental rights of Americans

3. The idea of ​​self-government is contained in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

  • We the People

4. What is an amendment?

  • change (to the Constitution)
  • addition (to the Constitution)

5. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?

  • The Bill of Rights

6. Name ONE First Amendment right or freedom?

  • freedom of speech
  • religious freedom
  • right to assembly
  • freedom of the press
  • right to petition the government

7. How many amendments are there in the Constitution?

  • twenty seven (27)

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

  • declared independence (from Great Britain)
  • declared independence (from Great Britain)
  • stated that the US is free (from the UK)

9. What are TWO rights specified in the Declaration of Independence?

  • life
  • freedom
  • pursuit of happiness

10. What is freedom of religion?

  • you can practice any religion or not practice it at all

11. What is the US economic system?

  • capitalist economy
  • market economy

12. What is “rule of law”?

  • кeveryone must obey the law
  • лLeaders must obey the law
  • пgovernment must obey the law
  • нno one is above the law

13. Name ONE branch or part of the government.

  • Congress
  • legislatures
  • president
  • executive bodies
  • суды
  • judicial system

14. What prevents one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

  • checks and balances
  • power sharing

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15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

  • President

16. Who makes federal laws?

  • Congress
  • Senate and House of Representatives
  • Legislature (US or State)

17. What are the two parts of the US Congress?

  • Senate and House of Representatives

18. How many US Senators?

  • one hundred (100)

19. For how many years is a US Senator elected?

  • six (6)

20. Who is one of the US senators from your state now?

  • the answers will vary. Residents of the District of Columbia and residents of the US Territories must respond that the District of Columbia and the Territories do not have senators.

21. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?

  • four hundred thirty five (435)

22. For how long is a member of the US House of Representatives elected?

  • two (2)

23. Name your US representative.

  • The answers will vary. Residents of Territories with non-voting delegates or resident proxies may indicate the name of that delegate or proxy.

24. Who does the US Senator represent?

  • all residents of the state

25. Why do some states have more representatives than others?

  • because of the state's population
  • because more people live in these states
  • because some states have more people

26. For how long is the president elected?

  • four (4)

27. In what month are presidential elections held?

  • November

28. What is the name of the President of the United States?

  • visit this siteto find out the name of the President of the United States

29. What is the name of the US Vice President now?

  • пsettle this siteto find out the name of the US Vice President

30. If the president can no longer fulfill his duties, who will become president?

  • Vice-president

31. If both the president and vice president can no longer fulfill their duties, who will become president?

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives

32. Who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces?

  • president

33. Who signs bills that become laws?

  • пresident

34. Who vetoes bills?

  • пresident

35. What does the presidential administration do?

  • advises the president

36. Name TWO departmental positions

  • Head of the Department of Agriculture
  • Head of Department of Commerce
  • Head of the Department of Defense
  • Head of the Department of Education
  • Head of Energy Department
  • Head of Department of Health and Human Services
  • Head of Department of Homeland Security
  • Head of Housing and Urban Development Department
  • Head of the Department of Internal Affairs
  • Head of the Department of Labor
  • Secretary of State
  • Head of the Department of Transport
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary for Veterans Affairs
  • Attorney General
  • Vice-president

37. What does the judiciary do?

  • considers laws
  • explains laws
  • resolves disputes (disagreements)
  • decides if a law is contrary to the Constitution

38. What is the highest court in the United States?

  • Supreme Court

39. How many judges are there in the Supreme Court?

  • Visit USCIS websiteto find out the number of judges in the Supreme Court

40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

  • Visit USCIS websiteto find out the name of the Chief Justice of the United States

41. Under the Constitution, some powers are vested in the federal government. Name ONE federal government commitment

  • print money
  • declare the war
  • build an army
  • conclude contracts

42. Under the Constitution, some powers are vested in the state governments. What is ONE state commitment?

  • provide training and education
  • provide law enforcement
  • ensure safety (fire departments)
  • grant driving license
  • approve zoning and land use

43. Who is the governor of your state now?

  • The answers will vary. DC residents must respond that the District of Columbia has no governor.

44. What is the capital of your state?

  • The answers will vary. District of Columbia residents must respond that District of Columbia is not a state and does not have a capital. Residents of US Territories must name the Territory Capital.

45. What are the two main political parties in the United States?

  • Democratic and Republican

46. ​​What is the president's political party now?

  • Visit the site USCISto learn about the president's political party.

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

  • Visit the site USCISto find out the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

48. Four amendments have been made to the Constitution regarding who can vote. Describe ONE of them

  • Citizens eighteen (18) years of age and older may vote.
  • You don't have to pay poll tax to vote.
  • Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote)
  • Male citizen of any race (can vote)

49. What is the responsibility of only US citizens?

  • be on the jury
  • vote in federal elections

50. Name ONE right for US citizens only

  • vote in federal elections
  • run for federal office

51. What are TWO rights that all people living in the United States have?

  • freedom of expression
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of assembly
  • right petition the government
  • religious freedom
  • right to bear arms

52. What do we show loyalty to when we take the Oath of Allegiance?

  • USA
  • flag

53. Name ONE promises you make when you become a United States citizen?

  • give up loyalty to other countries
  • defend the US Constitution and laws
  • comply with US laws
  • serve in the US Army (if necessary)
  • serve the nation
  • be loyal to the United States

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54. How old should citizens be to take part in the presidential elections?

  • eighteen (18) years and older

55. What are TWO ways that Americans can participate in democracy?

  • vote
  • join a political party
  • campaign assistance
  • join civil group
  • join a community group
  • give an elected official opinion on an issue
  • to call senators and members of the House of Representatives
  • publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
  • run for office
  • write to newspapers

56. When is the last day on which federal income tax forms can be submitted?

  • 15 April

57. When should all men enroll in line military service?

  • at the age of eighteen (18) years
  • from eighteen (18) to twenty six (26)

58. Name ONE of the reasons why the colonists came to America?

  • freedom
  • political freedom
  • religious freedom
  • economic opportunity
  • practice your religion
  • avoid pursuit

59. Who lived in America before the arrival of the Europeans?

  • American Indians
  • native Americans

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold into slavery?

  • Africans
  • people from Africa

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

  • due to high taxes (taxation without representation)
  • because the British army remained in their homes (boarding, quartering)
  • because they had no self-government

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

  • Thomas Jefferson

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

  • 4 July 1776 year

64. There were originally 13 states. Name THREE of them.

  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Южная Каролина
  • Georgia

65. What happened at the Constitutional Congress?

  • was nApisana Constitution
  • оFounding members wrote the Constitution

66. When was the Constitution written?

  • В 1787 year

67. The Federalist Notes supported the adoption of the US Constitution. Name ONE writer.

  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Jay
  • Publius

68. What is Benjamin Franklin known for?

  • US diplomat
  • oldest member of the Constitutional Assembly
  • first postmaster general of the United States
  • author of Poor Richard's Almanac
  • launched the first free libraries

69. Who is the “father of our country”?

  • George Washington

70. Who was the first president?

  • George Washington

71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

  • Louisiana Territory
  • Louisiana

72. Name ONE war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

  • The 1812 war of the year
  • Mexican-American War
  • Civil war
  • Spanish-American War

73. Name the North-South US war

  • Civil war
  • War between the states

74. Name ONE problem that led to the civil war

  • slavery
  • economic reasons
  • state rights

75. What important thing did Abraham Lincoln do?

  • freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
  • kept the Union
  • led the United States during the Civil War

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

  • freed slaves
  • freed slaves in the Confederacy
  • freed slaves in the states of the Confederation
  • freed slaves in most southern states

77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

  • fought for women's rights
  • fought for civil rights

78. Name ONE war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

  • World War I
  • The Second World War
  • Korean War
  • The Vietnam war
  • Gulf war

79. Who was the President during the First World War?

  • Woodrow Wilson

80. Who was the President during the Great Depression and World War II?

  • Franklin Roosevelt

81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?

  • Japan, Germany, Italy

82. Before becoming president, Eisenhower was a general. What war did he serve?

  • The Second World War

83. What was the main external problem of the United States during the Cold War?

  • communism

84. What movement has tried to end racial discrimination?

  • Movement for civil rights

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85. What was Martin Luther King Jr. doing?

  • fought for civil rights
  • fought for equality for all Americans

86. What was the main event on September 11, 2001 in the United States?

  • Terrorists attacked the United States

87. Name ONE American Indian tribe in the United States. USCIS officers will be provided with a list of federally recognized American Indian tribes.

  • Cherokee
  • Navajo
  • Sioux
  • Chippewa
  • Choctaw
  • Pueblo
  • Apache (Apache)
  • Iroquois (Iroquois)
  • Scream (Creek)
  • Blackfeet
  • Seminole
  • Cheyenne
  • Arawak
  • Shawnee
  • Mohegan
  • Huron
  • Oneida
  • Lakota
  • Crow (Crow)
  • Teton
  • Hopi
  • ИNuits (Inuit)

88. Name ONE of the two longest rivers in the United States.

  • Missouri (river)
  • Mississippi (river)

89. What ocean is on the west coast of the United States?

  • Pacific Ocean

90. What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?

  • Atlantic Ocean

91. Name ONE US territory.

  • Puerto-Rico
  • US Virgin Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam

92. Name ONE state bordering Canada.

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

93. Name ONE state bordering Mexico.

  • California
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Texas

94. What is the capital of the United States?

  • Washington, DC

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?

  • New York
  • Liberty Island
  • Answers from New Jersey, near New York and on the Hudson River are also acceptable.

96. Why are there 13 stripes on the flag?

  • because there were 13 original colonies
  • since the stripes represent the original colonies

97. Why are there 50 stars on the flag?

  • because there is one star for each state
  • because each star represents a state
  • because there are 50 states

98. What is the name of the national anthem?

  • The Star-Spangled Banner

99. When is Independence Day celebrated?

  • July 4

100. Name TWO US national holidays.

  • New Year
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Day of Remembrance
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

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