Typical Questions to Prepare for on the Citizenship Test

One of the most important tests you will take in your life is the U.S. Naturalization or Citizenship Test. This test consists of multiple sections, and you will be asked a variety of questions that determine your eligibility for citizenship.

Failing these tests could result in a denial of citizenship. However, you do have the right to re-take the test later. Preparing for some of the questions that typically appear on the test can help you pass the first time.

The Guides Provided by USCIS

Contrary to belief, the USCIS does not want to see people fail the naturalization test. That is why they have a comprehensive study guide online that lets you consider all questions and answers to practice for both the English and Civics portions of the test.

Exploring the Common Questions Asked During the Naturalization Test

Some questions are standardized in the tests. While the officers might change them slightly, the answers and concepts are the same.

Most Common Vocabulary Terms to Know for Reading

In the reading portion of the test, you will be quizzed on certain words that include:

  • Important People: Including Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
  • Civics Terms: the American flag, the Bill of Rights, Congress, Father of Our Country, president, government, Senators, and the White House.
  • Places: Including America, the United States, and the U.S.
  • Holidays: National, historical holidays include Flag Day, Thanksgiving, Presidents’ Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

The Civics Test

The civics portion, which includes history and government of the United States, consists of 100 possible questions that focus on areas like American democracy, the system of government, rights and responsibilities as a citizen, the Colonial Period, the 1800s, and recent American History.

The USCIS has a complete list of the 100 possible questions that you can study for, including answers.

Some examples of these questions might include:

  • What Is the Supreme Law of the Land? The Constitution.
  • What Do We Call the First Ten Amendments to the Constitution? The Bill of Rights.
  • What Is the Freedom of Religion? Allows Americans to practice any religion or not practice religion at all.
  • Who Is in Charge of the Executive Branch? The President.
  • Who Makes Federal Laws? Congress, Senate and House of Representatives, and the U.S. Legislature.

Other questions you might encounter include how many stripes are on the United States flag, who the chief justice of the Supreme Court is today, and other specifics about the government.

For assistance with your naturalization test or to get the process of requesting a citizenship test started, contact an immigration attorney at Udall Shumway, PLC today.

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