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Quiz: Could You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

American citizenship is truly the gold standard of global passports. It guarantees the might of the world's most powerful nation to protect you. Who wouldn't want to join such a winning team?America is certainly going through strange times. The stock market is up and employment is very high. Women's rights have progressed exponentially in the last 50 years, and many indicators are moving in the right direction. However income equality is getting worse, infrastructure is in a pretty bad state and the government is absolutely dysfunctional. Still, however you feel about a given administration or the state of the union generally, it’s still the case that being an American citizen is like winning a sort of lottery, conferring all sorts of rights and opportunities. For millions of people all over the world, the American dream is still staggering along - and many of them are willing to work hard, fly far and study thoroughly in order to enjoy it for themselves.About a million legal immigrants a year come to the U.S. This doesn't mean they all become citizens, though: the figure for the last decade is approximately 7.4 million naturalized Americans. They not only had to file their paperwork and stay on the right side of the law, but they also had to take a test including all sorts of facts and figures about their new home. Whether you're born in the U.S.A. or thinking of following in their fabulous footsteps, take this quiz to see if you're ready to pass the test yourself!

Question 1 / 30

Freedom of religion means that _______.

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What are the first three (and all-important) words at the beginning of the Constitution?

Question 3 / 30

The Pledge of Allegiance is meant to show loyalty to _______.

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What date was the Declaration of Independence created by the forefathers?

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Who was the first president of the United States?

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What is NOT one of the rights listed in the Declaration of Independence?

Question 7 / 30

How old do you have to be to vote for president?

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What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?

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The system of "checks and balances" is meant to do what?

Question 10 / 30

Which person is the top leader of the executive branch of government?

Question 11 / 30

Before colonists arrived in America, who lived here?

Question 12 / 30

During the Cold War, the U.S. was mostly concerned with _______.

Question 13 / 30

Each state has how many senators?

Question 14 / 30

Some states have more representatives in the House of Representatives. Why?

Question 15 / 30

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

Question 16 / 30

What are amendments?

Question 17 / 30

What's one reason that colonists decided to settle in America?

Question 18 / 30

Who signs bills into laws?

Question 19 / 30

Which is the following is a right established by the First Amendment?

Question 20 / 30

What is NOT one of the three branches of the American government?

Question 21 / 30

Which person wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Question 22 / 30

What is the name of the ocean on the East Coast of the United States?

Question 23 / 30

Who was U.S. president during World War I?

Question 24 / 30

What was NOT a contributing factor to the American Civil War?

Question 25 / 30

When the Declaration of Independence was adopted, there were 13 original states. Which of the following was NOT one of those 13 states?

Question 26 / 30

What is the supreme law of the country?

Question 27 / 30

Once elected, how long do U.S. senators serve?

Question 28 / 30

What sort of market system does the U.S. have?

Question 29 / 30

The Supreme Court is made up of multiple justices. How many justices are there?

Question 30 / 30

Which of the following is NOT a U.S. territory?

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