Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Are You Smarter Than An Immigrant?

Last week a friend asked me for some assistance with her citizenship test practice sheet. She had most of the questions already answered and answered correctly, thanks to the Internet. I don't think the government cares how one gets the answers they just want the person to get the answers. My friend had multiple answers for each question thus giving her more options per question in case her first answer does not come to her. She did a very thorough job and I told her so. She really did not need my assistance but since I am the politics/history geek she was very proud of herself.

There were 100 questions and she will be asked to answer up to 10 of them. The questions will be chosen randomly by the examiner and it is up to the examiner if they will be oral or written. She must get six correct.

Here are the questions I would ask of someone born and educated in this country. Let me know how well you do. I will publish my answers tomorrow. I don't have a copy of the official answer guide, I am just assuming my answers are correct.
  1. What is the Supreme Law of the land?
  2. What is freedom of religion?
  3. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  4. We elect U.S. Senator for how many years?
  5. If the President and the Vice President are both unable to serve, who becomes President?
  6. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
  7. There were 13 original states. Name three?
  8. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
  9. Name one American Indian tribe.
  10. Who was the first President?
  11. Who was President during WW I?
  12. Name one of the two longest rivers in America.
  13. What ocean is on the west coast of America.
  14. Name one state that borders Canada.
  15. Name one state that borders Mexico.
  16. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
  17. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
  18. Name one U. S. territory.
  19. Name your U. S. Representative.
  20. Name one branch or part of the U.S. government

Since my test is for people the birthers do not have to worry about I am asking 20 instead of 10 questions.

Good Luck


  1. Donald
    As a Scotsman married to an American,I only struggled with questions 6 and 19 - not too bad I think.

    Love your blog BTW


  2. TBD - my friend struggled with #19 also - Thanks for the kind words - check out my other effort on www.lehighvalleylive.com/blogs View From The Third Floor