U.S. Citizenship Test: Could You Pass?

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    This quiz includes actual questions asked on the exam given by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

    Should be a snap for people born and educated in the U.S.

    1. What do the stripes on the flag represent?
    a) They represent the 13 original colonies
    b) They represent each of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence
    c) They represent the battles fought for United States independence

    2. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
    a) 23
    b) 19
    c) 27

    3. What are the three branches of our government?
    a) Legislative, executive, and judicial
    b) Legislative, parliamentary, judicial
    c) Executive, legislative, parliamentary

    4. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
    a) It ordered that Pilgrims be freed from British oppression
    b) It ordered that slaves in rebel territory be freed
    c) It allowed citizens of the United States to claim land

    5. Who becomes president of the United States if the president and the vice president should die?
    a) The secretary of state
    b) The attorney general
    c) The Speaker of the House of Representatives

    6. Which countries were our principal allies during World War II?
    a) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Italy, France
    b) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, China, France
    c) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and China

    7. What is the 49th state of the Union (United States)?
    a) Alaska
    b) Hawaii
    c) New Mexico

    8. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
    a) 9
    b) 12
    c) 13

    9. What is the national anthem of the United States?
    a) "America the Beautiful"
    b) "This Land is Your Land"
    c) "The Star-Spangled Banner"

    10. In what year was the Constitution written?
    a) 1776
    b) 1771
    c) 1787

    11. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
    a) Constitution
    b) Mayflower
    c) Titanic

    Answers posted early next week.
     
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    I'll give it a whirl. This should be good for a larf. :D

    Some were just guesses, I'm shooting for 50%. :D
     
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    I'm 99+% sure these are all right.
     
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    Some I knew, others I had to guess. It's been too long since I took a history class!
     
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    Hope I don't embarass myself by missing any.

    I do not recall the number of Amendments,
    although it is not 19.

     
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    Cool!
     
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    Several of you have scored 100%. See, I said it would be a snap for those who were born in the U.S. and were educated here.

    Said1, you did pretty darn well for a "foreigner". You could probably pass the U.S. Citizenship Test. Don't know how many misses they let you have.

    Regarding #6, for those of you who chose #1, have you never heard of Mussolini? If you haven't, look him up on the internet; then change your answer.

    Kathianne, you can only have one answer to #10. Is it '71 or '87?
     
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    I only bold '87. That's what mine shows, so I can't change it! :shocked:
     

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