This past weekend, I picked up a copy of the Spanish Yellow Pages, a publication that lists businesses serving the Hispanic population of the lower Columbia area.
It also includes advice for dealing with US law, and there was a section with the U.S. Citizenship Test.
Hmm, I asked myself, can I pass?
Well, I didn't get all the answers, but it was fun. So, from the Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service, here are the first 29 questions and answers for you. They shouldn't be too hard. I plan to run more of the test in subsequent editions, but you can find the test online if you're interested.
Sample US Citizenship Test Questions
1. What are the colors of our flag?
2. What do the stars on the flag mean?
3. How many stars are there on our flag?
4. What color are the stars on our flag?
5. How many stripes are there on the flag ?
6. What do the stripes on the flag represent?
7. What colors are the stripes on the flag?
8. How many states are there in the Union (the United States)?
9. What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
10. Independence Day celebrates independence from whom?
11. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
12. Who was the first president of the United States?
13. Who is the President of the United States today?
14. Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
15. Who elects the President of the United States?
16. Who becomes our President if the President dies?
17. What is the Constitution?
18. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
19. How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution?
20. What are the three branches of our Government?
21. What is the legislative branch of our Government?
22. What makes up Congress?
23. Who makes the Federal laws in the United States?
24. Who elects Congress?
25. How many Senators are there in Congress?
26. For how long do we elect each Senator?
27. Name the two Senators from your state.
28. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
29. For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?
1. Red, White, and Blue
2. One for each state
6. The first 13 states (13 colonies)
7. Red and White
9. Independence Day
12. George Washington
13. Barack Obama
14. Joe Biden
15. The Electoral College
16. Vice President
17. The supreme law of the land
19. 27 changes to the constitution.
20. Executive, Judicial, and Legislative
22. The Senate and the House of Representatives
24. United States Citizens
25. 100 Senators in Congress
26. Six years
27. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell
29. Two Years